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Bible Quiz: Crucifixion & Resurrection

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1) Early Friday morning, Jesus was brought before Pilate for trial. Why did Pilate condemn Jesus to death?

Jesus had claimed to be king of the Jews.

Jesus had spoken out against paying taxes to Caesar.

The chief priests had persuaded the crowd to demand His execution.

The chief priests had accused Him of blasphemy.

2) After the trial, Pilate turned Jesus over to the Roman soldiers who whipped Him, taunted Him and forced Him to carry His own cross to the place of execution.

Where was Jesus crucified?

The Mount of Olives



The Hinnom Valley

3) Jesus died on the cross about three o'clock on Friday afternoon. Which of these momentous events did not occur as Jesus was crucified?

Darkness came over the land.

The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

The walls of the temple crashed down to the earth.

An earthquake occurred.

4) Who claimed Jesus' body and placed it in a tomb?

Mary Magdalene

Mary, Jesus' mother

Peter, Jesus disciple

Joseph of Arimathea

5) By Sunday morning, Jesus had risen from the dead and an angel had rolled back the stone that sealed the entrance to the tomb. Who was the first person to see Jesus alive again?

Mary Magdalene

Mary, Jesus' mother

Peter, Jesus disciple

Joseph of Arimathea

6) Where did the risen Jesus first appear to two of His disciples?

On the road to Emmaus

On the Mount of Olives

At the temple in Jerusalem

At Gethsemane

7) Which disciple said he would not believe Jesus had risen "... unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side"?





8) After His resurrection, how long did Jesus remain on Earth before being taken up to heaven?

12 days

3 weeks

40 days

3 months

9) What were Jesus' final instructions to His disciples before He was taken up to heaven?

"Do not be afraid; go and tell the others I have risen."

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."

"You must be ready, for the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect Him."

"Take up your cross and follow me."

10) Jesus had promised that He would send the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen His disciples after he was gone. What visible sign of the Holy Spirit did the disciples see on the day of Pentecost?

A dove descending from heaven

A lightning bolt

Tongues of fire

A vision of Jesus