Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | December 15, 2021

2021 Christmas Quiz

(3 Minute Read. 15Dec2021)

Adoration of the Shepherds
He who holds the universe together
Colossians 1:16-17
humbled Himself to be born as a man.
(By Italian Guido Reni, 1575–1642)

The biggest annual celebration, either religious or secular, is Christmas — commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth 2,000 years ago.

But His birth is recognized constantly throughout the year. Every email, every newspaper, every book references the first Christmas. For dates are measured from His birth. Time is split into two eras, BC and AD, years before and after the birth of Christ. Even nowadays with the effort to instead use CE and BCE (Common Era and Before Common Era), the dividing line is Jesus’ date of birth.

It’s time for my annual Christmas Quiz reminding us all of the One who was born to die. Below are 12 quiz questions about Christmas with most of them about the first Christmas. Most of the answers are in the Bible, but try the quiz first without using the Bible. Answers with comments will appear in next week’s blog post,
2021 Christmas Quiz Answers.

12 Quiz Questions for Christmas

1. The “12 Days of Christmas” are the 12 days . . .
A. Right before Christmas, Dec 13 – 24.
B. Surrounding Christmas, Dec 20 – 31.
C. Beginning with Christmas, Dec 25 – Jan 5.
D. Beginning with New Year’s Day, Jan 1 – 12.

2. Which U.S. president was the first to have an official White House Christmas tree?
A. George Washington
B. Franklin Pierce
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. William McKinley

3. Which was the first U.S. state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?
A. New York
B. Alabama
C. Georgia
D. Texas

4. What world-famous scientist and Bible believer was born on Christmas Day?
A. Nicolaus Copernicus
B. Isaac Newton
C. Carl Gauss
D. Thomas Edison

5. Which ruler ordered people to return to the city of their birth for a census, thereby causing Mary and Joseph to travel to Bethlehem?
A. Herod the Great
B. Quirinius, governor of Syria
C. Caesar Augustus
D. Julius Caesar

6. Which angel announced Jesus’ birth to the shepherds?
A. Gabriel
B. Uriel
C. Michael
D. Luke does not name the angel

7. How many times did an angel appear in a dream to Mary’s husband Joseph?
A. Never
B. Once
C. Twice
D. At least 3 times

8. Where was Jesus born?
A. Nazareth
B. Bethlehem
C. Capernaum
D. Jerusalem

9. Other than His parents, who saw the newborn Jesus first?
A. Magi (Wise men)
B. Shepherds
C. Innkeeper
D. Simeon

10. How long after Jesus’ birth did His parents present Him to the Lord in the temple at Jerusalem?
A. Three days
B. Eight days
C. Twenty days
D. Forty days

11. How many kings followed the star to the manger in Bethlehem?
A. 3
B. 6
C. 12
D. None

12. If Santa used the Great Creator’s Ten Commandments as his standard for “naughty or nice,” would you rate as Naughty or Nice?
A. Nice, I’ve never lied or stolen anything. (Exodus 20:15-16)
B. Nice, I’ve never used God’s name in vain. (Exodus 20:7)
C. Nice, I’ve never disrespected or disobeyed my parents.
    (Exodus 20:12; Ephesians 6:1-3)
D. Nice, I’ve never lusted or sinned sexually. (Exodus 20:14,17; Matthew 5:27-28)
E. Naughty! I sin every day in thought, word, or deed. (Romans 3:10-23)

Christmas Harmony

Here is a Christmas Events Harmonization I prepared which I would read daily to the family during the Christmas season. It is a chronological ordering of the various Gospel passages from Matthew and Luke reporting the Birth of Jesus Christ.

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 2021 Christmas Quiz.

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

Questions to Ponder

1. Why were shepherds chosen for the angelic announcement of Jesus’ birth? Why not either the Jewish rulers in Jerusalem or Caesar in Rome?
2. Why do we give presents at 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 prequels:
2019 Christmas Quiz
2020 Christmas Quiz

Read the sequels:
2021 Christmas Quiz Answers
2022 Christmas Quiz (coming December 2022)

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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 15, 2021 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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