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Bible Quiz: The History of Christmas

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1) How did the celebration of Christmas begin?

The apostle Paul initiated the celebration of Christ's birth in the Church at Jerusalem.

The Church began Christmas as a feast day for Christ in 336 A.D.

Pope Nicholas II began the Christmas tradition by giving gifts to children in 1059 A.D.

English merchant Sir Joseph Prestwich convinced the people of London to give gifts to celebrate Christ's birthday.

2) When was the celebration of Christmas outlawed in England?

The 10th century

The 12th century

The 17th century

The 19th century

3) Who wrote the famous book, A Christmas Carol, that tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge?

Lewis Carroll

Charles Dickens

William Shakespeare

Upton Sinclair

4) Where did the modern Christmas tree originate?




The United States

5) When was the Christmas carol, Silent Night, Holy Night, composed?

10th century

14th century

19th century

20th century