Dec 1, 2008

Nativity Quiz

Rich Gifts Bible Graphic

I found this little quiz on the internet and thought it would be fun to test how well we know the Nativity stories in Luke and Matthew. How much of our traditional celebrations of Christmas is actually found in the scripture text and how much is tradition built up over the centuries? Have fun!

1. How many wise men were there?
a. 3
b. 4
c. The Bible does not say.

2. Did Joseph meet the wise men?
a. Yes
b. No
c. The Bible does not say.

3. What animal did Mary ride to Bethlehem?
a. Donkey
b. Small horse
c. Llama
d. The Bible does not say.

4. The Holy Family named the child "Jesus" because:
a. An Angel told Mary to use the name.
b. An Angel told Joseph to use the name.
c. All of the above.
d. None of the above.

5. What type of building was Jesus born in?
a. Stable
b. Cave
c. Inn
d. The Bible does not say.

6. What animals were present at the Nativity?
a. Cattle
b. Sheep
c. Doves
d. All of the above
e. The Bible does not say.

7. Who besides the wise men saw the star?
a. The shepherds
b. King Herod's astrologers
c. The Bible does not say.

8. How did the star compare in brightness with the other stars?
a. Brighter
b. Equivalent
c. A faint glow over the horizon.
d. The Bible does not say.

9. How soon after Joseph and Mary reached Bethlehem was Jesus born?
a. Within minutes.
b. That night
c. The Bible does not say.

The Answers will post tonight at 6:00 pm central.


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27


debrah said...

I am tempted to answer the bible does not say for all but three of the questions so I will go read my bible and come back later for the answers...sort of an open book test...hope you and your family had a great thanksgiving...
Be Blessed
In His Love,

Chatty Kelly said...

I think I know all the answers. We'll SEE.

The Patterson 5 said...

A fun quiz. I've looked up my answers I'll see how I did tonight.

Sue J. said...

ACK! How does all of this information get so confused? And, sadly, I have 3 wise men on my Advent blog today, with that very Scripture. (I should go delete the picture.)

So when we get the Christmas story confused, is it any wonder that so many other things about the Bible get confused?! Humanizing the Bible for our better understanding is not what God asks, needs or wants.

Thanks for the wake-up call! (I always hated pop quizzes.... Of course, had I STUDIED......)

My ADHD Me said...

I've taken the quiz. No way will I post my answers, BUT I will post my results when you put up the answers.

I actually took it twice.
My first answers are what I was raised and taught at school (Lutheran School) and at church. But those answers seem way too obvious so I took the test a second time with my Guess of what is probably correct.

I'll let you know the results.

Greg C said...

I am only having trouble with two questions which probibly means I missed them all. No I know I got at least half right. I hope I did anyway.

So what was the occupation of the wisemen? They were fire men. The Bible says they were coming from afar (pronounced a fire) Sorry I couldn't resist.

I will return to check my answers.

Dorothy Champagne said...

Wait til tonight?!?!? I am SO not patient. so thank you for helping with some of my virtue problems. :)

Sharon said...

This will be fun :)

I'm like Dorothy, I really have no patience. I want to post my answers now.

I have the same answer for all of them except for one question.

Anyway, if we're not working on the well tonight (it's not working and we're very afraid that it's going dry), I'll pop by again to see what you have posted.


Jody said...

This was fun, will check back for the answers. I've done something like this in the past. It's interesting what I think I know to be right and then it's not. I need to read the Bible word for word, and not for what I think it says.

Chatty Kelly said...

Hey my Christmas counter on my blog disappeared, so I came to check yours and its gone too. I hope they come back. Hmmm.

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