How much do you know about Christmas? A quiz

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Christmas is a Christian holiday marking the birth of Christ Jesus. But over the centuries, it has become associated with a global array of seasonal traditions and secular activities ranging from shopping to singing. How well do you know Christmas and these traditions? Take our quiz.

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1. According to tradition, what are the names of the three kings that visited Jesus when he was born?

The three kings, also known as The Magi or the Wise Men, came from the East to pay homage to Jesus. According to the Gospel of Matthew, they found Jesus by following a star. The three Magi didn't become identified as kings until later Christian texts. The Encyclopædia Britannica suggests that the term arose from the description of them kneeling to the babe, and the reference in Psalms 72:11: "May all kings fall down before him."

The three kings, also known as The Magi or the Wise Men, came from the East to pay homage to Jesus. According to the Gospel of Matthew, they found Jesus by following a star. The three Magi didn't become identified as kings until later Christian texts. The Encyclopædia Britannica suggests that the term arose from the description of them kneeling to the babe, and the reference in Psalms 72:11: "May all kings fall down before him."

The three kings, also known as The Magi or the Wise Men, came from the East to pay homage to Jesus. According to the Gospel of Matthew, they found Jesus by following a star. The three Magi didn't become identified as kings until later Christian texts. The Encyclopædia Britannica suggests that the term arose from the description of them kneeling to the babe, and the reference in Psalms 72:11: "May all kings fall down before him."

The three kings, also known as The Magi or the Wise Men, came from the East to pay homage to Jesus. According to the Gospel of Matthew, they found Jesus by following a star. The three Magi didn't become identified as kings until later Christian texts. The Encyclopædia Britannica suggests that the term arose from the description of them kneeling to the babe, and the reference in Psalms 72:11: "May all kings fall down before him."

 

Immanuel, Silas, and Avraam

 

Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar

 

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

 

Gabriel, Michael, and Abraham

 
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