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25 Bible Trivia Questions on Trees

MsDora, former teacher and Christian counselor is also an avid Bible student and loves to share Bible facts for learning and fun activities.

Bible Trivia on Trees (Photo by Luke Richardson)

Bible Trivia on Trees (Photo by Luke Richardson)

From Genesis the first book, to Revelation the last book, trees are a part of the Bible landscape. God created them on the third day of creation week (Genesis 1:11-13), and when the old earth makes room the new in Revelation 22 verse 2, there is "the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month."

Many other interesting facts about Bible trees can be taught or recalled during participation in this quiz. Use it as an icebreaker in a young adult session, or as an introduction to a study on trees in the Bible. Have fun while you increase your knowledge. Repeat as often as you wish to refresh your memory.

"Like a tree planted by the rivers of water."  Psalm 1: 3

"Like a tree planted by the rivers of water." Psalm 1: 3

Section One - The Parable of the Trees

The following six questions are based on The Parable of the Trees (Judges 9: 8-15 NKJV), beautifully written in poetry, which makes it stand our from the rest of the chapter.


For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. The trees were inquiring among themselves which of them should be king. The first one they wanted to anoint as king was:
    • The oak
    • The olive
  2. When the first tree refused, they asked the fig tree. The fig tree refused because it wanted to continue being:
    • Silent
    • Sweet
  3. Altogether, how many trees were asked to be king?
    • Four
    • Five
  4. Which of these trees was not mentioned in The Parable of the Trees?
    • The vine
    • The willow
  5. Which tree finally became king?
    • The birch
    • The bramble
  6. The tree which accepted the royal position offered them:
    • shade
    • shrubbery

Answer Key

  1. The olive
  2. Sweet
  3. Four
  4. The willow
  5. The bramble
  6. shade
A fig tree in Kerala, India like the fig tree mentioned in the Bible

A fig tree in Kerala, India like the fig tree mentioned in the Bible

Section Two: More Trees in Bible Poetry

Ten of the following questions are extracted from the Books of Job, Psalms and the Song of Solomon (also known as Song of Songs) which are mainly works of poetry.

Two are from the prophetic books of Isaiah and Jeremiah which also contain large poetry portions. The answers are found verbatim in at least three versions of the Bible.


For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. The first chapter in the Book of Psalms compares a godly man to a tree which is planted: (Psalm 1: 2, 3)
    • in a forest
    • near a river
  2. What does the Psalmist call people who flourish like a tree, while they are doing wrong? (Psalm 37: 34-36)
    • wicked
    • wilful
  3. The Bible promises that godly people will flourish like a (1) __ tree and grow like a (2) __. (Psalm 92:11-13)
    • (1) cedar, (2) palm
    • (1) palm, (2) cedar
  4. The Psalmist testifies that he trusts in God and flourishes like this tree: (Psalm 52: 7-9)
    • the oak
    • the olive
  5. Job’s friend Eliphaz said that a wicked man is like this tree, losing blossoms before they become fruit. (Job 15: 20,33)
    • the oak
    • the olive
  6. Job complained that God had stripped him, and his __ had been uprooted like a tree. (Job 19: 9,10)
    • his health
    • his hope
  7. Job tells his friends that wicked people remind him of a tree in a certain condition: (Job 24: 19-21)
    • broken
    • burned
  8. Job concludes that the tree has something which a man does not have. (Job 14: 7-10)
    • shoots
    • structure
  9. The lover in the Song of Solomon is referred to as an ___ tree, outstanding among all the other trees. (SS 2: 2-4)
    • allspice
    • apple
  10. The lover in the Song of Solomon compares the stature of his beloved to the ___ tree. (SS 7: 6-8)
    • palm
    • pine
  11. In predicting Zion’s restoration, Isaiah declares that the desert will blossom and compare with ___. (Isaiah 35: 1, 2)
    • Laban
    • Lebanon
  12. Jeremiah declares that those who trust in the Lord are like trees which do not fear ___ . (Jeremiah 7: 7, 8)
    • hail
    • heat

Answer Key

  1. near a river
  2. wicked
  3. (1) palm, (2) cedar
  4. the olive
  5. the olive
  6. his hope
  7. broken
  8. shoots
  9. apple
  10. palm
  11. Lebanon
  12. heat
Like the scented, stately cedar in the Song of Solomon (5: 14-16)

Like the scented, stately cedar in the Song of Solomon (5: 14-16)

Section Three: Fill in the Blanks

For the last seven quiz questions, simply fill the blanks in verses which are quoted from the New King James Version. (If there is a competition, the Quiz Master may make allowance for different words used in different versions other than the New King James Version.)


For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. And the earth brought forth grass, the ___ that yields seed according to its kind. (Genesis 1:12)
    • herb
    • root
  2. Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of ___, which are in Hebron. (Genesis 13:18)
    • Mamre
    • Palestine
  3. For the tabernacle he [Moses] made boards of ___ wood, standing upright. (Genesis 36:20)
    • acacia
    • cedar
  4. Then Joshua … took a large stone, and set it up there under ___ that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. (Joshua 24:26)
    • the cedar
    • the oak
  5. [The Lord to David]: “Circle behind [the Philistines], and come upon them in front of ___ trees. (2 Samuel 5:23)
    • the cypress
    • the mulberry
  6. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of ___. (Proverbs 11:30)
    • life
    • wisdom
  7. The word of the LORD came to me … “Jeremiah, what do you see?” … “I see a branch of ___ tree.” (Jeremiah 1:11)
    • an almond
    • a cedar

Answer Key

  1. herb
  2. Mamre
  3. acacia
  4. the oak
  5. the mulberry
  6. life
  7. an almond

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