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
E. Someone who manages a motel

4. Which animals were present at Jesus’ birth?

A. Cows, sheep, goats
B. Cows, donkeys, goats
C. Sheep and goats only
D. Miscellaneous barnyard animals
E. None of the above

5. 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. Who knows?

6. How many angels spoke to the shepherds? (Luke 2:10)

A. One
B. Three
C. Multitude
D. Twenty-one
E. None of the above

7. What did the angels say? (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”
E. “Glory to the newborn King”
F. “And the world will be one”

8. 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. A Lutheran Church Handbell Choir
F. None of the above

9. What is frankincense?

A. A precious metal
B. A precious fabric
C. A precious perfume
D. Allium sativum to ward off demons
E. None of the above

10. In Matthew, what does “wise men” or “Magi” refer to?

A. Men of the educated class
B. Eastern kings
C. Men who studied the stars
D. Sages
E. Mongolian camel herders

11. What is myrrh?

A. Middle Eastern money
B. A drink to enhance longevity
C. An easily shaped metal
D. A spice used for burying people
E. None of the above

12. 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
F. None of the above

13. When the wise men 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
E. growing a beard

14. 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. Was a song they sung—the tune is used for today’s “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

15. 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
E. Because they had lost their way—men never ask for directions

16. 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

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

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http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/dr-ray-pritchard/christmas-iq-quiz-11623609.html (with a few additions from ThM Admins)

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