Christmas Quiz Answers

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This quiz was composed by Henry G. Bosch, originator and 25-year editor of the devotional guide, “Our Daily Bread.” This quiz ran in the Grand Rapids Press in December of 1994 and has been edited for our use.

1.            Jesus was born about how many months after John the Baptist? _6 monthsLuke 2:36_

2.            Jesus’ grandfather’s name was _JacobMatt. 1:16_

3.            The Gospel of Mark does not speak of Jesus’ birth, but it does tell of his boyhood.

True (  ) or False (X ) —  no information at all

4.            The Bible tells us there were three wise men or magi who came to visit Jesus.

True (  ) or False (x ) – just plural

5.            The star which the wise men had seen in the East reappeared long enough to direct them to the stable where Christ was born. True (  ) or False ( x ) – to the house, Matt. 2:11

6.            The wise men did not have to guess which town Jesus was born in as Herod was able to send them directly to Bethlehem. True ( x ) or False (  ) –Matt. 2:8

7.            When the wise men came, they saw Jesus and Mary, but the Bible does not mention Joseph being present. True (x ) or False (  ) –Matt. 2:11

8.            How were the wise men warned of God not to return to Herod? Choose one:

a.            ____ An angel told them

b.            ____ They thought it over and reason and good sense told them it would be unwise.

c.             __X__ They were warned in a dream not to do so – Matt. 2:12

9.            How many dreams did Joseph have in connection with the birth and young childhood of Jesus? 4. 1. Matt. 1:24; 2. Matt. 2:13; 3. Matt. 2:19; 4. Matt. 2:22_____

10.          The Bible says the magi rode on camels. True (  ) or False (x ) – no information

11.          One of the Gospel records traces Jesus’ ancestry all the way back to Adam. Which one? ___Luke 3:23-38_

12.          Mary took Jesus as a baby to Jerusalem. True ( x ) or False (  ) – Luke 2:21

13.          When Mary went to visit the home of Zacharias before the birth of Jesus, she…Choose one;

a.            ______ kissed her cousin

b.            ______ received a message from Zacharias

c.             ______ felt “the babe leap in her womb.”

d.            __x____ saluted Elizabeth – Luke 1:40

14.          And old man and an elderly woman saw Jesus when he was a tiny baby. What were their names? __Simeon Luke 2:25____________ and ____AnnaLuke 2:36______

15.          Where did these elderly saints see Jesus? _temple  — Luke 2:27, 37______

16.          Which one of these aged souls had definitely been married? __Anna Luke 2:37_______

17.          The woman was old, but less than ninety years of age. True (  ) or False ( x ) – 7 married +84 widow= 91 – Luke 2:36-37

18.          Jesus had a distant relative who was struck dumb and probably deaf for a period of time. What was the relative’s name? _ZechariahLuke 1:18ff (John the Baptist’s father)___

19.          The wise men arrived at the manger after the shepherds. True (  ) or False ( X ) – houseMatt. 2:11

20.          When the shepherds came, they found not only Jesus, but Mary and Joseph lying in a stable. True (  ) or False (x ). Luke 2:16 —

Lying – κείμενον  from keimai– Accusative, singular, masculine and Neuter Present Participle

Published by Dr. Peter Van Kleeck, Sr.

Dr. Peter William Van Kleeck, Sr. : B.A., Grand Rapids Baptist College, 1986; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1990; Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1998; D. Min, Bob Jones University, 2013. Dr. Van Kleeck was formerly the Director of the Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, Grand Rapids, MI, (1990-1994) lecturing, researching and writing in the defense of the Masoretic Hebrew text, Greek Received Text and King James Bible. His published works include, "Fundamentalism’s Folly?: A Bible Version Debate Case Study" (Grand Rapids: Institute for Biblical Textual Studies, 1998); “We have seen the future and we are not in it,” Trinity Review, (Mar. 99); “Andrew Willet (1562-1621: Reformed Interpretation of Scripture,” The Banner of Truth, (Mar. 99); "A Primer for the Public Preaching of the Song of Songs" (Outskirts Press, 2015). Dr. Van Kleeck is the pastor of the Providence Baptist Church in Manassas, VA where he has ministered for the past twenty-one years. He is married to his wife of 43 years, Annette, and has three married sons, one daughter and eighteen grandchildren.

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