20 Genesis Bible Quiz Questions: Test Your Knowledge

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Bible quizzes are fun activities for Sunday School classes, family gatherings or friendly competition at a church event. Here are 20 questions from the book of Genesis that will test your knowledge. Some are very simple while others are more obscure.  ( The Answers will follow the Questions so Scroll down slowly to not cheat!)


Genesis Bible Quiz

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1. What was created on each of the seven days of creation (in order)?

2. From which tree was Adam and Eve not to eat?

3. What was Cain’s question back to God when God asked where Abel was?

4. What was the name of the son of Adam and Eve who was given to replace Abel?

5. Who was the oldest man in the Bible and how many years did he live?

 6. How many of each of the clean animals came into the ark?

7. How many times was the dove sent out of the ark?

8. Who was called a mighty hunter in Genesis 10?

9. What is the name of the city where God confused the languages?

10. Who was Abram’s father?

11. Abram said that his wife Sarai was really his _______ in Genesis 12?

12. What was the name of the city where Lot moved to after separating from Abram/Abraham?

13. In Genesis 14, who was the King of Salem?

14. God provided what kind of animal in place of Isaac when Abraham was asked to offer his son as a sacrifice?

15. After Sarah died, who was Abraham’s wife?

16. Who did Jacob marry first?

17. What was the name of Jacob and Leah’s daughter?

18. Why did Joseph’s brothers hate him?

19. Which of the two dreamers in prison with Joseph was executed?

20. Which of his brothers did Joseph put in jail to ensure the rest would return?


1. Light and darkness (Genesis 1:4, 5)
    Sky and water, also called the firmament (Genesis 1:6-8)
    Land, sea and plants (Genesis 1:9-13)
    Sun, moon and stars (Genesis 1:14-19)
    Fish and birds (Genesis 1:20-23)
    Animals and man (Genesis 1:24-31)
    God rested (Genesis 2:1-3)

2. Tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:16, 17)

3. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9)

4. Seth (Genesis 4:25)

5. Methuselah, 969 years (Genesis 5:27)

6. Seven (two of each for the unclean) (Genesis 6:19, 20; 7:2, 3)

7. Three times (Genesis 8:8-12)

8. Nimrod (Genesis 10:8, 9)

9. Babel (Genesis 11:9)

10. Terah (Genesis 11:31)

11. Sister (Genesis 12:10-20)

12. Sodom (Genesis 14:12; 19:1)

13. Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18-20)

14. Ram (Genesis 22:13)

15. Keturah (Genesis 25:1)

16. Leah (Genesis 29:21-23)

17. Dinah (Genesis 30:20, 21)

18. Because their father, Jacob, loved him the most (Genesis 37:3, 4)

19. Baker (Genesis 40:22)

20. Simeon (Genesis 42:24)

How did you do? Most of these should have been pretty basic, but some are definitely more advanced questions. Check out the references in your Bible. Find out more information about the stories if some of these are unfamiliar to you.

Your Questions

What quiz or trivia questions from Genesis do you like to ask your friends? Please leave a comment below with your question and answer. The more obscure the better.

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

William Lytle July 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

In re question 6: There was 7 pairs of every clean animals (7 male and 7 female) and 1 male and 1 female of every unclean animal.


David Peach July 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm

William, I have read that many times and I am still unsure. If it is 7 males and 7 females of the clean animals, then wouldn’t it be 2 males and 2 females of the unclean? The wording in Genesis 7:2 and 3 is the same for the clean and unclean. So it is either 14 clean (7 pairs) and 4 unclean (2 pairs) or it is 7 total clean and 2 total unclean.

Either way, it was enough to replenish the earth and have food for them to eat.

Good comment.


Dorothy Ott March 13, 2021 at 1:06 pm

What were clean animals and unclean animals?


paula saldana July 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Congratulations, I like this type of work and enjoy workin in my bible, congratulations it’s a pleasure to read this Bible Quiz question.


Lunga July 7, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Wow! It is exciting, I enjoyed it a lot n learned as well. Thank U!


Pam Williams July 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Great quiz David! I knew almost all of them without my Bible. Stumped me on a couple.


Godsfavourite Oyeye July 10, 2012 at 5:57 am

It is wonderful! like this bible quiz, because it will make study my bible the more.

Thank you and God Almighty bless you.


Velma October 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

love bible-quiz questions it is a way to seeif we know what is thuth and what is error about God,s inspired word knowing that the word of God is food for the soul ,as natural food is for the body that we might live now and hereafter.


raj November 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

I have one required question that i can’t understand david peach..
why god can’t make person same brain think in the world. If in the world have person same brain nobody going to fight each other or they love each other.why god can’t do that way?


Pastor David Ted Williams January 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm

thanks so much. Wonderful questions for reflection….


olivia whyte May 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

God gave everyone a perfect brain, to do the right things and to make conscious decisions. however we do have choices whether we want to obey or disobey.


Imaobong April 3, 2013 at 2:13 am

Thanks a lot.I need more of this for a quiz i’l be part of on 11th April,2013


Ester June 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm

In Genesis 4:13 Cain says to the Lord,” I will be a homeless wanderer on the earth, and anyone who finds me will kill me.”

Who is “anyone”? Were not the people in the garden the only people alive at that time?


Philemon Kahinga April 21, 2020 at 2:25 am

By that time the world had already multiplied beyond Adam, Eve and the two popular sons. But if there is no story behind your existence, the Bible will not mention you. Cain and Abel are mentioned because they have an interesting story behind. Cain is mentioned further for us to understand his life after punishment. Genesis 3:20 says, “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of ALL living”, not BOTH , but ALL, meaning more than 2. When Cain went to Nod, he built a city, 2 or 3 people cannot, there were people there already. Genealogy of Adam behaves as if Adam never had Cain or Abel, talks instead of Seth who was a replacement (Genesis 5:3) , why? Because Moses’ focus is arrive at Noah, and he comes from the lineage of Seth.


Michael Omolola June 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

really educating, i could use this to win a bible quiz competition


Emiola Samuel August 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

I got 19 out of 20; I didn’t get question 20. I’m on my way to the Bible quiz at our regional headquater.


Misgana Abera June 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm

it is so awesome and helped us to check our(me and my husband) knowledge of the bible, though he answered many of the questions. I appreciate it God bless you


John February 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Does God have a name? If so who is talking in Gen 1:26 and to whom?


Jack Wellman February 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Thank you John for your question. The Hebrew of “God” in this verse is Elohim which is plural, since there is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19-20). The man name is Yahweh or I AM which is what God told Moses was His name and in Jesus, He is the I AM and HE is God.


Richard Weaver February 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm

How many of Jacob”s own descendants, not including Jacob’s sons” wives came into Egypt?

Ans: 66 – Gen 46:26


Jerry May 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Is very interesting and educative


Cecilia Leacock April 13, 2020 at 12:06 am

I enjoy doing this sort of Bible Trivia, but was very disappointed with my result, because a few years ago, I compiled a book of Multiple Choice Questions from the book of Genesis and I only got ten (10) correct.


Anonymous December 6, 2020 at 10:22 am

Thank you.


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