1. a. True. Luke 2:4.
2. b. False. Although it’s possible Mary rode a donkey because of her condition, this is not stated in the Scriptures.
3. b. False. Many Christmas pageants include a scene where Joseph has a door slammed rudely in his face. However, an innkeeper isn’t actually mentioned in Scripture. See Luke 2:7.
4. b. False. We often picture Mary and Joseph barely making it to Bethlehem before Jesus was born. But the Scriptures simply state: “While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born” (Luke 2:6).
5. a. True. Luke 2:7.
6. b. False. The Scriptures don’t specify straw.
7. b. False. You’ll find this in the opening stanza of “The First Noel,” not Scripture.
8. b. False. No Nativity set seems complete without a few sheep facing the manger. But the biblical account mentions only flocks in nearby fields (Luke 2:8).
9. b. False. No stable is mentioned in either Matthew or Luke. It could have been a cave.
10. b. False. He was given the name by an angel before conception (Luke 1:31), and it was publicly confirmed at His circumcision (Luke 2:21).
11. b. False. This is found in Martin Luther’s song, “Away in a Manger,” not Scripture.
12. a. True. Luke 2:9.
13. b. False. Nativity scenes have several Magi at the manger, but your Bible does not. See Luke 2:15-18.
14. b. False. Although we’re told the Magi saw the star (Matthew 2:2 & 10), there is no scriptural evidence the shepherds did.
15. a. True. Matthew 2:1.
16. a. True. Matthew 2:8.
17. b. False. Although it’s likely they used camels for transportation, they are not mentioned in the Bible.
18. b. False. When you sing, “The First Noel” or “We Three Kings,” remember we are not told how many Magi traveled to Bethlehem. Matthew 2:11 says gifts of gold, incense
and myrrh were presented to the baby Jesus, but we can’t assume that three gifts mean three givers.
19. a. True. Not only are we told the Magi came to a “house,” we also find Joseph’s presence isn’t mentioned (Matthew 2:11).
20. a. True. Matthew 2:12.