Tuesday, December 6, 2011

CHRISTmas I.Q. Test!!!

I had thought I would do a post today that had to do with CHRISTmas traditions.  When I opened my e-mail, I had one from my friend, Ms. Mary....and knew that it was perfect for what I had in mind!!!  Some of you all might have seen it, too!!!  It would be great to share with a Sunday school class....or maybe a small group meeting....which is what I think I'm gonna do!!!

Today the questions.....tomorrow, the answers!!!
How's that for a teaser!!!

CHRISTmas I.Q. Test

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

3. A manger is a...
    A. Stable for domestic animals
    B. Wooden hay storage bin
    C. Feeding trough
    D. Barn

4. Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus' birth?

    A. Cows, sheep, goats
    B. Cows, Donkeys, goats
    C. Only Sheep and cows
    D. Miscellaneous barnyard animals
    E. None of the above

5. According to the Bible, who saw the star in the east?
    A. Shepherds
    B. Mary and Joseph
    C. Three Kings
    D. Both A and C
    E. None of the above

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. Horse-drawn chariot
    F. The Bible doesn't say

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

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

9. What is a heavenly host?
    A. The angel at the gate of heaven
    B. The angel who serves refreshments in heaven
    C. An angel choir
    D. An angel army
    E. None of the above

10. What is Frankincense?
    A. A precious metal
    B. A precious fabric
    C. A precious perfume
    D. None of the above

11. In Matthew, what does "wise men" or "Magi" refer to?
    A. Men of the educated class
    B. Eastern Kings
    C. Astronomers
    D. Sages

12. What is Myrrh?
    A. Middle Eastern Money
    B. A drink
    C. The sound a happy cat makes
    D. A spice used for burying people
    E. None of the above

13. How many wise men does the Bible say came to see Jesus? _____

14. Where did the "magi" find Jesus? 
(Matthew 2:11)
    A. In a manger
    B. In a stable
    C. In Nazareth
    D. In Egypt
    E. In a house
    F. None of the above

15. When the "magi" found Jesus he was... 
(Matthew 2:11)
    A. A babe wrapped in swaddling clothes
    B. A young child
    C. A boy in the temple
    D. A grown man

16. 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
    E. None of the above

17. The "magi" 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
    E. None of the above

18. Where do we find the Christmas story?
    A. Matthew
    B. Mark
    C. Luke
    D. John
    E. All of the above
    F. Only A and B
    G. Only A and C
    H. Only A, B, and C

19. When Joseph found Mary was pregnant, what happened?
    A. They got married
    B. Joseph wanted to break the engagement
    C. Mary left town for three months
    D. A and B
    E. B and C

20. Who told Joseph and Mary to go to Bethlehem? (Luke 2:1-5)
    A. The angel chorus
    B. Mary's mother
    C. Herod
    D. The shepherds
    E. Caesar Augustus



1. True or False    
There was snow in Israel the night Jesus was born.

2. In Israel, at the time of Jesus' birth, a manger was usually made from what type of material?
    A. Plywood
    B. Oak
    C. Cedar
    D. Stone

3. How did the magi from the east (most likely Persians), know to follow a star that would lead them the location of the "King of the Jews"? 
(Daniel 5:11)

4. What were swaddling clothes?
(John 19:40)
    A. Baby-sized cotton bed sheets
    B. Blankets made from the mother's clothes
    C. Linen strips of cloth that were also used to bury the dead.
    D. Large pieces of cloth that were folded over and over again.

5. In the song "Hark the Herald, Angels Sing", what does the phrase "risen with healing in His wings" refer to? 
(Malachi 4:2)
Come back tomorrow for the answers!!!

Thanks so much, Ms. Mary!!!

HOPE you have a "Terrific Tuesday", 
Sweet Reader!!!

In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


  1. WOW some good questions, some I knew, some I "think" I know and others I'm not sure! Good thought provoker, good spiritual exercise....gotta go "got me some" wink wink some studying to do! Happy Tuesday Deb

  2. Great questions. Thanks

    Thanks for stopping by my post "let us remember".

    I agree, if we don't learn from our bad memories then the experience, our time, and our suffering has been wasted.

    Two of my favorite scriptures are:

    Isaiah 43:18-19 "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

    Phil 3:13-14 Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

    I have Phil 3:13 one on the BACK of my clipboard at work. Since there is always confidential patient care information on the clip board, I have to turn it upside down and shut my office door whenever I leave the room.

    When I come back into my office, there is reminder. The past is the past. My hope is not here, but somewhere else.

    Sorry, I do not blog more. At this time I still work full-time - and since I'm getting older (64), I'm more tired when I return home. Ugh! I love reading your blog. Sometimes I just pull up your blog at work to listen to the music.

    Thanks for what you have done to inspire & encourage me.

  3. I hope I remember to come back tomorrow and see how much I know.

  4. I knew a lot and learnt some...
    I have a movie called the fourth wise man.
    They brought 3 gifts but we don't know how many they were?
    Daniel teaching on future events? its possible..
    Much love Crystal xx

  5. I'm a little behind, I've just read the questions and answered them, now I'm off the find the answers! Thanks for a fun post!


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