Sunday, February 28, 2010

Answers to the quiz

Indulge me for a moment please. I promise I'll give you the correct answers in a moment. But I have a few issues that need to be cleared up.
I used to post trivia quizzes on a weekly basis. But I stopped because in my mind it sounded like I was bragging on my knowledge, or my mind. And the participants would get frustrated and accuse others of Googling the answers. So I began to ask questions in such a manner that Google or Bing would be of little or no use. But the pride factor still remained. So I gave Trivia quizzing up.
Well this time blase' threw down the gauntlet and leveled a public challenge at Chatty Kelly and 2Thinks to a test of Bible knowledge. He said it would be like "Taking candy from a baby."
Well me being the sweetheart I'm known to be, I jumped right into "POP QUIZ" mode, from when I taught Sunday School to 4th and 5th graders in a Small Community Presbyterian Church in Lakeside, California. Let the chips fall where they may.
Well Mr. blase' did not steal anyone's candy. In fact he did get whipped like a rented mule. In all fairness he did comment that he had "Forgotten more than most will ever know." As true as that may be! Without Mr. blase' providing a list of all the Things he used to know, I have no way to grade that answer.

I stated clearly that the rules were "NO RULES" this was an open book test. Google if you want. Bring all your tools. Slide rules, Programmable calculators, All's fair! Try putting "Bible Dog Breed" into your favorite search engine and you will get listings of books with titles like "The Dog Breed Bible" and "The Dog Breeders Bible." To be totally honest, one particular search engine does provide the correct answer to question # 2. But it does not give Chapter and verse references. So I doubt anyone just Googled their way into the answers.
And finally, since I never came to terms on payoff on  the wager, And I never asked CK or 2Thinks if they even wanted to play. I personally know 13 4th graders in Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church who would gladly take this bet. So, I can only grade the answers. But I can't insist on a payoff.

With no further ado. The answers:

  1.  Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Everyone got this one correct.

  2. A Greyhound. Proverbs 30:29-31. Kat jumped all over this one.

  3. The answer is "Christian." Everyone got this one! But I disagree with Mr. B. the term is used today, just the same as it was back then! A term of derision and ridicule. (I wear a Black Tee Shirt that says "I'm that Christian, the Devil warned you about!") It doesn't get me cheered!

  4. David And Elhanan! This turned out to be the "ACE BUSTER"
Everyone knew the story of David Slaying the giant Goliath found in 1 Samuel 17:23
But in 2 Samuel 21:19 it says: "In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod. NO ONE GOT FULL CREDIT FOR THIS QUESTION.

  5. Tattoo appears only once Leviticus 19:28 Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD. Chatty Kelly and Kat, were spot on for this one. I've had this verse recited at me more times than I care to remember. I just remind those people of  what Leviticus  19:27 says "Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard." and the discussion usually ends.

  6. The word Trinity does not appear anywhere in any translation of the bible. Congratulations! Everyone got this one.

  7. Jael (Heber's wife) in Judges 4:21. Chatty Kelly and Kat got it. To me it sounds more like a Rob Zombie screen play than a Bible story. But it's there. Look it up!

  8. The only unforgivable sin is to Blaspheme the Holy Spirit! Mark 3:29 But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.” Everyone got this one! But Mr. blase' added the caveat "Whatever that means."  Well let me add it is a good thing that you don't know how to do this. But Mark 2:30 gives a pretty good rebuttal to this argument. "He said this because they were saying, “He has an evil spirit.”"

  9. There are several instances in the Bible where Liars are rewarded. And an equal number where liars are chastised and punished. My reason for bringing this up, is that not all lies are equal. That's just my opinion! And you won't find that written anywhere, in any translation of the Bible. So the answers I had in mind were the Hebrew Midwives mentioned in Exodus 1:15-21 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16“When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 18Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.

AND Rehab The prostitute of Jericho in Joshua 2:4-6  "But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from. 5At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, the men left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them.”
So Chatty Kelly and Kat get partial credit.

 10. This was a trick question. I specifically stated in the question that the answer is in a history book, not just in the bible. Scholars and historians date the Book of Ezekiel as being written in 593 BC. You see, for many years critics of bible accuracy pointed to the fact that when Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the city of Tyre, in 573 BC. He did not cast the city into the sea. The residents moved to an island just off shore from where the original city had been. And rebuilt the city. But in 324-323 BC, Alexander of Macedonia sent emissaries to the new island city of  Tyre and when the men of Tyre killed Alexanders men. Good old Al, made a hard left turn and attacked the city. The problem was that no one could get to the city because of their offshore location. There were no troop transport ships available. And helicopters were still imaginary. While the men of Tyre stood at the top of their walls and hurled insults about Alex's Momma. The Macedonians, in full battle array, used the ruins of the old city previously destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, to build a causeway out to the island and once and for all ended the city history of Tyre. It took almost 300 years to come to fruition. But it happened precisely as Ezekiel had prophesied.

I have no idea how Kat got this one right. All of these questions came off the top of my mind. And like I always used to say: "I don't ask questions that I don't know the answer to.  Kudos to all who played and all who learned something here.

If you'd like to play a game of trivia, say; Biology, World History, Etymology, Entomology, Theoretical physics, Physical or Political Geography, Mnemonics, Physics of Sound. Books, Movies, Music (Theory{How many flats in the key of C?}! Or just pop culture band names and lyrics), Fine China and porcelain, NASA, NASCAR, NHRA, or the post hole digging capabilities of John Deere Vs International Harvester Tractors.
Just name your topic and pick an opponent. And bring your "A" game!


Blasé said...

I've gotten rusty. I see right now that I'm going to need to sharpen my Bible triva skills/knowledge if I'm going to score any points over here because HH is not giving any freebies.

And when I do, I'm coming back, taking names, and you know the rest of the story...

Heart2Heart said...

So Kurt,

This was super fun and I love your trick question. Remember I love history!

So I take it blase is buying candy all the way around right?

Thanks again for the invite!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

2Thinks said...

I guess most things go right over my head. I was unaware of any gauntlet thrown down with my name on it. I shudder just thinking about it. Whew!

I basically didn't know any of the answers in the 3 seconds I had to read the questions. Since I was late for work when I clicked in for the read- I didn't really have time to type any answers even if I had any.

I like these Bible trivias, because I like the challenge of thinking and being on the lookout for new insights.

I figured the answer to the dog question was somewhere in 1Sam. 17 when the Philistine says to David " I a dog that you come at me with sticks?", even though that would be a dog in general and not a specific breed of dog.

But today when I was reading Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado, he quoted from some version of the Bible or some paraphrase or something that referred to Nabal- that wealthy guy in Carmel, who was married to Abigail- as a "churlish and ill-behaved- a real Calebbite dog..." because he wouldn't give David and his men any food or drink, even though they'd been protecting the area and being nice to Nabal's dudes during the sheep shearing time.

And I thought: Hey, this might be the dog that KW is talking about. But when I looked it up in my NIV, there was no mention of Calebbite dog, it just said Nabal was basically selfish and a jerk. It wasn't the right answer to the trivia Q anyway.

BUT if I hadn't come over here and read KW's quiz, I wouldn't have really paid that much attention to this and I wouldn't have gone back into my NIV to take a gander at it.

So. That's why I like these trivias. Keeps my brain on.

I'm no Bible whiz. I just like to read it. Along with a bunch of other stuff. I'm a reader. That's all.

Kelly Combs said...

I knew you said anything goes, but I wanted to challenge myself without google. It was really fun.

No entomology quizzes! That's why I have a contract with Orkin! (I'm scared of bugs!)

If you do a theoretical physics quiz, I'm not even reading it. Dude, I am so not that smart!

But movie or music quiz? I am so in! Just remember late 70's or sooner. I wasn't born until 1968.

Thanks for the quiz. And congrats to all those who took the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the answers! I did learn a lot!

Anonymous said...

I like cake!