Matthew Bible Trivia Quiz With Questions & Answers

Test your knowledge of the Book of Matthew by taking this Matthew 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 New Testament, the Gospel of Matthew, 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).

Matthew Bible Trivia Quiz

True or False: The Book of Matthew opens with the genealogy of Jesus, tracing His lineage only back to King David.
Answer: False. Jesus’ lineage is traced back to King David and Abraham. (Matthew 1:1-17)

Question: Who was the virgin who gave birth to Jesus?
Answer: Mary (Matthew 1:18-25)

Question: How many wise men came to visit the baby Jesus?
Answer: A specific number is not given, but traditionally depicted as three wise men because three gifts were given to the Christ child (Matthew 2:1-12)

Question: What was Jesus’ profession before His ministry?
Answer: Carpenter (Matthew 13:55)

Question: Where did Jesus deliver the Sermon on the Mount?
Answer: On a mountainside (Matthew 5:1)

True or False: Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount on a boat in the Sea of Galilee.
Answer: False. It was delivered on a mountainside. (Matthew 5:1)

Question: What is the first of the Beatitudes Jesus delivered at the Sermon on the Mount?
Answer: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:3)

Question: How many disciples did Jesus choose?
Answer: Twelve (Matthew 10:2)

Question: What is the name of the prayer Jesus taught His disciples in Matthew chapter 6?
Answer: The Lord’s Prayer, also known by its incipit Our Father (Matthew 6:9-13)

Question: What two foods did Jesus use to perform a miracle of multiplication when He fed the five thousand followers in Matthew chapter 14?
Answer: Loaves of bread and fish (Matthew 14:16-21)

Question: How much of each type of food did Jesus use for the miracle to feed the five thousand followers?
Answer: Five loaves of bread and two fish (Matthew 14:17)

Question: What city is known as Jesus’ hometown?
Answer: Nazareth (Matthew 2:23)

True or False: All twelve of Jesus’ disciples were originally fishermen.
Answer: False. Only Peter, Andrew, James, and John were fishermen. Matthew was a tax collector. The occupations of the other disciples are not mentioned.

Question: How did Jesus enter Jerusalem on Palm Sunday?
Answer: Riding on a donkey (Matthew 21:7)

Question: Which prophet from the Old Testament prophesied about John the Baptist preparing the way for the Lord?
Answer: Isaiah (Matthew 3:3)

Question: Whose temptations did Jesus resist in the wilderness for 40 days?
Answer: The devil’s temptations (Matthew 4:1-11)

Question: What fishing equipment was used in the parable Jesus told to describe the Kingdom of Heaven as gathering both good and bad fish?
Answer: A net or dragnet (Matthew 13:47-48)

Question: What question did the Pharisees ask Jesus to test Him, regarding paying taxes to Caesar?
Answer: “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” (Matthew 22:17)

Question: Where were Jesus and His disciples leaving from when He said, “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
Answer: The temple (Matthew 24:1-2)

True or False: The Lord’s Prayer includes the line, “Give us this day our daily bread.”
Answer: True (Matthew 6:11)

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Question: What is the name of the place where Jesus was betrayed by Judas?
Answer: Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36; 46-49)

Question: For how many pieces of silver did Judas betray Jesus?
Answer: Thirty (Matthew 26:15)

Question: What Roman governor did the chief priests and elders hand Jesus over to have Him executed?
Answer: Pontius Pilate (Matthew 27:1-2)

Question: What inscription was placed above Jesus’ head on the cross?
Answer: “This is Jesus, the king of the Jews” (Matthew 27:37)

Question: What was immediately torn in two after Jesus died on the cross and gave up His spirit?
Answer: The curtain in the temple (Matthew 27:51).

Question: Who were the first two people traveling together that Jesus appeared to after His resurrection?
Answer: Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, known as the mother of James and Joseph (Matthew 28:1-10)

True or False: The genealogy of Jesus in Matthew chapter 1 opens with the author tracing Jesus’ lineage back to Abraham first, then Kind David.
Answer: True (Matthew 1:1-17)

Question: When Jesus gives a warning about watching out for false prophets, what guidance did He give to recognize those false prophets?
Answer: “By their fruit you will recognize them.” (Matthew 7:16)

Question: What two commandments did Jesus identify as the greatest commandments?
Answer: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, should, and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-40).

Question: In the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, why were the workers who were hired first grumbling at the landowner after being paid their wages for the day?
Answer: They thought it was unfair that the landowner paid everyone the same wage regardless of the time they were hired. The workers who were hired first expected more money. (Matthew 20:1-16)

Question: After sharing the Lord’s Prayer, what did Jesus say about those who forgive others’ trespasses?
Answer: Their heavenly Father will also forgive them (Matthew 6:14).

Question: When Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”, who were some of the godly figures the people named?
Answer: John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, and one of the prophets (Matthew 16:15)

Question: What did Peter confess about Jesus’ identity?
Answer: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)

True or False: After the resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples, and while many worshiped Him, some still doubted.
Answer: True (Matthew 28:17)

Question: What was Jesus referring to when He said, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.”
Answer: Money. “You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matthew 6:24)

Question: What act did Jesus perform that caused His disciples to think He was a ghost?
Answer: Walk on water (Matthew 14:26)

Question: What was the primary charge Jesus gave to His disciples in the Great Commission at the end of the Book of Matthew?
Answer: To go and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Question: What did Jesus say the Kingdom of Heaven was like in the parable He told about the man selling all he had to buy a field?
Answer: Treasure hidden in a field (Matthew 13:44)

True or False: Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.
Answer: True (Matthew 3:13-17)

Question: In Matthew 13:36-43, Jesus explains the Parable of the Weeds. Who did the weeds refer to in the parable?
Answer: People of the evil one (Matthew 13:38)

Question: What did Jesus say about those who come in His name but have not done the will of the Father?
Answer: He will not know them (Matthew 7:23).

Question: How many times was Jesus tempted by the devil in the wilderness?
Answer: Three times (Matthew 4:1-11)

Question: After Jesus delivers the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount, what two things did He proclaim to His followers that began with the statement, “You are the…”
Answer: Salt of the earth and light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14)

Question: What did the wise virgins do that the foolish virgins did not do in the Parable of the Ten Virgins?
Answer: The wise virgins took extra oil for their lamps when they went to meet the bridegroom. The foolish virgins did not take extra oil for their lamps, which ultimately ran out, and they had to go buy more oil which caused them to miss the arrival of the bridegroom (Matthew 25:1-13).

True or False: The parable of the Good Samaritan is found in the Book of Matthew.
Answer: False. The parable is found in the Book of Luke 10:25-37.

Question: When Jesus prophecies His second coming, what two earthly elements will be darkened and not give their light any longer?
Answer: The sun and moon (Matthew 24:29).

Question: In the final verse of the Book of Matthew, who did Jesus say would be with His disciples until the end of age?
Answer: Jesus (himself) would be with them (Matthew 28:20).

True or False: Judas Iscariot ultimately repented of his betrayal of Jesus and took his own life.
Answer: True (Matthew 27:3-5)

Question: After the resurrection, what instructions did the chief priests give to the guards of the tomb that would satisfy the governor but also spread a lie among the Jews about this event?
Answer: They instructed the guards to report that Jesus’ disciples came during the night and stole Him away while we were asleep (Matthew 28:11-15).

True or False: The Book of Matthew ends with Jesus’ ascension into heaven after giving the Great Commission to His disciples.
Answer: False. The Book of Matthew ends with the Great Commission but does not mention Jesus ascending into heaven.

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