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Bible Quiz: The Cost of Being a Disciple

Select one answer for each question. Then click the SCORE button at bottom to check your answers.

1) Fill in the blanks: Now large crowds were traveling with [Jesus]; and he turned and said to them, "Whoever comes to me and does not _______ father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple." (NRSV)


remain faithful to

leave behind


2) "Whoever does not _______ and follow me cannot be my disciple." (NRSV)

leave his sword behind

carry the cross

leave his hatred behind

vow his allegiance

3) "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has _______ and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'" (NRSV)

laid a foundation

laid the stones

started the roof

paid his last penny

4) "So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up _______." (NRSV)

your wife and children

your life of sin

the ways of the world

all your possessions