Each Christmas season in our Bible Fellowship Group, Curtis Rippee, our Sunday School Teacher, would give our group a Christmas story quiz. By the end of the quiz we all were yelling out the "NO WAY!" as answers we thought we knew were wrong.
It is amazing how our view of the Christmas Story is formed by misguided Hollywood Christmas shows, inaccurate songs and even stories past down from traditions. I challenge you to a quiz. Good luck and if you have the chance, pass it on at your own Christmas party, Sunday Schools and family gatherings. The answers are at the end....No cheating.
May you and your family have a joyful Christmas!
CHRISTMAS I.Q. TEST
Instructions: Read and answer each question in the order it appears. Read the choices carefully and select the best one.
___ 1. Joseph was from:
___ 2. How did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?
B) Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey
E) Who knows?
___ 3. Mary and Joseph were married when Mary became pregnant. (T or F)
___ 4. Mary was a virgin when she delivered Jesus. (T or F)
___ 5. What did the innkeeper tell Mary and Joseph?
A) “There is no room in the inn.”
B) “I have a stable you can use.”
C) “Come back after the Christmas rush.”
D) None of the above.
___ 6. A “manger” is:
A) A stall
B) Wooden storage bin for hay
C) Feeding trough
___ 7. Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’ birth?
A) Cows, sheep, goats.
B) Cows, donkeys, sheep.
C) Sheep and goats only.
D) Miscellaneous barnyard animals.
E) Lions, tigers, and bears.
F) None of the above.
___ 8. Who saw the “star in the east”?
B) Three kings
C) Both A and B
D) None of the above
___ 9. How many angels spoke to the shepherds?
C) A “multitude”
D) None of the above
___ 10. What “sign” did the angels tell the shepherds to look for?
A) “This way to baby Jesus”
B) A star over Bethlehem
C) A baby that doesn’t cry
D) A house with a Christmas tree
E) A baby in a stable
F) None of the above
___ 11. What did the angels sing?
A) “Joy to the World, the Lord is come.”
C) “Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given”
D) “Glory to God in the highest”
E) “Glory to the Newborn King”
F) “My sweet Lord”
___ 12. What is a “Heavenly Host”?
A) The angel at the gate of heaven
B) The angel who invites people to heaven
C) The angel who serves drinks in heaven
D) An angel choir
E) An angel army
F) None of the above
___ 13. There was snow that first Christmas:
A) Only in Bethlehem
B) All over Israel
C) Nowhere in Israel
D) Somewhere in Israel
E) Mary and Joseph only “dreamed” of a white Christmas
(* This answer is subject to debate...)
___ 14. The baby Jesus cried:
A) When the doctor slapped him on the behind
B) When the little drummer boy started banging on his drum
C) Just like other babies
D) He never cried
___ 15. What is frankincense?
A) A metal
B) A fabric
C) A perfume
D) An eastern man-like monster
___ 16. What is myrrh?
A) An easily shaped metal
B) An oil used for burying people
C) A drink
D) After-shave lotion
E) None of the above
___ 17. How many wise men came to see Jesus? (Write in the correct number)
___ 18. The wise men found Jesus in a:
D) Holiday Inn
___ 19. The wise men stopped in Jerusalem:
A) To inform Herod about Jesus
B) To find out where Jesus was
C) To ask about the star that they saw
D) For gas
E) To buy presents for Jesus
___ 20. When Joseph and Mary found out that Mary was pregnant with Jesus, what happened?
A) They got married
B) Joseph wanted to break the engagement
C) Mary left town for three months
D) An angel told them to go to Bethlehem
E) Both A and D
F) Both B and C
___ 21. Who told Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?
A) An angel
B) Mary’s mother
D) Caesar Augustus
___ 22. Joseph took the baby Jesus to Egypt:
A) To show him the pyramids
B) To teach him the wisdom of the Pharaohs
C) To put him in a basket in the reeds by the river
D) Because he dreamed about it
E) To be taxed
F) Joseph did not take Jesus to Egypt
G) None of the above
___ 23. Where do we find the answers to all these ridiculous questions?
E) A and B only
F) A and C only
1.C 2.E 3.F 4.T 5.D 6.C 7.F 8.D 9.A 10.F 11.D 12.E 13. D 14.C 15.C 16.B 17.2 18.C
19.B and C 20.F 21.D 22.D 23.F
Source of Quiz: http://adventconspiracy.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/christmas-iq-test1.pdf (23 questions)