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Bible Quiz: Daniel

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1) How did the Jewish prophet Daniel end up in Babylon?

God called him to deliver a message of repentance to Babylon.

He was shipwrecked on the coast of Babylon.

He went to Babylon to find his sister.

He was taken captive in a raid by the Babylonian army.

2) Daniel gained favor with King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon when he was the only one able to interpret the king's dream of a large statue with feet partly of iron and partly of clay. Why were the king's wise men unable to interpret the dream?

Nebuchadnezzar kept the dream secret from them.

God prevented them from understanding the dream.

They disagreed among themselves about the interpretation.

They were really just thieves pretending to be wise men.

3) King Nebuchadnezzar became furious at Daniel's friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Why?

They started a riot near Nebuchadnezzar's palace.

They refused to worship a statue of the king.

They took Babylonian wives.

They were preaching about Jesus in the town square.

4) What did the king do to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in retaliation?

He had them thrown into a den of lions.

He had them thrown into the sea.

He had them thrown into a fiery furnace.

He had them crucified.

5) Daniel interpreted another dream of Nebuchadnezzar's. The king dreamed of a great tree that was cut down and stripped of its leaves and branches. What was Daniel's interpretation of the dream?

The king's enemies would be defeated in battle.

The king's army would be defeated when they tried to capture Jerusalem.

All the trees in Babylon would die and fall to the ground.

The king would be humiliated and lose his kingdom, but would be restored when he acknowledged God's power.

6) Nebuchadnezzar's son Belshazzar succeeded him as king. One day the fingers of a human hand appeared and began writing on the wall. Belshazzar was so terrified his knees knocked and his legs collapsed. What did the "handwriting on the wall" say?

"Caveat Emptor"

"Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin"

"Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani"

"Ave Maria, gratia plena"

7) Daniel was summoned to interpret the mysterious writing on the wall. What was his interpretation?

A great war would come to pass, but Belshazzar would emerge victorious.

God was displeased with Belshazzar and his reign was at an end.

King Herod would defeat the Babylonian army in battle.

Belshazzar would be richly rewarded for his faithful service to God.

8) Darius succeeded Belshazzar as king of Babylon, and was so pleased with Daniel that he planned to make Daniel administrator over all the kingdom. However, the other administrators were jealous and plotted against Daniel. They tricked the king into issuing a decree that would trap Daniel. What was the decree?

No one not born in Babylon could be an administrator of the kingdom.

All administrators must swear allegiance to the king as their god.

Everyone must return to his home town for a census.

No one could pray to any god or man during the next thirty days, except to the king.

9) When the jealous administrators pointed out to the king that Daniel was in violation of the decree, the king was forced to take action. What was done to Daniel as a result of the decree?

He was thrown into a den of lions.

He was thrown into the sea.

He was thrown into a fiery furnace.

He was crucified.

10) During the reign of Darius, Daniel had a series of prophetic visions. Which was NOT a subject of these visions?

The future of the Nation of Israel

The end of time

The coming of the Messiah

The rise of the Essene Empire