The Christian Bible Reference Site

Bible Quiz: The Rich Young Man

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

1) One day a man ran up to Jesus and fell on his knees before him. "Good teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" What did Jesus reply to him?

"Have faith in the Father; have faith in the Son."

"You know the commandments: 'You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother.'"

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."

"Whoever wants to be first must be slave of all."

2) What else did Jesus say to the man?

"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

"You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with."

"When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret."

"Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."

3) What was the man's reaction to the things Jesus told him?

He fell to the ground and begged Jesus for forgiveness.

His face fell and he went away sad, because he was afraid of persecution.

He went away grieving, because he had many possessions.

He immediately left all his possessions behind and followed Jesus.

4) What is the lesson of this narrative?

Rich people will not inherit eternal life.

Salvation is by faith, not by works.

Obsession with wealth is incompatible with commitment to God.

Many who are first will be last, and the last first.