The Prophecy of Daniel 7 Bible Quiz

Check your knowledge about the prophecy of Daniel 7

  1. WHAT did Daniel see in vision? Dan. 7:1-7.

  2. What did these symbols mean? "Wind" means strife. Jer. 25:31, 32; 49:36, 37. "Waters" symbolize people. Rev. 17:15. "Lion," "bear," "leopard." and "fourth beast" represent "four kings" (Dan. 7:17). They are the four universal kingdoms of Daniel chapter two, commencing with Babylon (lion), Medo-Persia (bear), Grecia (leopard), and Rome ("fourth beast").

  3. What was peculiar about the fourth beast? Dan. 7:7, 8.

  4. What did the ten horns represent? Verses 23, 24.

  5. Name the kingdoms represented by the ten horns, as given in history. Note 1.

  6. What came up in the midst of these ten? Verse 8. Note 2. How did it look? Verse 20.

  7. In what way was this power "diverse" from the others? Verses 24-25. It was an ecclesiastical power; for the others were political.

  8. What would it do to make a place for itself? Verse 24.

  9. What three kingdoms were plucked up? Heruli, A.D. 493; Vandals, A.D. 534; Ostrogoths, A.D. 538. These three Arian powers would not recognize the Bishop of Rome as the head of the church.

  10. After this little horn was established, what would it say and attempt to do? Dan. 7:25. Note 3.

  11. What time is mentioned in God's law? The seventh-day Sabbath.

  12. What change does Rome claim to have made in the Sabbath? From the seventh day to the first day. According to various catechisms and the Council of Trent. Note 4.

  13. Has it really made any changes in God's law? No, it could only think to change it. Dan. 7:25.

  14. For how long would this power sway the world? Verse 25. (A "time" in symbolic language represents a year. See Daniel 11:13, margin; Ezekiel 4:6; Numbers 14:34.) Note 5.

  15. When did it end? 1798. 1,260 plus 538 equals 1798.

  16. What happened this year to break its dominion completely? Berthier, general of the French army, entered Rome and took the pope captive.

  17. What great work was to follow 1798? Dan. 7:26, 9, 10, 11.

  18. Who will have a part in the kingdom of God? Dan. 7:13, 14, 18, 27.

Note 1. - "The western empire of Rome, between the years A.D. 356 and 483, was divided into ten divisions, or kingdoms: 1. The Huns [Alemanni or Germans] in Hungary, 356; 2. The Ostrogoths in Mysia, 377; 3. The Visigoths in Pannonia, 378; 4. The Franks in France, 407; 5. The Vandals in Africa, 407; 6. The Suevi and Alans in Gascoine and Spain, 407; 7. The Burgundians in Burgendy, 407; 8. The Hureli and Rugli in Italy, 476; 9. The Saxons and Angles in Britain, 476; 10. The Lombards in Germany, 483." - Machiavelli.

Note 2. - "While the prophet was considering these ten horns, he saw another little horn springing up among them. This evidently points out the power of the church and bishop of Rome." - Scott's "Commentary."

Note 3. - Blasphemous Titles. - "The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man but as it were God, and the vicar of God."
"The Pope by reason of the excellence of his supreme dignity is called bishop of bishops. He is also called ordinary of ordinaries. He is likewise bishop of the universal church. He is likewise, the divine monarch and supreme emperor, and king of kings. Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and earth and of the lower regions." - Ferraris' "Ecclesiastical Dictionary."
"Thou art the shepherd, thou art the physician, thou art the director, thou art the husbandman; finally, thou art another God on earth." - History of the Councils.

Note 4. - "Ques. - Has the church power to make any alteration in the commandments of God?
"Ans. - . . . Instead of the seventh day, and other festivals appointed by the old law, the church has prescribed the Sundays and holy days to be set apart for God's worship; and these we are now obliged to keep in consequence of God's commandment, instead of the ancient Sabbath." - The Catholic Christian Instructed.
"The Catholic church for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the [Sabbath] day from Saturday to Sunday." - "The Catholic Mirror," September 23, 1893.

Note 5. - "Three times and a half: that is, for 1,260 solar years, reckoning ... a day for a solar year. After which the judgment is to sit, and they shall take away his dominion ..." - Sir Isaac Newton in "Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John."

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. 13, "The prophecy of Daniel 7".