Christmas Trivia (part 4)

I always like to celebrate Christmas with a bit of trivia! It is getting harder and harder to do so as I’ve already tortured my newsletter readers with this three times, as found in the following links.

Part 1: December 26, 2019

Part 2: December 24, 2020

Part 3: December 17, 2021

If I may say so, I think I did a good job with part 3, that emphasized the biblical story of Jesus. This fourth edition of Christmas trivia is mostly a sequel to that trivia challenge, although it was difficult to find anything new to ask about.



  1. 1. Which prophet foretold that a virgin would give birth to a son named Immanuel?
  2. 2. What does Immanuel mean?
  3. 3. What would Immanuel be eating when he could tell right from wrong?
  4. 4. What were the shepherds doing when the angel Gabriel approached them about the birth of Jesus?
  5. 5. What sign did the angel tell the shepherds to look for to find the Messiah in the town of David?
  6. 6. What gifts did the wise men present to Jesus?
  7. 7. How were the wise men warned to avoid King Herod as they returned home?
  8. 8. When does the bible say Jesus was born?
  9. 9. How did John the Baptist refer to Jesus the first time he saw him?
  10. 10. According to the protestant interpretation, how many full-blooded brothers and sisters did Jesus have?

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  1. 1. Isaiah. “Therefore the Lord himself will give you [c]  a sign: The virgin [d]  will conceive and give birth to a son, and [e]  will call him Immanuel” – Isaiah 7:14
  2. 2. God with us.
  3. 3. Curds and honey. “He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, … “ – Isaiah 7:15
  4. 4. Watching over their flock at night. “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:8-11
  5. 5. They would find wrapped in clothes and lying in a manger. “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:12
  6. 6. Gold, and frankincense and myrrh. “And when they were 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 unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:11
  7. 7. In a dream. “And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.” – Matthew 2:12
  8. 8. It doesn’t say.
  9. 9. The Lamb of God. “And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!” – John 1:36
  10. 10. Six – Four brothers (James, Joses, Simon, and Jude) and two unnamed sisters.