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Bible Quiz: The Good Shepherd


Select one answer for each question. Then click the SCORE button at bottom to check your answers.

1) Fill in the blanks in this parable of Jesus.

"Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is _______."
(NRSV)

a thief and a bandit

a servant of the evil one

the least in the kingdom of heaven

the wolf that attacks in the night


2) "The one who enters by the gate is _______ of the sheep." (NRSV)

the keeper

the shepherd

the savior

a leader


3) "All who came before me _______; but the sheep did not listen to them." (NRSV)

are thieves and bandits

died and are buried

called for the sheep

led the sheep to pasture


4) "The thief comes only to _______. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." (NRSV)

bring death to my sheep

shear the sheep

deceive the sheep

steal and kill and destroy


5) "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd _______ for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away -- and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep." (NRSV)

lays down his life

prays unceasingly

goes the extra mile

provides abundantly