ABSALOM

Category: Bible Characters

This Quiz: Absalom

1.) Who was Absalom’s father?

Nehemiah

Solomon

Saul

David
2.) What relation to Absalom was Tamar, whom Amnon raped?

aunt

cousin      

sister

niece
3.) What was the first public act that Absalom performed?

He sang at the dedication of the temple.

He blessed and dedicated the well in Jerusalem.

He blessed the sheepshearers at Baalhazor.

He revenged the blood of Amnon, who had raped his sister.
4.) Where did Absalom go to when he fled from David?

To his maternal grandfather, the king of Geshur.      

To the brook Cherith, and the ravens fed him there.      

To the same cave in which his father had spoken to Saul, in Geshur.

To some Ishmaelites who were traveling to Geshur.
5.) Who brought Absalom back to Jerusalem?

Joab

Amnon

Jonadab

Hushai
6.) How long did Absalom dwell in Jerusalem without coming into the presence of the king?

one year      

two years    

three years      

four years
7.) How did Absalom win the hearts of the men of Israel?

He declared more feast days and holidays than his father had.

He criticized his father’s administration and accepted the obeisance of the people.

He was exceedingly beautiful to look at.

He reduced taxes to the wealthy.
8.) What was king David’s order to his commanders concerning Absalom?

They should kill him on sight.      

They should hang him from a tree.      

They should bind him in fetters of brass and bring him back to Jerusalem.

They should deal gently with him.
9.) What type of animal was Absalom riding when his hair got caught in the boughs of the oak tree?

a horse

a mule

a donkey

a camel
10.) Who was it that shot Absalom through the heart with three darts?

Joab      

Amnon      

Jonadab      

No one – he was hanged in a tree.

 

Author: Godfrey Gregg