What Are the Ten Commandments? - Definition & History


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The Ten Commandments are found in the Bible books of Exodus and:

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1. Moses went to the top of what mountain to meet God?

2. The first commandment given was:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Ten Commandments are important guidance from God in Judaism and Christianity about how people should conduct themselves. This quiz and worksheet will help you test your knowledge of the history of the commandments, including how these commandments were provided and what they say.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on key historical facts about the Ten Commandments, including:

  • The book of the Bible where the Ten Commandments are found
  • The location where God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses
  • The content of the first commandment
  • What happened to the first set of commandments
  • What conduct was forbidden by the Ten Commandments

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how God provided the Ten Commandments to his people
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the Ten Commandments require regarding acceptable behavior towards others
  • Making connections - use understanding of the commandments to determine why Moses broke the first set of tablets
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how the commandments address acceptable behavior towards God and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Ten Commandments, review the accompanying lesson about their history. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what the Ten Commandments are
  • Identify the books of the Bible that reference the Ten Commandments
  • Understand how God gave the Ten Commandments to his people
  • Know the circumstances under which the first tablets containing the Ten Commandments were broken
  • Differentiate between the commandments that describe behavior towards God and the commandments that describe behavior towards others