Matthew or John? A Jesus Feeds the 5000 Quiz

Question 1 of 10

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Which of these Gospels has Jesus landing, meeting the crowd, then healing their sick, then feeding them. (The other just has Jesus landing, being approached by the crowd, and then feeding them.)

Select one of the following:

  • Matthew

  • John

Question 2 of 10

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Which Gospel version of the Feeding of the 5000 story says that Jesus "had compassion on them" (the crowd)?

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  • Matthew

  • John

Question 3 of 10

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In which Gospel do the disciples tell Jesus that it's “getting late” ?

Select one of the following:

  • Matthew

  • John

Question 4 of 10

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In which Gospel does Phillip exclaim that it would cost "half a year’s wages" to feed the crowd?

Select one of the following:

  • Matthew

  • John

Question 5 of 10

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In which Gospel do the disciples get the five loaves and two fishes from a small boy?

Select one of the following:

  • Matthew

  • John

Question 6 of 10

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Which Gospel says that it was JESUS who distributed the bread and fish to the people? (The other three Gospels say it was the disciples who did the distribution.)

Select one of the following:

  • Matthew

  • John

Question 7 of 10

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Three of the Gospel versions of this story report that Jesus looked to the heaven and gave thanks, then broke the bread before distributing it. However, one of the Gospels reports that he just gave thanks then distributed it (no heaven looking, not breaking of the loaves). Which one leaves OUT the heaven and breaking detail?

Select one of the following:

  • Matthew

  • John

Question 8 of 10

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Which of these Gospels does NOT mention the "women and children" as part of the crowd that day?

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  • Matthew

  • John

Question 9 of 10

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This Gospel is the only one that includes this "revealing" detail about the miracle's purpose: After witnessing the miracle and being fed, the crowd proclaims Jesus as the “Prophet” they had been waiting for.

Select one of the following:

  • Matthew

  • John

Question 10 of 10

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Last question! What is the primary meaning of the miracle of the Feeding of the 5000 ?

[After you get your score, BE SURE to "REVIEW ALL ANSWERS" to see some interesting teaching details and insights about each question in our quiz.]

Select one of the following:

  • The miracle tells us that we should share what we have and Jesus will multiply our gifts.

  • The miracle reveals that Jesus is the One sent by God to save us and feed our souls.

  • The miracle tells us that the "even least of these," such as the small boy, have something to offer Jesus.

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Other than the story of the cross, The Feeding of the 5000 is the only story found in ALL FOUR GOSPELS. But there are some very interesting differences in how each Gospel writer tells the story, particularly between Matthew and John. Take the 10 question quiz and then be SURE TO REVIEW ALL ANSWERS after you get your score to learn some interesting insights and details about this important story.

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