Try This Simple Christmas Quiz

I like to think that it takes a certain minimum IQ to be a BR Blogger. Discussing land use, patterns of human settlement, the woes of Virginia’s Republicans and Tri-O-G requires a certain amount of wit. Or does it?

Let’s find out.

In the spirit of the season, here is a simple Christmas quiz to see how much you really know about the holiday. Here goes (No Cheating!):

(1) Name all of Santa’s reindeers.

(2) What does the “nog” in “egg nog” mean?

(3) What is a “Tannebaum?”

(4) What was the name of the angel who announced the birth?

(5) What were the gifts the Three Wise Men brought? (extra credit for correct spelling.)

(6) On the 12th day of Christmas what was the gift?

(7) Who wrote, “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus?”

(8) What was the nose on Frosty the Snowman made of?

(9) What is a Yule?

(10) Who were the stars in the movie “White Christmas?”

Good luck, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Peter Galuszka

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7 responses to “Try This Simple Christmas Quiz”

  1. I believe that the number of wise men remains a mystery. While there were wise men in attendance and three gifts were proffered I believe the Bible is silent as to the number of men. Since three gifts were brought there is an assumption of three men.

  2. the bigger question is whether or not the manger was in a NUR or a USR.

  3. Anonymous Avatar

    Old Frosty had a “button nose.”


  4. Jim Bacon Avatar

    I commend Groveton for his biblical literacy. Quoting Matthew (2:1) “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.”

    And Matthew (2:7-8) “Then Herod, when had privily called the wise men, insquired of them diligently… And he sent them to Bethlehem…”

    And so on, in the same vein, through the rest of the story. The idea of “three” wise men came later in the apocryphal, non-scriptural writings of the early Christian community that elaborated upon Matthew’s scriptural work.

    Of course, many scholars question the veracity of Matthew’s account. St. Paul, who accounts for the earlier Christian writings, never mentions Jesus’ birth. Neither does Mark, the first of the Gospels. Luke, who wrote about the same time as Matthew, roughly 40 years after Jesus’ death, does provide a birth narrative but it is largely irreconcilable with Matthew’s. John, who drew from a different oral tradition, never wrote of Jesus’ birth either.

    For what it’s worth, Herod’s “slaughter of the innocents” is never mentioned in any other contemporary account — not even in the histories of Josephus, who listed many of the king’s atrocities.

    Furthermore, there are internal inconsistencies in Matthew. Such as… what happened to the gold, frankincense and myrrh? How come Jesus’s grew up in the household of a simple carpenter?

  5. Anonymous Avatar

    #10 – Bing, Danny, Rosemary and Vera.

  6. By all means, let’s keep the politics in Christmas. You never can trust those Main Stream Gospels


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