Bible Characters Quiz - KING DAVID

1. Who was David's father?
Answer: Jesse
1 Samuel 17:17 ESV
"And Jesse said to David his son, “Take for your brothers an ephah of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers."

2. Who was killed for touching the ark, when David wanted to move the ark of the covenant back to Jerusalem,?
Answer: Uzzah
2 Samuel 6:5-7 ESV
"And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. 6 And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. 7 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God."

3. Which of King Saul's daughters was promised to David for a wife, but never become his wife?
Answer:  Merab
1 Samuel 18:17-19
"Then Saul said to David, “Here is my elder daughter Merab. I will give her to you for a wife. Only be valiant for me and fight the Lord's battles.” For Saul thought, “Let not my hand be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.” 18 And David said to Saul, “Who am I, and who are my relatives, my father's clan in Israel, that I should be son-in-law to the king?” 19 But at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, she was given to Adriel the Meholathite for a wife."

4. Whom did David send to the king of Moab for safety against the jealous king Saul?
Answer: His parents
"David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, 'Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?' So he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold." - 1 Samuel 22:3-4 (NIV).

5. I was David's wife and my father's name was Eliam. Who Am I?
Answer: Bathsheba
1 Samuel 11:3 " And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?"

6. Who was David's sister?
Answer: Zeruiah
2 Samuel 2:18
And the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Now Asahel was as swift of foot as a wild gazelle.
1 Chronicles 2:11-17
Nahshon fathered Salmon, Salmon fathered Boaz, 12 Boaz fathered Obed, Obed fathered Jesse. 13 Jesse fathered Eliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, Shimea the third, 14 Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh. 16 And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three. 17 Abigail bore Amasa, and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

7. What did Saul throw at David to try and kill him?
1 Samuel 18:10-11
"The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the harp, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand and he hurled it, saying to himself, 'I'll pin David to the wall.' But David eluded him twice".

8. How long did David stay in Ziklag after King Saul died?
Answer: 2 days
2 Samuel 1:2 
"Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag."

9. For Jonathan's sake, King David was kind to one of Saul's descendants. Who was it?
ANSWER: Mephibosheth
2 Samuel 9:6-7 ESV
And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, “Mephibosheth!” And he answered, “Behold, I am your servant.”7 And David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.”

10. Who rebelled against David and said, "We have no share in David, every man to his tent, O Israel"?
2 Samuel 20:1 (NIV)
"We have no share in David, no part in Jesse's son. Every man to his tent, O Israel!" Sheba lost his head for that one!


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