Christmas IQ Test

December 8, 2009 — Leave a comment

I found this while searching some of my old files.  It’s a Christmas IQ test.

I’ll post the questions today and the answers on Thursday.  It’s a fun way to start a Sunday school lesson or a small group during this Christmas season.  It’s also a great way to reveal some of the myths associated with Christmas.

So, take the test and then check back on Thursday to see how you did.

A Christmas Quiz:

1. As long as Christmas has been celebrated, it has been on December 25th. (True or False)

2. Joseph was from:

A. Bethlehem

B. Jerusalem

C. Nazareth

D. Egypt

E. Minnesota

F. None of the above.

3. How did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?

A. Camel

B. Donkey

C. Walked

D. Volkswagen

E. Joseph walked, Mary rode a donkey

F. Who knows?


4. Mary and Joseph were married when Mary become pregnant. (True or False)

5. Mary and Joseph were married when Jesus was born. (True or False)


6. Mary was a virgin when she delivered Jesus. (True or False)

7. What did the innkeeper tell Mary and Joseph?

A. “There is no room in the inn”

B. “I have a stable you can use.”

C. “Come back after the Christmas rush and I should have some vacancies.”

D. Both A and B

E. None of the above

8. Jesus was delivered in a:

A. Stable;

B. A manger

C. Cave

D. Barn

E.  Unknown


9. A “manger” is a:

A. Stable for domestic animals.

B. Wooden hay storage bin.

C. Feeding trough.

D. Barn.

10. Which animals does the Bible say were present at Jesus’ birth?

A. Cows, sheep, goats.

B. Cows, donkeys, sheep.

C. Sheep and goats only.

D. Miscellaneous barnyard animals.

E. Lions, tigers, elephants.

F. None of the above.

11. Who saw the “star in the east”?

A. Shepherds

B. Mary and Joseph

C. Three Kings

D. Both A and C

E. None of the above.

12. How many angels spoke to the shepherds?

A. One

B. Three

C. A “Multitude”

D. None of the above.

13. What “sign” did the angels tell the shepherds to look for?

A. “This way to baby Jesus”

B. A star over Bethlehem.

C. A baby that doesn’t cry.

D. A house with a Christmas tree.

E. A baby in a stable.

F. None of the above.


14. What did the angels sing?

A. “Joy to the World, the Lord is Come”

B. “Alleluia”.

C. “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given”

D. “Glory to God in the highest, etc.”

E. “Glory to the Newborn King”

F. “My Sweet Lord”


15. What is a “Heavenly Host”?

A. The angel at the gate of Heaven.

B. The angel who invites people to Heaven.

C. The angel who serves drinks in Heaven.

D. An angel choir.

E. An angel army.

F. None of the above


16. There was snow that first Christmas:

A. Only in Bethlehem.

B.  All over Israel.

C. Nowhere in Israel.

D. Somewhere in Israel.

E. Mary and Joseph only “dreamed” of a white Christmas.


17. The baby Jesus cried:

A. When the doctor slapped him on his behind.

B. When the little drummer boy started banging on his drum.

C. Just like other babies cry.

D. He never cried.


18. What is “frankincense”?

A. A precious metal.

B. A precious fabric.

C. A precious perfume-

D. An eastern monster story.

E. None of the above.

19. What is “myrrh”?

A. An easily shaped metal.

B. A spice used for burying people.

C. A drink.

D. After-shave lotion.

E. None of the above.


20. How many wise men came to see Jesus? (Write in the correct number.)


21. What does “wise men” refer to?

A. Men of the educated class.

B. They were eastern Kings.

C. They were astrologers.

D. They were smart enough to follow the star.

E. They were “sages.”


22. The wise men found Jesus in a:

A. Manger

B. Stable

C. House

D. Holiday Inn

E. Good Mood

23. The wise men stopped in Jerusalem:

A. To inform Herod about Jesus.

B. To find out where Jesus was.

C. To ask about the star that they saw.

D. For gas. .

E. To buy presents for Jesus.


24. Where do we find the Christmas story in order to check up on all these ridiculous questions?

A. Matthew

B. Mark

C. Luke

D. John

E. All of the above.

F. Only A and B

G. Only A and C

H. Only A, B and C,


25. When Joseph and Mary found out that Mary was pregnant with Jesus, what happened?

A. They got married.

B. Joseph wanted to break the engagement.

C. Mary left town for three months.

D. An angel told them to go to Bethlehem.

E. Both A and D

F. Both B and C

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

A. The angel.

B. Mary’s mother.

C. Herod.

D. Caesar Augustus.

E. Alexander the Great.

F. No one told them to.

27. Joseph took the baby Jesus to Egypt:

A. To show him the pyramids.

B. To teach him the wisdom of the pharaohs.

C. To put him in a basket in the reeds by the river.

D. Because he dreamed about it.

E. To be taxed.

F. Joseph did not take Jesus to Egypt.

G. None of the above.

Based on ‘The Christmas IQ Test,” copyright 1993 by Regina L. Hunter.





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