Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | December 9, 2020

2020 Christmas Quiz

(3 Minute Read. 9Dec2020)

Adoration of the Shepherds
He who holds the universe together
humbled Himself to be born as a man.
(By Italian Guido Reni, 1575–1642)

Who would ever think of sending a Baby to save the world from evil, sin, and death?

The Baby entered through a birth canal with the usual accompanying blood and birth fluids. He started life in an animal feeding trough. There was no antiseptic hospital, no pediatric nurses, no skilled obstetrician, no anesthetist in attendance. The parents were poor with no insurance.

Would you start a superhero on His mission to save the world this way?

But that is exactly what the Great Creator did on the occasion we celebrate every year at Christmas. His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways, and He is rich in mercy and love toward us (Isaiah 55:8-9; Ephesians 2:4).

It’s time for my annual Christmas Quiz reminding us all of the One who was born to die. Below are 12 questions about Christmas with most of them about the first Christmas. Answers with comments will appear in next week’s blog post,
2020 Christmas Quiz Answers.

Try the quiz first without using the Bible or referring to my Christmas Events Harmonization which is a harmonization of the Gospel passages reporting the birth of Jesus Christ.

12 Quiz Questions on Christmas

1. Which department store created the Christmas favorite
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”?

A. Sears
B. Penny’s
C. Macy’s
D. Montgomery-Ward

2. To whom was the first prophecy concerning Jesus given?
A. Adam
B. Eve
C. Abraham
D. Satan

3. What angel appeared to Mary to announce the birth of Jesus?
A. Raphael
B. Uriel
C. Michael
D. Gabriel

4. Who was the Roman emperor at the time of Jesus’ birth?
A. Augustus
B. Tiberius
C. Julius Caesar
D. Herod the Great

5. Was the First Christmas a White Christmas?
When Jesus was born, there was snow . . .

A. Nowhere in Israel
B. Only in Bethlehem
C. Somewhere in Israel
D. All over Israel

6. Through which of Jacob’s 12 sons is Jesus physically descended?
A. Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn
B. Levi, father of the priestly tribe
C. Judah, who served as a hostage in Egypt
D. Joseph, savior of Israel in Egypt

7. Christmas Island is in which ocean?
A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. Arctic Ocean

8. What did the angelic host say to the shepherds?
A. Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
B. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
C. You will find the baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.
D. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

9. In what town did the magi (wise men) worship Jesus?
A. Nazareth
B. Bethlehem
C. Jerusalem
D. Capernaum

What is Unusual about this Manger Scene?

10. Who was with Jesus when the magi visited?
A. Angels
B. Mary
C. Joseph
D. Mary and Joseph

11. What is BibleScienceGuy’s favorite Christmas animal?
(Hint: Religious sites worldwide feature it. It only occasionally appears on American dinner tables, but it’s a popular Asian food. It figured prominently in the life of Moses, and Jesus pointed to it as a type of Christ.)
A. Lamb
B. Camel
C. Donkey
D. Snake

12. Who set the date for Christmas to be December 25?
A. Emperor Constantine
B. Pope Benedict I
C. Pope Gregory I
D. Pope Julius I

Permission to Use

In the past, some readers have asked permission to use my quizzes with Sunday Schools, Bible study groups, or other applications. I give permission for such use provided the source website is included. For this quiz, please credit the quiz to the Bible-Science Guy Blog at 2020 Christmas Quiz.

Click Bible-Science Guy Quizzes for a complete list of links to all my quizzes.

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Questions to Ponder

1. Why did shepherds get the angelic announcement of Jesus’ birth instead of the Jewish rulers in Jerusalem or Caesar in Rome?
2. Why did the early church not celebrate Christmas?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

For Christ and His Kingdom. Soli Deo Gloria. Alere Flammam Veritatis.

Read the prequel:
2019 Christmas Quiz

Read the sequels:
2020 Christmas Quiz Answers
2021 Christmas Quiz
2022 Christmas Quiz

Click Bible-Science Guy Quizzes for a complete list of links to all my quizzes.

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“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
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(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday December 9, 2020 A.D.

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” (Luke 2:13-14)

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