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Q1
Which of the following lessons was not emphasized in the parable of the prodigal son?
A
God pardons the righteous
B
God is a loving father
C
God rejoices over a repentant soul
D
God loves sinners but hates sins
E

Answer: A

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Q2
" They have Moses and the prophet let them hear them". this statement was Abraham's reaction to the
A
request of Lazarus
B
first request of the Rich man in hell
C
Rich man's second request in hell
D
question from the Rich man's brother
E

Answer: C

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Q3
Which of the following illustrates the parable of the Mustard seed?
A
Unprecedented germination of the grain.
B
The small beginning of Christianity and its universal growth
C
The full grown mustard tree, attracting different birds to its branches.
D
The gradual development of one's talents.
E

Answer: B

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Q4
The seeds that fell among thorns represent those who heard the word of God but lose it because
A
they refused to be baptized in water.
B
their parental background does not allow them to believe.
C
the care of the world and delight in riches choke the word.
D
the unbelievers do not permit new converts to receive the word.
E

Answer: C

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Q5
The rich man who ignored the needs of Lazarus lacked
A
a sense of proportion.
B
parental care.
C
human sympathy.
D
spiritual contentment.
E

Answer: A

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Q6
``whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.'' Jesus illustrated this with the parable of the
A
seed growing secretly.
B
reckoning of the cost of building a house.
C
hidden treasure.
D
pearl of great price.
E

Answer: B

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Q7
In the parable of the true vine, Jesus is the stem from which disciples draw
A
material assistance.
B
physical energy.
C
spiritual sustenance.
D
their daily bread.
E

Answer: C

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Q8
The love of God for humanity especially for sinners, is clearly manifested in the parable of the
A
Sower.
B
mustard seed.
C
lost coin.
D
good Samaritan.
E

Answer: C

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Q9
Which of the following parables illustrates God's love?
A
The Sower.
B
Wheat and Tares.
C
The hidden treasures.
D
The prodigal son
E

Answer: D

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Q10
The parable of wheat and Tares emphasizes
A
God 's love for man.
B
man's concern for one another.
C
the final Judgement of God.
D
the growth of the kingdom of God.
E

Answer: C

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Q11
The scribe and the priest who saw a wounded traveler on the roadside passed by him because he was
A
a Samaritan.
B
already dead.
C
a sinner.
D
in a position to defile them.
E

Answer: D

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Q12
When Jesus uses the phrase `Kingdom of God' in his parables, he means the
A
Judgement Day.
B
rule of God.
C
Firmament.
D
Second coming.
E

Answer: A

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Q13
In the parable of the prodigal son, the father's attitude illustrates
A
conditional love.
B
an unforgiving spirit.
C
unconditional love.
D
master-servant relationship.
E

Answer: C

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Q14
The parable of the good Samaritan highlights
A
wickedness of unchristian leaders.
B
conditions for eternal life.
C
pre-occupation of Judaism with ceremonial laws
D
uncaring attitude of men of the word.
E

Answer: B

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Q15
The parable of the wheat and tares illustrates
A
a man who sows wheat and tares.
B
judgement of the righteous and the sinners
C
the secret growing of wheat and tares
D
the secret planting of tares by the enemy.
E

Answer: B

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Q16
Jesus condemned the attitude of the Jewish religion leaders in the parable of the
A
Good samaritan.
B
Rich man and Lazarus.
C
prodigal son.
D
Wheat and Tears.
E

Answer: C

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Q17
The reaction of the elder brother when the prodigal son returned illustrates the behaviour of the
A
Herodians.
B
Pharisees.
C
Sadducees.
D
Zealots.
E

Answer: B

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Q18
In parable of the mustard seed, Jesus teaches that the blessings of the kingdom of God are.
A
available to all men everywhere.
B
meant for the children of Israel.
C
a matter of personal choice.
D
to wait until the day of judgement.
E

Answer: A

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Q19
The lesson of the parable of seed growing secretly is that the kingdom of God gr
A
with attendance in the church.
B
according to the desire of the Christians.
C
when man supervises it well.
D
independent of will of men.
E

Answer: D

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Q20
The miracle of feeding the five thousand by Jesus showed him as a man who
A
liked to show his power.
B
fed all who listened to his preaching.
C
shared people's property among their friends.
D
could use what we have for the interest of others.
E

Answer: D

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Q21
The parable of Lazarus and the richman teaches all the following except that
A
it confronts us with our duty in this life.
B
there is the finality of death as far as human destiny is concerned.
C
human activity in life determine the state of the soul after death.
D
the lot of the ungodly is infinite happiness.
E

Answer: D

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Q22
According to Luke, Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem because
A
He knew that he would be crucified in Jerusalem.
B
He recalled the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians.
C
He predicted the fate that would befall the city.
D
on the day of judgement, Jerusalem would be no more.
E

Answer: C

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Q23
The parable of the lost sheep illustrates the
A
way to salvation.
B
joy in heaven over a sinner that repents.
C
need for the kingdom of God before worldly gains.
D
importance of prayers.
E
need to forgive one another.

Answer: B

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Q24
In the parable of the mustard seed illustrates the
A
wonder of god's activity in nature.
B
all embracing care shown by god to the lower creatures.
C
steady growth of the kingdom of god.
D
very slow response of people of the world to the gospel.
E
need for anxiety to receive Christ's kingdom.

Answer: C

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Q25
Mathew, the evangelist, preferred the phrase kingdom of heaven to kingdom of god because
A
the concept of god was absent at that time.
B
he was writing for the gentiles.
C
heaven and god were always synonymous.
D
as a Jew, he avoided calling the name god.
E
he was not a Jew.

Answer: D

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Q26
The parable of the lost sheep and the prodigal son illustrate
A
the anxiety of the parents who have wayward children.
B
the deceptive nature of wealth.
C
the punishment awaiting disobedient children.
D
the love of god for his erring children.
E
God s' judgement on wayward children.

Answer: D

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Q27

The parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Abraham condemned the rich man for all the following reasons except that he

A

used his riches selfishly.

B

had no human feeling for the poor.

C

wanted his brothers to be preached onto.

D

denied Lazarus of crumbs from his table.

E

did not listen to the prophets on earth.

Answer: D

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Q28
The parable of the seed growing secretly illustrates
A
man's little contribution to his own growth.
B
God's care for man's need.
C
God's care for his creation.
D
the certainty of growth of the church.
E
man's important role on the growth of the church.

Answer: A

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Q29
In the story of the good Samaritan, the priest and levite ignored the injured traveller because they
A
were not trained nurses.
B
were late for work in the temple.
C
held their ceremonial laws in esteem.
D
did not notice the injured man.
E
had no money in their bag.

Answer: C

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Q30
Which of the following character traits did the elder brother exhibit in the parable of the prodigal son?
A
Self-righteouness.
B
Hatred for others.
C
Pride.
D
Selflessness.
E
Obedience.

Answer: A

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Q31
Which of the following parables illustrates God's love?
A
The mustard seed.
B
Wheat and the Tares.
C
Rich man and Lazarus.
D
Prodigal son.
E
Good Samaritan.

Answer: E

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Q32
In the parable of the weeds, the enemy who sowed weeds amongst the wheat was
A
A wicked neighbour.
B
The man's bad servant.
C
Satan,the devil.
D
The pharisee.
E
An offended reaper.

Answer: C

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Q33
Which of the following is not a parable of the kingdom?
A
The sower.
B
The mustard seed.
C
The wheat and the tares.
D
The seed growing secretly.
E
The prodigal son.

Answer: E

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Q34
The lesson which Jesus intended to teach in his parable of the good samaritan was that your neighbour is
A
Your tribal man.
B
Anyone who needs your help.
C
Your next of kin.
D
A man next door.
E
Only your friend.

Answer: B

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Q35
Which of the following parables illustrates the Day of judgement?
A
The sower.
B
The wheat and the tares.
C
The mustard seed.
D
The leaven.
E
The lost sheep.

Answer: B

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