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Study on The Book of Ruth - Five Ruth Bible Study Lessons Online - FREE — Lesson 1

Chapter 1:1-13
1. Why did Naomi set out to return home to Bethlehem?
(a) Because her husband died
(b) Because her husband and two sons died
(c) Because she heard that the famine had ended
2. About how long did Naomi's two sons live after marrying Moabite women?
(a) Three weeks
(b) Ten years
(c) 3 years
3. How many children did Naomi's sons have before they died?
(a) Only one who also died
(b) None
(c) 3
4. When did Naomi tell her two daughters-in-law to return to their mother's home?
(a) At the time she decided to return to Bethlehem
(b) While they were on the road to Judah
(c) After preparing and packing up everything to return to Judah
5. Why did Naomi tell her two daughters-in-law to return to their mother's home?
(a) She did not trust them since they were Moabites
(b) Because she knew they would be outcasts in Bethlehem
(c) Because she wanted them to get new husbands
6. In verse 8, how did Naomi's daughters-in-law show kindness to their dead and to Naomi?
(a) By not having any children
(b) By immediately remarrying and leaving Naomi
(c) By NOT immediately remarrying and leaving Naomi
7. In verse 13, Naomi says "It is more bitter for me than for you." What did Naomi and her daughters-in-law share in common?
(a) They had lost their husbands and had no living children
(b) They had lost their husbands
(c) They had no living children
8. Why did Naomi consider it to be more bitter for her than her daughters-in-law?
(a) Because she was too old to have children
(b) Because she was too old to marry
(c) Because she had to return to her homeland
9. Who told Naomi they would go back with her to her people?
(a) Ruth
(b) Orpah
(c) Ruth and Orpah
10. Naomi makes it clear to Orpah and Ruth that it would be in __________ benefit for them to return to their people and gods.
(a) their own
(b) Naomi's
(c) everyones
11. Life application: Orpah and Ruth showed kindness to Naomi by staying with her after their husbands died, in kindness to their husbands. Consider whom you might show kindness to, especially people you may not like or avoid, on behalf of Jesus.