Wise Up | Quiz 1 Answers

Proverbs Quiz 1 – Answers

Question 1

Question: According to the first chapter of Proverbs, what was the beginning of knowledge?
Answer: The fear of the Lord

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 1:7
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Question 2

Question: Listen to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. According to Proverbs, what will a parent’s instruction be like?
Answer: a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck

My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.
Proverbs 1:8-9
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Question 3

Question: Wisdom cries in the public square to the mockers and the fools. What does she urge them to do at her rebuke?
Answer: Repent

Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate: “How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge? Come and listen to my counsel. I’ll share my heart with you and make you wise.
Proverbs 1:20-23
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Question 4

Question: Wisdom can be found in the simplest of places. Which insect does Proverbs praise for its work?
Answer: the ant

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.
Proverbs 6:6-8
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Question 5

Question: According to Proverbs it’s not wise to wear yourself out getting rich or to trust in your own cleverness. What does Proverbs 23 say riches will do at a glance?
Answer: they will sprout wings and fly off to the sky like and eagle

Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit.
5In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.

Proverbs 23:4-5
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Question 6

Question: Proverbs describes a few characters. The poor sluggard is a person with no common sense. Which of these does Proverbs NOT use to describe him.
Answer: he rests only when he is really sick

The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion on the road! Yes, I’m sure there’s a lion out there!” As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy person turns over in bed. Lazy people take food in their hand but don’t even lift it to their mouth. Lazy people consider themselves smarter than seven wise counselors.
Proverbs 26:13-16
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Question 7

Question: The mocker is a proud and arrogant person. How does Proverbs 21 say he behaves?
Answer: with proud wrath

Mockers are proud and haughty; they act with boundless arrogance.
Proverbs 21:24
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Question 8

Question: Although the fool is constantly on a path to destruction, being wise has its rewards. According to Proverbs 10, what are the wages of the righteous?
Answer: Life

The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.
Proverbs 10:16
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Question 9

Question: Proverbs instructs men repeatedly to choose women wisely. According to Proverbs 27, what is a quarrelsome wife like?
Answer: a dripping leak

A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day. Stopping her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something with greased hands.
Proverbs 27:15-16
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Question 10

Question: In the last words of Proverbs, the book speaks of a lady with noble character that is worth far more than rubies. Which of these words does Proverbs 31 NOT use to describe a virtuous wife?
Answer: She has a body like ivory and lips like honey

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life…
Proverbs 31:10-31
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