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Christmas Quiz - See How Much You Know

Updated on August 18, 2015

How much do you know about the reason we celebrate Christmas?

A lot of what we know about the Christmas story comes from carols, poems and folk stories.  But what about the Bible, what does it say really happened when Christ was born? Here are a few questions to test your knowlegde.    If you don't do well, you're not alone. Most folks don't know these Christmas facts.   Remember, this is just for fun. So, go ahead, take the test, challenge your friends and have a blast!

And most important . . . have a really great, Christ-Filled Christmas!!!!

What Does the Bible Say About Christmas?


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What makes the difference?

Why do I need to know these silly facts?

The truth is it doesn't particularly matter about the animals in the stable or the number of Magi and where they met Jesus. Why do I take the time to create such a quiz then? My main motive in sharing this quiz with others is that it proves how little we know about the Bible. Most of us have heard this story. Most know about Mary & Joseph's trek to Jesus' birthplace. We hear it over and over again, year after year. Yet with all our knowledge, there are a lot of truths we don't know and a lot of legend we assume is fact.

If this is true of the beloved Christmas story, what about the rest of the Bible? How much scripture do we know? And how much do we assume to be true because people have told us. Reading the Bible is important. Sorting out what's really in between those pages compared to what we've been told is recorded, is imperative. Most of the problems people have with Christianity are in some way related to misconceptions about what's really in God's Word.This quiz is just a tiny bit of proof that Christians need to read and understand Christ's message given in scripture. Those who really want to follow Christ should be reading His Word and be in a Bible Study with a group of people who use those pages as the basis for their discussion. Jesus said, "The Truth will set you free." But in order to really be free, you must search out the truth!

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The Answers Explained

DON'T PEEK HERE!!!! NO LOOKING UNTIL AFTER YOU TAKE THE QUIZ

Most of the answers you'll find are either right or wrong, but there are a few that folks always want an explanation for.

Mary probably walked to Bethlehem, but we don't know for sure. Things we do know: They were very poor, didn't even have a lamb for Mary's purification after Jesus' birth, so unless they borrowed a donkey, there's a good chance she walked.

The Bible doesn't mention any animals in the stable. We learn about the animals from our Nativity Scenes and Christmas Carols. There may or may not have been animals in the barn. It's not wrong or ungodly to think there were animals there, it's just not mentioned.

"We Three Kings" is just the name of a song. We do know there were three gifts, but that's the only reason we assume there were three Magi/Wise Men/Kings. The Magi followed a star to Jerusalem and from there King Herod's men told them where to go.

A manger could be considered a "Hay Holder" too; however, most farmers wouldn't call it that. The manger was where the animals were fed. It's what we call a "feeding trough" on 21st century farms. It would hold hay because that's a staple food for animals, but technically, it would be a feeding trough.

The Angels didn't sing. All of the carols try to convince us they do, but the Bible says that one angel gave them the "Good new of great joy" and then a multitude SAID "Glory to God in the highest."

To get details about all of the answers read Luke 1-3 and Matthew 1-3

A Quiz for the more Advanced Bible Student


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More Explanations

Jesus did have people in his ancestry that were not Israelites. Two in particular are Rahab and Ruth. Rahab was from the land of Canaan and Ruth from Moab. These two ladies represent the importance of the non-Jewish people to God long before He sent Jesus

An Army or a Choir of Angels - While I don't know Greek at all, I have friends who do, and I'm told that the words 'heavenly hosts' are translated from what we would consider an 'army'. Contrary to popular legend, the angels didn't sing, they SAID, "glory to God in the highest . . ." So, an army is the more appropriate answer. And you might be interested to know that only ONE angel was present when the actual birth announcement was made. Check it out in Luke 2!

© 2009 Lynne Modranski

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Pretty average I suspect, see how you do on my 25 question Christmas Food Quiz Pinned, squidliked and G+1 http://www.squidoo.com/christmas-food-quiz

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Good quiz

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      Lynne Modranski 5 years ago from Ohio

      @anonymous: Thanks for catching that!!! I fixed it - thought I had it set up that way to begin with!

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      Lynne Modranski 5 years ago from Ohio

      @anonymous: Congrats!!! You are the first to get them all correct! have a wonderful Christmas

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      15 out of 15 on the Christmas Quiz.Great questions, that WILL make people think and realzie that they do not know all that they think they know. Thanks fro the mental workouts and Merry Christmas.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      In Christmas 401, Question 8, Boaz AND Jesse are ancestors of Jesus.David's father was Jesse, his great grandfather was Boaz

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      Lynne Modranski 5 years ago from Ohio

      @anonymous: Yep! They followed the star into Jerusalem then found Herod and and Herod ordered the chief priests and teachers to figure out where they should go, then the star appeared again. So, they followed a star AND Herod's men (the chief priest and teachers) told them where to go.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      In Question 9, did not the magi go to Jerusalem first to inquire where the king of the Jews would be born and did not the chief priests and the teachers of the law tell them that He would be born in Bethlehem?(Matt. 2:1-8)

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      The quiz was fun!

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      maxnic11 6 years ago

      it was fun, Merry Christmas!

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      pumpnut lm 6 years ago

      I'm half way there.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Well, I learned something

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      On question 5 C and D could be the same thing. Wasn't sure what you were getting at. On question 7 what would make you choose between an army and a choir of angels? The number is indefinite also.

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      Lynne Modranski 6 years ago from Ohio

      @anonymous: Hi Roy!Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate the discussion.A manger could be considered a "Hay Holder" I guess . . . but coming from a farming background, it normally wouldn't. The manger was where the animals were fed. It's what we call a "feeding trough" on 21st century farms. It would hold hay because that's a staple food for animals, but technically, it would be a feeding trough.You are correct, there is no way to know how many angels (after the 1st angel) there were that night in the field. While I don't know greek at all, I have friends who do, and I'm told that the words 'heavenly hosts' are translated from what we would consider an 'army'. Contrary to popular legend, the angels didn't sing, they SAID, "glory to God in the highest . . ." So, as I said in the "why," these are necessarily important facts, just interesting bits of trivia to have fun with! Hope you did!!!

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      Lynne Modranski 6 years ago from Ohio

      @anonymous: Thanks for trying!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Sorry, Lynn, I kept trying to post it to FB, but it never did. :( Nice quiz.

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      Lynne Modranski 6 years ago from Ohio

      @KOrazem: Congrats!!! That's really good!

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      Seeking Pearls 6 years ago from Pueblo West

      Nice quiz. I got 8 right.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      It was a fun quiz but I did very poorly.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Now that was a quiz! Very nicely done and you got me on a few, guess I should have grabbed my Bible as you suggested!

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      Denoz 6 years ago

      I have learnt more about Jesus birth, I thought i knew more than what I got. Anyway, thanks for the quiz.

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      Light-in-me 6 years ago

      I got seven right, I really thought I would do better...Nice quiz,Robin :)

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