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A Christmas Story quiz!

It is crazy how much of what we know about the Christmas story is from pop culture, movies, music and tradition.

Here is a quick 10 question Christmas quiz that I bet you will have a tough time passing.

(Answers at the bottom of this post!)

1. Mary and Joseph were already married when Mary became pregnant.
a. True b. False

2.  Who told Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?
a. The angel
b. Mary’s mom
c. Herod
d. Caesar Augustus
e. Elizabeth
f. The Bible
g. No reference / None of the above

3. How did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?
a. Camel
b. Feet
c. Donkey
d. Mary rode, Joseph walked
e. No reference / None of the above

4. Which animals were present at Jesus’ birthplace?
a. Cows
b. Sheep
c. Donkeys
d. Camels
e. No reference / None of the above

5. Where did the wise men find Jesus?
a. In the manger
b. In the stable
c. In a house
d. In Nazareth
e. In Egypt
f. No reference / None of the above

6. How many wise men were there?
a. One
b. Two
c. At least two
d. Three
e. No reference / None of the above

7. What is frankincense?
a. A rare metal
b. An expensive fabric
c. A strange food
d. A sweet perfume
e. A horror story
f. No reference / None of the above

8.  Which year is probably closest to Jesus’ birth year?
a. 0 A.D.
b. 4-6 B.C.
c. 7-9 A.D.
d. No reference / None of the above

9. As long as the Church has celebrated Christmas, it has been celebrated on December 25?
a. True b. False

10.  How did the abbreviation “Xmas” come about?
a.A catchy advertising campaign
b. A tricky atheist scheme
c. A church tradition with Greek roots
d. A development that arose with typesetting for speed
e. No reference / None of the above


1. b 2. d 3. c 4. e 5. c 6. e 7.d 8. b 9. b 10. c

  • Alright. You are going to have to prove your answer to number 3 is right. I believe this is a traditional belief that isn’t supported anywhere in scripture.

    Another great question is what did the inn keeper tell Mary and Joseph? The answer is…there is no mention of an inn keeper. Although he has is always portrayed as a heartless curmudgeon in every christmas play…with a steely glare and a gruff one-liner…he is never mentioned in the bible.

  • Roger Hendricks Reply
    December 12, 2014

    Are you sure about #10? As I thought the Greek name for Christ was Greek word Χριστός, which was what originally led to the abbreviation of Xmas. If I have been misinformed, then please let me know as I would like to use your quiz this weekend. Thanks!

  • Barbara Menefee Reply
    December 22, 2014

    Yes, please confirm #10. I just read something the other day that said it was actually a reference to Christ. Now to try to remember where I read it…

    • Todd Clark Reply
      December 23, 2014

      Changed it up to “c” – it does go back to early roots! Although some would debate this.
      Merry Christmas.

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