Test Drive

by Ed Urzi

OK, so you’re tired of loooong, borrr-ing sermons, right? Well, here’s your chance to show what you know! Below are 10 Bible questions and 10 “general knowledge” questions. All you have to do is choose the correct answer for each and you can amaze your friends and annoy your enemies by showing them what a brain you are!

(and by the way, some of the questions and answers are not very serious so have some fun)

Ready? OK, here we go…

1) True or False: According to Romans 3:23, many have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

2) Ancient History: In 1066, the feudal system was introduced to England by…

  1. William the Conqueror
  2. Popeye the Sailor
  3. Winnie the Pooh
  4. Larry the Cucumber

3) According to Luke 2:1, the Emperor at the time of Jesus’ birth was…

  1. Caesar Nero
  2. Caesar Augustus
  3. Caesar Salad
  4. Megatron

4) Foreign Language: The Latin phrase E Plurbus Unum appears on U. S. coinage. What does this mean?

  1. “Did You Clean your Room?”
  2. “Spend Me”
  3. “Out of many, one”
  4. “Let’s get a pizza”

5) What must someone do to become a child of God according to John 1:12?

  1. Pray and read the Bible
  2. Go to church
  3. Receive Jesus and believe in Him
  4. Prove that you are a good person by doing good things

6) Science: In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. What were the first words spoken over this new invention?

  1. “Watson, come here- I need you”
  2. “Can I order two large cheese pizzas with pepperoni?”
  3. “If you’d like to leave a message, please wait for the tone”
  4. “And then, like, Amber told Jennifer that Heather, you know, like really liked Billy. So Jennifer told Billy that Heather really liked him and then, like, Billy said…”

7) Romans 8:13 tells us that if we live according to the sinful nature, we will…

  1. Live
  2. Die
  3. Grow in grace
  4. Explode


8) Technology: The 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird was a powerful automobile built during the U.S. “musclecar” era of the late 1960’s/early 1970’s. Most Superbirds were powered by…


a.  A 375 horsepower Super Commando four-barrel 440 cubic inch V8 engine
b.  Rubber bands
c.  A gerbil on a wheel
d.  Plutonium

9) Romans 1:17 teaches that the righteous will live by…

  1. Good works
  2. Giving
  3. Faith
  4. Bible study

10) Art: When mixed together, yellow and red make…

  1. A mess
  2. Orange
  3. Tuna fish
  4. A high strength industrial adhesive

11) According to John 2:11, Jesus’ first miracle took place at…

  1. Cana in Galilee
  2. Sychar in Samaria
  3. Bethany in Judea
  4. Chicago in Illinois

12) Child Development: As a small child did you ever make faces at your mother and have her tell you, “your face is going to freeze like that”? If so, did it? (choose one)

  1. yes
  2. yes

13) We’re told in Luke 2:1-3 that everyone -including Joseph and Mary- was required to register for…

  1. Tax purposes
  2. The Census
  3. Military service
  4. The Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes

14) History: In 1492, history records that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Name the three ships that carried Columbus to the New World.

  1. The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria
  2. The Vega, The Pinto, and The Gremlin
  3. The Titanic, The Queen Mary, and The USS Nimitz
  4. Nick, Ralph, and Tony

15) According to Galatians 5:22-23, what result (or “fruit”) can we expect to come from the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives?

  1. Love, Joy and Peace
  2. Patience, Kindness, and Goodness
  3. Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control
  4. All of the above


16) Culture: Which of the following monsters has not fought against Godzilla, the famous Japanese movie monster? (choose all that apply)



a.  Rodan
b.  Mothra
c.  King Kong
d.  Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
e.  The Atomic Cockroach Alien from Jupiter
f.  Barney the Dinosaur
g.  Teletubbies

17) How much of the Bible is inspired by God according to 2 Timothy 3:16?

  1. Certain portions
  2. All of it
  3. We can’t really be sure
  4. None of it

18) Science: The first person to set foot on the moon was…

  1. Bob Sputnik
  2. James T. Kirk
  3. Neil Armstrong
  4. Malibu Barbie

19) Who said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” according to John 14:6?

  1. John
  2. Moses
  3. Jesus
  4. Paul the Apostle

20) American History: In 1773 American Colonists protested “taxation without representation” by throwing the main ingredient for a popular beverage off a merchant ship. This event became known as…

  1. “The Boston Tea Party”
  2. “The Los Angeles Chocolate Milk Get-Together”
  3. “The Chicago Pepsi-Cola Luncheon”
  4. “The St. Louis Kool-Aid Shindig”

Super Extra Credit Bonus Question!!!



The individual shown at left is…

a.  A shocking example of what can happen when you don’t eat your vegetables
b.  Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States
c.  The 3rd baseman for the Boston Red Sox baseball team
d.  The Doctor





1) False- All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

2) A

3) B

4) C

5) C (We should read the Bible and go to church also, but the first thing necessary to become children of God is to receive Christ and believe in Him!)

6) A

7) B

8) A

9) C

10) B

11) A

12) A & B

13) B

14) A

15) D

16) E, F & G (but they should have)

17) B

18) C

19) C

20) A

Extra credit: D