Religious Christmas Quiz for the Whole Family

Increase your knowledge on the actual holiday of Christmas. This will be a tradition that you can start for every Christmas holiday to come.
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1. What day do we celebrate Christmas?

What day do we celebrate Christmas?
Every year Christmas is celebrated on December 25th.

2. Why do we celebrate Christmas?

Why do we celebrate Christmas?
Christians believe that it is a time celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that he is the Son of God.

3. Where in the Bible do you read about the birth of Jesus?

Where in the Bible do you read about the birth of Jesus?
You can read about the birth of Jesus in Luke 2.

4. Who gave birth to Jesus?

Who gave birth to Jesus?
The virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus. The angel Gabriel visited her and told her that she will conceive through the Holy Spirit. She replied, “I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be done unto me according to your word.”

5. Where was Jesus born?

Where was Jesus born?
Jesus was born around 6 B.C. in Bethlehem.

6. How did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?

How did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?
Nowhere in the Bible does it say how Mary traveled. We can assume she walked or possibly Joseph got her a donkey.

7. How many miles was the journey to Bethlehem?

How many miles was the journey to Bethlehem?
50
90
150
30
They had to travel about 90 miles. It could’ve taken them up to 7 days.

8. Who followed the star to Jesus?

Who followed the star to Jesus?
The wise men from the East to see the King of Jews. They saw the star and went to worship him.

9. What gifts did the 3 Wise Men bring?

What gifts did the 3 Wise Men bring?
Gold is related to Kings. Jesus was brought gold because it symbolized that Jesus was the King of Kings.Frankincense is used in worship. It symbolized that people should worship Jesus.Lastly, Myrrh is a perfume that is put on dead bodies to make them smell nice. This symbolized that Jesus would die for us.

10. When Jesus was born he was put in a what?

When Jesus was born he was put in a what?
Jesus was put into a manger because there was no room at the Inn for them.

11. What is a manger?

What is a manger?
A manger is an open box or trough for horses or cattle to eat from.

12. Who wanted to kill baby Jesus?

Who wanted to kill baby Jesus?
King Herod was threatened by the birth of Jesus because he was known as the king of the Jews. He tried to kill Jesus by killing all children in the area.

13. Where did Jesus, Mary and Joseph flee to from Bethlehem?

Where did Jesus, Mary and Joseph flee to from Bethlehem?
The Holy Family moved to Egypt. Joseph had a dream to escape the command of Herod.

14. What does Emmanuel mean?

What does Emmanuel mean?
Emmanuel is the biblical word for, “God with us.”

15. When was Christmas celebrated after the birth of Jesus?

When was Christmas celebrated after the birth of Jesus?
The first recorded Christmas celebration was in Rome on December 25, AD 336.

16. The story of the Little Drummer Boy, is from what part of the New Testament?

The story of the Little Drummer Boy, is from what part of the New Testament?
The Little Drummer Boy is a fictional story.

17. In the Bible what animal was present at the birth of Jesus?

In the Bible what animal was present at the birth of Jesus?
Cow
In the Bible it does say that Jesus was born in a manger, but no specific animals were stated to be present. It is only assumed that there were animals there.

18. How many days after the birth of Christ did Joseph and Mary give him the name Jesus?

How many days after the birth of Christ did Joseph and Mary give him the name Jesus?
1
8
5
3
Eight days after Jesus’s birth he was circumcised and named Jesus. The Angel Gabriel told Mary that she will call him Jesus. He told her that he will be great and will be called, “The Son of the Most High God.”

19. Which of the four gospels, does not say anything about Christ’s birth or beginning?

Which of the four gospels, does not say anything about Christ’s birth or beginning?
The Gospel of Mark, remains silent on the birth of Jesus.

20. Which prophet announced the birth of Jesus?

Which prophet announced the birth of Jesus?
The Prophet Isaiah said that a young woman would give birth to a son who’s name will be Emmanuel,”God is with us.”

21. Who announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds?

Who announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds?
The Angels tell a group of shepherds about the birth of Jesus.

22. When is the Epiphany?

When is the Epiphany?

23. Why are candy canes red and white?

Why are candy canes red and white?
The color white symbolizes the purity of Jesus, and the color red symbolizes the blood that Jesus shed for us.

24. What did Noel mean in Latin before being used for Christmas?

What did Noel mean in Latin before being used for Christmas?
A term signifying the holiday season, Noël comes to us from the Latin verb nasci, meaning “to be born.”

25. Which song begins with “Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!”

Which song begins with “Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!”
The song, Joy to the World, begins with “Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!”

26. What Christian group banned Christmas in Boston from 1659 to 1681?

What Christian group banned Christmas in Boston from 1659 to 1681?
Even though the ban on Christmas was lifted in 1681, Christmas didn’t become popular in Boston until the mid-19th century. Puritans also suppressed Christmas in England as well, during the Interregnum.

27. Who is the Saint that Santa Claus is named after?

Who is the Saint that Santa Claus is named after?
St. Nicholas was a Bishop who lived in the fourth century in what is now called Turkey. He was a very rich man because his parents died when he was young and left him a lot of money. He was also a very kind man and had a reputation for helping the poor and giving secret gifts to people who needed it.

28. Christmas wreaths are a symbol of what?

Christmas wreaths are a symbol of what?
The wreath is a symbol of Christ. The holly represents the crown of thorns Jesus wore at his crucifixion, and the red berries symbolize the blood he shed.

29. What percent of Americans attend Christmas services?

What percent of Americans attend Christmas services?
15%
25%
50%
About 50% of people who celebrate Christmas attend Church on Christmas Day.It seems that fewer people think of Christmas as a religious holiday these days.

30. What does the name Jesus mean?

What does the name Jesus mean?
The name Jesus is derived from the Hebrew name Yeshua/Y’shua. It is based on the Semitic root y-š-ʕ (Hebrew: ישע‎), meaning “to deliver; Savior.”

31. After she found out that she was pregnant,Mary visited a relative that was pregnant with whom?

After she found out that she was pregnant,Mary visited a relative that was pregnant with whom?
Mary visits her relative Elizabeth who is pregnant with John the Baptist.

32. What Christmas carol recalls what the angels sang to the Shepherds?

What Christmas carol recalls what the angels sang to the Shepherds?
The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King; Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”

33. What does the word Christmas mean?

What does the word Christmas mean?
“Christmas” is a shortened form of “Christ’s mass”. The word is recorded as Crīstesmæsse in 1038 and Cristes-messe in 1131.

34. Where was Jesus mostly raised as a child?

 Where was Jesus mostly raised as a child?
Jesus’ hometown was Nazareth where he was brought up by Mary and Joseph.

35. What trade did Jesus work as a young man?

What trade did Jesus work as a young man?
Jesus worked as a carpenter while a young adult.

36. Who began the tradition of singing Christmas carols?

Who began the tradition of singing Christmas carols?
St. Francis of Assisi began the custom of singing Christmas carols in church in the 13th century.

37. What is the preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus called?

What is the preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus called?
Advent is the period of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus and begins on Sunday nearest to 30th November.

38. What does the word Advent mean?

What does the word Advent mean?
Joy
The word Advent comes from the Latin adventus meaning coming.

39. What is a nativity scene?

What is a nativity scene?
In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus.

40. Who is Jesus Christ?

Who is Jesus Christ?
Jesus is the messiah who was prophesied in the Bible. We celebrate his birth on Christmas Day. It is believed that by his crucifixion and resurrection that he saved humans and gave them eternal life.

			
			
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