Which of the Wise Men Are You?

RELIGION

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

How important is money?

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How far did you travel to get there?

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Did you have to take a ship or boat?

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What method of travel did you use?

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How cynical were you before you arrived?

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Did your people book you a room at the inn before you got there?

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Were you expecting something a bit fancier than a stable?

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Do you have any other godchildren?

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What faith did you have before you became arguably the first three Christians?

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How heavy was the present you brought?

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How do you like to relax?

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How do you feel about King Herod?

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What sort of relationship do you have with the Roman Empire?

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What's your native land?

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How peaceful is your homeland?

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Does your country get on with Rome?

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Do you feel that "wise man" is a more or less accurate description than king?

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What area are you particularly wise in?

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How old are you?

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What's your facial hair situation?

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Which is the best gospel?

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What did you visit on your way home?

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What is your homeland called today?

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By which Biblical name would people now know your land?

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How long did it take you to get to Bethlehem?

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Had you been there before?

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What is the best thing the Romans did?

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What is the symbolism of giving frankincense?

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Why is myrrh a good present?

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When Herod asked you to tell him where to find the newborn king so he could kill him, how did you refuse?

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About This Quiz

The story of the birth of Jesus is one that probably six out of the seven billion people on the planet have heard. The image of the Nativity, as depicted in a million dioramas, sculptures, paintings, stained glass windows, and movies, is more familiar than almost any other cultural depiction. It's the Nike swoosh of religion; absolutely everyone knows what it is.

Everyone knows, therefore, that the Nativity had certain people and guests present. The family of Jesus is a given: Mary, Joseph, and typically at least one angel standing in for God. Then there were the three Wise Men, who traveled under the light of a guiding star to bring gifts to honor the birth of a newborn king who would bring to fruition many great prophecies. The humble setting is familiar too, as the family of Jesus came to Bethlehem late to register for the census, and found that there was no room in any of the local inns. They ended up in a stable, and Jesus was placed in a manger.

Whether you believe the story is literal or simply a beautiful story, its power is undeniable. Let's see which of the three famous guests you are most like!

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