A Christmas Quiz for You

Here is a Christmas quiz, with questions gathered from several sources. You can use it any way you wish but it makes a great Sunday School class or other party function. Make 2-3 teams and have a competition, with the winners earning the last of the egg nog!

As you can see, these are only the questions. I DO have an answer sheet!

Christmas Quiz

From Matthew 2 (mostly 🙂 )

  1. How long had good King Wenceslaus been king of Judea at the time of Jesus’ birth?
  2. Who was king in Judea at the time of Jesus’ birth?
  3. How many Magi came to worship Baby Jesus?
  4. Which is the only book of the New Testament that mentions the Three Kings?
  5. What did Herod ask of the Magi?
  6. What country were the Magi from?
  7. What gifts did they bring to Jesus?
  8. What dream did Joseph have after the Magi left?
  9. What signaled Joseph that it was safe to return to Judea?
  10. When Herod realized he had been outwitted by the Magi, what was his reaction?
  11. When Mary, Joseph and Jesus returned from Egypt, they intended to come to Judea, but they learned one of Herod’s sons was ruling there. What was the son’s name?
  12. Why were Mary and Joseph afraid of him?

From Luke

  1. Who told Mary she was to bear a child?
  2. Who was Mary’s cousin who was also pregnant in her old age?
  3. What was the name of the son this cousin eventually bore?
  4. Who issued the decree that prompted Mary and Joseph to go to register?
  5. To what town did they travel?
  6. Why did Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem?
  7. In what kind of building was Jesus born?
  8. Where was Jesus laid?
  9. What animals surrounded the manger?
  10. How many angels spoke to the shepherds to tell them the “good news of great joy?”
  11. What did the angel of the Lord say to the shepherds that he also said to Mary?
  12. What did the little drummer boy ask of Mary?
  13. How old was Jesus when he received his name?
  14. Who was the righteous man in the temple who the Holy Spirit had revealed that he would live until he saw “the consolation of Israel”
  15. What name is given to the four-week period leading up to Christmas?

Christmas traditions questions

  1. What date is St Stephen’s Day?
  2. In Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge’s dead business partner?
  3. The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film?
  4. London’s Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?
  5. In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, ‘…my true love brought to me nine…’ what?
  6. Name the original eight reindeer from the ‘Twas the night Before Christmas’ poem?
  7. Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics ‘…To save us all from Satan’s power, when we were gone astray?
  8. What color are the berries of the mistletoe plant?
  9. In the inspirational 1946 film, It’s a Wonderful Life, what’s the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel?
  10. In which modern country is St Nicholas’s birthplace and hometown?
  11. Who wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
  12. From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?
  13. Who is officially credited as the author of Auld Lang Syne?
  14. How many points does a snowflake have?
  15. The carol “Silent Night” was written in which country?
  16. Where did “Good King Wenceslas” rule?
  17. Which Christmas plant has the Latin name “Hedera”?
  18. To which city does New York cop John McClane travel to on Christmas Eve in “Die Hard”?
  19. What fruit is used to make a Christingle?
  20. What Christmas food staple was first brought to Great Britain by William Strickland in 1526?
  21. Which European country was the first to issue a Christmas stamp?
  22. In which German city would you find the shrine of the Magi, said to house the bones of the Three Kings?
  23. Which Pope in AD 320 declared December 25th to be Christmas Day?
  24. Which Saint first performed a nativity play?
  25. What present did Harry Potter receive for his first Christmas at Hogwarts?
  26. On what date does Twelfth night occur?
  27. Who wrote the song “White Christmas?”
  28. Which US state was the last to declare Christmas a holiday?
  29. In Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” what is Scrooge’s first name?
  30. Name the three reindeer whose name begins with the letter ‘D’.
  31. With which seasonal product did J C Hall make his millions?
  32. Who composed “The Christmas Oratorio?”
  33. In which film did Judy Garland sing, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”?
  34. In which fictional land is it always winter but never Christmas? –
  35. In “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” why was The Grinch so mean?

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