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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 stood up and asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" What was the lawyer thinking when he asked the question?

He would find out how to gain eternal life.

He would test Jesus' understanding and interpretation of the Law.

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

He would show off what he knew about the Law.

2) Jesus told the Parable of the Good Samaritan in reply. 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) 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 were enemies.

He recognized the injured man as the one who had cursed him just days before.

He was in a hurry to reach his destination.

4) What is the primary lesson of this parable?

Be prepared for the second coming of Jesus.

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

Money is the root of all evil.

Extend your love to everyone in the world.