How Much Do You Remember About the Life of Moses?


By: Annette

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About This Quiz

He's the stuff of Biblical legend, but you're going to need to part the dusty Red Sea of your mind in order to beat this quiz!

Moses' story takes up a lot of real estate in the Bible, and for good reason. He was the deliverer of the Israelites and a humble, courageous man that changed the course of history for the Hebrews. We all know Moses in the form of Charlton Heston. How can anyone actually get that out of their mind? And in all truth, why would they want to?

In this quiz, we're going to go behind the stereotypical exterior and explore the facts about Moses' life. The twists and turns of his story are so amazing that only God Himself could have led and created a life so remarkable. We find inspiration not only in Moses' intrepid nature, but also in how human he was. Moses was overwhelmed that God had given him such a large task, but in the end, he embraced what the Lord asked him to do. We can all learn from that.

So put on your cloak and sandals, because we're taking a warm, arid trip to Egypt. There, down by the Nile, where the air is more cool, we'll spot little baby Moses, hidden amidst the branches, about to take one of the most remarkable journeys in human history. And if we don't find the little baby Moses there, then we can just assume that we got carried away. Things are about to get Biblical up in here.

What does Moses' name mean?

Moses' name means "draw out." Moses was drawn out of the water, after all.


Moses' story takes up how much of the Bible?

It doesn't seem like much, but it's a huge deal when one character takes up one-seventh of the Bible. Yet, he is one of the most important figures in Christian history.


Where was Moses born?

Moses was born in Egypt, of course. As a baby, he had quite the experience down by the Nile.


Moses was the _____ of three children.

Moses was the youngest of three children. He had one brother, who was named Aaron.


Moses' mother concealed him for what reason?

Moses' mother concealed him in a basket by the river because the Pharaoh decreed that all male Hebrew children would be killed. He was concealed in the bulrushes by the riverbank.


Who adopted Moses?

Moses was discovered by Pharaoh's daughter, and she adopted him. This is ironic, considering the Pharaoh's decree.


Who did Moses slay?

Moses was 40 years old when he slew the Egyptian. The man was beating a Hebrew slave, and Moses wouldn't stand for it.


Who did Moses marry?

Moses was married to Zipporah, who was the daughter of Jethro. He would go on to have two sons.


Moses was the only man in the Bible to have God as his _______.

Moses was the only man in the Bible to have God as his undertaker. You can check out Deuteronomy 34:5-6 for more on that.


Moses lived to what age?

Moses lived to the ripe old age of 120. That would be from 1526 to 1406 B.C.


The first 40 years of Moses' life were spent in what country?

The first 40 years of Moses' life were spent in Egypt. That would be from 1526 to 1486 B.C.


Where did Moses spend the second 40 years of his life?

Moses would go on to spend the next 40 years of his life in Midian. It was in the northwest Arabian Peninsula, on the east shore of the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea.


Complete the Biblical quote: “So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of _____, according to the word of the LORD. And He buried him in a valley in the land of _____."

“So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab."


Moses led the children of _____ through the wilderness.

Moses led the children of Israel through the wildness from 1446 to 1406 B.C. This would be the final 40 years of his life.


How many books in the Bible were written by Moses?

Moses wrote five books in the Bible, and also the 90th Psalm. The Five Books of Moses include Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.


Which of these was a parent to Moses?

Amran was Moses' father, and Jochebed was his mother. Moses was the grandson of Kohath and great-grandson of Levi.


Which of these was one of Moses' sons?

Gershom was one of Moses' sons. The other was named Eliezer.


In the Egyptian Royal House, Moses was trained in ______.

Moses had the great fortune to receive an education in the Egyptian Royal House. He was trained in both military tactics and government.


By his own admission, Moses was "slow of ______."

By his own admission, Moses was "slow of speech." This leads scholars to believe that he may have had a stutter.


Where did Moses encounter the burning bush?

Mount Sinai was where Moses encountered the burning bush. It is later where the Israelites would receive the covenant.


Moses returned to Egypt as God's ______.

Moses returned to Egypt as God's messenger. He was 80 years old when he was the leader of the Israelites.


What happened after Moses and the Israelites crossed the Red Sea?

After Moses parted the Red Sea, he and the Israelites crossed. The Egyptian army, which was following the Israelites, drowned when the sea returned to its normal state.


Moses parted which sea?

Moses famously parted the Red Sea and led the Israelites through it. Once they crossed, their thoughts turned to hunger and all the wonderful food that they left behind in Egypt.


What is the Blessing of Moses?

The Blessing of Moses is a prophetic poem found in Deuteronomy. It is presented as a blessing of the Tribes of Israel by Moses.


God buried Moses in a location which is _____.

God buried Moses in a location that is hidden from everybody. The tombs of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob’s are known, but Moses’ tomb is still unknown.


As per Bible records, Moses was ______ when he died.

As per Bible records, Moses was quite healthy when he died. His sight was clear and his stature was still strong.


History credits Moses with establishing which system for Israel?

Not only did Moses deliver the Israelites from slavery, he also established Israel's judicial and religious systems. He had a background in law from his early days in Egypt.


True or False: Moses was set afloat down the Nile as a baby.

It's absolutely true that Moses was set afloat down the Nile as a baby. Be sure to check out Exodus 2:3 for more on that.


After marrying his wife, Moses became _______.

After fleeing to the desert, Moses married Zipporah and became a shepherd. Her father, Jethro, was a shepherd as well.


These words of Moses, "O Lord, I'm not very good with words. I never have been, and I'm not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled,” appear in which book of the Bible?

Here is another example of why scholars believe that Moses stuttered! You'll find it in Exodus 4:10.


Moses insisted to God that he _____ lead the Israelites.

Moses was quite insistent to God that he could not be spokesperson for the Israelites. Apparently, Moses didn't realize that God was the LAST person he should make excuses to.


What creature did Moses use to demonstrate God's power?

On three occasions, Moses used snakes to demonstrate God's power. The first occurrence, God turned Moses' rod into a snake. This is from Exodus 4:3.


What disease did God cure Moses of almost instantly?

God cured Moses of leprosy almost immediately. And thank the Lord for that, because Moses didn't have health insurance.


When was Moses reunited with his wife and sons?

After the exodus from Egypt, Moses was finally reunited with his wife and sons. This took place in Exodus 18:7.


Who wrote the Ten Commandments?

We all need to keep in mind that it was God that wrote the Ten Commandments. “The LORD said to Moses, ‘Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and commands I have written for their instruction’” (Ex. 24:12).


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