Welcome to our second instalment of A Laugh Again Christmas Quiz. It’s time for you to put your Christmas IQ to the test. Quick, gather your friends and family around the radio and keep track of your score.

1. According to the Bible, Jacob Marley was:

a) The third wise man in the book of Hezekiah

b) The Innkeeper

c) Nowhere to be found

The answer is c) Nowhere to be found. If you got this wrong, go plunge your head into a snow bank.

 

2. Vixen, Santa’s only female reindeer, has antlers. How could this be?

a) The writer forgot that female deer have no antlers

b) Both male and female reindeer have antlers

c) Santa wanted Vixen to fit in, so he applied a set of artificial antlers to her head with a glue gun.

And the answer is b) Female Reindeer are the only type of deer with antlers. Let’s prance on to number 3.

 

3. In what movie did Bing Crosby first sing “White Christmas”?

a) Holiday Inn

b) Best Western

c) Die Hard

d) White Christmas

The answer is a) Holiday Inn. Soon after its release in 1941, the film became the highest grossing musical up until that time. I bet you didn’t know that.

 

4. In Matthew’s genealogy in the Bible how many women are mentioned?

a) Two

b) Five

c) Seven

The answer is b) Five. They are Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Why not read one of their fascinating stories this Christmas? Let’s shuffle on to questions number

 

5. Which of these events did not occur on Christmas Day?

a) Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

b) Ebenezer Scrooge talked with the ghost of Jacob Marley

c) King Arthur pulled Excalibur from the stone

And the answer is b). I know the tale of Scrooge and Marley is fictional, but their famous discussion happened on Christmas Eve. And our last question of the day:

Well, it’s time to tally your score. If you had 1-2 Correct: Good try. Take an aspirin and try this quiz again in the morning. If you scored 3: Not bad. You have potential. If you reached 4: Very good! Have an extra chocolate. If you got all 5 correct: Masterful! Brilliant! Genius! You can open all of your presents this year.

Aren’t you glad there won’t be a test like this when you reach heaven? We’ll be far too busy celebrating the child of the manger, our risen Saviour. “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Rejoice with me, and give thanks for the child in the manger this Christmas.

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