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Bible Quiz: Mary and Joseph

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1) How did Mary first find out she would become the mother of the Messiah, Jesus?

God told her in a dream.

The Angel of the Lord appeared to her and told her.

The angel Michael appeared and told her.

The angel Gabriel appeared and told her.

2) What was Mary's reaction to this startling news?

She was overjoyed that God had chosen her among all women.

She was apprehensive, but she put her trust in God.

She refused to believe it was true.

She tried to run away.

3) How did Mary's husband-to-be, Joseph, find out that Mary would be the mother of Jesus?

He heard the news from Mary's cousin, Elizabeth.

Mary was afraid to tell him, but finally did when she could no longer hide the truth.

An angel of the Lord told him in a dream.

The angel Gabriel appeared and told him.

4) Why did Mary and Joseph travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem before Jesus was born?

To visit Mary's kinswoman Elizabeth

Joseph was looking for work in Bethlehem.

To register for a census

An angel told Joseph in a dream that Jesus was to be born in Bethlehem.