Ruth Bible Trivia Quiz With Questions & Answers

Test your knowledge of the Book of Ruth by taking this Ruth 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 eighth Book of the Old Testament and discover how much you truly know.

Scoring: This quiz has 25 questions and is worth 100 percentage points. Give yourself 4 points for each correct answer and 0 points for each wrong answer. Example: Getting 20 questions correct will earn an 80% score (20 x 4 = 80).

Ruth Bible Trivia Quiz

Question: What tragedy befell Naomi in Moab, leading her to decide to return to Bethlehem, Judah?
Answer: The deaths of her husband Elimelech and her two sons Mahlon and Chilion (Ruth 1:1-7).

Question: What were Naomi’s daughter-in-law’s names?
Answer: Orpah and Ruth (Ruth 1:4).

Question: Why did Orpah choose to remain in Moab?
Answer: She chose to return to her own people and gods (Ruth 1:14-15).

Question: What famous declaration did Ruth make to Naomi, expressing her loyalty and commitment to follow her?
Answer: “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” (Ruth 1:16)

Question: In Bethlehem, what did Ruth do to provide for herself and Naomi?
Answer: She gleaned grain behind the harvesters (Ruth 2:3).

Question: Whose field did Ruth glean grain from, and what was his relationship to Naomi?
Answer: Boaz’s field (Ruth 2:3)

True or False: Boaz was from the clan of Eimelek.
Answer: True. Boaz was a relative on Naomi’s husband’s side.

Question: What are some of the ways Boaz showed kindness to Ruth when he noticed her gleaning in his field?
Answer: He instructed his workers not to harass her, allowed her to drink from his water jars, and offered her leftover food (Ruth 2:9-14)

Question: What advice did Naomi give Ruth about securing her future and finding a husband?
Answer: She advised Ruth to approach Boaz at the threshing floor, uncover his feet, and lie down (Ruth 3).

True or False: Boaz was the closest relative to Ruth’s family as the guardian-redeemer.
Answer: False. Although Boaz was a guardian-redeemer of the family, there was another man who was more closely related (Ruth 3:12).

Question: What promise did Boaz make to Ruth after she revealed her identity and request?
Answer: He promised to redeem her and marry her if there the closer guardian-redeemer was not willing to do that duty (Ruth 3:9-13).

True or False: Boaz offered the guardian-redeemer the opportunity to redeem Ruth as his wife which also came with a piece of land.
Answer: False. Boaz offered the land to be redeemed which also came with the obligation to marry Ruth (Ruth 4:1-5).

Question: How did Boaz ensure that the closer redeemer relinquished his claim to marry Ruth?
Answer: He presented the redeemer with a sandal, a symbol of giving up his right of redemption (Ruth 4:7-8).

Question: What public ceremony did Boaz perform to redeem Ruth and marry her?
Answer: 
He married Ruth at the town gate in the presence of elders as witnesses (Ruth 4:1-11).

Question: Who was born to Ruth and Boaz, becoming a link in the lineage of King David?
Answer: Their son was named Obed (Ruth 4:17).

True or False: Naomi discourages Ruth and Orpah from traveling with her back to Bethlehem because she is too old to have another husband or male children of a proper age that they can marry.
Answer: True (Ruth 1:11-13)

Question: What were the names of Naomi’s sons?
Answer: Mahlon and Kilion (Ruth 1:2).

True or False: Boaz recognizes Ruth immediately when he sees her gleaning in his field.
Answer: False. He initially asks his foreman who she is (Ruth 2:5).

Question: What was Ruth’s nationality?
Answer: Moabite (Ruth 1:3-4)

True or False: After Ruth approaches Boaz on the threshing floor, he expresses his disapproval of her actions and sends her away.
Answer: False. He commends her for not going after younger men and tells her to stay the night (Ruth 3).

Question: What did Naomi ask the people of Bethlehem to call her?
Answer: Mara (Ruth 1:20)

Question: Which two women did the elders say they hoped Boaz’s wife Ruth would be like who together built up the family of Israel?
Answer: Rachel and Leah (Ruth 4:11)

Question: Whose family did the elders say they hoped Boaz’s offspring would like that the Lord gave through Ruth?
Answer: Perez, son of Judah (Ruth 4:12)

Question: Who did the women of Bethlehem praise to the Lord after the birth of Ruth’s son?
Answer: Naomi. Ruth 4:14 says, “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!”

True or False: The Book of Ruth concludes with a detailed description of the wedding ceremony between Ruth and Boaz.
Answer: False. The Book concludes with a genealogy of David (Ruth 4:18-22).

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