Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | December 21, 2022

2022 Christmas Quiz Answers

(5 Minute Read. 21Dec2022)

Does God keep his promises?

The Apostle Matthew tells us that the birth of Jesus was the fulfillment of these words of the prophet Isaiah from around 700 BC:
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will conceive and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)
Immanuel means “God with us.” (Matthew 1:22-23)

God coming to be with us and rescue us from sin and death is what we celebrate at Christmas.

To help us all focus on the true meaning of Christmas, last week I posted my
2022 Christmas Quiz consisting of 12 questions about Christmas.

If you haven’t taken the quiz yet, click 2022 Christmas Quiz to take the quiz before you look at the answers below.

Here are the 12 original quiz questions followed by answers and explanations. Links to supporting Bible verses are included with each answer for the Bible questions.

Questions & Answers for 2022 Christmas Quiz

1. Which Christmas carol appears the most frequently in movies?
A. Silent Night
B. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
C. Joy to the World
D. The First Noel

Answer: A. Silent Night
With 254 appearances, Silent Night leads among English-language Christmas carols according to a December 2015 analysis of IMDb data for movie soundtracks. Among English Christmas carols proclaiming Jesus’ birth, Joy to the World is second with 99 appearances, Hark the Herald Angels Sing is third with 88 appearances, God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen is fourth with 49 appearances, and The First Noel is fifth with 47 appearances.

2. Which of the following phrases was NOT in Mary’s song of praise at Elizabeth’s house, when Mary was pregnant with Jesus?
A. My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
B. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people.
C. From this time on all generations will count me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is His name.
D. He has brought down rulers from their thrones, and has exalted those who were humble.

Answer: B. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people.
Choice B was not said by Mary. It was in the prophecy of Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, upon naming his son John (Luke 1:67-68). Mary’s relative Elizabeth, the wife of Zacharias and the mother of John the Baptist, also spoke similar sounding phrases of rejoicing and praise, when Mary visited her shortly after conceiving the Savior (Luke 1:39-45). In this quiz question the other three choices A, C, and D come from Mary’s song, often called the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55).

3. What did Joseph plan to do when he first learned his fiancée Mary was pregnant?
A. He planned to have his parents quietly call off the wedding.
B. He planned to ask Mary to terminate the pregnancy.
C. He planned to send Mary to her aunt Elizabeth to have the baby in seclusion.
D. He planned to send Mary away secretly so as not to disgrace her.

Answer: D. He planned to send Mary away secretly so as not to disgrace her.
(Matthew 1:18-25)

4. Nativity scenes are NOT available in which of the following toy sets?
A. Lego
B. Playmobil
C. Peanuts
D. Mickey Mouse
E. Little People
F. Melissa and Doug

Answer: D. Mickey Mouse
Except for Mickey Mouse, all these toy sets have crèche sets for children. The picture shows one from Lego.

5. Which of the following was NOT one of the magi’s gifts to Jesus?
A. Gold
B. Silver
C. Frankincense
D. Myrrh

Answer: B. Silver (Matthew 2:11)
Upon seeing Jesus, the magi fell to the ground and worshiped Him. All three of their gifts were quite valuable. They were likely God’s provision for the expenses of the trip to escape Herod and the sojourn in Egypt.

6. What is frankincense?
A. A precious metal
B. A precious fabric
C. A precious incense/perfume
D. A precious oil/spice

Answer: C. A precious incense/perfume
Jewish priests used frankincense in temple worship of the Lord. It represented the magi’s homage to Jesus as God, and it was a symbol of His priesthood.

7. What is myrrh?
A. A precious metal
B. A precious fabric
C. A precious incense/perfume
D. A precious oil/spice

Answer: D. A precious oil/spice
Myrrh was an oil and spice used for embalming in New Testament times. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus buried Jesus with 100 pounds of myrrh and aloes bound in linen wrappings (John 19:38-40). King Herod was buried with over 150 pounds of myrrh wrapped in the burial clothes. Myrrh was also used as an analgesic. It was offered to Jesus to dull the pain on the cross, but He refused (Mark 15:22-25). The gift of myrrh foreshadowed Jesus’ future suffering and death.

8. What Christmas carol is played the most often in American churches in December?
A. O Holy Night
B. O Come All Ye Faithful
C. Silent Night
D. The First Noel

Answer: A. O Holy Night
A survey of 9,000 Christian churches showed the above four carols in that order were played the most often. Following in popularity were Joy To The World and Angels We Have Heard On High.

9. Which world leader was born on Christmas Day?
A. President Joe Biden of the U.S.
B. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
C. President Vladimir Putin of Russia
D. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Answer: B. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
He was born in Ottawa on December 25, 1971.

10. Which country has sent a Christmas tree for London’s Trafalgar Square every year since 1947?
A. United States
B. Poland
C. France
D. Norway

Answer: D. Norway
The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is usually a Norwegian spruce of age 50 to 60 years old from the forests surrounding Oslo. Norway sends a tree every year to thank Britain for its support during World War II. Norway’s King Haakon VII sent the first tree as a token of his gratitude. He had been forced to flee Norway and seek sanctuary in Britain when Nazi Germany invaded Norway. This year’s tree is the 75th tree from Norway for London’s central square. It is 68 feet tall.

11. Which ones of the following are NOT specifically mentioned in Scripture at the manger scene?
A. Magi (Wise men)
B. Shepherds
C. Stable
D. Sheep

Answer: A, C, D.
Shepherds did see Jesus the night He was born at the manger (Luke 2:15-17).
But the magi arrived well after His birth when He was a toddler in a house, probably close to two years old. The magi were not at the manger.
The Biblical birth accounts do not mention a stable nor sheep at the manger, although both are possibilities for the manger (feed-trough) setting.
If you missed answer “C. Stable,” don’t feel bad. Even the TV quiz show Jeopardy! made this mistake with the pictured item from the Double Jeopardy round during the episode that aired Friday, December 16, 2022.

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)

Answer: E. Naughty! I sin every day in thought, word, or deed.
It does not matter what Santa thinks, whether he decides you are “naughty” or “nice.” What matters is how you do on Judgment Day. Will you be innocent or guilty of breaking God’s law? What does your conscience say? Innocent or Guilty?
Estimating a minimum of three sins of thought, word, deed, or omission per day, gives about 1,100 sins every year and 77,000 sins in a 70-year lifetime. That is a lot of sin!
Thus we humans deserve the Great Creator’s righteous judgment. All who have broken God’s Law are guilty and justly deserve Hell.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)

All of us are in dire need of mercy from the Great Judge of the universe.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned,
And done what is evil in Thy sight.
(Psalm 51:1-4)

Happily, there is a way to avoid the Guilty verdict and punishment from the Judge.
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. (Psalm 145:8-9)
God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
(2 Corinthians 5:19)
God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

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 2022 Christmas Quiz.

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

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 harmonization of the Gospel passages telling of the Birth of Jesus Christ.

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. How can you ensure that you will receive mercy on Judgment Day?
3. How many quiz questions did you get right? Which question did you find hardest? Which was the most interesting?

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
2021 Christmas Quiz
2022 Christmas Quiz

Read the sequel:
2023 Christmas Quiz (coming December 2023)

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(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday December 21, 2022 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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