King David quiz part 1: a image of a statue of King David Playing the harp.
The Life Of King David Bible Quiz (Part 1).

This is the first of a series of quizes on the life of King David of the Bible.  It mostly covers the earlier part of his life untill the beginning of Israel's civil war.

  1. T F  The life of King David is well documented in many ancient sources from several countries.
  2. T F  David’s great grandmother was a foreigner from Moab.
  3. T F  King David was the second ruler of Israel.


True of False

  1. T F  The life of King David is well documented in many ancient sources from several countries.
  2. T F  David’s great grandmother was a foreigner from Moab.
  3. T F  King David was the second ruler of Israel.
  4. T F  King David ruled over Judah during the civil war in Israel.
  5. T F  David became King over all of Israel after the civil war in Israel.
  6. T F  David was an old man when he finally became King over Israel.
  7. T F  David bravely fought Goliath even though he was afraid.
  8. T F  David gathered three stones for his fight with Goliath.
  9. T F  David was a ruddy, handsome fellow with beautiful eyes.
  10. T F  David had many wives.
  11. T F  King Saul became Jealous or suspicious of David because of a song the women were singing.
  12. T F  David never fought against the Philistines.
  13. T F  David was a musician.
  14. T F  Samuel, the priest, anointed David King.
  15. T F  David’s whole family was present when the priest anointed him.
  16. T F  David was the youngest son of the family.
  17. T F  David was the family’s goat herder.
  18. T F  King Saul and David were best friends.
  19. T F  Saul’s daughter, Michal, wanted to marry David.
  20. T F  David reigned over Judah for many years.



  1. FALSE The only records we have of the life of David is from the Bible. “Primarily in the books of Samuel, Chronicles and Kings” and the titles of some psalms.
  2. TRUE His great grandmother was Ruth the Moabite from the book of Ruth. (Ruth 4:13–22)
  3. True King Saul was the first King of Israel and David became the king of Israel after the death of Saul and the end of the civil war.
  4. True David was anointed king by the house of Judah after Saul’s death. The commander of Saul’s army made Ish-basheth, the son of Saul, king over Israel. A civil war ensued. David was King over Judah for 7 and a half years before becoming king of all of Israel. (2 Samuel 5:4–5)
  5. True All of the tribes of Israel came to Hebron where David was and made him king over Israel. (2 Samuel 5:1–5)
  6. FALSE It may sound old to some people but he was only Thirty years old and he lived to the age of seventy. (2 Samuel 5:4)
  7. FALSE David fought and defeated Goliath but he did not show any fear.
  8. FALSE He gathered five smooth stones from a brook before he approached the giant for battle. (1 Samuel 17:40)
  9. TRUE (1 Samuel 16:12, 1 Samuel 17:42).  Ruddy means reddish as in reddish hair or reddish skin like Esau at birth.[4]
  10. TRUE He had over ten wives. Abigail the Carmelitess (1 Samuel 25:39–42), Ahinoam the Jezreelitess (1 Chronicles 3:1), Maacah the princess from Geshur (2 Samuel 3:3), Haggith (1 Chronicles 3:2), Abital (2 Samuel 3:4), Eglah (1 Chronicles 3:3), Bath-shua (1 Chronicles 12:24), Bathsheba (1 Chronicles 3:5), more concubines and wives (2 Samuel 5:13) These nine listed here are not all specifically called wives, but they are mothers of his children.  I assume the “move wives” bring the count above ten.
  11. TRUE So much so that he felt his rule was threatened and sought to kill David several times. The women were singing, “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.” (1 Samuel 18:7-9)
  12. FALSE Goliath and his army were Philistines. Later David and his men also fought Philistines because they were raiding the threshing floors of the Israelites. (1 Samuel 23:1–5)
  13. TRUE David played the harp for King Saul to soothe him. (1 Samuel 16:23, 18:10, 19:9) David also composed Songs. (Amos 6:5)
  14. TRUE Samuel anointed David king after God rejected Saul as king because he did not wait for the priest before sacrificing.(1 Samuel 16:11-13)
  15. TRUE All the other sons of Jesse had already stood before Samuel. Samuel asked if there were any others so they went and got David. It was a big event for Samuel the priest to come to their house. So they were all there. (1 Samuel 16:11–13)
  16. TRUE There were a total of eight sons in the family and David was indeed the youngest. (1 Samuel 16:11, 1 Samuel 17:12)
  17. FALSE He was the family’s shepherd. (1 Samuel 16:11, 1 Samuel 17:28)
  18. FALSE King Saul tried to kill David on several occasions. (1 Samuel 19:9-11, 1 Samuel 23:15, 1 Samuel 24:1–2, 1 Samuel 26:1–2)
  19. TRUE Michal loved David.(1 Samuel 18:20–22)
  20. FALSE David reigned over Judah for seven and a half years. (2 Samuel 2:11, 2 Samuel 5:4–5)