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Bible Quiz: Shepherds Visit the baby Jesus

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1) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, a group of shepherds were among the first to hear the good news of the birth of the Christ child. How did they find out Jesus had been born?

A messenger of King Herod told them the news as he was passing by.

An angel of the Lord appeared and told them the news.

The angel Gabriel appeared and told them the news.

One of them came to the stable where Jesus was born while looking for a lost sheep.

2) What were the shepherds doing when they heard the good news?

Searching for lost sheep

Keeping watch over their flocks at night

Passing through Bethlehem on their way to Jericho

Sleeping in the pasture with their sheep

3) When the shepherds heard the good news of Jesus' birth, they decided to go see the wondrous event for themselves. How did they find Jesus?

They were told to look for a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.

They were told to ask the innkeeper to direct them to the holy child.

They followed a bright star in the sky.

They were told to search for the child then report his whereabouts to King Herod.

4) Which Bible book(s) tell of the shepherds?

Matthew only

Matthew and Mark

Matthew and Luke

Luke only