Quiz: How well do you know the Christmas nativity story? Test your knowledge with these 15 questions

Every year, the Nativity is performed by millions of children all over the world (Picture: Getty)

With all the present exchanging, drinking, eating, and office parties, it can be easy to forget why we celebrate Christmas at all.

The Christian occasion dates all the way back to the birth of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Many of us would have been taught it at school – and have been involved in plenty of productions of it as kids – but, unless you’re religious, you may have forgotten a lot of it.

With Christmas just next month, there’s no better time to test your Nativity knowledge with‘s quiz.

How well do you know the Christmas nativity story?

Q: Where did Mary and Joseph live before Jesus was born?
A: Nazareth

Q: What was Joseph’s job?
A: A carpenter

Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth (Picture: Getty)

Q: Which Angel told Mary that she was to carry God’s child?
A: Gabriel

Q: Why did Mary and Joseph have to travel to the City of David?
A: Joseph had to register on the census

Q: In what city was Jesus born?
A: Bethlehem

Q: Why did Mary and Joseph have to stay at the stable?
A: There was no room at the inn

Q: Where did Mary lay the swaddled baby Jesus to sleep?
A: In a manger

Q: What does Nativity mean?
A: It is a noun meaning the occasion of someone’s birth

Q: How many Wise Men travelled to visit Jesus?
A: The Bible doesn’t actually say.

Q: What did the Wise Men follow to find Jesus?
A: A star

Q: What were the three gifts given to the baby Jesus?
A: Gold, frankincense, and myrrh

Q: How did the shepherds hear about the birth of Jesus?
A: An angel told them

The Wise Men followed a star (Picture: Getty)

Q: Why did King Herod try to kill Jesus?
A: He was worried that Jesus would take the throne

Q: Where did Jesus’ family flee to from Bethlehem?
A: Egypt

Q: Which of the gospels tell the story of the Nativity?
A: Luke and Matthew

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