Christmas Quiz


The following questions are based on what the Bible says about the birth of Christ and only what the Bible says. How well do you know your Bible?

1. The name of the mother of Jesus was:
a. Martha
b. Mary
c. Eve
d. Deborah

2. Jesus was born in what town?
a. Jerusalem
b. Nazareth
c. Bethlehem
d. New York

3. Joseph was a:
a. Carpenter
b. Doctor
c. Engineer
d. Fisherman

4. Why didn't Joseph and Mary stay at the inn?
a. It was too expensive
b. There was no inn
c. There was no room
d. none of the above

5. How did Joseph and Mary get to Bethlehem?
a. Colt
b. Mary rode a donkey and Joseph walked
c. wagon
d. Who knows?

6. After being born, Jesus was placed in a:
a. Basket
b. Manger
c. Pile of hay
d. On the back of a donkey

7. A manger is a:
a. stable
b. feeding trough
c. wooden table
d. barn

8. Which animals does the Bible say were housed in the stable?
a. cows, donkeys, sheep
b. lions, tigers and bears
c. goats, sheep and cows
d. The Bible doesn't say.

9. From what area were the three kings that visited Jesus?
a. the west
b. the east
c. the orient
d. none of the above

10. What sign were the shepherds told to look for by the angel?
a. a lion and a sheep together in peace
b. a tree with a star on top
c. a star over Bethlehem
d. none of the above

11. With what words did the heavenly host of angels praise God?
a. "Joy to the World, the Lord is Come"
b. "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah"
c. "King of Kings and Lord of Lords"
d. "Glory to God in the highest,"

12. What is frankincense?
a. a form of gold
b. an incense from a tree
c. a jewel
d. none of the above.

13. What is myrrh?
a. a musical instrument
b. a spice used for burial
c. a valuable wine
d. none of the above

14. How many wise men came to see Jesus?
a. One
b. Two
c. Three
d. The Bible doesn't say

15. What does "wise men" most likely refer to?
a. lawyers
b. star gazers
c. priests
d. doctors

16. The wise men met Jesus in a:
a. manger.
b. castle.
c. stable.
d. house.

17. Who told Joseph and Mary to go to Bethlehem?
a. an angel
b. Caesar Augustus.
c. Herod
d. No one told them to go.

18. The child Jesus went to Egypt:
a. to meet pharaoh
b. because Joseph was told in a dream to take him
c. Joseph did not take Jesus to Egypt
d. none of the above

19. According to the Bible, the little drummer boy met Jesus:
a. when Jesus was in the manger
b. at a house
c. When Jesus was about two years old
d. none of the above

20. In which books do we find the story of Jesus' birth
a. Matthew
b. Mark
c. Luke
d. John

21. December 25th has been celebrated as Christmas since the Bible was written.
a. True
b. False

22. To think about: How does our culture influence how we understand the stories of the Bible?

When you have finished answering these questions, compare them with the ones at

answers. .

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First United Methodist Church
of Miami, Florida

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