Teaching Games: Christmas Quiz

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

christmasquizSHere are two multiple choice quizzes: one is based on the Gospel account of Christmas, the other is based on all the wordly add-ons. See which one people do better in!

All the questions and answers for both quizzes are below, or you can download and print the Question and Answer Sheets here: Christmas Quiz (PDF, 114KB)

Christmas Trivia Quiz

Answers are in italics.

1. Name two of Santa’s reindeer. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph

2. Under which plant is it traditional to steal a kiss at Christmas? Mistletoe

3. Where does Santa live? The North Pole

4. What kind of people help Santa make toys? Elves

5. How does Santa traditionally enter people’s homes? Down the chimney.

6. What does Santa ride in? Sleigh

7. Who recorded “I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus”? Michael Jackson.

8. How many reindeer does Santa have? Nine

9. How did Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer help Santa? His shiny nose lit the way on a foggy night.

10. What kind of children will get presents from Santa? Good children

11. What kind of tree is decorated in peoples homes at Christmas? Pine Tree

Christmas Gospel Quiz

Answers are in italics.

1. How did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?

  1. camel
  2. donkey
  3. Chevy truck
  4. Don’t know

d)   Don’t know – see Matthew 2:1, Luke 2:4,5. The Bible doesn’t actually say.


2. Where did the Wise men find baby Jesus?

  1. in a house
  2. in a stable
  3. in an inn
  4. in a crèche

a)    in a house: Matthew 2:11


3. What did the angels sing?

  1. “Glory to God in the highest”
  2. “I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus”
  3. “Hosanna to the son of David”
  4. They didn’t sing

d)  They said “Glory to God in the highest”


4. Who told Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem?

  1. the angel
  2. God
  3. Caesar Augustus
  4. King Herod

c)   Caesar Augustus – Luke 2:1-3


5. Why did Joseph take Jesus to Egypt

  1. for the census
  2. because he dreamed about it
  3. to hide from the Romans
  4. to show him the pyramids

b) because he dreamed about it – Matthew 2:13


6. Which books of the Bible tell of Jesus’ birth?

Matthew and Luke only


7. What is frankincense?

  1. an oriental monster
  2. a precious perfume
  3. a precious fabric
  4. an angry man (named Frank)

b) a precious perfume


8. What is Myrrh?

  1. a precious perfume
  2. a spice used for burials
  3. a popular Middle eastern drink
  4. the sound a now extinct cross between a sheep and a cow make

b) a spice used for burials


9. How did the wise men know in which town they would find baby Jesus?

  1. they followed the star
  2. they followed the yellow brick road
  3. an angel told them
  4. a king told them

d) a king told them – Matthew 2:7,8


10. What are Magi?

  1. makers of cup’a’soup
  2. middle eastern magazines
  3. wise men
  4. Magistrates

c)    wise men


11. Where did the wise men come from?

  1. the east
  2. the west
  3. the south
  4. the north pole

a)    the east


Download Question and Answer Sheets for both quizzes: Christmas Quiz (PDF, 114KB)