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Bible Bowl Challenge: Gospel of Mark

Title: Gospel of Mark Bible Bowl Challenge

Age: 11+ years

1.  Which of these is not a central theme of the Gospel of Mark?
A.  The suffering Messiah
B.  Jesus Christ as Servant and Sacrifice
C.  The Messianic Secret
D.  Politics in Religion

2.  The author of Mark's Gospel is _____.
A.  St. Matthew
B.  St. Mark
C.  St. Luke
D.  St. John

3.  Mark's Gospel begins in chapter one by speaking about which Saint?
A.  St. Andrew
B.  St.  Matthew
C.  John the Baptist
D.  St. Philip

4.    John the Baptist was clothed in _____.
A.  Leather
B.  Camel Hair
C.  Linen
D.  Cotton

5.  Jesus was baptized in which body of water?
A.  The Nile
B.  The Euphrates
C.  The Sea of Galilee
D.  The Jordan River

6.  After Christ was baptized, what did He do?
A.  The Spirit drove Him to the wilderness.
B.  He preached to the multitude.
C.  He walked with His disciples.
D.  He prayed.

7.  Complete the sentence:  "The Kingdom of God is at hand.  _____, and believe in the gospel."
A.  Pray
B.  Repent
C.  Rejoice
D.  Reform

8.  The first four disciples were Simon, Andrew, John, and _____.
A.  Barnabas
B.  Judas
C.  James
D.  Philip

9.  What did the man do after Christ healed him of his leprosy?
A.  He went home.
B.  He told only his close family and friends.
C.  He proclaimed it freely and spread the news.
D.  None of the above.

10.  According to the Orthodox Study Bible, why does Jesus heal the leper?
A.  To prove Himself
B.  It is His duty
C.  To gather a multitude
D.  Out of compassion

11.  How did the four men bring the paralytic to Christ in Capernaum?
A.  They lowered him through the roof.
B.  They parted the crowd.
C.  The asked Jesus to come with them.
D.  They were unable to see Jesus and the paralytic was not healed.

12.  When Jesus saw the faith of the four men and the paralytic, what did He say first?
A.  Your faith has made you well.
B.  Son, your sins are forgiven you.
C.  Rise and walk.
D.  He said nothing.

13.  Which of the following is not symbolic of the four men and the paralytic?
A.  We must help each other come to Christ.
B.  We should let nothing deter us from getting to Christ.
C.  We must come to Christ in faith and let Him heal our spirits.
D.  We will always be healed of physical ailments by Christ.

14.  When Christ dined at the house of Levi, which of the following was not among those gathered for the meal?
A.  The Sadducees
B.  Sinners
C.  Tax Collectors
D.  The Disciples

15.  "Can the friends of the _____ fast while the _____ is with them?" (The same word completes both blanks)
A.  Christ
B.  Bridegroom
C.  Messiah
D.  Disciples

16.  How many chapters are in the Gospel of Mark?
A. 16
B. 21
C. 24
D. 28

17.  Which statement precedes, "Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath."
A.  Keep holy the Sabbath.
B.  Man was made for the Sabbath, and not the Sabbath for man.
C.  The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
D.  None of the above.

18.  Throughout the Gospel of Mark, Christ healed which of the following infirmities?
A.  Withered Hand
B.  Leprosy
C.  Blindness
D.  All of the above.

19.  What is Jesus' response to, "Who is My mother and My brothers?"
A.  The Theotokos, James, Joses, and Simon
B.  Whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.
C.  My mother and brothers are not here.
D.  None of the above.

20.  The first parable in Mark's Gospel is _____.
A.  The Parable of the Mustard Seed
B.  The Parable of the Good Shepherd
C.  The Parable of the Sower
D.  The Parable of the Sheep and Goats

21.  Why did Jesus teach the multitude in parables?
A.  To keep secrets from nonbelievers.
B.  To be creative.
C.  All those who have ears to hear, let them hear.
D.  Jesus liked to make up stories.

22.  In the Parable of the Sower, what does the seed that is sown symbolize?
A.  The Word
B.  The need for precise farming
C.  Good ground
D.  The multitude

23.  In the Parable of the Sower, those sown on good ground _____.
A.  Hear the word
B.  Accept the word
C.  Bear fruit
D.  All of the above

24.  When the disciples awoke Jesus in the boat during the storm, how did Jesus respond?
A.  He prayed.
B.  He rebuked the disciples.
C.  He told the disciples to go to sleep.
D.  He calmed the storm.

25.  Where did the Gadarene demoniac dwell?
A.  Out side of the synagogue
B.  Among the tombs
C.  Near the Sea of Galilee
D.  In a cave

26.  When the Gadarene demoniac saw Jesus, he _____.
A.  He threw rocks.
B.  He ran away.
C.  He hid behind large stones.
D.  He ran and worshiped Him.

27.  Upon casting out the unclean spirits of the Gadarene demoniac, where did Jesus permit them to go?
A.  Into a large herd of swine
B.  Into a herd of sheep
C.  Into a herd of goats
D.  Into the mountain side

28.  Who touched Jesus' garment and was immediately healed?
A.  Jairus' daughter
B.  The paralytic
C.  A woman with a flow of blood
D.  The deaf man

29.  When Christ sent the disciples two by two, what was the only item they could take with them?
A.  A bag containing an extra tunic
B.  Bread
C.  A bag of coins
D.  A staff

30.  When the disciples set out on their mission, what did they do?
A.  They preached repentance.
B.  They healed the sick.
C.  They cast out demons.
D.  All of the above.

31.  True of False:  King Herod thought John the Baptist was a just and holy man.
A. True
B.  False

32.  Whose idea was it to ask King Herod for the head of John the Baptist?
A.  Herodias
B.  Herodias' daughter
C.  Herod himself
D.  Herod's guests

33.  Who asked King Herod for the head of John the Baptist?
A.  Herodias
B.  Herodias' daughter
C.  Herod himself
D.  Herod's guests

34.  How many loaves of bread and how many fish fed the multitude of 5000?
A. 3 loaves and 2 fish
B. 2 loaves and 3 fish
C. 5 loaves and 2 fish
D. 2 loaves and 5 fish

35.  How many baskets of fragments remained after feeding the multitude of 5000?
A. 7
B. 10
C. 12
D. 14

36.  When the disciples saw Jesus walking on water, how did they react?
A.  They thought He was a ghost and were troubled.
B.  They tried to row towards Him.
C.  They were relieved to see Him.
D.  None of the above.

37.  Who gave the prophecy: "This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.
A.  Moses
B.  Isaiah
C.  John the Baptist
D.  Daniel

38.  How many instances of feeding the multitudes can be found in Mark's Gospel?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

39.  How many loaves of bread fed the multitude of 4,000?
A. 2
B. 5
C. 6
D. 7

40.  How did the disciples respond to Jesus' question, "Who do men say that I am?"
A. "You are the Christ."
B. "You are John the Baptist."
C. "You are the Prophet Elijah."
D. "You are a prophet."
Bonus:  Name the disciple who said this: ___________________________

41.  "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his _____, and follow Me.
A. sacrifice
B. pallet
C. cross
D. belongings

42. Which of the disciples was not present when Jesus Transfigured?
A. Peter
B. Andrew
C. James
D. John

43. Which of these was not present during the Transfiguration?
A. Jesus
B. Moses
C. Isaiah
D. Elijah

44.  When the disciples asked Jesus why they were unable to cast out the deaf and dumb spirit from the boy, Jesus replied that, "This kind can come out by nothing but _____.
A. prayer and fasting
B. prayer and faith
C. prayer and almsgiving
D. fasting and faith

45.  True or False: The disciples understood Jesus' meaning behind His prophecies of His Passion.
A. True
B. False

46.  How many prophecies of Christ's Passion can be found in Mark's Gospel?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

47.  With each prophecy of His Passion, Jesus never discussed rising on the third day.
A. True
B. False

48.  What did the disciples dispute on the road to Capernaum, after hearing of the Kingdom?
A. When Jesus' Passion would take place
B. Who would be the one to betray Jesus
C. When Jesus would be betrayed
D. Who among themselves would be greatest

49.  What does Jesus say to do to your hand if it causes you to sin?
A. Wash it well.
B. Tie it behind your back.
C. Cut it off.
D. None of the above.

50.  The Pharisees often tried to trick Jesus with their questions.
A. True
B. False

51.  What does Jesus tell the rich man that he must do in order to inherit eternal life?
A. He must follow all the commandments.
B. He must sell all his possessions and give to the poor.
C. He must take up his cross and follow Jesus.
D. All of the above.

52:  How did the rich man respond to Jesus' answer for his salvation?
A. He immediately sold all he had.
B.  He followed Jesus after settling his estate.
C. He went away sorrowfully.
D.  He asked clarifying questions before making his decision.

53. "It is easier for a _____ to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God."
A. Thread
B. Camel
C. Goat
D. Swine

54.  Which of the disciples asked to sit on Jesus' right and left in His glory?
A. James and John
B. James and Andrew
C. Andrew and John
D. Andrew and Peter

55. Which of these is not a reason that the Son of Man came into the world?
A. To serve
B. To be served
C. To give His life as ransom for many
D. To save sinners

56.  What did Bartimaeus, the blind man, call out to Jesus?
A "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
B. "Jesus, restore my sight!"
C. "Master, heal me!"
D. He did not call out to Jesus.

57. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a _____.
A. Mare
B. Colt
C. Camel
D. He walked.

58. After turning over the tables of money changers and merchants, how did Jesus refer to their use of the temple?
A. My Father's House
B. A House of Prayer
C. A Den of Thieves
D. None of the above.

59. What happened to the fruitless fig tree?
A. It dried and withered.
B. It grew new leaves.
C. It bore fruit.
D. It remained the same.

60.  How did Jesus respond to the chief priests, scribes, and elders' question, "By what authority are You doing these things?"
A. He told them of His source of authority.
B. He remained silent.
C. He challenged them with a question of His own.
D. None of the above.

61.  In the Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers, the vinedressers killed the owner's son.
A. True
B. False

62. To whom did Jesus direct the meaning of the Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers:
A. The multitude
B. The disciples
C. The chief priests, elders, and the scribes
D. The vinedressers

63.  When Jesus said, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's," the Pharisees ______.
A. Marveled.
B. Continued with their questions.
C. Arrested Jesus.
D. Became followers of Christ.

64.  The scribe who asked Jesus about the first commandment agreed and was satisfied with Jesus' answer.
A. True
B. False

65. What did Jesus observe the poor widow doing?
A. She donated half of her possessions to the temple treasury.
B. She gave all she had to the temple treasury.
C. She was asking for help.
D. She was listening to Jesus' teachings.

66.  What events did Jesus describe as the beginnings of sorrows?
A. Nation will rise against nation.
B. There will be earthquakes, famines, and troubles.
C. There will be wars and rumors of wars.
D.  All of the above.

67.  How did Jesus say the Son of Man will return?
A.  No one will know the day or the hour.
B.  The Son of Man will be born in humble dwellings.
C.  The Son of Man will be seen coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
D.  None of the above.

68.  To what parable did Jesus compare the Second Coming?
A. The Parable of the Fig Tree
B.  The Parable of the Mustard Seed
C.  The Parable of the Sower
D.  The Parable of the Prodigal Son

69.  The chief priests and scribes arrested Jesus during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
A. True
B. False

70. When the woman anointed Jesus with oil, how did He explain her good works to the disciples?
A. She anointed His body for burial.
B. She anointed with excess oil from the Passover.
C. She anointed out of dutiful devotion.
D. She anointed knowing He would be tired after a long journey.

71. The chief priests approached Judas Iscariot about betraying Jesus.
A. True
B. False

72. Jesus told His disciples to go to the city to prepare the Passover meal.  They would meet a man carrying a _____, and they would follow him to a house with a prepared room.
A. Lamb
B. Basket with breads
C. Flask of oil
D. Pitcher of water

73.  What action did Jesus say would reveal His betrayer at the Last Supper?
A. One who eats with Him.
B. One who shares a cup with Him.
C.  One who passes the dish to Him.
D. One who dips in the dish with Him.

74. Where did Jesus and the disciples go after the Last Supper?
A. To the Mount of Olives
B. To Mount Sanai
C. To Mount Zion
D. To Mount Tabor

75. Who denied Jesus three times?
A. Peter
B. James
C. John
D. Andrew

76. As Jesus prayed at Gethsemane, what did he return to find the disciples doing?
A. Casting lots
B. Praying
C. Sleeping
D. Hiding

77.  How did Judas tell the chief priests and scribes that he would signify who Jesus was, so they could arrest Him?
A. He would call Him "Rabbi."
B.  He would kiss Him.
C.  He would embrace Him.
D.  He would shake His hand.

78.  After being arrested, Jesus was taken before the chief priests, who sought testimony against Him to put Him to death.  They found none because so many lied and their stories did not agree.
A. True
B. False

79. How did Jesus respond to His accusers while they offered their false testimonies?
A. He corrected their stories with the truth.
B.  He encouraged them to be truthful.
C.  He remained silent.
D.  None of the above.

80.  When the high priest asked Jesus, "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"  How did Jesus respond?
A. He remained silent.
B.  He said, "I am."
C. He spoke to them in parables.
D. He said, "It is as you say."

81. Who was the first to recognize Peter as a disciple in the courtyard?
A. Those standing near the fire
B. The chief priest
C. The inn keeper
D.  A servant girl

82. Pilate knew that the chief priests handed Jesus over to him because of _____.
A. Spite
B. Frustration
C. Envy
D. Ignorance

83. Why did Pilate release Barabbas to the crowd?
A. Pilate wanted to gratify them.
B. Pilate did not want the crowd to be angry at him.
C. Pilate thought Jesus was guilty.
D. Barabbas had served his sentence.

84. After Jesus was scourged, the soldiers led Him to _____.
A. Praetorium
B. Golgatha
C. Place of a Skull
D. Pilate

85. The soldiers leading Jesus _____.
A. Clothed Him in purple
B. Struck Him with a reed
C. Mocked Him
D. All of the above

86.  The soldiers enlisted _____ to carry Jesus' cross.
A. Alexander
B. Rufus
C. Simon
D. Peter

87.  Jesus was crucified at the _____ hour.
A. First
B. Third
C. NinthD. Twelfth

88. The inscription of Jesus' accusation was _____.
A. Blasphemy
B. Perjury
C. The King of the Jews
D. The King of Israel

89.  When Jesus cried out, "My God, My God, why have Your forsaken Me?" bystanders thought He was calling to _____.
A. God the Father
B. Elijah
C. Moses
D. Isaiah

90. When Jesus breathed His last, the _____ said, "Truly this Man was the Son of God!"
A. Centurion
B. Chief priest
C. Disciples
D. Crowd

91. _____ asked Pilate for the body of Jesus.
A. Mary Magdalene
B. James
C. Joseph of Arimathea
D. John

92.  Who discovered that the stone was rolled away from Jesus' tomb?
A. Mary Magdalene
B. Mary the mother of James
C. Salome
D. All of the above

93.  The Risen Christ appeared first to _____.
A. Mary Magdalene
B. Mary the mother of James
C. Salome
D. All of the above

94.  The young man clothed in a long white robe in Jesus' tomb told the women that Jesus would meet them in _____.
A. Nazareth
B. Galilee
C. Jerusalem
D. Bethlehem

95.  When they were told that Jesus was alive, the disciples believed and rejoiced.
A. True
B. False

96.  What is Christ's Great Commission?
A. To prove to the nations that He rose from the dead
B. To sit at His Father's right hand
C. To go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature
D. None of the above

97.  After Christ ascended into Heaven, the disciples _____.
A. Went home to rest
B. Returned to their previous trades
C. Went into hiding
D. Went and preached everywhere