Christmas Trivia Quiz

Need an Advent activity for your youth? Challenge your group to this quiz based on the biblical account of the Christmas story. (From Youth Specialties, modified by Mark Davis)

1. What did the Innkeeper tell Mary and Joseph?
a) We have no room for you here.
b) You may stay in my stable.
c) Why don’t you try the Holiday Inn?
d) A and B.
e) None of the above.

2. Who told Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?
a) An angel.
b) Caesar.
c) A voice in a dream.
d) Elizabeth.
e) None of the above.

3. What did the angels sing to the Shepherds?
a) Handel’s “Messiah.”
b) “Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace, good will to all.”
c) “We wish you a merry Christmas.”
d) Nothing.

4. What are “Magi?”
a) Wise men (persons).
b) Astronomers.
c) Astrologers.
d) Oriental Kings (Queens).
e) None of the above.

5. How many Magi came to see Jesus?
a) One.
b) Two.
c) Three.
d) Two hundred and sixty four.
e) Who knows?

6. What is “myrrh?”
a) A perfume.
b) A burial ointment.
c) Money.
d) None of the above.

7. What kinds of animals were in the stable?
a) Monkeys, goats, and narwhals.
b) Cows, sheep, and donkeys.
c) Reindeer, rabbits, and elves.
d) None of the above.

8. How did Mary and Joseph get to Bethlehem?
a) A limousine (with all the ‘fixins’).
b) They walked.
c) She rode a donkey, he walked.
d) Helicopter (“Marine One” to be exact)
e) Who knows?

9. What is a “Heavenly Host”?
a) A person who serves drinks in heaven.
b) An angel choir.
c) An army in the heavens.
d) An angel committee, similar to the “Congregational Care Committee.”

10. What was the sign that was given to the Shepherds?
a) A “Yield” sign.
b) A star.
c) A baby wrapped in cloths, lying in a manger.
d) An angel choir.

11. What does the Gospel according to Mark tell us about the Christmas story?
a) Gabriel’s visit to Mary and the coming of the shepherds.
b) Gabriel’s visit to Joseph and the coming of the Magi.
c) The Griswolds’ visit to Wally World and the coming of Christmas.

12. True or False: Mary and Joseph were married when Jesus was born.
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13. This quiz is:
a) Fun.
b) Stupid.
c) Nauseating.
d) All of the above.

14. Discussion Question: What is the central meaning of Christmas?

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