Answers to the Bulletin Christmas Quiz

Here’s the Christmas Quiz Answers

  1. What’s the name of the period leading up to Christmas?

Advent : The word ‘advent’ means ‘coming’. It is a time of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

  1. What is the colour of the season of Advent?

Purple:  the liturgical colour of Advent is a symbol of looking forward to welcoming the coming of a King. Purple also symbolises repentance and fasting. The spiritual discipline of denying oneself food or some other pleasure is one of the ways Christians show their devotion to God and prepare their hearts for his arrival.

  1. How many Wise Men brought gifts to Jesus?

Three : Western tradition sets their number at three, probably based on the three gifts of “gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11) presented to the Jesus. They have become known most commonly as BalthasarMelchior, and Gaspar (or Casper).

  1. What was the name of John the Baptist’s Mother?

Elizabeth: She was the cousin of Mary.

  1. How many letters are in the angelic alphabet?

It depends on your source; 21, 22, 25 or none.  As Catholics we believe that angels do exist, some with the task of being messengers of God, such as Angel Gabriel bringing God’s message to Mary. The way Angels communicate is not by written message so there is no need for an Angelic Alphabet.   

  1. In what town was Jesus born?

Bethlehem

  1. What country did the family escape to?

Egypt:  “An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you’  (cf. Mathew 2:13)

  1. How many of Rudolph’s eight companions names start with ‘D’?

Three:  Dasher, Dancer and Donner

  1. What country did Christmas Trees originate from?

Germany – it was Latvia but it was part of German then.

One Legend is credited to the English Benedictine monk Boniface, who cut an oak tree down in order to stop the pagans worshiping a false idol. Then a fir tree grew out of the fallen oak. That became a symbol of Christ — being triangular in shape it represents the trinity — and from there came the idea that the tree should be a symbol of Christ and new life.

  1. Who was the ‘King of the Jews’ who ordered the babies to be killed?

Herod:  “…Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” Then Joseph[h] got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod.” (cf  Mathew 2:14)

  1. What was Joseph’s job?

Carpenter

  1. Who were first people to visit the baby Jesus?

Shepherds

  1. What was the Archangel who visited Mary?

Gabriel

  1. Where did the baby Jesus sleep?

In a manger

  1. What is another name for the third Sunday of Advent?

Gauadete Sunday; Gaudete means, Rejoice!