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December 2017

Christmas Intelligence Quiz

By Lee Barnes

Ready, Set Quiz! We have the perfect opener for your Sunday School Class this week. This is a Christmas Quiz that will test your group’s knowledge of what of the Christmas story comes from the Bible and what comes from somewhere else. Need a lesson too? We’ve got your back: here’s two quick Christmas discussion lessons.

  1. Christmas has always been celebrated on December 25th. True or False
  2. What mode of transportation did Mary and Joseph use to get to Bethlehem?
    1. Walked
    2. Donkey
    3. Joseph’s Carpentry wagon
    4. None of the above
  3. When Mary became pregnant, she and Joseph were married. True or False
  4. When Jesus was born, Joseph and Mary were married. True or False
  5. What was said when Joseph talked to the innkeeper?
    1. No Room in the Inn
    2. There is this stable in the back
    3. A and b
    4. None of the above
  6. The actual birth of Jesus took place in a…
    1. Barn
    2. Cave
    3. Manger
    4. Unknown
  7. In the Bible, what animals witnessed the birth of Jesus?
    1. Cows, sheep, goats
    2. Cows, donkeys, sheep
    3. Various barnyard animals
    4. None of the above
  8. How many angels actually spoke to the shepherds?
    1. A “multitude”
    2. One
    3. Five
    4. None of the above
  9. The “Star in the East” was seen by whom?
    1. Three Kings
    2. Mary and Joseph
    3. Shepherds
    4. None of the above
  10. A “heavenly host” is defined as?
    1. An angel choir
    2. An angel army
    3. The angel at the gate of Heaven
    4. The angel in charge of catering in Heaven
  11. The angels said what to the shepherds:
    1. “Glory to God in the highest, etc.”
    2. “Alleluia”
    3. “Unto us a child is born…”
    4. “Get ready…”
  1. What was special thing does the angels tell the shepherds to look for?
    1. A star over Bethlehem
    2. A baby that does not cry
    3. A baby in a stable
    4. None of the above
  2. Who told Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?
    1. The angel
    2. Caesar Augustus
    3. Herod
    4. Mary’s Mother
  3. The Holy Family went to Egypt because…
    1. To show him the sphinx
    2. A dream said to do it
    3. To be taxed again
    4. They did not go to Egypt
  4. What was the exact number of wise men that came to see Jesus? ___

Answer Key

#1 False #2 D.Bible does not say #3 False. See Matthew 1:18 #4 False. See Luke 2:5. # 5 D. No conversation with an innkeeper in the Bible. See Luke 2:7. # 6 D. Not enough Biblical information. See Luke 2:7. #7 .D The Bible doesn’t specify. # 8 B See Luke 2:9. #9 D The wise men did (they were not kings). See Matthew 2:2 #10 B #11 A See Luke 2:14. #12 D See Luke 2:12. #13 B See Luke 2:1, 4 #14 B See Matthew 2:13 #15 No one knows. See Matthew 2:1

Rev. R. Lee Barnes is the Youth & Family Ministries Consultant for the North Carolina Conference of the UMC. He offers 20+ years of experience as a pastor, youth/family minister, and parent to provide consultation, training, networking experiences, and spiritual nurture for enrichment of your church’s youth and family ministries. Lee partners with clergy and lay volunteers in small and medium-sized congregations, and in new-faith communities.