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Christmas Trivia Quiz: Take a short, fun trivia quiz to see how much you know about Christmas!
How much do you know about some of our favorite Christmas traditions? Or random Christmas trivia? Take this quiz to learn a few, fun facts. The answers are at the end of this article. Enjoy!
1. From what did the Germans make the first artificial Christmas trees?
A. Colorful cloth
B. Dyed goose feathers
C. Sticks woven together
D. Pinecones and feathers
2. How many Christmas cards are sent in the US each year?
A. 3 hundred
B. 3 thousand
C. 3 million
D. 3 billion
3. How many gifts total are given in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?
4. To what do the "two turtle doves" refer in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?
A. Two birds
B. The Church and the State
C. The Old and New Testament
D. Two secret codes
5. Who was reportedly the first person to decorate a Christmas tree?
A. Martin Luther
B. Jonathan Edwards
C. Charles Wesley
D. D. L. Moody
6. Which of these were FIRST used as Christmas tree decorations?
7. The Fir tree was originally decorated to represent what well-known tree?
8. What does the word "Christmas" mean?
9. During what month was Jesus most likely to have been born?
10. What do the three traditional colors of Christmas represent?
11. Many European countries believed that these were active during the Twelve Days of Christmas. They eventually evolved into Santa's Elves. What are they?
12. In what country are spiders or spider webs common Christmas tree decorations?
13. What was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in the year 1836?
14. What popular holiday greenery literally means "little dung twig" because the plant spreads through bird dropping?
15. In an effort to recognize the "Christ" in Christmas, this last trivia item is focused on Jesus. Bible scholars suggest that there are 456 prophecies concerning the Messiah. Of these, let's take a look at just eight:
1. The place of the Messiah's birth
2. His being preceded by a messenger
3. How he would enter Jerusalem
4. His betrayal by a friend
5. He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver
6. The money would be thrown in God's house
7. He would be mute before His accusers
8. He would be crucified
What is the probability for any one man to fulfill even just these eight prophecies?
A. one in 100,000
B. one in 100,000,000
C. one in 100,000,000,000
D. one in 100,000,000,000,000,000
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The answer to the last question is D! (See the end of the article for the rest of the answer key).
Peter Stoner, who wrote an article on this topic of Jesus and prophecy in 1963, gives the following example to put this example into a context we can understand:
If we take 100 trillion silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas, they would be two feet deep. Mark one of these silver dollars and thoroughly stir the whole mass. Next, blindfold a man and let him travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick the marked silver dollar and say that it is the right one. What are his chances of accomplishing this task?
The same chance that the prophets would have of writing just eight of these prophecies and having them all come true for any one man, from their day to the present time, if they had written them without God's inspiration!
Mind-blowing! Some people claim that Jesus was not God, but only a man who manipulated his circumstances to make it look like he fulfilled the Messianic prophecies. However, many of the prophecies regarding the Messiah were beyond human control: Birth place, manner of death, people's reactions, burial, resurrection, etc.
See what former Atheist and professional journalist, Lee Strobel, has to say in response to people who make the above claim or say that the Gospel writers fabricated the prophecies to make them fit Jesus by "rewriting history."
For a more detailed look at the prophecies of Jesus and how he fulfilled them, take a look at this website:
I hope you learned a thing or two and that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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