Take the test (without going online or looking up the answers).


  1. Which was Jesus's birthplace: Nazareth, Bethlehem, Egypt, or Capernaum?
  2. What is a manger: baby crib, food trough, soft container, or Christmas cradle?
  3. The Magi journeyed from: India, Persia, China, or Arabia?
  4. Old Saint Nick was a real person: True or False?
  5. Who attempted to kill the infant Jesus sometime before 4 BC: Herod the Great, Herod Antipas, Herod Agrippa, or Herod Philip?
  6. The 400m members of the Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas in which month: November, December, January, or February?
  7. What does the X in Xmas stand for?
  8. Roughly how old is the reindeer motif? 100 years, 200 years, 1000 years, or 1500 years?
  9. How many of the following words are associated with Christmas? Noël, Yule, carol, crêche, eggnog, wassail, elves
  10. Which Christmas epiphyte may lead to a kiss?
  11. Katalyma, traditionally translated as inn, could equally well be translated: veil, upper room, or opening?
  12. Which annual Old Testament celebration includes gift-giving?


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Answers: 1. Bethlehem. 2. Food trough. 3. Persia. 4. True (he lived 270-343 AD). 5. Herod the Great. 6. January (7th). 7. X is Greek chi—the first letter in Christos. 8. 200. 9. All of them. 10. Mistletoe. 11. Upper room. 12. Purim (Esther 9).