Epiphany occurs each year on January 6th. This day marks the official ending of a festive season for Christians. The Western church began celebrating Epiphany in the 4th Century and commemorates the moment the wise men visited the baby Jesus.
In most countries, the Catholic Church celebrates the Epiphany as a holy day of obligation meaning that believers attend mass. However, in America, it is celebrated on the first Sunday after January 1.
Epiphany Trivia Questions and Answers – 2022 and 2023
The history of epiphany reveals a lot of speculation at the time that a possible ruler of the world was due to be born in Israel, and people were eager to see if this prophecy was true.
Celebrations of this day vary from swimming in ice-cold water to giving gifts, fireworks to parades. Kids enjoy reading picture bible stories.
Here is a comprehensive list of Epiphany trivia questions and answers. Take up the quiz!
1. What does the word “Epiphany” mean?
2. How many Wise Men (Magi) visited Joseph, Jesus and Mary in Bethlehem?
3. What does Epiphany celebrate?
4. Which King of Israel wanted to kill the baby who would grow to become the Messiah?
5. In what New Testament book does the Magi visit the baby Jesus?
6. Who wrote the text of the Epiphany carol “We Three Kings of Orient Are”?
7. What other names do people call the Magi?
8. The story of the visit of the Wise Men (Magi) appears in the Gospel according to whom?
9. Whose poem “The Journey of the Magi” begins “A cold coming we had of it, just the worst time of the year for a journey, and such a long journey”?
10. What are/were the three traditional names assigned to the Wise Men (Magi)?
11. How does the visit of the Magi “shine” divinity on Jesus?
12. “The Adoration of the Magi” was commissioned in the late 15th Century as an altarpiece for the Augustinian monks of San Donato a Scopeto in Florence. It was unfinished and now hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Who painted it?
13. Were the Magi Jews or Gentiles?
14. What is myrrh?
15. How does God “shine” on Jesus at his baptism?
16. On how many days is Epiphany celebrated?
17. For churches that celebrate Epiphany as a season, what is the last Sunday in Epiphany called?
18. What other names do people call Epiphany?
19. Since when have people celebrated Epiphany?
20. What Shakespeare play has a title that relates to Epiphany?
21. The story of the visit of the Wise Men (Magi) appears in the Gospel according to whom?
22. What did the Wise Men follow to meet Jesus?
23. What is frankincense?
24. What animal are the Magi traditionally shown riding on?
25. What is gold?
26. About how old was Jesus when the Magi came to see him?
27. Why, when the Bible does not mention the number of Kings, is it assumed that there were three?
28. What is Galette des Rois?
29. Where did the names of the Magi come from, when there is not a word about it in the Bible?
30. Where did the habit of writing K + M + B on the door come from?
31. What was the purpose of worshiping Jesus?
32. Why did the Magi present myrrh, gold, and incense?
33. Why are these wise men called kings?
34. How is epiphany different from anagnorisis in a plot?
35. When do epiphanies usually occur?
36. How does an epiphany usually affect a plot?
37. When Jesus was born, Magi – wise men – came from the East to find Him and worship Him. Where did they go first?
38. When Herod realized he had been outwitted by the wise men, what did he do?
39. How did the wise men find the place where the baby was?
40. Who else came to visit Jesus?
41. What does Epiphany commemorate?
42. Epiphany is one of the three principal and oldest festival days of the Christian church. What are the other two? Easter and Christmas
43. What is the evening preceding Epiphany called in the West?
44. What is the name of the period between December 25 and January 6, when Epiphany is celebrated in the Western calendar?
45. When children receive small gifts on Epiphany, where do they find the presents?
46. What do the traditions reveal about the Magi?
47. The Magi is a general term for?
48. What is the origin of the idea of Twelfth Night?
49. How did the British use to celebrate the Twelfth Night?
50. Traditionally, when were the Christmas decorations taken down?
51. The Monday after Epiphany is known as?
52. Richard Baddeley left £100 to provide the income for a cake to be eaten on the Twelfth Night by?