Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tradition, or Truth?

Take this quiz really fast...see if you really know what the Bible says about Christmas, or if you've just listened to the songs and long-held traditions:
Questions start out easy and then get hard.
1. The name of the mother of Jesus was:
Martha
Mary
Eve
Deborah

2. Jesus was born in what town?
Jerusalem
Nazareth
Bethlehem
New York

3. Joseph was a:
Carpenter
Doctor
Engineer
Fisherman

4. Why didn’t Joseph and Mary stay at the inn?
It was too expensive
There was no inn
There was no room
None of the above

5. How did Joseph and Mary get to Bethlehem?
Colt
Mary rode a donkey and Joseph walked
Wagon
Who knows?

6. After being born, Jesus was placed in a:
Basket
Manger
Pile of hay
On the back of a donkey

7. A manger is a:
stable
feeding trough
wooden table
barn

8. Which animals does the Bible say were housed in the stable?
cows, donkeys, sheep
lions, tigers and bears
goats, sheep and cows
The Bible doesn’t say.

9. From what area were the three kings that visited Jesus?
the west
the east
the orient
none of the above

10. What sign were the shepherds told to look for by the angel?
a lion and a sheep together in peace
a tree with a star on top
a star over Bethlehem
none of the above

11. With what words did the heavenly host of angels praise God?
"Joy to the World, the Lord is Come"
"Glory, Glory, Hallelujah”
“King of Kings and Lord of Lords”
"Glory to God in the highest,"

12. What is frankincense?
a form of gold
incense from a tree
a jewel
none of the above.

13. What is myrrh?
a musical instrument
a spice used for burial
a valuable wine
none of the above

14. How many wise men came to see Jesus?
One
Two
Three
The Bible doesn’t say

15. What does "wise men" most likely refer to?
lawyers
star gazers
priests
doctors

16. The wise men met Jesus in a:
manger
castle
stable
house

17. Who told Joseph and Mary to go to Bethlehem?
an angel
Caesar Augustus
Herod
No one told them to go

18. The child Jesus went to Egypt:
to meet pharaoh
because Joseph was told in a dream to take him
Joseph did not take Jesus to Egypt
none of the above

19. According to the Bible, the little drummer boy met Jesus:
when Jesus was in the manger
at a house
When Jesus was about two years old
none of the above

20. In which books do we find the story of Jesus’ birth?
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John

21. December 25th has been celebrated as Christmas since the Bible was written.
True
False


How'd you do??? Here's the answers:
1. Mary- Matthew 1:18
2. Bethlehem- Matthew 2:1
3. Carpenter- Matthew 13:55
4. There was no room- Luke 2:7
5. Who knows?- The Bible doesn't say. Generally, it is assumed that Mary rode a donkey, as she would be nine months pregnant. But, it does not say, so we can't be sure.
6. Manger- Luke 2:7
7. Feeding trough
8. The Bible doesn't say- It is supposed that there would be animals in the stable, however, nowhere in the Bible can you find that idea.
9. None of the above- Matthew 2:1- It is only in the song ,"We Three Kings" that the idea that the kings mentioned are from the orient.
10. None of the above- The shepherds were told to look for a "babe wrapped in cloths, laying in a manger."
11. "Glory to God in the highest,"- Luke 2:14
12. Incense from a tree
13. A spice used for burial- John 19:39-40
14. The Bible doesn't say- Matthew 2:1- Traditionally, people suppose there are three wise men, because there are three gifts. However, nowhere in the Bible does it say that there were three wise men.
15. Star gazers
16. House- Matthew 2:11
17. Caesar Augustus- Luke 2:1,4
18. Because Joseph was told in a dream to take him- Matthew 2:13
19. None of the above- Sorry! The Bible doesn't say that the little drummer boy met Jesus!
20. Matthew and Luke
21. False- December 25 is celebrated in some part by the fact that Charlemange was crowned Holy Roman Emperor on that day. Also, it was originally a pagan festival, so the Christians decided to have a Christian holy day on the same day.

Well, I'm sorry you had to put up with my boring post! But, Meggy said to post. So, I did. :)

2 comments:

emy said...

that was fun actually.... :P
~Emy

Silly Dreamer said...

Ok, my answers (and no I didn't klook at the actual answers)

1. The name of the mother of Jesus was:
Mary


2. Jesus was born in what town?
Bethlehem


3. Joseph was a:
Carpenter


4. Why didn’t Joseph and Mary stay at the inn?
There was no room


5. How did Joseph and Mary get to Bethlehem?
Mary rode a donkey and Joseph walked

6. After being born, Jesus was placed in a:

Manger


7. A manger is a:

feeding trough


8. Which animals does the Bible say were housed in the stable?

The Bible doesn’t say.

9. From what area were the three kings that visited Jesus?

the east


10. What sign were the shepherds told to look for by the angel?

a star over Bethlehem


11. With what words did the heavenly host of angels praise God?
"Joy to the World, the Lord is Come"

12. What is frankincense?

incense from a tree


13. What is myrrh?

a spice used for burial


14. How many wise men came to see Jesus?

The Bible doesn’t say

15. What does "wise men" most likely refer to?

star gazers


16. The wise men met Jesus in a:

house

17. Who told Joseph and Mary to go to Bethlehem?

Caesar Augustus


18. The child Jesus went to Egypt:

because Joseph was told in a dream to take him


19. According to the Bible, the little drummer boy met Jesus:
when Jesus was in the manger

20. In which books do we find the story of Jesus’ birth?

Luke


21. December 25th has been celebrated as Christmas since the Bible was written.

False

That was fun...
Jocelyn
http://aponderingheart.com/blog/