Funstuf

By Alan W. Farrant


Bible Personalities

Use the clues to fill in the blanks to identify these eighteen Bible personalities of the Old Testament.

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  1. 1.

    First murder victim (See Gen. 4:8.)

  2. 2.

    Nabal’s widow, whom David married (See 1 Sam. 25:36–42.)

  3. 3.

    Original name of Abraham (See Gen. 17:5.)

  4. 4.

    Rider in a chariot of fire (See 2 Kgs. 2:9–11.)

  5. 5.

    Person called by God from burning bush (See Ex. 3:1–4.)

  6. 6.

    Pharoah’s officer who bought Joseph (See Gen. 39:1.)

  7. 7.

    Queen of __________, who gave Solomon riches and hard questions (See 1 Kgs. 10:1–10.)

  8. 8.

    Abraham’s wife, who laughed at the words of the holy men (See Gen. 18:9–14, heading.)

  9. 9.

    Prophet who helped a widow pay off her debts (See 2 Kgs. 4:1–7.)

  10. 10.

    Ruth’s mother-in-law, who returned to her family from Moab (See Ruth 1:1–16.)

  11. 11.

    Woman mistaken for a drunk in the temple (See 1 Sam. 1:9–18.)

  12. 12.

    King of Israel who refused to be slain by his enemies (See 1 Sam. 10:21–24; 1 Sam. 31:3–6.)

  13. 13.

    Son of Beor, who was saved by an ass (See Num. 22:4–33.)

  14. 14.

    Woman who lured Samson to his ruin (See Judg. 16:4–21.)

  15. 15.

    Moses’ father-in-law, who chastised him (See Ex. 18:12–26.)

  16. 16.

    Moses’ sister, smitten with leprosy for complaining (See Num. 12:1–15.)

  17. 17.

    Brother kept by Joseph as hostage in Egypt (See Gen. 42:3–24.)

  18. 18.

    Moses’ successor (See Num. 14:6–7; Num. 27:heading.)

Answers:

(1) Abel, (2) Abigail, (3) Abram, (4) Elijah, (5) Moses, (6) Potiphar, (7) Sheba, (8) Sarah, (9) Elisha, (10) Naomi, (11) Hannah, (12) Saul, (13) Balaam, (14) Delilah, (15) Jethro, (16) Miriam, (17) Simeon, (18) Joshua.

Animal Offspring

Match the name of the offspring of each kind of animal to its/their parents.

1. Fish

a. Fawn

2. Bears

b. Joey

3. Goats

c. Lamb

4. Cattle

d. Kitten

5. Beavers

e. Cygnet

6. Rabbits

f. Fry

7. Geese

g. Calf

8. Turkeys

h. Kid

9. Kangaroos

i. Gosling

10. Sheep

j. Pup

11. Cats

k. Cub

12. Deer

l. Bunny

13. Horses

m. Foal

14. Swans

n. Kit

15. Dogs

o. Poult

Answers:

(1) f, (2) k, (3) h, (4) g, (5) n, (6) l, (7) i, (8) o, (9) b, (10) c, (11) d, (12) a, (13) m, (14) e, (15) j.

Journey to Planet X

Pretend that you have been chosen for the first manned flight to Planet X in Solar System Z and that your spaceship is programmed so that each day your rate of speed doubles (i.e., you travel twice as far the second day as you did the first day, and so on). Now pretend that you leave Earth on February 15, 1992, and that you land on Planet X on July 19, 2003. How many leap-year days do you need to include when you figure out the date on which you were halfway there?

Answer:

None—if you doubled the previous day’s distance each day, you were halfway to Planet X on July 18, 2003, no matter how many leap-year days were included. Incidentally, you would have been traveling on three February 29ths (1992, 1996, and 2000).

Rhyme Three

Rearrange all the letters in each given word to make the three words in each group rhyme.

Example: atom moat

toga goat

taco coat

  1. 1.

    peal __________

    pear __________

    peek __________

  2. 2.

    note __________

    noel __________

    now __________

  3. 3.

    table __________

    team __________

    teach __________

  4. 4.

    read __________

    rail __________

    rates __________

  5. 5.

    nails __________

    live __________

    liar __________

Answers:

(1) leap, reap, keep; (2) tone, lone, own; (3) bleat, meat, cheat; (4) dare, lair, stare; (5) snail, veil, rail.

Over the Waves

People traveling the most direct route between the pairs of cities listed must cross a large body of water. Can you select the correct one?

1. Beirut, Lebanon, to Limassol, Cyprus

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a. Gulf of Mexico

2. Tampa, Florida, to Havana, Cuba

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b. Tasman Sea

3. Caracas, Venezuela, to Kingston, Jamaica

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c. Arabian Sea

4. Managua, Nicaragua, to Lima, Peru

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d. North Sea

5. Sydney, Australia, to New Plymouth, New Zealand

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e. South Pacific Ocean

6. Port Hedland, Australia, to Jogjakarta, Java

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f. South China Sea

7. Edinburgh, Scotland, to Oslo, Norway

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g. Bering Sea

8. Saigon, Vietnam, to Hong Kong, China

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h. Sargasso Sea

9. Bombay, India, to Aden, Saudi Arabia

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i. Indian Ocean

10. Lisbon, Portugal, to Keflavík, Iceland

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j. Coral Sea

11. Rockhampton, Australia, to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

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k. North Pacific Ocean

12. San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Norfolk, Virginia

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l. Red Sea

13. San Francisco, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii

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m. Mediterranean Sea

14. Nome, Alaska, to Petropavlovsk, USSR

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n. North Atlantic Ocean

15. Port Sudan, Sudan, to Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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o. Caribbean Sea

Answers:

(1) m, (2) a, (3) o, (4) e, (5) b, (6) i, (7) d, (8) f, (9) c, (10) n, (11) j, (12) h, (13) k, (14) g, (15) l.

Easter

Across

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    (Roman) governor

  2. 6.

    High priest to whom Jesus was taken

  3. 7.

    Crown of __________

  4. 9.

    Prisoner released by choice of crowd

  5. 12.

    Person who three times denied knowing Jesus

  6. 13.

    Person who helped carry cross

  7. 16.

    Where Jesus went to pray

  8. 18.

    Kind of cloth His body was wrapped in

  9. 19.

    Governor’s question: “Art thou the ____________ of the Jews?”

  10. 20.

    Person Mary first thought He was outside tomb

Down

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    “Place of a skull”—where Jesus was crucified

  2. 2.

    Person who betrayed Him

  3. 3.

    Woman to first find empty tomb

  4. 4.

    Person who at first doubted His resurrection

  5. 8.

    Another name for “feast of unleavened bread”

  6. 10.

    “My God, my God, why hast thou _____________ me?”

  7. 11.

    _____________ of Arimathaea, who asked governor for Jesus’ body

  8. 14.

    Article of clothing put on Jesus by soldiers

  9. 15.

    Price for betrayal: thirty pieces of ____________

  10. 17.

    Object blocking entrance to tomb

Answers can be found in Matthew 26–27 [Matt. 26–27]; John 20.

Answers:

Across—(5) Pontius Pilate, (6) Caiaphas, (7) thorns, (9) Barabbas, (12) Peter, (13) Simon, (16) Gethsemane, (18) linen, (19) King, (20) gardener. Down—(1) Golgotha, (2) Judas Iscariot, (3) Mary Magdalene, (4) Thomas, (8) Passover, (10) forsaken, (11) Joseph, (14) robe, (15) silver, (17) stone.