Christmas VS The Bible Quiz

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Take this quiz, and tell us how you did! It is a simple true or false quiz, written by my LifeGroup leader Jason Vandever.

Christmas VS The Bible.

To test it out, I ran through it once and got a perfect score. I am interested in seeing what others will answer.

Matthew

8 comments:

spartacus976 said...

ok, maybe you got a perfect score, but there is no way you knew that Bethlehem meant house of bread....

arg.... I'm not saying my score. I may not graduate if they know what I scored.... stupid quiz....

:)

Katanna said...

lol, when I took the quiz, I got a 10/15. I missed 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Matthew

Anonymous said...

WAIT... what happened to that perfect score? so you LIED about a BIBLE quiz? geez....

Katanna said...

No, you misunderstood me. I took the quiz during LifeGroup and got a 10/15. When I made the quiz for the internet, "I ran through it once and got a perfect score" to make sure that it had all of the right answers.

And you never said what YOU made!

Matthew

Matt said...

I scored 11/15 but it wouldn't show me the answers I got wrong. Apparently Bethlehem DOES mean "house of bread" so at least I know that one.

I'm really interested in the two about why we picked December because I'm pretty sure that you're wrong. So far as we can tell, Dec 25th was not the day that Christ was born, but it WAS the day that the Magi found Him (which is why we give gifts on that day). So YES it is historically significant. That silliness about Christmas replacing a pagan holiday is merely a sad attempt to discredit Christianity, the same with Easter.

Swing said...

Like Matt, I'm bummed that they didn't tell me *why* I got certain answers wrong. So why did Mary ride a donkey if it wasn't because she was pregnant??? How much older than a month was John the Baptist from Jesus??? These will be haunting me for weeks!

@ Matt: I don't have the background knowledge to say whether or not the dates to celebrate Christmas and Easter were picked based on pagan holidays, though that is the current culturally accepted theory. However, even if that's the case, I don't see how strategically picking the date to celebrate our Christian holidays would discredit Christianity in any way. Just as we don't celebrate Martin Luther King or Lincoln's birthdays on their actual birthdays, it's the rememberance and celebration that counts - not the actual date. If I were living in a society that celebrated another god on a particular day, I understand "reassigning" that holiday to a celebration to my God instead.

Swing said...

Oh, my score was 10/15. Who made this thing up, anyways? lol

Katanna said...

OK, Wikipedia says nothing about a Pegan holiday, but some book in 206 that said that date because it was 9 months after the incarnation... or something.

Anyway, I have the "why so" answers at home, I will post them when I get there.