"Bible Trivia" Card Game
Fun for the kids and adult learning
February 12, 2014
I had intended to use the game with my CCD (Sunday School) students; however, a quick preview revealed too many incorrect answers for reliable use. I understand, there are different Bible translations, but I think we all agree on the basics. Here are the immediate examples I found:
* Elijah was taken to Heaven by a chariot of fire in a whirlwind not in whirlwind of fire. (This one is at least close.)
*A disciple is anyone who follows someone (in this case Jesus). We can and should be disciples today. There were 12 apostles not 12 disciples in the Bible.
*While there are some theologians who believed it had never rained prior to the great flood, others disagree. The Bible does not specifically state whether or not it had, and since this is a Bible Trivia game, it should not be included.
*Speaking of the great flood, it is a popular misconception that Noah took two of every kind of animal on the ark. In fact, he was told to take two of every UNCLEAN animal, and to take CLEAN animals by sevens. He also needed food for all animals on board.
*The question regarding Samson and his actions after his hair grew back is very confusing. Pushing down the Philistine temple was not the only thing he did, and even still he was able to do it because he prayed to God and received His blessing not because of his hair.
*The Bible clearly states that the wise men brought three gifts to Jesus, but nowhere does it state how many wise men came to see Baby Jesus. It is merely popular convention that we think of three wise men. A true Bible trivia should reflect the biblical answer not legend.
*Speaking of confusing questions and answers. It seems unfair to ask how many nations God promised Abraham and have the answer be many. Students are looking for a number. Likewise, saying a furnace is made seven times hotter is confusing and can be considered a trick question.
December 29, 2013
Bible Trivia card game
Made it into a board game (of sorts) that we play in our corporate fellowship time on Sunday mornings with our 1st-5th graders. I made a board that clips onto a music stand and holds 15 cards. Each card has 3 questions (question 1=1,000 pts, 2=2,000 pts, 3=3,000 pts). Each grade gets to answer a 1,000, 2,000 & 3,000 pt question. Which ever team has the most points at the end wins a trip to the prize box; which is filled with Christian items from Oriental Trading. The kids love the game and so do I.
May 22, 2012