Quiz8: Reactions Against Jesus


Reactions Against Jesus

Our Lord Jesus was “holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners” (Heb. 7:26), yet He was slandered, rejected, abused, and eventually crucified. The Hebrew writer says that you should “consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart” (12:3). Our Lord suffered the rejection of others–and if we follow in His footsteps, we also will experience the same rejection, suffering, and persecution. In this exercise, choose the correct answer by circling the appropriate letter.

(1) This person attempted to kill Jesus when he was just a baby (Matt. 2:13-16).


(a) Pilate

(b) Herod the Great

(c) Caiaphas, the high priest

(d) The Roman centurion

(2) This one tried to entice Jesus to sin three times–but without success (Matt. 4:1-11).

(a) Peter

(b) Satan, the devil

(c) Elymas, the sorcerer

(d) Heron Antipas

(3) These ones planned to kill Jesus since He claimed equality with God (John 5:18).

(a) Jerusalem Jews

(b) Decapolis Gentiles

(c) Tyrian shipbuilders

(d) Samaritans

(4) These people heard Jesus’ teaching in the synagogue, then, in rage, tried to throw Him down a cliff outside the city (Luke 4:28-29; cf. vv. 16-30).

(a) Capernaum Jews

(b) People of Nazareth

(c) Jerusalem Jews

(d) Samaritan merchants

(5) These people tried to take Jesus, charging that He had lost His senses (Mark 3:20-21).

(a) Samaritans

(b) Jericho residents

(c) Bethsaida Pharisees

(d) Jesus’ own people (or relatives)

(6) These people did not welcome or receive Jesus because He was going to Jerusalem. James and John wanted to call down fire and destroy them. (Luke 9:52-53).

(a) People of Bethany

(b) Samaritans

(c) People of Nazareth

(d) People of Bethsaida

(7) These men who grew up with Jesus did not believe in Him (John 7:5).

(a) Peter and John

(b) Men of Capernaum

(c) Jesus’ brothers

(d) Judean carpenters

(8) These claimed that Jesus was leading the multitude astray (John 7:11-12).

(a) Leading men of Geresa

(b) Pharisees of Cana

(c) Some Jews of Jerusalem

(d) Synagogue rulers of Cyprus

(9) This man turned away from Jesus for he was unwilling to give up his great wealth (Luke 8:18-25; Mark 10:17-25; Matt. 19:16-24).

(a) Zaccheus of Jericho

(b) Rich young ruler

(c) Centurion of Capernaum

(d) Barabbas of Jerusalem

(10) Even after witnessing the healing of a man with a withered hand, these people made plans to destroy Jesus (Matt. 12:14).

(a) Pharisees

(b) Essenes

(c) Samaritans

(d) Grecians

(11) These ones said that Jesus was a Samaritan (an undesirable character) and had a demon (John 8:48, cf. v. 13).

(a) Romans

(b) Nazarenes

(c) Pharisees or Jews

(d) Philistines

(12) People of this city entreated Jesus to depart from their region (Matt. 8:34; Mark 5:17).

(a) Pella

(b) Bethsaida

(c) Gadara or Gerasa

(d) Tyre

(13) These ones said that Jesus’ statements were too hard and they ceased to walk with Jesus (John 6:60,66).

(a) The Galileans

(b) The disciples

(c) The apostles

(d) The people of Nain

(14) This man said that it was expedient (proper) that Jesus should die for the nation so that the nation would not perish (John 11:49-50).

(a) Annas

(b) Pilate

(c) Herod

(d) Caiaphas

(15) This infamous man betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver (Matt. 26:15-16; cf. vv. 20-25).

(a) Barabbas

(b) Judas

(c) Cain

(d) Diotrephes

(16) This apostle three times denied that he knew Jesus (Matt. 26:34-35, 69-75).

(a) Judas

(b) Thomas

(c) Bartholemew

(d) Peter

(17) This man cruelly hit Jesus (John 18:13,22-23).

(a) An officer of Annas, the high priest

(b) A soldier of Herod, the king

(c) A servant of the Capernaum centurion

(d) Satan, the devil

(18) This man accused Jesus in these words: “He has blasphemed!” (Matt. 26:65).

(a) Pilate, the governor

(b) Caiaphas, the high priest

(c) Cleopas, the disciple

(d) Tiberius, the emperor

(19) These cruel men spat in Jesus’ face, beat Him with their fists, and slapped Him (Matt. 26:57, 59, 67-68; Mark 14:65).

(a) Jewish council

(b) Magdala mob

(c) Nazareth teenagers

(d) Soldiers of Nero the emperor

(20) These ones treated Jesus with contempt, mocked Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate (Luke 23:11).

(a) Tiberius Caesar and his soldiers

(b) Aretas and his soldiers

(c) Caiaphas and the temple guard

(d) Herod and his soldiers

(21) These ones cried out, “Crucify, crucify!” (Matt. 27:22-23; Mark 15:13-14; Luke 23:21; John 19:6,15).

(a) Samaritan men and women

(b) Chief priests, officers, and multitude

(c) Governor’s soldiers

(d) Caesarean militia

(22) This weak leader delivered Jesus up to be crucified (Matt. 27:24-26).

(a) Nero the emperor

(b) Aretas the king

(c) Barabbas

(d) Pilate

(23) These ones put a scarlet robe on Jesus, put a crown of thorns on His head, beat Him with a rod, and mocked Him (John 19:1-3; Matt. 27:27-31; Mark 15:16-20).

(a) Soldiers of Herod the Great

(b) Soldiers of Herod Agrippa

(c) Soldiers of Herod Antipas

(d) Soldiers of Pilate

(24) These ones mocked Jesus while He was on the cross (Matt. 27:39-44; Mark 15:29-32; Luke 23:35-37,39).

(a) Religious leaders and passersby

(b) Other men crucified with Jesus

(c) Soldiers

(d) All of the above

(25) This man thrust a spear into Jesus’ side after He died (John 19:32-34).

(a) Temple soldier

(b) Roman soldier

(c) Greek soldier

(d) Egyptian soldier

(26) After Jesus died, these ones called Jesus a deceiver (Matt. 27:62-63).

(a) Herodians and Essenes

(b) Chief priests and Pharisees

(c) Zealots and Sidonians

(d) Pilate and his soldiers


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