Quiz answers: High places

Answers to the HIGH PLACES quiz

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1. Where in the Bible is the first mention of someone going up to a high place?

  • When Cain and Abel offered their sacrifices.
  • Immediately after the flood.
  • When Abraham first entered the land of Canaan.
  • When Saul was about to be anointed king.
    • See 1 Samuel 9-10. There is no mention of high places in any of the other cases, though sacrifices are offered in each case (see Genesis 4, Genesis 8 and Genesis 12, respectively).

2. Which of the following kings are we told removed the high places?

  • Saul
  • Hezekiah
    • See 2 Kings 23:13.
  • Joash (Jehoash)
    • Did not remove the high places – see 2 Kings 12:3.
  • Uzziah (Azariah)
    • Did not remove the high places – 2 Kings 15:4.

3. Which of the following kings are we told did not remove the high places, but they were only used to worship the true God?

  • David
    • There is no mention of high places in the time of David.
  • Solomon
    • There is no mention of Solomon removing high places; in fact, we are told that he built high places to other gods for his wives (2 Kings 23:13).
  • Asa
    • He did not remove the high places at all – see 1 Kings 15:14. However, it seems that at least he himself only sacrificed to God on the high places.
  • Manasseh
    • See 2 Chronicles 33:17 – though this was only after he repented. Before that, he had rebuilt the high places that Hezekiah had destroyed.

4. Which of the following prophets does not talk about the future destruction of high places?

  • Isaiah
  • Ezekiel
    • Mentioned in Ezekiel 6:3,6.
  • Hosea
    • Mentioned in Hosea 10:8.
  • Amos
    • Mentioned in Amos 7:9.

5. Where was the altar that it was prophesied Josiah would destroy?

  • Beersheba
  • Dan
  • Bethel
    • See 1 Kings 13:1-2. This prophecy was fulfilled in 2 Kings 23:15-16.
  • Jerusalem

6. What happened to the prophet who made this prophecy about Josiah’s destruction of the altar?

  • The king he spoke to was angry and had him executed.
  • He was killed by a lion.
    • He subsequently disobeyed God’s instructions and died as a result – see 1 Kings 13:24.
  • He lived happily ever after.
  • We aren’t told.


7. How many times are high places mentioned in the New Testament?

  • None
  • 1
  • 4
  • Lots

8. In which year of Josiah’s reign did he start to remove the high places from Judah?

  • The first year
  • The eighth year
  • The twelfth year
    • See 2 Chronicles 34:3.
  • We aren’t told

9. Which of the following was the name of a high place?

  • Hormah
  • Chemosh
  • Hinnom
  • Bamah
    • See Ezekiel 20:29.

10. What happened to Solomon at the high place at Gibeon?

  • He was made king.
  • He had a dream.
    • See 1 Kings 3:5.
  • He received a message from a prophet.
  • He married his first wife.


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