True and False Questions
1. T F David’s friend Jonathan died the same day King Saul died.
2. T F David rejoiced when Saul, his enemy, died.
3. T F David avenged Saul’s death.
4. T F David lived in the city of Hebron while he was king of Judah.
5. T F Abner was the commander of David’s army.
6. T F Jonathan had a surviving son.
7. T F David captured Jerusalem and called it The City of David.
8. T F David killed all of Saul’s descendants.
9. T F David moved the Ark of the Covenant from Baalah to Jerusalem.
10. T F David sinned.
11. T F God punished David for his sin.
12. T F God forgave David of his sin.
13. T F David’s son tried to become King.
14. T F King David allowed a man from the house of Saul to curse him.
15. T F A friend of David’s served in Absalom’s court so he could help David.
16. T F A woman protected David from danger by hiding two men in a well.
17. T F David’s army had thirty-seven mighty men.
18. T F Michal, David’s wife, thought he was the best dancer ever when she looked out the window and saw him dancing.
19. T F King David built the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem.
20. T F King David died in about 962 B.C.
- TRUE David’s friend, Jonathan, died the same day King Saul died.
The battle had gone badly for Saul’s army that day. Many of their men died including King Saul, his son Jonathan as well as the king’s two other sons. (1 Samuel 31:6)
- FALSE David rejoiced when Saul, his enemy, died.
David and his men wept and mourned the death of King Saul and his son Jonathan. (2 Samuel 1:9–12)
- TRUE David avenged Saul’s death.
David avenged Saul's death by having the man who had finished Saul off put to death because he had killed the Lord's anointed. (2 Samuel 1:14-15)
- TRUE David lived in the city of Hebron while he was king of Judah.
David and his men moved to Hebron to live when the men of Judah came and anointed him king over the house of Judah. They lived there until they moved to Jerusalem after the war of the divided kingdoms of Israel ended. (2 Samuel 2:3)
- FALSE Abner was the commander of David’s army.
Abner was the commander of Saul’s army and Joab was the commander of David’s army. (2 Samuel 2:8)
- TRUE Jonathan had a surviving son.
Johnathan’s son Mephibosheth had survived him. (2 Samuel 4:4, 2 Samuel 9:3)
- TRUE David captured Jerusalem and called it The City of David.
David captured the stronghold of Zion which is Jerusalem and lived there. He called it “The City of David." (2 Samuel 5:6-9)
- FALSE David killed all of Saul’s descendants.
David showed great kindness to the surviving grandson of Saul. (2 Samuel 9)
- TRUE David moved the Ark of the Covenant from Baalah to Jerusalem.
They put it on a new cart to move it to Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles 13:6, 2 Samuel 6)
- TRUE David sinned.
David had gotten Uriah’s wife pregnant. Then he had Uriah killed to cover up the sin. Everyone has sinned except Jesus. (2 Samuel 11:4–5, 2 Samuel 12:9)
- TRUE God punished David for his sin.
As punishment God spoke to David through the prophet Nathan saying the child resulting from his sin would die and he would also have much strife in his family. This all came true as the child died, and Absalom later tried to become king. (2 Samuel 12:11-15, 18; 15:10-12)
- TRUE God forgave David of his sin.
The priest told David the Lord had taken away his sin and he would not die. (2 Samuel 12:13)
- TRUE David’s son tried to become King.
Absalom, David’s son, plotted for people to proclaim him king in Hebron when a trumpet sounded. (2 Samuel 15:10-12)
- TRUE King David allowed a man from the house of Saul to curse him.
Shimei, the son of Gera, cursed David as he fled from Jerusalem. David left him alone saying, " … if the Lord told him, curse David.” Later David told Shimei he would not die, thus sparing his life. Later Solomon gave Shimei orders to move to Jerusalem and not leave or he would die. He left town and died because of it. (2 Samuel 16:5–14; 19:23; 1 Kings 2:8-9; 2:36-46)
- TRUE A friend of David’s served in Absalom’s court so he could help David.
Hushai stayed in Absalom’s court and served him as an advisor. He then gave bad advice and warned David of what was happening. (2 Samuel 16:15–17:17)
- TRUE A woman protected David from danger by hiding two men in a well.
Two of David's informants hid in a well. A woman spread a covering over the top and put grain on it to hide the men. Later, they were able to warn David of Absalom’s plan. (2 Samuel 17:18–20)
- TRUE David’s army had thirty-seven mighty men.
These verses list all 37 mighty men and their deeds. (2 Samuel 23:8–39)
- FALSE Michal, David’s wife, thought he was the best dancer ever when she looked out the window and saw him dancing.
She despised him in her heart because he was in a state of undress in public as he danced in the street as the ark of the covenant arrived. (2 Samuel 6:16, 20)
- FALSE King David built the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem.
He wanted to build the temple, but God only allowed him to collect the materials for building it and his son Solomon built it later after David had died. (2 Samuel 7:12–13, 1 Kings 6:1)
- True King David died in about 962 B.C.
King David died about 962 B. C. (Compton’s Encyclopedia. Chicago, IL: Compton’s Encyclopedia.)