Genesis Bible Trivia Quiz With Questions & Answers

Test your knowledge of the Book of Genesis by taking this Genesis Bible Quiz.

Whether you’re a curious newcomer or a seasoned scholar, this trivia challenge with questions and answers will test your familiarity with the first Book of the Old Testament and discover how much you truly know.

Scoring: This quiz has 50 questions and is worth 100 percentage points. Give yourself 2 points for each correct answer and 0 points for each wrong answer. Example: Getting 45 questions correct will earn a 90% score (45 x 2 = 90).

Genesis Bible Trivia Quiz

Question: What is the first line of the Bible in the Book of Genesis?
Answer: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Question: What did God create on the first day of creation?
Answer: Light in the darkness.

Question: Who was the first person created by God?
Answer: Adam

True or False: Eve was created from Adam’s femur.
Answer: False. Eve was created from Adam’s rib.

Question: What was the forbidden fruit eaten by Adam and Eve?
Answer: The Bible never specifies the type of fruit. The text says that it was the fruit that came from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

True or False: The serpent in the Garden of Eden convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit first.
Answer: True. Eve ate first, then gave some to Adam.

Question: What were the names of Adam and Eve’s three sons?
Answer: Cain, Abel, and Seth

Question: Who committed the first murder in Genesis?
Answer: Cain, who killed Abel.

Question: Why did God bring the great flood to His creation?
Answer: God saw the earth was filled with wickedness and violence and wanted to restore goodness to His creation.

Question: Who built the ark to survive the great flood?
Answer: Noah

Question: What was the length of the ark according to God’s instructions, measured in feet?
Answer: 450 feet

True or False: Two of each animal boarded the ark during the flood.
Answer: False. Seven pairs of clean animals, seven pairs of birds, and a pair of unclean animals were brought aboard the ark. 

Question: How many days did it rain during the great flood?
Answer: 40 days

Question: What was the name of the city where the people were building a tower to reach heaven?
Answer: Babel

Question: Who did God call in Genesis 12, saying, “I will make you into a great nation.”
Answer: Abram

Question: How was Lot related to Abram?
Answer: Lot was Abram’s nephew.

Question: What did God promise Abram about his descendants?
Answer: Abram’s descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Question: What was the name of Abram’s first son?
Answer: Ishmael, who was conceived with Hagar, Sarah’s maidservant.

Question: After God made a covenant with Abram, what did He change Abram’s name to?
Answer: Abraham

Question: What was Sarah’s name before God changed it after the covenant?
Answer: Sarai

Question: What did Sarah do when the Lord said she would have a son in her old age?
Answer: Laughed

Question: What was the outward physical sign that Abraham and his male descendants were to undergo as a sign of the covenant with God?
Answer: Circumcision

True or False: Abraham and Sarah journeyed to Egypt because of a famine in Canaan.
Answer: True 

Question: Whose house did the two angels visit in Sodom?
Answer: Lot’s house

Question: What two cities were destroyed by God in Genesis 19 for their wickedness?
Answer: Sodom and Gomorrah

Question: Who was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back to see the destruction of Sodom?
Answer: Lot’s wife

Question: Who did Abraham say Sarah was when they entered the country of King Abimelech?
Answer: His sister

Question: How old was Sarah when Isaac was born?
Answer: 90

Question: What did God tell Abraham to do with his son Isaac to test Abraham’s faith?
Answer: To sacrifice his son Isaac as a burnt offering.

Question: What did God provide to Abraham as a substitute for Isaac?
Answer: A ram.

True or False: Abraham prohibited his chief servant from finding a wife for Isaac in Canaan.
Answer: True. Abraham wanted Isaac to have a wife from his homeland.

Question: What was the name of Isaac’s wife?
Answer: Rebekah

Question: What did Esau sell to Jacob in exchange for a bowl of stew?
Answer: His birthright.

Question: Who came up with the plan to trick Isaac into blessing Jacob?
Answer: Rebekah, Isaac’s wife and Jacob’s mother.

Question: What did Jacob see in his dream in Genesis 28?
Answer: A stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, also referred to as the stairway to heaven.

Question: Who did Jacob work for in Haran?
Answer: His uncle Laban.

Question: Who was Jacob tricked into marrying first after working for Laban for seven years?
Answer: Leah

Question: What was the name of Jacob’s firstborn son with Leah?
Answer: Reuben

Question: What did Rachel steal from her father Laban in Genesis 31?
Answer: Laban’s household gods.

Question: Who did Jacob wrestle with until daybreak in Genesis 32?
Answer: Jacob wrestled with a man who is later revealed to be God.

Question: What did God change Jacob’s name to?
Answer: Israel

Question: What tragedy happened to Dinah, the daughter of Leah?
Answer: Dinah was violated by Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite.

Question: What did Jacob give to Joseph that made his brothers jealous?
Answer: A richly ornamented robe, often referred to as the coat of many colors.

Question: Who intervened to prevent Joseph’s brothers from killing him?
Answer: Reuben, who convinced his brothers to throw Joseph in the pit instead.

Question: Who falsely accused Joseph of attempted rape after he rejected her sexual advances, leading to his imprisonment?
Answer: Potipar’s wife

Question: What special ability did Joseph demonstrate in Genesis 40?
Answer: The ability to interpret dreams.

Question: What position did Pharaoh appoint to Joseph?
Answer: Governor of Egypt, second to Pharaoh

Question: Why did Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt?
Answer: To buy grain because there was a famine in their land.

True or False: Jacob died never knowing Joseph was alive.
Answer: False. Jacob and Joseph reunited in Egypt.

Question: How old was Joseph when he died at the end of Genesis?
Answer: 110

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