How Much Do You Really Know About Christmas?
by Steve Pettit

  Dates and Mates:
  1. For the journey to Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph
   a) Walked
   b) Joseph walked; Mary rode a donkey
   c) Rode a bus
   d) Who knows?

  2. When Mary became pregnant, Mary and Joseph were
   a) Married
   b) Just friends
   c) Engaged
   d) None of the above

  3. When Mary became pregnant,
   a) Joseph married her
   b) Joseph wanted to dissolve their relationship
   c) Mary left Nazareth for a while
   d) An angel told them to go to Bethlehem
   e) Both b and c
   f) Both b and d

  4. Christmas has always been observed
   a) On December 25
   b) On January 17
   c) At Grandma's house
   d) None of the above

  Kings and Wings:
  5. Who directed Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?
   a) Herod
   b) An angel
   c) Caesar
   d) The IRS

  6. Just what is a heavenly host?
   a) An angelic choir
   b) The welcoming angel in heaven
   c) An army of angels
   d) None of the above

  7. How many angels spoke to the shepherds?
   a) A multitude
   b) Two - Gabriel and Michael
   c) One
   d) Who knows?

  8. What song did the angels sing?
   a) O Little Town of Bethlehem
   b) Joy to the World
   c) Glory to God in the Highest
   d) None of the above

  Barns and Yarns:
  9. The baby Jesus was born in a
   a) Cave
   b) Manger
   c) Hurry
   d) Barn
   e) Who knows?

  10. What animals were present at Jesus' birth?
   a) Cows, sheep and camels
   b) Cows, sheep and donkeys
   c) Lion and tigers and bears
   d) None of the above

  11. What is a manger anyway?
   a) A barn
   b) A place for hay
   c) A feeding trough
   d) A Greek term for the church nursery

  12. When did baby Jesus cry?
   a) When He opened the wise men's gifts
   b) Whenever babies usually cried
   c) When the cattle started lowing
   d) No crying He makes

  Signs and Lines:
  13. Joseph's family was from
   a) Jerusalem
   b) Nazareth
   c) Bethlehem
   d) none of the above

  14. Who saw the star over Bethlehem?
   a) Mary and Joseph
   b) Shepherds
   c) The three kings
   d) Both b and c
   e) None of the above

  15. What sign were the shepherds to look for?
   a) A star over the stable
   b) A barn outlined with Christmas lights
   c) A baby in a manger
   d) Both a and c
   e) None of the above

  16. What did the innkeeper say to Mary and Joseph?
   a) I have a stable out back.
   b) Come back after the holidays.
   c) There's no room in the inn.
   d) Both a and c
   e) None of the above

  Wise Guys and Testing Lies:
  17. How many wise men came to see Jesus? ____ (Write in        correct number)

  18. What in the world are Magi?
   a) Eastern kings
   b) Magicians
   c) Astrologers
   d) Wise enough to follow the star
   e) None of the above

  19. When the wise men brought their gifts to Jesus, they found Him in
   a) A manger
   b) A house
   c) Vacation Bible School
   d) None of the above

  20. In what books of the Bible will you find these fascinating facts?
   a) Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
   b) Matthew and Luke
   c) Mark and Matthew
   d) Matthew, Mark and Luke
 


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