Bible Quiz - Birth of the Messiah

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the Gospel events surrounding the birth of the Messiah. It draws heavily from the first few chapters of both Matthew and Luke in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

If you've ever wondered how much you know about the birth of the Messiah, but never put your knowledge to the test, now is your chance to find out where you stand. 2 Timothy 2:15 says "Study to show yourself approved..." Are you ready?

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1. What was the priest Zechariah's wife's name?
2. For what purpose was Zechariah in the temple?
to make an animal sacrifice
to burn incense
to light menorah
to confess sins
3. How had Zechariah been chosen to enter the temple?
by lot
by merit
by offering a tribute to the priest
by fasting for three days
4. At what point in John the Baptist's life would he be filled with the Holy Spirit?
while yet in his mother's womb
at birth
after circumcision
after baptism
5. Which angel gave Zechariah the news about his petition being heard?
6. What affliction did Zechariah suffer as a result of his lack of belief?
temporary blindness
temporary leprosy
temporary insanity
temporary loss of speech
7. How long did Elizabeth keep herself in seclusion after becoming pregnant?
one month
three months
five months
nine months
8. Which city in Galilee did Gabriel greet Mary by saying to her, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."?
9. How far along was Elizabeth's pregnancy when Mary received her good news?
one month
three months
six months
nine months
10. How long did Mary stay with Elizabeth before returning home?
about one month
about three months
about six months
about nine months
11. How long after John the Baptist was born before he was circumcised?
the first day
the eight day
the third month
age twelve
12. What name did John the Baptists neighbors plan to give him?
13. The Scripture teaches that John grew and became strong in spirit. Where did he live just prior to his public appearance in Israel?
in the wilderness
in the deserts
in the valley of the shadow of death
in the garden of Gethsemane
14. What key event led Joseph and Mary to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem?
Mary's mother was sick
Joseph's mother was sick
an upcoming census for tax purposes
a famine
15. Who was governor of Syria when this first census was taken?
Pontius Pilate
16. When Gabriel appeared to the shepherds and announced that he had good news of great joy, who did he say this news was for?
the poor
all people
17. How many angels suddenly appeared with Gabriel to praise God?
a legion
a multitude
a brigade
18. How long after Jesus birth before he was circumcised?
same day
one day
eight days
one year
19. Who was the man in Jerusalem that had been told by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had seen the Lord's Christ?
20. Who was the widow prophetess living in the temple that also praised God after Simeon?
21. Which Jewish feast caused Joseph and Mary to travel to Jerusalem annually?
Feast of Booths
Feast of Weeks
Feast of the Passover
Feast of Tabernacles
22. We learn from the Scriptures that Jesus grew, became strong, increased in wisdom and had the grace of God upon him. What's the next age documented in Scripture for him after his birth?
23. How many days total did it take Joseph and Mary to be reunited with Jesus after he stayed behind in Jerusalem at the temple? HINT - Think roundtrip
24. When King Herod called together all the chief priests and scribes to inquire of them where the Messiah was to be born, they quoted Scripture from which Old Testament prophet?
25. For what reason did King Herod say that he wanted the magi to report back to him when they had found Jesus?
to mark the event as a Jewish holiday
so he could come and worship Him
so he could make plans to kill Jesus
to test the the honesty of the magi
26. When the magi found Jesus where was he according to the Scriptures?
in the manager
in a house
in a field
teaching in the temple
27. How did the magi learn that they should NOT return to King Herod as his true motive was NOT to worship Jesus?
Herod's guard warned them
they were warned by God in a dream
Mary warned them from her dream
Joseph warned them from his dream
28. An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and warned him to flee to this location as King Herod was seeking to destroy Jesus.
Sea of Galilee
29. How long did Jesus remain in Egypt?
until the magi sent word that it was safe
until the apostles sent for him
until the death of Herod
until Herod repented of his plans
30. Scripture teaches us that Jesus being in Egypt was also to fulfill what was spoken by another Old Testament prophet. Which one?
31. When King Herod learned that he had been tricked by the magi, he became angry and killed all the children in Bethlehem under what age?
5 and under
3 and under
2 and under
1 and under
32. Which son of Herod reigned over Judea in the place of his father?
Herod Antipas
Herod Agrippa I
Herod Agrippa II
Herod Archelaus
33. Where did Joseph take his family to live after exiting Egypt? Clue: This also fulfilled Old Testament prophesy.

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