Daniel 2 Bible Study Quiz

Check your knowledge about the Bible prophecy of Daniel chapter 2

  1. MAY we understand prophecy? 2 Peter 1:19, 20.

  2. What did Christ say of Daniel's prophecy? Matt. 24:15.

  3. Why was Nebuchadnezzar troubled? Dan. 2:1. (Read verses 1-35.)

  4. Who gave this dream to the king? Dan. 2:28.

  5. What was the dream to reveal? Dan. 2:29.

  6. Whom did the head of gold represent? Dan. 2:37, 38. Note 1.

  7. What kingdoms were to follow Babylon? Dan. 2:39, 40.

  8. What did the silver (chest and arms) represent? Dan. 5:28-31.

  9. How long did Medo-Persia rule? From 538 B.C. to 331 B.C.

  10. What did the brass symbolize? Grecia. (see Dan. 8:20, 21.) Note 2.

  11. What empire followed Grecia? Rome. Dan. 2:40; 8:23-25; Luke 2:1-4. Note 3.

  12. What change was to come to the kingdom of iron? Dan. 2:41, 42. Note 4.

  13. How would these kings try to strengthen themselves? By intermarriage. Dan. 2:43.

  14. What eternal kingdom was to be set up in the days of these kings? Dan. 2:44.

  15. What represented this eternal kingdom in the dream? Dan. 2:45.

  16. What must take place before Christ's kingdom is established? Matt. 24:14.

Note 1. - God gave the kingdom to Nebuchadnezzar. (Dan. 2:37, 38; Jer. 27:1-11.) Egypt given as wages for work against Tyre. (Ezek. 26:7-11; 29:18, 19.)

Note 2. - Homer writes of "the glorious deeds of Trojan warriors and of brass-clad Greeks."

Note 3. - The historian Gibbon says: "The arms of the republic sometimes vanquished in battle, always victorious in war, advanced with rapid steps to the Euphrates, the Danube, the Rhine, and the ocean; and the images of gold, or silver, or brass, that might serve to represent the nations and their kings, were successively broken by the iron monarchy of Rome." - Decline and Fall, Vol. 3.

Note 4. - "The iron legs are the fourth kingdom: and that is the Roman, the strongest of all the kingdoms before it. But the feet, part of iron, and part of clay, prefigure the Roman Empire to be so divided, as that it should never unite again: which is equally fulfilled. Forasmuch as the Roman territory is occupied by foreign nations or rebels. And we see . . . barbarous nations mixed with our armies, cities, and provinces." - T. Newton in "Dissertations on the Prophecies."
"These ten kingdoms came into existence in the territory of the Roman Empire between the years A.D. 351 and 476. They were the result of the barbarian invasions of those times. The kingdoms were as follows: The Alemanni (Germany), the Franks (France), the Burgundians (Switzerland), the Suevi (Portugal), the Anglo-Saxons (England), the Visigoths (Spain), the Ostrogoths (who have been destroyed), the Heruli (who also have been destroyed), and the Lombards (Italy)." - C.B. Haynes in "Our Lord's Return."

Note: This quiz is based on "Fundamentals of the Seventh-day Adventist Faith", 1941, British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Watford, Bible Study No. 7, "Daniel, Chapter Two".