Christmas 2009 Quiz ANSWERS

Friday's News Quiz   —   Posted on December 18, 2009

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Christmas 2009 Quiz ANSWERS:

1.  d)  Caesar decreed that everyone should be registered
Luke 2:1,3-4 “And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.  So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.  Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David…” 

2.  b)  Quirinius
Luke 2:2 “This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria.”

3.  b)  since the world began
Luke 1:70 “‘And He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, who have been since the world began.'”

4.  b)  he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary as his wife
Matthew 1:24 “Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife.”

5.  d)  an Angel of the Lord
Matthew 1:21 “‘And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.'”

6.  d)  the Bible doesn’t say
Luke 2:4-6 “Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.  So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.”

7.  d)  there is no mention of an innkeeper in the bible
Luke 2:7 “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

8.  c)  Blessed are you among women
Luke 1:28 “And having come in, the angel said to her, ‘Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!'”

9.  b)  Micah
Matthew 2:6 “”‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.'”
Micah 5:2 “‘But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be the Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.'”

10. d)  the Bible doesn’t say
Luke 2:8 “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.”

11. a)  one
Luke 2:9-10 “And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.  Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.'”

12. c)  they made plans to go to Bethlehem the following week
Luke 2:15-17, 20 “So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.’ And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.  Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child….Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.”

13. d)  by looking for a babe in a manger
Luke 2:12 “‘And this will be the sign to you: You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.'”

14. c)  an army of angels
Luke 2:13 “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying…”
Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, m-w.com, defines host as an “army”

15. a)  made widely known what the angels had told them
Luke 2:17 “Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.”

16. b)  the Bible doesn’t say
Matthew 2:1 “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem.”

17. a)  they saw His star in the East
Matthew 2:2 “saying, ‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.'”

18. c)  Jerusalem
Matthew 2:3 “When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”

19. d)  Bethlehem
Luke 2:4 “Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem…”

20. a)  they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy
Matthew 2:10 “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.”

21. a)  they fell down and worshipped him
Matthew 2:11 “And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him.”

22. c)  so he could kill him
Matthew 2:13 “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.'”

23. d)  it doesn’t say
Matthew 2:11-12 “And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshipped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.”

24. a)  a feeding trough
Luke 2:16 “And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.”
Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, m-w.com, defines manger as “a trough or open box in a stable designed to hold feed or fodder for livestock”

25. b)  Matthew and Luke
Matthew Chapters 1-2, Luke Chapters 1-2

26. d)  unknown
Luke 2: 6-7, 16 “So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. …And they [the shepherds] came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.”

27. b)  until the death of Herod
Matthew 2:14-15 “When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet [Hosea], saying ‘Out of Egypt I called my son.'”

28. b)  King David
Luke 1:27 “…a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.”
Luke 1:32 “‘He [Jesus] will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.'”
Luke 1:68-69 “‘…the Lord God of Israel…has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David…'”

29. d)  King Herod
Matthew 2:1-9

30. c)  the three kings
Matthew 2:9 “behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.”

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