Monday, November 26, 2018

Advent Trivia Quiz

The Advent season begins on the first Sunday of December this year. During the Advent season, we will see many Christmas programs, pageants, plays, and displays. Many of them will contain traditional ideas that are not found in Biblical accounts of the birth of Jesus. I thought it might be fun to take a trivia quiz to test our knowledge of the events surrounding the birth of Christ as it is recorded in the Bible.

Answers are provided at the bottom of the page, but I encourage you to carefully read the Biblical accounts to check the accuracy of programs you will be seeing this Christmas season.

1. Joseph was originally from... (Luke 2:3)
    A. Bethlehem
    B. Nazareth
    C. Jerusalem
    E. None of the above

2. What does the Bible say that the innkeeper said to Mary and Joseph? (Luke 2:7)
    A. “There is no room in the inn.”
    B. “I have a stable you can use.”
    C. “Come back later and I should have some vacancies.”
    D. None of the above

3. A manger is a...
    A. A barn for animals
    B. A wooden hay storage bin
    C. A feeding trough
    D. None of the above

4. Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’ birth?
    A. Cows, sheep, goats
    B. Cows, donkeys, goats
    C. Sheep and goats only
    D. The Bible doesn't say
5. Who saw the star in the east?
    A. Shepherds
    B. Magi
    C. Three kings
    D. Both A and C
6. According to the Bible, how did Mary and Joseph get to Bethlehem?
    A. Camel
    B. Donkey
    C. Walked
    D. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey
E. The Bible doesn't say

7. How many angels spoke to the shepherds? (Luke 2:10)
    A. One
    B. Three
    C. A Multitude
    D. None of the above

8. What did the angels say/sing? (Luke 2:14)
    A. “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given”
    B. “Alleluia”
    C. “Glory to God in the highest, etc.”
    D. “Joy the world, the Lord is come”
    E. “Glory to the newborn King”

9. In Matthew, what does “wise men” or “Magi” refer to?
    A. Men of the educated class
    B. Eastern kings
    C. Sages
    D. Men who studied the stars

10. How many wise men came to see Jesus?
   A. 3
   B. 6
   C. 9
   D. 12
   E. We don’t know
11. Where did the wise men find Jesus? (Matthew 2:11)
    A. In a manger
    B. In a stable
    C. In Nazareth
    D. In Saudi Arabia
    E. In a house

12. When the wise men found Jesus he was... (Matthew 2:9)
    A. A babe wrapped in swaddling clothes
    B. A young child
    C. A boy in the temple
    D. A grown man

13. The “star in the east” that the wise men followed... (Matthew 2:9)
    A. Stayed in the same place their entire journey
    B. Disappeared and reappeared
    C. Moved ahead of them and stopped over the place where Jesus was
    D. Was just a mirage
14. The wise men stopped in Jerusalem... (Matthew 2:2)
    A. To inform Herod about Jesus
    B. To find out where Jesus was
    C. To ask about the star
    D. To buy presents
15. Where in the Bible do we find the Christmas story?
    A. Matthew
    B. Mark
    C. Luke
    D. John
    E. A and C
    F. B and D

Adapted from an article by Dr. Ray PritchardAuthor, Speaker, President of Keep Believing Ministries

To download a  PDF version of this quiz, click here.

Answers: 1. A 2. D 3. C 4. D 5. B 6. E 7. A 8. C 9. D 10. E 11. E 12. B 13. C 14. B 15. E