Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Quiz #1

Hello lovely readers!

As we get nearer and nearer to Christmas day, the stress level seems to hit the top of the charts as we try to rush those last Christmas gifts, finish up the last bits of wrapping, and hope you don't run out of ingredients for all the Christmas baking that you still have to do.

In all of the bustle, we tend to lose sight of the real meaning of Christmas. Even as Christians we can sometimes get 'wrapped up' (excuse the pun) with the gifts, the baking, the things to be done, etc, etc. It isn't easy to sit back and just think about that very first Christmas. That holy night when our Savior was born. can you imagine what it must have been like? What was going through the minds of those Shepherds when they saw their Messiah before them? Did they realize that He was actually going to DIE for them, or were they like the rest of the Jews, thinking He would be powerful and smite their enemies? What about the wise men? Did they really realize WHO He was? Who that babe would be when He grew up? I mean, they knew He was the Messiah, but could they have really known Who and What He would become?  And Joseph! What about Joseph? As he gazed down at the babe in Mary's arms, did doubtful thoughts run through his mind? Thoughts like, how am I going to raise the Son of God? What kind of a father can I be to him? How can I give Him the training that He needs?

Then there was Mary. The woman who had carried this child for 9 months, knowing that she was going to give birth to something so special, so wonderful. How humbled she must have felt when that Angel first told her these tidings. How in awe must she have been? Did she realize that those tiny feet had walked in Heaven? That the little voice, now making nothing  but baby noises, had once commanded Angels? Did she realize that when she was kissing his little cheek, that she was kissing the Son of God? Below is the song that asks those very questions. Mark Lowry wrote this song, and, although there have been many different versions out there, I think his is the best.


Alright, to see how well y'all know the Christmas story, I'm putting up a quiz. Now, there are a few rules that you need to follow, so please be sure to read them below. :-)

1. You must answer these off the top of your heads NO LOOKING in your bible to find the answer. Answer as honestly as you can remember and no cheating. This is just for fun, so let's try to keep it that way. :-) I promise I won't share your answers with anyone.

2. You'll need to write the answers in a comment. be sure to number each answer to the question (ex. Question #1: Who was Mary? -you would put- Answer #1: a. She was the virgin who gave birth to Jesus Christ.

3. You will then submit your comment. I WILL NOT be publishing them, just so y'all know. Otherwise it might give answers away. :-) I might decide to post them after the quiz is done, but if you don't want yours posted, please be sure to say so.

4. Spread the word about this!!! It will be fun to see your friend's and family's answers! :-)

Just so y'all know, I didn't get all of these right. So, no pressure. :-) Also, I recommend that you write your answers down somewhere else so that when I post the correct answers, you can go back and check them (in the case that your comment wasn't published). :-) Alright! So here it goes!

Question #1: When Mary became pregnant, Mary and Joseph were:
a. married            b.engaged
c. just friends       d. none of the above

Question #2:  When Mary became pregnant...
a. Joseph Married her      b. Joseph wanted to dissolve their relationship
c. Mary left Nazareth for a while    d. and Angel told them to go to Bethlehem
e. Both B and C              f. Both B and D

Question #3: Who directed Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?
a. Herod             b. An angel
c. Caesar            d. The IRS

Question #4: Joseph's family was originally from:
a. Jerusalem        b. Bethlehem
c. Nazareth         d. None of the above

Question #5: For the journey to Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph...
a. Walked          b. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey
c. Took a bus     d. The Bible does not say.

Question #6: Who told Joseph to name the bay Jesus?
a. Mary            b. the chief priests and scribes
c. and angel of the Lord.    d. Herod the king

Question #7: What did the innkeeper say to Mary and Joseph?
a. There's no room at the inn    b. I have a stable out back
c. Both A and B        d. None of the above

Question #8: The baby Jesus was most likely born in a:
a. cave            b. tent
c. stable          d. house

Question #9" What animals were present at Jesus birth?
a. cows, sheep, and camels   b. cows, chickens and donkeys
c. lions, tigers, and bears       d. the Bible does not say.

Question #10: What was a manger anyway?
a. a small shed       b. a feeding trough
c. a place to keep hay    d. a Greek term for a nursery.

Question #11: When did baby Jesus cry?
a. when He saw the wise men       b. whenever babies usually cry
c. when the cattle started lowing     d. no crying He makes

Question #12: How many angels spoke to the shepherds?
a. A multitude        b. one
c. two- Gabriel and Michael    d. who knows

Question #13: What sign were the shepherds to look for?
a. a star over a stable   b. a barn outlined with Christmas lights
c. a baby in a manger    d. both A and C

Question #14: Just what is a "heavenly host"?
a. an angelic choir    b. the welcoming angel in heaven
c. an army of angels   c. none of the above

Question #15: What song did the angels sing?
a. "O Little Town of Bethlehem"    b. Handel's Messiah
c. "Glory to God in the Highest"   d. none of the above

Question #16: Who saw the star over Bethlehem?
a. Mary and Joseph     b. the wise men
c. shepherds     d. Both B and C
e. None of the above

Question #17: How many wise men (or magi) came to see Jesus?
a. one        b. three
c. Twelve      d. the Bible doesn't say

Question #18: What in the world are Magi?
a.Persian tribal kings     b. men of a sacerdotal caste
c. magicians          d. astrologers

Question #19: When the wise men brought their gifts to Jesus, they found Him in:
a. a stable         b. a house
c. a church        d. an inn

Question #20: For about 250 years after Christ's birth, Christmas was celebrated on:
a. January 6       b. March 21
c. May 20         d. It was note celebrated at all.



Alright! Write down your answers, put them in a comment, and post it. Now be sure to tell all your friends. :-)  I'll be posting a couple other quizzes in the next day or two. I'd hoped to get this done several days before Christmas so I had more time... however, it is what it is. :-) This year has been slightly wacky for our family. Mostly just that we haven't been able to do all the 'traditions' we normally do. However, it is wonderful to know that even though this Christmas season might be different, our Savior never changes. :-)

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!


15 comments:

Jeremiah Hoppman said...

OK, lets see here:
1-b
2-b
3-b
4-b
5-b
6-c
7-d
8-a
9-d
10-b
11-b
12-a
12-c
14-c
15-d
16-b
17-d
18-d
19-a
20-a

So, how did I do? =P
I probably failed... =\
Thanks for hosting this!

Samantha said...

What a neat idea! My answers are below. BTW, I'm going to try and get an e-mail to you very soon! =)

Merry Christmas!

( some of these were tough! I'm excited to see the answers.)



Question #1: When Mary became pregnant, Mary and Joseph were:
b.engaged

Question #2: When Mary became pregnant...

e. Both B and C

Question #3: Who directed Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?

c. Caesar

Question #4: Joseph's family was originally from:
b. Bethlehem

Question #5: For the journey to Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph...
a. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey


Question #6: Who told Joseph to name the baby Jesus?

c. and angel of the Lord.

Question #7: What did the innkeeper say to Mary and Joseph?

c. Both A and B

Question #8: The baby Jesus was most likely born in a:
a. cave


Question #9" What animals were present at Jesus birth?
d. the Bible does not say.

Question #10: What was a manger anyway?
b. a feeding trough


Question #11: When did baby Jesus cry?
d. no crying He makes

Question #12: How many angels spoke to the shepherds?
a. A multitude


Question #13: What sign were the shepherds to look for?
d. both A and C

Question #14: Just what is a "heavenly host"?

c. an army of angels

Question #15: What song did the angels sing?

c. "Glory to God in the Highest"

Question #16: Who saw the star over Bethlehem?
d. Both B and C


Question #17: How many wise men (or magi) came to see Jesus?
b. three


Question #18: What in the world are Magi?
d. astrologers

Question #19: When the wise men brought their gifts to Jesus, they found Him in:
b. a house


Question #20: For about 250 years after Christ's birth, Christmas was celebrated on:
d. It was not celebrated at all.

Ellie said...

#1: b. (I'm assuming you consider betrothed to be roughly equal to the modern engaged...)
#2: b.
#3: c.
#4: b.
#5: d.
#6: c.
#7: c.
#8: a. (Most 'stables' were actually caves...)
#9: d.
#10: b.
#11: The Bible never says... I'll say b.
#12: b. (One spoke, multitude sang...)
#13: c. (A baby wrapped in swaddling (burial) cloths, in a manger...)
#14: a.
#15: c. (They said it, doesn't say that they 'sang' it but same diff.)
#16: b.
#17: d.
#18: (I had to look up 'sacerdotal' ;) Umm d. maybe b./c.
#19: b.
#20: b./d. ;)

FoundAChristianBlog said...

This is a GREAT idea!

Joshua said...

1. b
2. e
3. b
4. c
5. b
6. c
7. c
8. a
9. d
10. b
11. d
12. a
13. c
14. a
15. c
16. b
17. d
18. d
19. b
20. b

Joshua said...

Hey,
I just posted my answers. It seems as if I haven't been on blogger in like forever. How are things going? How is the book coming? How is life in general? Hope things are well. You can e-mail me back if you want instead of posting a long reply comment on here. You know where to find me. Anyway, hope you have a very Merry Christmas Sarah and the happiest of all New Year's. God's blessings upon you. :)

In Christ,
Joshua :)

Katherine said...

Question #1: When Mary became pregnant, Mary and Joseph were:
Answer: b.engaged

Question #2: When Mary became pregnant...
Answer: c. Mary left Nazareth for a while

Question #3: Who directed Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?
Answer: b. An angel

Question #4: Joseph's family was originally from:
Answer: Not sure

Question #5: For the journey to Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph...
Answer: b. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey

Question #6: Who told Joseph to name the bay Jesus?
Answer: c. and angel of the Lord

Question #7: What did the innkeeper say to Mary and Joseph?
Answer: c. Both A and B

Question #8: The baby Jesus was most likely born in a:
Answer: c. stable

Question #9: What animals were present at Jesus birth?
Answer: a. cows, sheep, and camels, but I'm pretty sure it is d. the Bible does not say.

Question #10: What was a manger anyway?
Answer: b. a feeding trough

Question #11: When did baby Jesus cry?
Answer: d. no crying He makes

Question #12: How many angels spoke to the shepherds?
Answer: a. A multitude

Question #13: What sign were the shepherds to look for?
Answer: c. a baby in a manger

Question #14: Just what is a "heavenly host"?
Answer: c. an army of angels

Question #15: What song did the angels sing?
Answer: d. none of the above

Question #16: Who saw the star over Bethlehem?
Answer: b. the wise men

Question #17: How many wise men (or magi) came to see Jesus?
Answer: b. three

Question #18: What in the world are Magi?
Answer: d. astrologers

Question #19: When the wise men brought their gifts to Jesus, they found Him in:
Answer: a. a stable

Question #20: For about 250 years after Christ's birth, Christmas was celebrated on:
Answer: d. It was not celebrated at all

Merry Christmas!

RosellettRed said...

Hi There! Cute quiz. Here's my go at it:
1. b.
2. b.
3. c.
4. b.
5. d.
6. c.
7. a.
8. a.
9. d.
10. b.
11. d.
12. a.
13. a.
14. c.
15. c.
16. b.
17. d.
18. a.
19. b.
20. d.

Merry Christmas!


Carolyn said...

Question #1: engaged

Question #2: e. Both B and C

Question #3: b. An angel

Question #4: b. Bethlehem

Question #5: b. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey

Question #6: c. and angel of the Lord.

Question #7: a. There's no room at the inn

Question #8: b. tent

Question #9" d. the Bible does not say.

Question #10: b. a feeding trough

Question #11: b. whenever babies usually cry

Question #12: a. A multitude

Question #13: c. a baby in a manger

Question #14: a. an angelic choir

Question #15: c. "Glory to God in the Highest"

Question #16: b. the wise men

Question #17: d. the Bible doesn't say

Question #18: d. astrologers

Question #19: b. a house


Question #20: d. It was note celebrated at all.

Alicia Willis said...

1. is (b)
2. is both (b and c)
3. is (c)
4. is (b)
5. is (d)
6. is (c)
7. is (d)
8. is (a)
9 is (d)
10. is (b)
11. is (b) Hah! Funny one!
12. is (a)
13. is actually a babe in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes.
14. (A) or (C)
15. Technically (d) My version doesn't say they sang at all - it says they "said". Many people believe they were chanting. :)
16. is (b)
17. is (d)
18. is probabably (d)
19. is (b)
20. is (d)

Thanks for doing this!

Jake P. said...

Let's see:

1: B
2: B
3: B (again :))
4: I want to say C
5: B
6: C
7: A
8: A
9: A, probably
10: C
11: D
12: A
13: C
14: C
15: C
16: both B and C
17: D
18: D, I think
19: B
20: C?

And I didn't look. ;)

FoundAChristianBlog said...

I love this quiz. I thought about the answers and realized that some of them were hard questions! Thank you! Merry Christmas!!!

Joshua Hoppman said...

Question #1 B, Engaged

Question #2 E, Both B and C

Question #3 C, Caesar

Question #4 B, Bethlehem

Question #5 D, The Bible does not say

Question #6 C, An Angel of the Lord

Question #7 C Both A and B

Question #8 A, Cave

Question #9 D, the Bible does not say

Question #10 B, a feeding trough

Question #11 B, Whenever Babies usually cry

Question #12 A, A multitude

Question #13 D, Both A and C

Question #14 C, An army of Angels

Question #15 D, None of the above

Question #16 D, Both B and C

Question #17 B, Three

Question #18 D, Astrologers

Question #19 B, A house

Question #20 D, It was not celebrated at all

There you go Sarah! :)


composer94 said...

Hey, Sarah! Here's my answers:
1. b
2. c
3. b
4. b
5. d
6. c
7. d
8. c
9. d
10.b
11.b
12.a
13.c
14.c
15.c
16.b
17.d
18.a
19.b
20.d
Love, Lydia W.

Marquette said...

Just got back to the land of internet today and saw this! It was fun to pull this post and the answers post up and to be able to check my answers as I went along. Thanks for the fun quiz!