Magnetic Letters Quiz

For this quiz you will need two magnetic boards (you can use small sheets of thin steel - painted, enameled, or covered with adhesive plastic), and two identical sets of magnetic letters. The letters can be of the plastic type obtainable from shops which supply toys for young children. Alternatively you can make your own, which has the advantage that they can be bigger and more colourful. In our case we used squares of expanded polystyrene (7cm x 7cm x 2cm) which we covered with fluorescent paper and put black letters on the front using indian ink, We then covered them with adhesive transparent film and put two strips of magnetic tape on the back.

The answers to the quiz questions should be words of up to about eight letters. You don't need a full alphabet or duplicated letters - you can devise many questions having answers that can be spelled with less than twenty different letters.

Here are some suggested questions that can be answered using the following set of eighteen letters:-

A - B - C - D - E - G - H - I - J - L - M - N - O - P - R - S - T - U

  1. Who was told to go and preach in Nineveh? [Jonah]
  2. Who prayed three times a day? [Daniel]
  3. Who was the king who had Daniel thrown into the lions' den? [Darius]
  4. What was Nebuchadnezzar's image made of? [Gold]
  5. Which book of the bible comes before Joel? [Hosea]
  6. Who betrayed Jesus? [Judas]
  7. Which book in the bible comes after Micah? [Nahum]
  8. Who was fed by ravens? [Elijah]
  9. Name of the man whose daughter Jesus raised from death? [Jairus]
  10. Who led the Israelites after Moses had died? [Joshua]
  11. Who was the wicked king at the time Jesus was born? [Herod]
  12. Who was the son of Hannah? [Samuel]
  13. Who was the master of the runaway slave Onesimus? [Philemon]
  14. Who deceived his father by pretended to be his brother? [Jacob]
  15. What word is missing: "I am the - - - - - of life"? [Bread]
  16. What did God create on the first day? [Light]
  17. Who was the other spy who gave a good report with Joshua? [Caleb]
  18. Which of Jacob's sons became the prime minister of Egypt? [Joseph]
  19. Who was the brother of John? [James]
  20. Who was Esther's cousin? [Mordecai]
  21. Which commandment tells us not to take God's name in vain? [Third]
  22. Which person was born in Gath, and was killed by David? [Goliath]
  23. How old was Josiah when he became king? [Eight]
  24. In which town did blind Bartimaeus live? [Jericho]
  25. Which book of the bible comes after Leviticus? [Numbers]
  26. What was Peter's first name? [Simon]
  27. To which country did Hudson Taylor go as a missionary? [China]
  28. Who was Moses's father-in law? [Jethro]

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