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Bible Quiz: The Good Samaritan


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1) Jesus had been preaching, "Love your neighbor," which was a part of the Old Testament Law (Leviticus 19:18). One day a lawyer asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" What was the lawyer's purpose for asking the question?

He wanted to find out how to gain eternal life.

He wanted to test Jesus' interpretation of the Law.

He wanted to find out the right way to interpret the Law.

He wanted to show off what he knew about the Law.


2) Instead of answering the lawyer's question directly, Jesus told the Parable of the Good Samaritan. How did the poor Jewish man in the parable get injured?

He fell off his donkey.

He tripped and broke his leg.

He was partly buried by an avalanche.

He was robbed and beaten.


3) Two Jewish religious leaders passed by the injured man without stopping to help. Finally, a Samaritan man came by, stopped and did everything possible to assist. Why did it take an extra measure of compassion for the Samaritan man to come to the assistance of the injured man beside the road?

He was afraid the injured man would attack him.

The Jews and Samaritans despised each other.

The Jews and Samaritans were at war.

He was in a hurry to reach his destination.


4) What is the main lesson of Jesus' Parable of the Good Samaritan?

Offer assistance to anyone in need.

Temple leaders had become legalistic and forgotten the spirit of the Law.

Extend your love to all Christians.

Extend your love to everyone in the world.