Jonah quiz

21 questions about the prophet Jonah and the massive city of Nineveh. Each question is presented in chronological order to help you follow and understand the story of Jonah.


Printable list of this Bible quiz’s questions:

Question 1: Jonah is a prophet. God told him to go to the great city of Nineveh. What was Jonah told to do there? (Jonah 1:2)

Question 2: Instead, Jonah headed to what city to find a ship?

Question 3: Jonah boarded this ship heading to Tarshish to avoid the presence of God. Fill in the blank: “But the Lord sent out a ________ on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up.”

Question 4: Because of this God sent a great wind and there was a mighty tempest. What did this cause? (Jonah 1:4)

Question 5: Every person cried to their god except Jonah because he was asleep. The captain woke Jonah up. How did they determine Jonah was at fault? (Jonah 1:7-8)

Question 6: Jonah admitted the storm was his fault. Before the men threw Jonah overboard, they did these three things (EXCEPT one of these). Pick the one they did NOT do.

Question 7: Because of this event, the men of the ship now greatly feared God. What did they do? (Jonah 1:16)

Question 8: After Jonah was thrown overboard, what swallowed him? He was in its belly for three days and three nights. (Jonah 1:17)

Question 9: Inside, Jonah prayed to God and concluded with: “But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. __________ is of the LORD.” (Jonah 2:9)

Question 10: God caused the fish to vomit Jonah onto dry land. He was told a second time to preach in Nineveh. How far across was the city? (Jonah 3:3)

Question 11: Nineveh was to be overthrown unless they repented. How many days of warning did they receive? (Jonah 3:4)

Question 12: Then, the people of Nineveh believed. They did all of the following to repent EXCEPT:

Question 13: God saw that they changed and relented from the disaster He was going to bring to them. How did Jonah react? (Jonah 4:1)

Question 14: Jonah prays to God and explains his surprising reasons why he tried to flee to Tarshish: “for I know that You are a _____ God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm.” (Jonah 4:2)

Question 15: Jonah’s drama seemingly peaks as he asks God to “take” his life. He then leaves the city… (Jonah 4:5)

Question 16: To ease Jonah’s misery, God made a plant grow to give Jonah’s head shade. What happened the next day? (Jonah 4:6-7)

Question 17: God caused it to get hot again. Jonah wished to die again. God questioned him: “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” How did Jonah respond?

Question 18: Here’s the important lesson of the withered plant. God said: “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night. And should I ________ Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than 120,000 persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?”

Question 19: About 100 years later, who announced the downfall of Nineveh?

Question 20: Although these later descendants of Nineveh weren’t overcomers, what did Jesus say about the generation Jonah preached to? They… (Matthew 12:41)

Question 21: The “sign of Jonah” is one of the most important signs recorded in the Bible. What was it? Fill in the blank. “For as Jonah was … in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man _________” (Matthew 12:40).

5 replies on “Jonah quiz”

We are studying the Book of Jonah in Sunday School this week. I was pleasantly surprised of what I remembered
from reading Jonah. Trying to print to give to other SS members to take home.

It was delightful to answer the questions on the book o Jonah. That is sure one way to make something stick on the brain.

I’m doing a quiz on the book of Jonah and this quiz, really helped a lot. Nice job 👍

I love it . It helps to learn scripture and learn what happened in the bible.
Great for teaching and having fun learning.

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