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Quiz

 

Tomorrow is the International Day of the Bible, when people around the world are encouraged to read the best-selling book of all time. Today I offer a humorous and instructive quiz to test your biblical knowledge. Match each biblical personage with his or her appropriate theme song.

Examples: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego’s song would be “Great Balls of Fire!” while Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar’s would be “Cold Comfort.” Answers follow.

1 Absalom “Blinded by the Light”
2 Adam and Eve “Coat of Many Colors”
3 Cain “Crying Over You”
4 Daniel “Do It Now, Do It Good”
5 David “Hair”
6 Esther “I Could Have Danced All Night”
7 The Good Samaritan “I Feel Pretty”
8 Jezebel “I Got You Babe”
9 Job “I’m Sorry” “I’m Sorry”
10 John the Baptist “The Lady is a Tramp”
11 Jonah “Let’s Hear It for the Boy”
12 Joseph “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
13 Lazarus “Losing My Head Over You”
14 The Magi “Psycho Killer”
15 Mary Magdalene “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”
16 Methuselah “Rebel, Rebel”
17 Moses “Starry Starry Night”
18 Noah “Stayin’ Alive”
19 Paul “The Second Time Around”
20 Peter “Shadow of a Doubt”
21 Pharaoh’s Daughter “Strangers in Paradise”
22 Salome “The Wanderer”
23 Samson “Why Is Everybody Always Picking on Me?”
24 Thomas “A Whale of a Tale”

 

Answers

  1. Absalom: “Rebel, Rebel” 2. Adam and Eve: “Strangers in Paradise” 3. Cain: “Psycho Killer” 4. Daniel: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” 5. David: “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” 6. Esther: “I Feel Pretty” 7. The Good Samaritan: “Do It Now, Do It Good” 8. Jezebel: “The Lady is a Tramp” 9. Job: “Why Is Everybody Always Picking on Me?” 10. John the Baptist: “Losing My Head over You” 11. Jonah: “A Whale of a Tale” 12. Joseph: “Coat of Many Colors” 13. Lazarus: “The Second Time Around” 14. The Magi: “Starry Starry Night” 15. Mary Magdalene: “Crying Over You” 16. Methuselah: “Stayin’ Alive” 17. Moses: “The Wanderer” 18. Noah: “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” 19. Paul: “Blinded by the Light” 20. Peter: “I’m Sorry” 21. Pharaoh’s Daughter: “I Got You Babe” 22. Salome: “I Could Have Danced All Night” 23. Samson: “Hair” 24. Thomas: “Shadow of a Doubt”