December Trivia Answers
Which gospel tells of the birth of Jesus?
e. All the above
Who did Gabriel appear to with the news of a baby-to-come?
e. All the above
f. a, b, c
g. a, b, d
Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem?
a. To participate in a required census
b. To see family
c. To observe a religious holiday
d. None of the above
Which Old Testament prophet predicted that Jesus would be born miraculously?
Immanuel is one name the Old Testament prophesies regarding Jesus. What does that name mean?
a. God provides
b. God hears
c. God is with us
d. God redeems
How many angels spoke to the shepherds?
a. A host
b. One hundred
What sign were the shepherds told to look for when they searched for Jesus?
a. A baby swaddled, resting in a manger
b. A star over a stable
c. Joseph outside the inn’s stable
d. An angel choir singing in the heavens
Who was the first to spread the news of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem?
a. Zechariah and Elizabeth
d. The Innkeeper
How many days after Jesus was born did Mary and Joseph officially name him?
a. 3 days
b. One week
c. 8 days
d. 30 days
Who else was present at the Temple that day?
a. Simeon and Anna
b. Simon and Elizabeth
c. Zechariah and Elizabeth
d. Only the High Priest
How did the Wise Men find Jesus?
a. Prophecy, a star, and directions
b. A star and prophecy
c. Only a star
d. A star and directions
What gifts did they bring the newborn King?
a. Gold and other forms of money
b. Clothes and food for the whole family
c. Gold, Incense, and Myrrh (an ointment)
d. Rugs and goods for their home
Jesus’ family lived “out of country” for a part of his childhood? Where and why?
a. Egypt; Joseph was hiding them from Herod.
b. Mesopotamia; Joseph found better work there.
c. Philistia; It was closer to the Mediterranean Sea.
d. Babylonia; It was a common place for Jews to move.
How much time passed after Jesus’ death and resurrection before Christmas was first celebrated?
a. Hardly any at all
b. 10 years
c. 100 years
d. 300+ years
The colors, red and green, are associated with Christmas but have no religious significance.
a. True: Coca-Cola introduced red and green as Christmas colors in an ad campaign in the early 1930’s
b. False: Red and green are the colors of holy used to adorn church and homes, reminding us of eternal life through the blood of Christ
c. True, but “a” is not a valid explanation
d. False: both “a” and “b” are true explanations