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Bible quiz - questions on books of Nehemiah

1. How did Nehemiah hear about the condition of the wall of Jerusalem and its gates? (1:1-3)
2. What did Nehemiah do when he heard about the remnant that survived the exile and about the condition
of Jerusalem? (1:4)
3. What was Nehemiahs position for the king? (1:11)
4. What did King Artaxerxes perceive about Nehemiah? (2:1-3)
5. If it please the king, and if your servant have found favor in your sight, that you would send me to
Judah, to the city of my fathers' sepulchers, that I may ___________it. (2:4-5)
6. When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them
exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the ____________ the children of Israel. (2:10)
7. What did Tobiah say would break down their stone wall? (4:1-3)
8. With what attitude did the builders of the wall work? (4:4-6)
9. What handicap did many of the workers have? (4:16-17)
10. How would the rest know if an attack took place at another section? (4:19-20)
11. How often did the men change their clothes? (4:21-23)
12. What did Nehemiah cause to stop after hearing the cry of the poor? (5:1-10)
13. I am doing _____________work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave
it, and come down to you? (6:3-4)
14. How long did it take to complete the walls? (6:15-16)
15. Approximately how many people returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel? (7:6-7,66-67)
16. Who read aloud the book of the law of Moses from morning until noon? (8:1-3)
17. What was their strength? (8:9-12)
18. And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the LORD their God one fourth part
of the day; and another fourth part they _________, and worshipped the LORD their God (9:3)
19. What did they promise not to do on the Sabbath? (10:31)
20. What did they promise to bring to the priests and the Levites? (10:35-39)
21. At the dedication of the wall where was the sound of rejoicing heard? (12:43)
22. What did Nehemiah do when he heard that Eliashib the priest provided a great chamber in the courts of
the house of God for Tobiah? (13:4-9)?
23. What did Nehemiah do to the son-in-law of Sanballat? (13:28)

Nehemiah Chapter 1

1) When did the events of this passage take place in verse one of this book? (Nehemiah 1:1)

2) Why did Nehemiah question his brother in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 1:1-2)

3) What report did Hanani and his men give to Nehemiah in verse three? (Nehemiah 1:3)

4) How did Nehemiah react to the news about Jerusalem and the exiles in verse four? (Nehemiah 1:4)

5) How did Nehemiah describe God in his prayer in verse five of this book? (Nehemiah 1:5)

6) According to Nehemiah, with whom does God keep His covenant of love in verse five? (Nehemiah 1:5)

7) What made Nehemiah more aware of his own sinfulness in these verses? (Nehemiah 1:5-6)

8) What is the major theme of Nehemiahs prayer in these verses? (Nehemiah 1:5-11)

9) Whose behalf did Nehemiah pray and fast for in verse six of this book? (Nehemiah 1:6)
10) What sins were the Israelites guilty of in verse seven of this book? (Nehemiah 1:7)

11) What instruction did the Lord give to Moses in verse eight of this book? (Nehemiah 1:8)

12) What promise of the Lord could the Israelites claim, according to Nehemiah in verse nine?
(Nehemiah 1:9)

13) How did Nehemiah describe the people of Israel in his prayer in verse ten? (Nehemiah 1:10)

14) What specific request did Nehemiah ask God to grant him in verse eleven? (Nehemiah 1:11)

Nehemiah Chapter 2

1) Why was Nehemiah able to meet with the king in verse one of this book? (Nehemiah 2:1)

2) How had Nehemiah acted in the kings presence in the past in verse one? (Nehemiah 2:1)

3) How did Nehemiahs behavior present an opportunity for him in verse one? (Nehemiah 2:1)

4) What did the king ask Nehemiah in verse two of this book? (Nehemiah 2:2)

5) What did the king assume about Nehemiahs demeanor in verse two of this book? (Nehemiah 2:2)

6) What did Nehemiah have to overcome to give the king an honest answer? (Nehemiah 2:2-3)

7) How did Nehemiah describe his problem to the king in verse three of this book? (Nehemiah 2:3)

8) What did Nehemiah do before he told the king what he wanted in verse four? (Nehemiah 2:4)

9) What did Nehemiah ask of the king in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 2:5-7)

10) Why did Nehemiah ask that letters be sent to the governors of Trans-Euphrates? (Nehemiah 2:7)

11) How did Nehemiah explain the generosity of the king in verse eight? (Nehemiah 2:8)

12) Who was disturbed by Nehemiahs actions and why in verse ten of this book? (Nehemiah 2:10)

13) What did Nehemiah do when he first arrived in Jerusalem in these verses? (Nehemiah 2:11-12)

14) What strategy did Nehemiah use in surveying the state of the city in these verses of this book?
(Nehemiah 2:11-16)

15) How did Nehemiah prepare himself to present his plan to the Jews in these verses? (Nehemiah 2:11-
16)

16) From where did Nehemiah receive his motivation to rebuild Jerusalem? (Nehemiah 2:12)

17) What did Nehemiah find in his inspection of the city in verse thirteen? (Nehemiah 2:13)

18) Why were the officials unaware of Nehemiahs plan in verse sixteen? (Nehemiah 2:16)

19) Why did Nehemiah say that the Israelites were in disgrace in verse seventeen? (Nehemiah 2:17)

20) How did Nehemiah motivate the Israelites to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in these verses?
(Nehemiah 2:17-18)
21) How did the Jews respond to Nehemiah in verse eighteen of this book? (Nehemiah 2:18)

22) What encouragement did Nehemiah offer those people who may have initially doubted his plan?
(Nehemiah 2:18)

23) Why did Nehemiah experience opposition to the work of rebuilding Jerusalem in verse nineteen?
(Nehemiah 2:19)

24) How did Nehemiah respond to his critics in verse twenty of this book? (Nehemiah 2:20)

25) Whom did Nehemiah credit for the Israelites expected success in verse twenty? (Nehemiah 2:20)

Nehemiah Chapter 3

1) How did the priests set the example for all the Israelites in verse one of this book? (Nehemiah 3:1)

2) What did the priests do when they had completed sections of the walls and gates of Jerusalem?
(Nehemiah 3:1)

3) What project was the Israelites working on in verse one of this book? (Nehemiah 3:1)

4) What does the priests dedication of their work reveal about their motivation? (Nehemiah 3:1)

5) What kinds of people were involved in rebuilding Jerusalem in these verses? (Nehemiah 3:1-32)

6) What does the wide spectrum of people involved reveal about the Israelites commitment to this
project? (Nehemiah 3:1-32)

7) Keeping in mind the practical reason for the restoration of the city, why was most of the rebuilding
focused on the gates? (Nehemiah 3:1-32)

8) What criticism was leveled at the men of Tekoites in verse five of this book? (Nehemiah 3:5)

9) Why did the common people of Tekoites have to do double-duty work in rebuilding the walls of the city?
(Nehemiah 3:5), (Nehemiah 3:27)

10) How did the Israelites decide who would rebuild what in these verses of these books? (Nehemiah
3:10), (Nehemiah 3:28-30)

Nehemiah Chapter 4

1. Why did Sanballat become angry with the Jews in verse one of this book? (Nehemiah 4:1)

2) How did Sanballat treat the Jews in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 4:1-2)

3) What did Sanballat and Tobiah do to discourage the Jews from rebuilding the city walls? (Nehemiah
4:1-3)

4) What role did Nehemiah play in these events in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 4:1-23)

5) How did Nehemiah respond to the taunts of his enemies in these verses? (Nehemiah 4:4-5)

6) According to Nehemiah, why were the Jews so successful in their work in verse six? (Nehemiah 4:6)
7) In what specific ways did Nehemiah and the Israelites show commitment to this project? (Nehemiah
4:6-23)

8) What did Israels enemies do when they heard of Israels success in rebuilding Jerusalems walls?
(Nehemiah 4:7-8)

9) How did Nehemiah and the Jews respond to the evil plotting of their enemies? (Nehemiah 4:9)

10) What did Nehemiah do to encourage the Israelites and protect them from their enemies? (Nehemiah
4:10-14)

11) How were the Jews able to return to their work of rebuilding the city walls? (Nehemiah 4:15)

12) Who frustrated the plotting of Israels enemies in verse fifteen of this book? (Nehemiah 4:15)

13) What sacrifices did the people have to make because of the threats of their enemies? (Nehemiah
4:16-18)

Nehemiah Chapter 5

1) What is the conflict between some of the Jews at the beginning of this story in these verses?
(Nehemiah 5:1-5)

2) What caused the Israelites problems in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 5:3-5)

3) How did Nehemiah react to the Israelites complaints in verse six of this book? (Nehemiah 5:6)

4) What did Nehemiah do before he took any action in verse seven of this book? (Nehemiah 5:7)

5) What accusations did Nehemiah make against the officials in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah
5:7-11)

6) What action did Nehemiah take on behalf of the Israelites in these verses? (Nehemiah 5:7-18)

7) How did the officials respond to Nehemiahs accusations and why in these verses? (Nehemiah 5:8-12)

8) Why were the actions of the officials wrong in verse nine of this book? (Nehemiah 5:9)

9) How did Nehemiah insure that the officials would keep their promise in these verses? (Nehemiah
5:12-13)

10) What ways was Nehemiah different from other officials in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah
5:14-18)

11) What prevented Nehemiah from acting the same way the other officials did? (Nehemiah 5:15)

12) What did Nehemiah want in return for his generosity to the Israelites in verse nineteen? (Nehemiah
5:19)

Nehemiah Chapter 6

1) What prompted Sanballat and his associates to send Nehemiah a message in verse one? (Nehemiah
6:1)
2) What motivated Sanballat and his associates to summon Nehemiah in these verses? (Nehemiah 6:1-
2)

3) What did Sanballat ask of Nehemiah in verse two of this book? (Nehemiah 6:2)

4) How did Nehemiah respond to Sanballats invitation in verse three of this book? (Nehemiah 6:3)

5) What reason did Nehemiah give for why he could not meet with Sanballat in verse six? (Nehemiah
6:3)

6) What was different about the fifth time Sanballat sent the message to Nehemiah in these verses?
(Nehemiah 6:5-7)

7) How did Nehemiah respond to Sanballats accusations in verse eight of this book? (Nehemiah 6:8)

8) What did Nehemiahs opponents assume would be the result of their threats? (Nehemiah 6:9)

9) From where did Nehemiah receive his strength to continue the work in verse nine? (Nehemiah 6:9)

10) What advice did Shemaiah give to Nehemiah in verse ten of this book? (Nehemiah 6:10)

11) What did Nehemiah think of Shemaiahs advice in verse eleven of this book? (Nehemiah 6:11)

12) What insight did the Lord give to Nehemiah regarding Shemaiahs advice? (Nehemiah 6:12)

13) What caused Shemaiah to prophesy against Nehemiah in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah
6:12-13)

14) Why didnt Nehemiah back down as his opponents wanted in these verses? (Nehemiah 6:12-13)

15) Toward what goal were Nehemiahs enemies working in verse thirteen of this book? (Nehemiah
6:13)

16) Why did Nehemiah pray in verse fourteen of this book? (Nehemiah 6:14)

17) How did the Israelites enemies react to the news that the walls of Jerusalem had been rebuilt?
(Nehemiah 6:15-16)

18) Why did the nations surrounding Israel lose their self-confidence? (Nehemiah 6:16)

19) Who was given credit for Israels success, even by their enemies in verse sixteen? (Nehemiah 6:16)

20) Why was it necessary for guards to be posted around the walls of Jerusalem in verse seventeen?
(Nehemiah 6:17)

21) Why did Tobiah continue to send letters to Nehemiah in verse nineteen of this book? (Nehemiah
6:19)

Nehemiah Chapter 7

1) What happened after the walls of Jerusalem had been completed in these verses? (Nehemiah 7:1-2)

2) How did Nehemiah choose the men to put in charge over Jerusalem in verse two? (Nehemiah 7:2)

3) How is Hananiah described in verse two of this book? (Nehemiah 7:2)


4) What extra precaution did Nehemiah take to insure the safety of the city in these verses? (Nehemiah
7:2-3)

5) What specific instructions did Nehemiah give to the men in charge of Jerusalem in verse three?
(Nehemiah 7:3)

6) How is the city of Jerusalem described in verse four of this book? (Nehemiah 7:4)

7) Why was it important for the people to prove they were Israelites? (Nehemiah 7:4-73)

8) What motivated Nehemiah to organize the genealogical record of the Israelites in verse five?
(Nehemiah 7:5)

9) What happened to some of the priests who could not find their family records and why? (Nehemiah
7:64-65)

Nehemiah Chapter 8

1) At what point in Israels history does this story take place in verse one? (Nehemiah 8:1)

2) Why did the people of Israel assemble at the Water Gate in verse one of this book? (Nehemiah 8:1)

3) What did the people want Ezra to read in verse one of this book? (Nehemiah 8:1)

4) Who was included in the assembly at the Water Gate in verse two of this book? (Nehemiah 8:2)

5) What attitude did the people of Israel have toward the Book of the Law in these verses? (Nehemiah
8:3-9), (Nehemiah 8:17)

6) What did the people do when Ezra opened the Book of the Law in verse five? (Nehemiah 8:5)

7) What specific steps did Ezra and the other leaders take to make this event practical for everyone?
(Nehemiah 8:5-8)

8) How did Ezra and the people of Israel respond to the reading of the Law in verse six? (Nehemiah 8:6)

9) Why did the leaders declare the day sacred in verse nine of this book? (Nehemiah 8:9)

10) Why were the people of Israel weeping in verse nine of this book? (Nehemiah 8:9)

11) What words of encouragement did Nehemiah offer the people of Israel in verse ten? (Nehemiah
8:10)

12) How had the events of this day changed the lives of the people of Israel in verse twelve? (Nehemiah
8:12)

13) Why did the leaders of Israel gather on the second day of the month in verse thirteen? (Nehemiah
8:13)

14) What specific instructions did the leaders glean from the Book of the Law in these verses? (Nehemiah
8:14-15)

15) How did the people react to the newly discovered instructions in verse sixteen? (Nehemiah 8:16)

Nehemiah Chapter 9
1) Why did the Israelites gather together at this time in verse one of this book? (Nehemiah 9:1)

2) How did the Israelites demonstrate their spirit of repentance in verse one? (Nehemiah 9:1)

3) What specific steps did the people take to restore their relationship with the Lord? (Nehemiah 9:1-3)

4) What role did the Levites play in this event in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 9:4-5)

5) What instructions did the Levites offer the people in verse five of this book? (Nehemiah 9:5)

6) Why did the Levites offer praise to God in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 9:5-15)

7) What were some of the ways God provided for and protected the people of Israel? (Nehemiah 9:5-15)

8) On what accomplishments of the Lord did the people focus in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah
9:6-15)

9) What reason did the Levites give to explain why God made a covenant with Abraham? (Nehemiah
9:8)

10) According to the Levites, why did the Lord keep His promises in verse eight? (Nehemiah 9:8)

11) How did the people of Israel view Gods laws in verse thirteen of this book? (Nehemiah 9:13)

12) What mistake did Israels forefathers make in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 9:16-17)

13) How did God demonstrate His love for the people of Israel in these verses? (Nehemiah 9:17-25)

14) How did the Lord reveal His will to the nation of Israel in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 9:20-
30)

15) Why did the Lord allow Israel to be oppressed by their enemies in these verses? (Nehemiah 9:26-
27)

16) What request did the Levites present to the Lord in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 9:32-36)

17) Why did the people of Israel want to make a binding agreement in verse thirty-eight? (Nehemiah
9:38)

Nehemiah Chapter 10

1) Why did the people separate themselves from their neighbors in this verse? (Nehemiah 10:28)

2) With what general oath did the people bind themselves in verse twenty-nine? (Nehemiah 10:29)

3) What were the specifics of the oath between God and the people of Israel in these verses? (Nehemiah
10:30-39)

4) How did the people plan to keep the Sabbath holy in verse thirty-one of this book? (Nehemiah 10:31)

5) What offerings did the people promise to give to the Lord in these verses? (Nehemiah 10:32-33)

6) Why was it necessary to cast lots in verse thirty-four of this book? (Nehemiah 10:34)
7) What responsibility did the people take on to insure that the temple was run properly? (Nehemiah
10:34-39)

8) Why was it necessary for the people to bring offerings to the temple in these verses? (Nehemiah
10:34-39)

9) In what ways did the people promise to care for the priests and the temple? (Nehemiah 10:34-39)

10) What was significant about the peoples offering that demonstrated their commitment to the Lord and
their respect for the temple? (Nehemiah 10:36-38)

11) How did the people decide what they should tithe in verse thirty-seven? (Nehemiah 10:37)

Nehemiah Chapter 11

1) How did the Jews in chapter eleven decide on who would live in Jerusalem? (Nehemiah 11:1)

2) What reasons do you think the people might have to not want to live in Jerusalem? (Nehemiah 11:2-
3)

3) What reasons can you think of for these five groups of people to live in Jerusalem? (Nehemiah 11:3)

4) How many sons of Perez dwelt in Jerusalem, according to verse six of this book? (Nehemiah 11:6)

5) According to verse sixteen, who had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God?
(Nehemiah 11:16)

Nehemiah Chapter 12

1) Name all of the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel to dedication of the walls.
(Nehemiah 12:1-7)

2) How was the wall dedicated in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 12:27-30)

3)) Why were the Levites sought out and brought to Jerusalem in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah
12:27-30)

4) How did Israel celebrate the completion of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem? (Nehemiah
12:27-47)

5) How did the people demonstrate their thankfulness to God for His goodness in these verses?
(Nehemiah 12:43-47)

6) How long did this reformation last in verse forty-seven? (Nehemiah 12:47)

Nehemiah Chapter 13

1) What did the Israelites discover when they read the Book of Moses at the celebration? (Nehemiah
13:1-2)

2) What did the people do in response to what they discovered in the Book of Moses in verse three?
(Nehemiah 13:3)

3) What evil deed had Eliashib the priest done in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 13:4-5)
4) How did Nehemiah react to Eliashibs sin in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 13:7-9)

5) What had forced the Levites to return to their own fields? (Nehemiah 13:10)

6) Why did Nehemiah rebuke the officials in verse eleven of this book? (Nehemiah 13:11)

7) How did Nehemiah choose the men to put in charge of the store rooms in verse thirteen? (Nehemiah
13:13)

8) What request did Nehemiah ask of the Lord for his diligence in keeping Israel accountable? (Nehemiah
13:14-22)

9) What sins were the people of Israel guilty of in these verses of this book? (Nehemiah 13:15-16 and
23-24)

10) What action did Nehemiah take to insure Israel kept the Sabbath holy in these verses? (Nehemiah
13:19-22)

11) How did Nehemiah react to Israels sin of intermarriage with foreigners? (Nehemiah 13:23-27)