Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Trivia: Christmas

Here is the (quite successful) trivia selection used for my youth group this Christmas youth. It was paired with Gift Night, and was really popular--the students always request that we do trivia, and this was inspired by a particularly difficult test my seventh grade math teacher made us take before Christmas--I had the highest grade in the class at 59%. Mr. McGhee, this one's for you!



1. Who was said to be the first person to decorate a “Christmas tree” for Christmas celebrations?
A.St. Boniface
B.Mark Carr
C.Emperor Constantine
D.Martin Luther


2. What modern-day country was the real St. Nicholas from?
A.Turkey
B.Russia
C.England
D.Egypt


 3. In Israel, where was there snow that first Christmas?

A.Nowhere in Israel
B.Everywhere in Israel
C.Just in Bethlehem
D.Somewhere in Israel


4. When did the wise men come to visit Jesus? 

A.The day he was born
B.The eighth day after he was born, when he was circumcised
C.About a year after his birth
D.When he lived in Egypt


5. How many wise men came to visit Jesus?  

A.Seven
B.No one knows
C.Three
D.None


6. What year was the first celebration of Christmas on December 25?

A.336 AD
B.429 BC
C.429 AD
D.1029 AD


7. What company gave Santa his famous red suit and jolly look in 1921?
A.Haribo Candy
B.Macy’s
C.Coca-Cola
D.NASCAR


8. What was the original purpose of Boxing Day (the day after Christmas)?
A.Servants would give each other Christmas gifts.
B.Servants would get Christmas gifts from their masters.
C.Townspeople would gather to watch a boxing match.
D.To box up all Christmas ornaments


9. In Germany, what happens to the first person to find the pickle on the Christmas tree?
A.They get to open the first gift
B.They have to eat a piece of fruitcake
C.They get a Christmas cookie
D.They get a Christmas beer


10. What date did the Eastern Orthodox Church establish as the birth of Christ?
A.December 25
B.January 6
C.March 21
D.January 1


11. What happens in Germany on St. Nicholas Day (December 6)?
A.Children get to find the Christmas pickle.
B.Children get candy in their shoes.
C.Christians celebrate the birth of Christ.
D.Everyone fasts in remembrance of St. Nicholas’s death.


12. December 25 was chosen as the date to celebrate Christmas in order to replace what pagan holiday?
A.Ramadan
B.Kwanzaa
C.Saturnalia
D.Hanukah


13. What is the red in a candy cane said to symbolize?

A.Santa’s red coat
B.God turning the Nile River to blood
C.The blood of the Passover lamb
D.Jesus’ blood


14. What day was Jesus actually born?
A.January 6
B.December 25
C.March 21
D.No one knows


15. What day was Jesus actually born?
A.January 6
B.December 25
C.March 21
D.No one knows


At the end, sometimes I like to break up the rhythm a bit by adding a bonus, tie-breaker, etc. This night's was:


OPINION QUESTION!

FIRST TO RAISE THEIR HAND AND ANSWER WINS 5 POINTS!

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Thanks for joining me tonight, everyone! I hope this is a great and practical resource for you over the next year. God's blessings!

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