Job Quiz


  1. Explain why Job's troubles began.

  2. What was Job's response to this first series of calamities?

  3. Why was Job afflicted with painful sores or boils?

  4. What did Job's wife advise him to do?
    "_____ God and die."

  5. Because of her advice, Job calls his wife a _____ woman.

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    (If you give up, see Job 2:10.)

  6. Who was not one of Job's three friends who came to comfort him?

  7. How did Job's three friends view his suffering?

  8. How did Job describe his three friends?

  9. Two passages in Job strongly indicate that he believed in the resurrection of the dead. What are they?

  10. Among Job's answers to his friends is one of the great examples of sarcasm in the Bible. What is Job's sarcastic remark?

  11. Why did Job's three friends stop arguing with him?

    They became convinced Job was right.
    Job became convinced they were right.
    They saw that Job was righteous in his own eyes.
    God spoke and they all became silent.
  12. Why was Elihu angry with Job? Why was he angry with Job's three friends?

  13. Elihu waited to speak because Job's three friends were _____ than he was.

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    (If you give up, see Job 32:4.)

  14. Yahweh finally speaks, 'out of the whirlwind.' Summarize the Lord's answer to Job.

  15. What is very conspicuous by its absence in the Lord's answer to Job?

  16. How do we know that God very much disapproved of the counsel from Job's three friends?

  17. In the end, what does the Lord do for Job?

  18. Identify who said each of the following quotations. Click quotation for answer.

    1. "Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?"

    2. "I know that my Redeemer lives."

    3. "I am the only one who has escaped to tell you."

    4. "Not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments."

    5. "May the day of my birth perish!"

    6. "Can a man be of benefit to God?"

    7. "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."

    8. "Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong."

    9. "I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted."

    10. "Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him."

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  19. Put the following six events in proper chronological order.

    • The LORD speaks to Job
    • Satan appears before the LORD
    • Jobs three friends speak to him
    • Job sires seven more sons and three more daughters
    • Elihu speaks to Job
    • Job's calamities befall him


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