Quiz: The Rapture Quiz
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The Rapture Quiz
By: Deborah Beckwin
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About This Quiz

Predicting when the world will end is something that humans have been doing at least since the Common Era (or AD). And these predictions had major consequences.

As far as we know, within the first millennium,  it seemed that people mainly of Judaic or Christian backgrounds had these apocalyptic predictions. There were also mathematicians, astrologers, astronomers, and others who made end-time predictions. 

Some of these predictions have caused riots, people fleeing their homes, people taking suicide pacts, and a mass pilgrimage to Jerusalem. 

A few of these predictions were based off of current events, such as the Black Death in Europe during the 14th century and the bubonic plague which killed 100,000 Londoners in 1666. New England's Dark Day on May 19, 1790 was felt to be the end of the world because it was dark during the day. But that was caused by smog and cloud cover.

But the Rapture doctrine is not necessarily about death and destruction. It is unique because of its sudden nature, where millions of people vanish off the face of the Earth--but they don't die. They're taken up to Heaven. 

This Christian doctrine sprung up in the mid-19th century and has become more widely believed by Americans. This event has been sung about, preached about, and has been portrayed in TV series, movies and books.

So let's see if you'll be caught up in this quiz about the Rapture or if you'll be left behind. Good luck!


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Who popularized the doctrine of the Rapture?
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Who was the 15-year-old Scottish girl whose vision likely helped to popularize the Rapture in Europe?
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When was John Darby's theory on the Rapture first created?
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Published in 1909, this Bible was influenced by John Darby and helped to promote the Rapture?
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What Bible verses are typically pointed to as the main description and prediction of the Rapture?
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Who predicted Jesus' return would be 500 AD?
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Who predicted the second coming of Christ would be in 500 AD and then revised his prediction to 800 AD?
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What co-founder of the Methodist denomination thought the Millennium would begin in 1836?
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What is the date of the failed prediction of Christ's return, dubbed the "Great Disappointment"?
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Who believed that the Rapture would happen in 1878, four years after Christ's secret return?
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Who predicted the Rapture would happen four different times?
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Who wrote the book "88 Reasons Why The Rapture Will Be in 1988"?
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Who wrote the book "1994?" and gave various other predictions about Christ's return?
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What famous physicist predicted that the end of the world would be in 2000?
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Which pastor wrote the book,"The End: Why Jesus Could Return by A.D. 2000"?
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Who founded the ​Church of God, Preparing for the Kingdom of God and provided three occasions of when Jesus would return?
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What televangelist cited Mayan prophecy for his prediction Christ's return in 2012?
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Who conceptualized the Blood Moon Prophecy?
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What branch of Christian theology studies concepts such as the Rapture, heaven, and hell?
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Some evangelical Christians view what teaching from Jesus as a prophecy of the end times?
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What doctrine states that Jesus will return before the millennium, the peaceful period lasting exactly 1,000 years on Earth?
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Which doctrinal perspective puts the Rapture occurring after the millennium?
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Which perspective has the Rapture happening on the Day of Judgment and also believes the millennium is more symbolic than literal?
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Which perspective of the end times puts the Rapture occurring before the Great Tribulation?
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What viewpoint has the Rapture occurring at the end of the Great Tribulation but before the Day of the Lord?
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Who co-authored the popular "Left Behind" book series?
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Published in 1970, what book examined biblical prophecies with current events?
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Who created the "Thief in the Night" film series of the 1970s and 1980s?
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Who sang the Rapture-inspired song which was featured in "A Thief in the Night," 'I Wish We'd All Been Ready'?
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What 1981 movie focuses on living in a cashless society and people having to accept a mark?
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What 1991 film starring Mimi Rogers told the story of a woman and her experience with Christianity and the Rapture?
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Which 2001 film stars Corbin Bernsen and Mr. T, where a lawyer puts God on trial?
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Based on a novel, which HBO show explored a Rapture-like event and the aftermath?
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