Numbers Bible Trivia Quiz With Questions & Answers

Test your knowledge of the Book of Numbers by taking this Numbers 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 fourth 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).

Numbers Bible Trivia Quiz

Question: What was the primary purpose of the census taken in Numbers chapter 1?
Answer: To determine the number of men 20 years and older who can serve in the Israelite military.

Question: Approximately how many men above 20 years old were counted fit for military service from each tribe?
Answer: 600,000 (603,550 to be exact)

Question: Which tribe was excluded from the census and military service?
Answer: The tribe of Levi, designated for priestly duties (Numbers 1:47-50)

Question: Who were positioned at the center of the Israelite camp during their travels?
Answer: The Tabernacle (or tent of meetings) and the Levite clan.

Question: What special tasks were assigned to the Kohathites, a sub-group of Levites?
Answer: Carrying the holy furnishings of the Tabernacle (or tent of meetings).

True or False: The book of Numbers details the conquering of the entire Promised Land by the Israelites.

Question: What animal offering did someone bring if they had wronged another person and could not make full restitution?
Answer: A ram.

Question: How did a woman suspected of adultery prove her innocence according to the laws in Numbers 5?
Answer: By drinking bitter water after a priestly oath.

Question: What daily grain offering was prescribed for the entire congregation in Numbers 28?
Answer: A tenth of an ephah of fine flour with oil.

Question: How many lamps were in the golden lampstand located in the Tabernacle?
Answer: Seven

True or False: Doing work was allowed on the Day of Atonement.
Answer: False

Question: How were the Levites to be purified for their priestly duties?
Answer: By being sprinkled with water of purification and shaving their entire body.

Question: What offering did each of the twelve tribal leaders bring for the dedication of the altar that weighed 130 shekels?
Answer: A silver dish.

Question: What miraculous event provided water for the Israelites in the wilderness after they complained about thirst?
Answer: God instructed Moses to strike a rock, and water flowed out of it.

Question: What punishment did Miriam, Moses’ sister, receive for criticizing him?
Answer: She became leprous (for seven days).

Question: How many spies were sent to Canaan to report what they found?
Answer: Twelve, one from each of the twelve tribes.

Question: What consequence did the Israelites face for refusing to enter Canaan based on the spy report?
Answer: They were condemned to wander in the wilderness for forty years.

Question: What punishment was prescribed for the man who gathered sticks on the Sabbath?
Answer: Stoning

Question: How did Korah, Dathan, and Abiram challenge the leadership of Moses and Aaron?
Answer: They accused Moses and Aaron of exalting themselves above the people and claimed, “For all in the congregation are holy.”

True or False: Cities of Refuge were designated for criminals to escape punishment.
Answer: False. They provided a safe haven for unintentional killers.

Question: What miraculous sign confirmed Aaron’s priestly authority?
Answer: His staff budded and produced almonds.

Question: What special duty was assigned to the daughters of Zelophehad, who had no sons to inherit their land?
Answer: They were allowed to inherit the land and keep it within the tribe.

Question: Who was appointed as Moses’ successor to lead the Israelites into Canaan?
Answer: Joshua

Question: What remedy did God provide to save the Israelites who were bitten by poisonous snakes?
Answer: A bronze serpent on a pole that they could look at for healing.

True or False: The Israelites blew trumpets during the Festival of Trumpets.
Answer: True

Question: Which Moabite king hired the prophet Balaam to curse the Israelites, but Balaam blessed them instead?
Answer: Balak

Question: What territory did the Israelites conquer east of the Jordan River before crossing over?
Answer: The land of the Amorites, ruled by Kings Sihon and Og.

Question: How did the daughters of Zelophehad ensure their inheritance would stay within their tribe after they married?
Answer: They were restricted to marrying within the tribe of Manasseh.

Question: How many cities did the Israelites designate as Cities of Refuge for unintentional killers?
Answer: Six cities, three cities beyond the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan.

True or False: All twelve spies sent to Canaan agreed the land was too strong to conquer.
Answer: False. Two spies, Joshua and Caleb, said they could conquer Canaan.

Question: Who were the two groups the Israelites were commanded to divide the spoils of war between after a successful battle?
Answer: The warriors who went to battle and all the congregation.

Question: How were the virgin daughters of Midian treated after the Israelites defeated them?
Answer: The virgin daughters were spared and kept as captives.

Question: What was the western boundary of the Promised Land as described in Numbers 34?
Answer: The Great Sea and its coast.

Question: How many cities in total were given to the Levites?
Answer: Forty-eight cities

True or False: Balaam saddled a horse when meeting the Moabite officials.
Answer: False. Balaam saddled a donkey.

Question: What caused a plague among the Israelites after they complained about the lack of meat?
Answer: God sent quail which caused the plague.

Question: Where did Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh settle?
Answer: East of the Jordan River (in the land of Gilead).

Question: What color was the heifer to be used during the purification ritual to cleanse the Israelites from contamination caused by contact with a dead body?
Answer: Red

Question: What type of drink must the Nazirite abstain from to complete their vow of separation to God?
Answer: Fermented drink (including wine, vinegar, and grape juice).

True or False: The Book of Numbers outlines specific regulations for proper hair care for both men and women.
Answer: False. The Book of Numbers only specifies regulations for certain circumstances, such as women wearing loosened hair as a sign of mourning or uncleanness and Nazarite men and women not cutting their hair during the period of their vow to the Lord.

Question: What was a man commanded to do if he suspected his wife of being unfaithful?
Answer: Take his wife to the priest.

Question: Who was next in line for a man’s inheritance pass to if he died without sons or daughters?
Answer: The inheritance passed to the man’s brothers.

Question: How long was a priest ceremonially unclean after performing the duties or restoring ritual purity with the red heifer?
Answer: Until evening.

Question: Where did the Israelites want to go when they grumbled against Moses and Aaron in Numbers chapter 14?
Answer: Egypt

True or False: The Moabites were afraid of the Israelites.
Answer: True

Question: What punishment did God give to the Israelite men who practiced idolatry and immorality with Moabite women after they settled in Canaan?
Answer: Death.

Question: Why was Moses not allowed to go into the Promised Land?
Answer: Moses struck the rock with his staff to produce water, even though God had instructed him to speak to it. This act of disobedience is why Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land.

Question: Who did Israel wage war against in Numbers chapter 31?
Answer: The Midianites

Question: From what age were the male members of the Levit clan to be counted?
Answer: One month old

True or False: The Book of Numbers concludes chapter 36 with a detailed description of the future temple that would be built in Jerusalem.
Answer: False. Numbers concludes with details about the inheritance of Zelophehad’s daughter.

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