Category: Bible Characters
This Quiz: Balak and Balaam
1.) Balak, king of the Moabites, sent messengers to Balaam, the son of Beor, saying, “Curse this people for me, since they are stronger than I; perhaps I shall be able to defeat them and drive them from the land for I know that…”
“we surely need a miracle to defeat them.”
“their God has delivered them from Egypt, and this will not be an easy thing for me to do.”
“whomever you bless is blessed, and whomever you curse is cursed.”
“I do not have the power to curse them.”
2.) What did Balaam ask the princes of the Moabites to do?
Stay the night, while he sought the Lord for an answer about what he should do.
Build an altar outside his house and sacrifice bulls on it.
Go back to Balak and get twice as much money for him.
Go home to Moab and sacrifice children while he sought the Lord.
3.) What did God tell Balaam?
Go with them and thou shalt curse the people.
Go with them, but thou shalt not curse the people.
Thou shalt not go with them, but thou shalt curse the people.
Thou shalt not go with them and thou shalt not curse the people.
4.) How did Balak respond when he heard Balaam’s reply?
He was furious and sent his best warriors to kill Balaam.
He made provision for Balaam and his company to join them.
He was pleased that the people were going to be cursed.
He sent more princes of higher rank to visit Balaam.
5.) Balaam told the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold…
“I would be able to muster an army to go with us.”
“I could make an offering to the Lord, to see if He would change His mind on this matter.”
“I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.”
“I could speak any curse that he would ask of me.”
6.) Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey, and went with the officials of Moab, but his donkey was extremely uncooperative. Why?
The donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road, with a drawn sword in his hand.
The donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road, with a staff in his hand.
The donkey did not understand what Balaam wanted it to do.
We are not told.
7.) The angel of the LORD said to Balaam, “…I have come out as an adversary, because your way is perverse before me. If your donkey had not turned away from me these three times…”
“you both would have fallen into a pit and died.”
“it would have walked under that oak tree and your hair would have been caught in the boughs of it.”
“I would have killed both of you.”
“surely just now I would have killed you and let it live.”
8.) What did Balaam say to Balak about the word that was to be delivered?
God Himself will speak the word from heaven.
The word that God puts in my mouth is the word I shall speak.
I will speak the word and God will confirm it to you.
If you speak the word, I will agree with it.
9.) God told Moses that Ammonites and Moabites “shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD to their tenth generation: because they hired Balaam to curse thee, and because…”
“they are the descendents of incest and not part of God’s blessing to you.”
“they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt.”
“they have come up against you to destroy you.”
“they will bring disgraceful ways into the camp.”
10.) How did Balaam die?
His donkey spoke, and he fell off it and struck his head.
The angel of the Lord struck him dead.
Balak had him killed so that he didn’t have to pay him for the word that he spoke.
The children of Israel slayed him with a sword.
11.) The book of Jude speaks woe to people who have followed after Balaam and two other people. Who were they?
Cain and Core
Hophni and Phinehas
Jezebel and Ahab
Nimrod and Balak
12.) In the book of Revelation, to which church does the Lord write: “I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam.”
- “whomever you bless is blessed, and whomever you curse is cursed.”. Numbers 22:5,6
- Stay the night, while he sought the Lord for an answer about what he should do.. Numbers 22:8
- Thou shalt not go with them and thou shalt not curse the people Numbers 22:12
- He sent more princes of higher rank to visit Balaam.. Numbers 22:15
- “I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.”. Numbers 22:18
- The donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road, with a drawn sword in his hand.. Numbers 22:23
- “surely just now I would have killed you and let it live.”. Numbers 22:32,33
- The word that God puts in my mouth is the word I shall speak.. Numbers 22:38
- “they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt.”. Deuteronomy 23:3,4
- The children of Israel slayed him with a sword.. Joshua 13:22
- Cain and Core. Jude 1:11
- Pergamos. Revelation 2:12-14