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Christmas I.Q. Test
Instructions: Read and answer each question in the order it appears. When choices are given, read them carefully and select the best one. Put a “T” or an “F” in the blank on all True or False questions. Guessing is permitted; cheating is not.
_____ 1. As long a Christmas has been celebrated, it has been on December 25. (True or False)
_____ 2. Joseph was from:
A. Bethlehem D. Egypt
B. Jerusalem E. Minnesota
C. Nazareth F. None of the above
_____ 3. How did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?
A. Camel D. Volkswagen
B. Donkey E. Joseph walked, Mary road a donkey
C. They walked F. Who knows?
_____ 4. Mary and Joseph were married when Mary became pregnant. (True or False)
_____ 5. Mary and Joseph were married when Jesus was born. (True or False)
_____ 6. Mary was a virgin when she delivered Jesus. (True or False)
_____ 7. What did the innkeeper tell Mary and Joseph?
A. “There is no room in the inn.” D. Both A. and B.
B. “I have a stable you can use.” E. None of the above
C. “Come back after the Christmas rush
and I should have some vacancies.”
_____ 8. Jesus was delivered in a:
A. Stable D. Barn
B. Manger E. Unknown
_____ 9. A “manger” is a :
A. Stable for domestic animals C. Feeding trough
B. Wooden hay storage bin D. Barn
_____ 10. Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’s birth?
A. Cows, sheep, goats D. Lions, tigers and bears (Oh, no!)
B. Cows, donkeys, sheep E. Miscellaneous barnyard animals
C. Sheep and goats only F. Who knows?
_____ 11. Who saw the star in the east?
A. Shepherds D. Both A and C
B. Mary and Joseph E. None of the above
C. Three Kings
_____ 12. What “sign” did the angels tell the shepherds to look for?
A. “This way to baby Jesus” D. A house with a Christmas tree
B. A star over Bethlehem E. A baby in a nursery
C. A baby that does not cry F. None of the above
_____ 13. What did the angels sing?
A. “Joy to the World, the Lord Is Come” D. “Glory to God in the highest, etc”
B. “Alleluia” E. “Glory to the Newborn King”
C. “Unto us a child is born, unto us a F. “My Sweet Lord”
son is given” G. None of the above
_____ 14. What is a “Heavenly Host?”
A. The angel at the gate of heaven D. An angel choir
B. The angel who invites people to E. An angel army
C. The angel who serves refreshments F. None of the above
_____ 15. There was snow that first Christmas:
A. Only in Bethlehem D. Mt. Hermon
B. All over Israel E. Mary and Joseph only “dreamed” of a
C. Nowhere in Israel white Christmas.
_____ 16. The baby Jesus cried:
A. When the little drummer boy started B. Just like other babies cry
banging on his drum C. He never cried
_____ 17. What is “frankincense?”
A. A precious metal D. An Eastern monster story
B. A precious fabric E. None of the above
C. A precious perfume
_____ 18. What is “myrrh?”
A. An easily shaped metal E. Both A and C
B. A spice used for burying people F. Both B and C
C. A drink G. Both C and D
D. After-shave lotion H. None of the above
_____ 19. How many wise men came to see Jesus? (Write in the correct number.)
_____ 20. The wise men found Jesus in a: .
A. Manger C. House
B. Stable D. Holiday Inn
_____ 21. The wise men stopped in Jerusalem:
A. To inform Herod about Jesus D. For gas
B. To find out where Jesus was E. To buy presents for Jesus
C. To ask about the star that they saw
_____ 22. Where do we find the Christmas story in order to check up on all these ridiculous questions?
A. Matthew F. Only A and B
B. Mark G. Only A and C
C. Luke H. Only A ,B , and C
D. John I. Only X, Y , and Z
E. All of the above J. Aesop’s Fables
_____ 23. When Mary and Joseph found out that Mary was pregnant with Jesus, what happened?
A. They got married D. An angel told them to go to Bethlehem
B. Joseph wanted to break the engagement E. Both A and D
C. Mary left town for three months F. Both B and C
_____ 24. Who told Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?
A. The angel D. Caesar Augustus
B. Mary’s mother E. Alexander the Great
C. Herod F. No one told them to