Chapter 1          
  1. About how old would Daniel have been when he was taken to Babylon?

  2. Describe the treatment he received in Babylon.

  3. What were the Hebrew names for Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?

  4. Why did Daniel refuse the food which was appointed for him?

  5. Why was the prince of the eunuchs reluctant to grant Daniel his desire to abstain from the king's portions?

  6. What did he fear would be the result of such abstinence?

  7. After 10 days, how did Daniel and his friends compare with the various other foreign youths who had been brought in to serve the king?
  Chapter 2          
  1. In what language was the greatest part of this chapter written?

  2. What event occasioned the call for magicians, enchanters, etc?

  3. What is meant by "Chaldeans" in vs. 2?

  4. What did Nebuchadnezzar want these men to do?

  5. What did they want to know before they complied with Nebucadnezzar's request?

  6. Why did Nebuchadnezzar refuse to tell them what they wanted to know?

  7. As a result of the failure of the magicians, enchanters, etc., Nebuchadnezzar made what decree?

  8. When Daniel learned of the decree, what did he do?

  9. How did Daniel learn the vision and its interpretation?

  10. When Daniel went before Nebuchadnezzar, to whom did he give the credit for his ability to interpret the dream?

  1. The image which appeared in Nebuchadnezzar's dream was divided into how many sections?

  2. Describe the sections of the image.

  3. What was the origin of the stone?

  4. What did the stone do?

  5. What became of the stone?
  1. What did the sections of the image represent?

  2. Specifically, what did the head of gold represent?

  3. What was the significance of the clay mixed with iron in the feet and toes?

  4. In verse 44, who is referred to by "those kings"?

  5. In the days of those kings," God's kingdom was to be set up and would destroy "these kingdoms." By what symbol was God's kingdom represented in the dream?

  6. Was the dream a prediciton of future events, an analysis of current events, or a history of past events, from the standpoint of Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar? (See verses 39 and 45)



  1. What was the king's response to Daniel's interpretation?

  2. Why did the king believe Daniel? (See 1:4-6; 2:26-27)

  3. Did Nebuchadnezzar come to believe in the one true God?