A Christmas Quiz

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    1. Where did God tell Joseph to take Mary and Jesus so they would be safe?
    A. America
    B. Israel
    C. Egypt

    2. What did King Herod do when the wise men did not come back to tell him where Jesus was?
    A. He ordered all baby boys in Bethlehem killed.
    B. He sent out a search party for the wise men.
    C. He sent locusts to Bethlehem.

    3. Why are Christmas songs called carols?
    A. They were written by Carole King.
    B. The word carol comes from the French word "caroller," which means to dance around in a circle.
    C. The word carol is an Old English word meaning "to sing outside."

    4. What did Joseph do for a living?
    A. He was a carpenter.
    B. He was a shepherd.
    C. He was a tax collector.

    5. Fata, a meat dish, and kaik, a kind of shortbread, are among traditional Christmas foods for Coptic Christians in what country?
    A. Egypt
    B. Ireland
    C. Spain

    6. Were Joseph and Mary married when Jesus was born?
    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. The Bible has conflicting answers

    7. People celebrate Christmas with firecrackers in which country?
    A. United States
    B. Italy
    C. China

    8. Who was the real St. Nicholas?
    A. A Swedish priest
    B. A Scottish patron saint
    C. An Eastern European bishop

    9. Who appeared to Mary and told her to name her baby Jesus?
    A. John the Baptist
    B. Angel Gabriel
    C. Angel Michael

    10. Who wrote the poem " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas," also called "A Visit From St. Nicholas?"
    A. Clement C. Moore
    B. Mark Twain
    C. Charles Dickens

    11. Whom did Mary visit immediately after the angel appeared to her?
    A. Joseph
    B. Her mother
    C. Her cousin

    12. In what movie did Bing Crosby introduce the classic Christmas song "White Christmas"?
    A. "It's a Wonderful Life"
    B. "Holiday Inn"
    C. "White Christmas"

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    Some are hard!

     
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    I think you got them all right... or at least if you got any wrong, I am wrong on those too!

    I am giving the sermon on 12/30 and the text I am using is Matt 2:13-23, so a few of them were fresh in my mind!
     
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    I wasn't sure about the food or St. Nicholas, I guessed going 'East.' If I'm right I rule, if wrong, your fault. :badgrin:
     
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    I am pretty sure that the original saint nick was from turkey and I KNOW that nearly all the coptic christians in the world are in egypt....where joseph took Jesus and Mary to escape Herod!
     
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    Kathianne got all answers correct but #1 and #7. The answer for #1 is C, Egypt; and the answer for #7 is C, China.

    Sources: New King James Bible, Stnicholas center.org, geocities.com, Museum of Science and Industry, imdb.com, The Star's library
     
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