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Basichurch Quiz: Paul 1

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T  F  1) Paul mostly liked to preach to people in Israel.

T  F  2) Paul had a rather nice and easy life preaching the gospel.

T  F  3) The city of Antioch was the first place they called the followers of Jesus “Christians.”

T  F  4) Gamaliel was Paul’s teacher.

T  F  5) Paul killed a viper before it could bite him.

T  F  6) Paul was taking a cruise across the sea, but the ship sank.

 

T  F  7) Paul went to the Olympic games.

T  F  8) Paul watched out for the coats of some people while they stoned a Christian man.

T  F  9) A bright light blinded Paul and he had to be led around by the hand.

T  F  10) Paul could not write very well.

T  F  11) Paul was one of the 12 apostles.

T  F  12) Paul considered himself a slave of God and of Christ.

T  F  13) Paul went on 3 missionary journeys.

T  F  14) The soldiers arrested Paul and sent him to Rome for the Emperor to judge him.

T  F  15) The author of the Gospel of Luke traveled with Paul.

T  F  16) Paul was a chef by trade.

T  F  17) Paul was also known as Saul.

T  F  18) Paul read from the New Testament every day.

T  F  19) Paul avoided the other apostles.

T  F  20) Paul spent one summer training wild animals.


ANSWERS

T  F  1) Paul mostly liked to preach to people in Israel.

Answer: False. Paul went out of his way to preach outside of Israel. He preferred to preach in places no one else had preached the gospel at. (Romans 15:20)

T  F  2) Paul had a rather nice and easy life preaching the gospel.

Answer: False.  Paul had a very rough life. 2 Corinthians 11:25–27 (NASB95)

25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, a night and a day I have spent in the deep. 26 I have been on frequent journeys, in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from my countrymen, dangers from the Gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; 27 I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.

T  F  3) The city of Antioch was the first place they called the followers of Jesus “Christians.”

Answer: True.  Acts 11:26

T  F  4) Gamaliel was Paul’s teacher.

Answer: True.  Acts 22:3 “educated under Gamaliel”

T  F  5) Paul killed a viper before it could bite him.

Answer: False.  The viper came out of the bundle of sticks he had put on the fire and it bit him and hung from his hand. Acts 28:3

T  F  6) Paul was taking a cruise across the sea, but the ship sank.

Answer: False. Paul traveled a lot but not for a pleasure cruise. 2 Corinthians 11:25 says he was shipwrecked 3 times. One of those times he was being transported as a prisoner when the ship crashed on the rocks and sank in a storm. We are not told of the other two times in the bible.

T  F  7) Paul went to the Olympic games.

Answer: False  Although it is possible that he attended the "Isthmian games" held near Corinth. We are never told that he attended the games. We can be sure he heard of them though. He also used several terms from the games. 1 Corinthians 9:24-26 (race, prize, wreath, box, and disqualified)

T  F  8) Paul watched out for the coats of some people while they stoned a Christian man.

Answer: True Acts 22:20. This happened before Paul was a Christian. He later felt bad about the things he had done to Christians after he became one. (1 Corinthians 15:9)

T  F  9) A bright light blinded Paul and he had to be led around by the hand.

Answer: True Acts22:3-9 This was a temporary blindness for him because he was healed when Ananias prayed for him (Acts 9:17-18)

T  F  10) Paul could not write very well.

Answer: False There are 27 books in the new testament. Paul wrote 13 of them.

Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon

T  F  11) Paul was on of the 12 apostles.

Answer: False. He did not become a Christian until after Jesus and died, risen from the grave, and went to heaven.

T  F  12) Paul considered himself a slave of God and of Christ.

Answer: True. He used the Greek word for “slave”, but it is often translated “bond-servant.” See the first verse of Romans, Philippians, Titus, and Colossians 1:7, 2 Timothy 2:24, Galatians 1:10

T  F  13) Paul went on 3 missionary journeys.

Answer True. His 1st missionary journey (Acts 13:1-14:28), His 2nd missionary journey (Acts 15:36–18:22), His 3rd missionary journey (Acts 18:23–21:16)

T  F  14) The soldiers arrested Paul and sent him to Rome for the Emperor to judge him.

Answer: True Arrested and sent to Rome. (Acts 21:33 - 28:16) and stayed there for 2 years (Acts 28:30)

T  F  15) The author of the Gospel of Luke traveled with Paul.

Answer: True. Luke wrote the book of Acts that chronicaled much of Paul’s ministry. 3 of Paul’s letters mention Luke (Colossians 4:14, 2 Timothy 4:11, Philemon)

T  F  16) Paul was a chef by trade.

Answer: False. Paul was a tentmaker and made tents to support is ministry. (Acts 18:2–3)

T  F  17) Paul was also known as Saul.

Answer: True  “… Saul, who was also known as Paul,” Acts 13:9

T  F  18) Paul read from the New Testament every day.

Answer: False. He was writing almost half of the New Testament so he could not read it yet. It took a while for the New Testament documents to be gathered together in a single codex. (a codex is a book made of papyrus pages)

T  F  19) Paul avoided the other apostles.

Answer: False. Paul was busy with his ministry, but he did go meet with the other apostles. (Acts 15:2–4)

T  F  20) Paul spent one summer training wild animals.

Answer: False “I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus” may either mean wild animals or people trying to hurt him. (1 Corinthians 15:32) He was in Ephesus when he was arrested and sent to Rome.

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