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Questions about the Book of Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes is the twenty-first book of the bible. The word of “Ecclesiastes” means preacher or speaker. Ecclesiastes is the book of man “under the sun” reasoning about life. Solomon was one of the wisest of men, who knew that there is a Holy God and that God will bring everything into judgment? The book of Ecclesiastes can be divided into three parts: 1) The preacher’s experience of the vanity of earthly things, 2) The exhortations in the light of this experience, 3) The conclusion of the matter. The author of this book is Solomon. Listed below are questions on the book of Ecclesiastes. These questions can be used for Sunday school or bible study to help all young converts study the scriptures and may God bless you always.

Ecclesiastes Chapter 1

1) Who wrote this chapter, according to verse one? (Ecclesiastes 1:1)

2) What are some of the themes in these verses of this book? (Ecclesiastes 1:1-18)

3) What sweeping statement did Solomon make about life, according to these tw0 verses? (Ecclesiastes 1:2)

4) What question did Solomon ask in verse three? (Ecclesiastes 1:3)

5) How did Solomon illustrate his statement that the earth remains the same in verses four through seven? (Ecclesiastes 1:4-7)

6) Who will be forgotten, according to verse eleven? (Ecclesiastes 1:11)

7) What did Solomon devote him self to in these verses? (Ecclesiastes 1:12-13)

8) What conclusion did Solomon reach about everything he had seen and done in verses thirteen and fourteen? (Ecclesiastes 1:13-14)

9) What had Solomon committed him self to, according to verses sixteen and seventeen? (Ecclesiastes 1:16-17)

10) What conclusion did Solomon reach concerning wisdom and folly in verses seventeen and eighteen? (Ecclesiastes 1:17-18)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 2

1) What did Solomon say about his pursuit of pleasure, according to these first two verses? (Ecclesiastes 2:1-2)

2) How did Solomon try to cheer himself in verse three? (Ecclesiastes 2:3)

3) What projects did Solomon undertake in verses four through eight of this book? (Ecclesiastes 2:4-8)

4) What way did Solomon indulge himself in, according to verse ten? (Ecclesiastes 2:10)

5) What conclusion did Solomon reach when he considered all he had achieved in verse eleven? (Ecclesiastes 2:11)

6) What did Solomon turn his thoughts to in verse twelve? (Ecclesiastes 2:12)

7) What conclusion did Solomon reach about wisdom and folly in verses twelve through fourteen? (Ecclesiastes 2:12-14)

8) What did Solomon say would be the fate of the fool and the wise person, according to these verses? (Ecclesiastes 2:15-16)

9) Why did Solomon hate life and all the things for which he had worked for in verses seventeen through twenty-one? (Ecclesiastes 2:17-21)

10) What does a person get for all his or her strivings, according to Solomon in these verses? (Ecclesiastes 2:22-23)

11) What did Solomon say a person should find satisfaction and why in verse twenty-four? (Ecclesiastes 2:24)

12) What do we require to find enjoyment, according to these verses? (Ecclesiastes 2:24-25)

13) What does God give, according to verse twenty-six of this book? (Ecclesiastes 2:26)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 3

1) What sort of activities is there a time for in these first eight verses? (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

2) What topics did Solomon explore in verses one through twenty-two of this book? (Ecclesiastes 3:1-22)

3) What has God set in the hearts of people, according to verse eleven? (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

4) What can we not understand, according to verse eleven? (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

5) What’s the best way we can spend our days while we are alive in verse twelve? (Ecclesiastes 3:12)

6) What is described as a gift from God in verse thirteen? (Ecclesiastes 3:13)

7) What did Solomon say about everything God does in verse fourteen? (Ecclesiastes 3:14)

8) What will God call into account, according to verse fifteen of this book? (Ecclesiastes 3:15)

9) What did Solomon see in the place of judgment and the place of justice in verse sixteen? (Ecclesiastes 3:16)

10) Who will God bring to judgment, according to verse seventeen? (Ecclesiastes 3:17)

11) Why does God test us in verse eighteen? (Ecclesiastes 3:18)

12) What fate awaits both people and animals in these verses of this book? (Ecclesiastes 3:19-21)

13) What should we enjoy and why, according to verse twenty-two of this book? (Ecclesiastes 3:22)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 4

1) What did Solomon see taking place under the sun in verse one of this book? (Ecclesiastes 4:1)

2) What did Solomon say about oppression in the first three verses? (Ecclesiastes 4:1-3)

3) What is the theme of this chapter, according to verses one through sixteen? (Ecclesiastes 4:1-16)

4) How would you describe Solomon’s mood in these verses of this book? (Ecclesiastes 4:1-16)

5) Who did Solomon declare to be happiest of all in verses two and three? (Ecclesiastes 4:2-3)

6) Why do people work to achieve, according to verse four? (Ecclesiastes 4:4)

7) What did Solomon say about toil in these verses? (Ecclesiastes 4:4-6)

8) What meaningless thing did Solomon see “under the sun” in verses seven and eight? (Ecclesiastes 4:7-8)

9) What did Solomon say about friendlessness in verses seven through twelve? (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

10) Why are two better than one, according to verses nine through twelve? (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

11) What did Solomon say about young people in verse thirteen? (Ecclesiastes 4:13)

12) What did Solomon say about advancement in verses thirteen through sixteen? (Ecclesiastes 4:13-16)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 5

1) How should a person go to the house of God, according to verse one? (Ecclesiastes 5:1)

2) How did Solomon encourage us to conduct ourselves in the house of God in these verses? (Ecclesiastes 5:2-3)

3) What did Solomon say about vows made to God in verses four through six? (Ecclesiastes 5:4-6)

4) Why should we stand in awe of God, according to verse seven of this book? (Ecclesiastes 5:7)

5) What should not surprise us in verses eight and nine of this book? (Ecclesiastes 5:8-9)

6) What unflattering truths hold for the person who loves money, according to verses ten through twelve? (Ecclesiastes 5:10-12)

7) What grievous evil did Solomon notice in verses thirteen through seventeen? (Ecclesiastes 5:13-17)

8) What is good and proper for a person to do in verse eighteen of this book? (Ecclesiastes 5:18)

9) What sort of experience did Solomon describe as a gift from God in verse nineteen? (Ecclesiastes 5:19)

10) What happens to the person who has wealth and possessions in verse twenty? (Ecclesiastes 5:20)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 6

1) What evil did Solomon notice in the first two verses of this book? (Ecclesiastes 6:1-2)

2) What is the main topic of these verses, according to the writer? (Ecclesiastes 6:1-12)

3) What shocking statement did Solomon make about children in verse three? (Ecclesiastes 6:3)

4) What context did Solomon consider a stillborn child better off than a living person in verses five and six? (Ecclesiastes 6:5-6)

5) What is true about the fate of all people, including the stillborn in verse six? (Ecclesiastes 6:6)

6) What is never satisfied, according to verse seven? (Ecclesiastes 6:7)

7) What question did Solomon ponder concerning the wise person and the fool in verse eight? (Ecclesiastes 6:8)

8) What did Solomon consider to be better than the roving of the appetite in verse nine? (Ecclesiastes 6:9)

9) What conclusions did Solomon reach about people in verse ten? (Ecclesiastes 6:10)

10) What did Solomon conclude about words, according to verse eleven? (Ecclesiastes 6:11)

11) What question does this chapter conclude with in verse twelve? (Ecclesiastes 6:12)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 7

1) Why is it better to go to a house of mourning than to a feast, according to verse two? (Ecclesiastes 7:2)

2) Why is sorrow better than laughter in verse three? (Ecclesiastes 7:3)

3) Why should we be patient and not easily provoked, according to verse nine? (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

4) Why did Solomon counsel against comparing today with some wonderful past in verse ten? (Ecclesiastes 7:10)

5) What did Solomon compare wisdom to in these verses of this book? (Ecclesiastes 7:11-12)

6) What is the advantage of knowledge, according to verse twelve? (Ecclesiastes 7:12)

7) What should we do when times are bad in verses thirteen and fourteen? (Ecclesiastes 7:13-14)

8) What two things had Solomon seen during his meaningless life in verse fifteen? (Ecclesiastes 7:15)

9) What counsel about living did Solomon give in verses sixteen through eighteen? (Ecclesiastes 7:16-18)

10) How much consideration should we give to the words of others in these verses? (Ecclesiastes 7:21-22)

11) What did Solomon discover when he sought out wisdom, according to verses twenty-three through twenty-six? (Ecclesiastes 7:23-26)

12) What did Solomon find while he was still searching in these verses? (Ecclesiastes 7:27-29)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 8

1) What effect does wisdom have on a person in verse one of this book? (Ecclesiastes 8:1)

2) Why did Solomon say to obey the king’s command in verse two of this book? (Ecclesiastes 8:2)

3) What would happen to the person who obeyed the king’s command, according to verse five? (Ecclesiastes 8:5)

4) What did Solomon say there is a proper time and procedure for in verse six? (Ecclesiastes 8:6)

5) What does no one know, according to verse seven? (Ecclesiastes 8:7)

6) What does no one have power over in verse eight? (Ecclesiastes 8:8)

7) What happens when a criminal sentence is not quickly executed, according to verse eleven? (Ecclesiastes 8:11)

8) What did Solomon conclude about people who are God-fearing in verse twelve? (Ecclesiastes 8:12)

9) What did Solomon conclude about people who do not fear God, according to verse thirteen? (Ecclesiastes 8:13)

10) What did Solomon conclude was meaningless in verse fourteen of this book? (Ecclesiastes 8:14)

11) What did Solomon commend and why in verse fifteen? (Ecclesiastes 8:15)

12) What way are we limited in these verses? (Ecclesiastes 8:16-17)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 9

1) What did Solomon conclude about the righteous and the wise and all that they do in verse one? (Ecclesiastes 9:1)

2) Who shares a common destiny, according to verse two? (Ecclesiastes 9:2)

3) What is the evil in everything that takes place in verse three? (Ecclesiastes 9:3)

4) How did Solomon describe human nature in this verse? (Ecclesiastes 9:3)

5) Who has hope, according to verse four? (Ecclesiastes 9:4)

6) Why do the living, have hope in verses five and six? (Ecclesiastes 9:5-6)

7) What did Solomon tell his readers to do in verses seven and eight? (Ecclesiastes 9:7-8)

8) What did Solomon say about marriage in verse nine? (Ecclesiastes 9:9)

9) What is our lot in life, according to verse nine? (Ecclesiastes 9:9)

10) How should we work, according to verse ten? (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

11) Why should we do all we do with all our might in verse ten of this book? (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

12) What did Solomon observe about people in verse eleven? (Ecclesiastes 9:11)

13) Why should we use our time well, according to verse twelve of this book? (Ecclesiastes 9:12)

14) What did Solomon see that impressed him in verses thirteen through sixteen? (Ecclesiastes 9:13-16)

15) What was ironic about the man who saved the city in these verses? (Ecclesiastes 9:13-18)

16) What was ironic about the way the city was saved in verses thirteen through eighteen? (Ecclesiastes 9:13-18)

17) What themes are explored in these verses by the writer in this book? (Ecclesiastes 9:13), (Ecclesiastes 10:20)

18) What did Solomon compare the quiet words of the wise to in verse seventeen? (Ecclesiastes 9:17)

19) What is the value of wisdom, according to verse eighteen of this book? (Ecclesiastes 9:18)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 10

1) What does a little folly outweigh, according to the first verse in this book? (Ecclesiastes 10:1)

2) What evil arising from the error of a ruler did Solomon see in verses five through seven? (Ecclesiastes 10:5-7)

3) What sort of injuries did Solomon warn against in verses eight and nine? (Ecclesiastes 10:8-9)

4) How did Solomon compare and contrast the words of the wise with the words of the fool? (Ecclesiastes 10:12-14)

5) What consequences of laziness did Solomon describe in verse eighteen? (Ecclesiastes 10:18)

6) What did Solomon say about a feast, wine, and money in verse nineteen of this book? (Ecclesiastes 10:19)

7) Why did Solomon counsel against reviling the king and cursing the rich, even in private in verse twenty? (Ecclesiastes 10:20)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 11

1) What central theme did Solomon develop in these verses? (Ecclesiastes 11:1), (Ecclesiastes 12:8)

2) What conclusions did Solomon draw about life? (Ecclesiastes 11:1), (Ecclesiastes 12:8)

3) What did Solomon tell his readers to do? (Ecclesiastes 11:1)

4) What sort of person did Solomon criticize in verse four of this book? (Ecclesiastes 11:4)

5) What is beyond our understanding, according to verse five of this book? (Ecclesiastes 11:5)

6) Why did Solomon tell his readers to keep busy in verse six? (Ecclesiastes 11:6)

7) What do we need to keep in mind and why, according to verse eight? (Ecclesiastes 11:8)

8) What advice did Solomon have for the young, according to verse nine? (Ecclesiastes 11:9)

Ecclesiastes Chapter 12

1) When should we take pains to remember our Creator, according to verse one? (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

2) How did Solomon describe old age in verses two through five of this book? (Ecclesiastes 12:2-5)

3) How did Solomon symbolize death in verses six and seven? (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7)

4) What did Solomon conclude is meaningless in verse eight of this book? (Ecclesiastes 12:8)

5) How did Solomon describe the Teacher in verse nine? (Ecclesiastes 12:9)

6) What did the Teacher do with his knowledge in verse nine? (Ecclesiastes 12:9)

7) What did the Teacher search for in verse ten? (Ecclesiastes 12:10)

8) How did Solomon describe what the Teacher wrote in verse ten of this book? (Ecclesiastes 12:10)

9) How did Solomon describe the words of the wise in verse eleven? (Ecclesiastes 12:11)

10) What did Solomon warn his reader about in verse twelve of this book? (Ecclesiastes 12:12)

11) What did Solomon say about books and study in verse twelve? (Ecclesiastes 12:12)

12) What is a person’s whole duty, according to verse thirteen of this book? (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

13) Why did Solomon tell his reader to fear God and keep His commandments in verse fourteen? (Ecclesiastes 12:14)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study about the book of Ecclesiastes and under standing of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose