48 Questions from the Book of Jonah

Covering the entire small book of Jonah, 48 questions (one for each verse) have been prepared for your testing. Separated in four sections of 12 questions each, you’ll find that they require answers in different formats (True/False, fill in the blanks, multiple choice).

Section one, 1-12

1. Nineveh was a small city – True or False? (1:2). …………………………………….

2. Who destroyed the plant prepared for Jonah? (4:7) …………………………………….

3. Please fill in the blanks: “For you cast me into the ……………, into the …………. of the seas”? (2:3)

4. How many times did God call Jonah? (3:1) …………………………………….

5. What did God send on the sea to make the tempest? (1:4) …………………………………….

6. What did Jonah remember when in the fish’s belly? (2:7) …………………………………….

7. God spared the city because of their good works – True or False? (3:10) ……………………………….

8. When embarking in Joppa, what was Jonah’s destination? (1:3) …………………………………….

9. Please fill in the blanks: “And Jonah began to ……………. the city on the first day’s walk. Then he ……………. out and said, “Yet ………. days, and Nineveh shall be ………………………..!”” (3:4)

10. What happened with the sea the moment Jonah was thrown into it? (1:15) …………………………..

11. Who was Jonah’s father? (1:1) …………………………………….

12. How many days would it take someone to journey through the city of Nineveh? (3:3) ………..

Section two, 13-24

13. How did Jonah get back to dry land after being thrown into the sea? (2:10) ………………………….

14. Who said “Salvation is of the LORD”? Jonah. Mariners. Nineveh’s king. Captain. (2:9) …………..

15. Jonah felt the earth, with its bars, closed behind him for how long? (2:6) ……………………………..

16. What had the Lord prepared when going underwater? (1:17) …………………………………….

17. The king of Nineveh stood at his throne defiant of God. True or False? (3:6) …………………………

18. How did the mariners try to return to land? (1:13) …………………………………….

19. Who signed the decree that was proclaimed and published in Nineveh? (3:7) ……………………….

20. How did the mariners find out whose blame it was? (1:7) …………………………………….

21. Jonah told the mariners the great tempest was because of him – True or False? (1:12) …………..

22. Please fill in the blanks: “Then they said to him, “What shall we do ………. that the ………………. may be …………….. for us?”—for the sea was growing more tempestuous.” (1:11)

23. What did Jonah do in the fish’s belly? (2:1) …………………………………….

24. How many people did God mention as living in Nineveh? (4:11) …………………………………….

Section three, 25-36

25. What three things did the mariners do after the calming of the sea? (1:16) ……………………………………. ……………………………………. …………………………………….

26. The repentance of the city brought Jonah joy or anger? (4:1) …………………………………….

27. According to 2:8, who are those who forsake they own Mercy? …………………………………….

28. Please fill in the blanks: “Then the LORD said, “ Is it ………….. for you to be ……………….?” (4:4)

29. According to the words of Jonah in 4:3, what was better for him, to live or to die? ………………..

30. How did Jonah feel for the plant after it had withered? (4:10) …………………………………….

31. Please fill in the blanks: “I know that You are a …………….. and ……………. God, slow to …………….. and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing ……………..” (4:2)

32. Being afraid of the tempest, to whom did the mariners cry out? (1:5) ………………………………….

33. Please fill in the blank: “Out of the belly of ……………. I cried, And You heard my voice.” (2:2)

34. What message was Jonah asked to proclaim, according to 3:2? …………………………………….

35. To which part, outside Nineveh, did Jonah go, waiting to see the fate of the city? (4:5) ………….

36. Please fill in the blanks: “But let man and ………….. be covered with sackcloth, and ……………… mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his …………….. way and from the ……………… that is in his hands.” (3:8)

Section four, 37-48

37. What was wrapped around Jonah’s head, while sinking? (2:5) …………………………………….

38. The king of Nineveh feared they would all perish – True or False? (3:9) ………………….

39. When on the ship, who asked Jonah to pray to God? (1:6) …………………………………….

40. Please mention one of the many questions the mariners asked Jonah. (1:8) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

41. From which direction came the vehement wind towards Jonah? (4:8) ………………….

42. How did the mariners know that Jonah was fleeing from God’s presence? (1:10) ………………….

43. While in the fish’s belly, Jonah prayed that he would look again toward what? (2:4) ………………….

44. Please fill in the blanks: “So he said to them, “I am a …………..; and I ……………. the LORD, the God of ……………., who made the ……………. and the …………….. …………….. ”” (1:9)

45. To whom did the mariners pray, afraid of being charged with innocent blood? (1:14) ………………….

46. Jonah said he was right to be angry, even to the point of death – True or False? (4:9) ………………….

47. What was the purpose of God creating and growing that plant near Jonah? (4:6) ………………….

48. What three things did people of Nineveh do at the preaching of Jonah? (3:5) ……………………………………. ……………………………………. …………………………………….