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Christmas Quiz: How much do you really know?

posted by David Gibson

Take the “Christmas Quiz” at Christian History. Ten questions, among them:

Apart from a famously repetitive carol, what do the “twelve days of Christmas” refer to?
Which of the following best describes the origin of the candy cane?
When did Christians first start celebrating Christmas on December 25?
In 614, Persian invaders sacked Jerusalem. Amidst the destruction they wreaked, however, they left the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem intact. Why?

It’s multiple choice, and you get your score at the end. No cheating–that’d be referring to Wikipedia. And submit your results in the combox. Winner will get…



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Moonshadow

posted December 21, 2008 at 9:09 pm


I got the five important questions right. Should have guessed Whitefield.



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Little Bear

posted December 21, 2008 at 10:22 pm


I got 7 right out the ten. Did not know the Candy Cane was to keep
antsy children quiet—but I know that it still works. It was a great idea.



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Fr. Guy Selvester

posted December 22, 2008 at 6:12 pm


I scored 8 out of 10. I didn’t know about candy canes or the mosaic in the church of the Nativity.



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