Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand….In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb…!” Revelation 5:11-12

I can just hear you already, “Why are you doing a trivia game about angels? It’s almost Christmas, and Christmas is all about JESUS!”

I couldn’t agree more–with Christmas being about Jesus, that is. That’s exactly why getting the facts straight on angels is so important. And the Christmas story is filled with angels, something you probably noticed from the Family Advent reading plan. Kids get all caught up with a fascination with angels and unfortunately it can come with a lot of myths.

So have some fun around the dinner table. Play this quick, 9-question trivia game and test your angel expertise. Then use the answers (trust me, they’re packed with interesting information that’ll debunk any misconceptions.) 

(For young children use the true or false questions below. The corresponding answers below are the same. For older elementary kids, copy and paste questions and answers in

Angel Trivia Game

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1. True or false: Angels aren’t real; they exist only in the fantasy world of books and movies.

2. The Bible talks about angels…

  • 10 times
  • 50 times
  • 200 times
  • 300 times

3. If you saw an angel it would look like…

  • a professional football player
  • a rainbow
  • a shining light
  •  it depends

4. An angel’s job includes…

  • partying
  • rescuing
  • destroying
  • all of the above

5. If you’re in trouble, you can…

  • pray to God for help
  • ask someone who loves you for help
  • call on your guardian angel to help you
  • everything except call on your guardian angel

6. When someone who loves Jesus dies…

  • they turn into a pumpkin
  • they become an angel
  • they go to be with God
  • they watch over and protect their loved ones

7. True or false: Some angels are good and some are bad.

8. True or false: The first thing you should do when you see a powerful, shining angel is bow down and worship. 

9. The reason angels shine is because…

  • They sprinkled themselves with glitter
  • They were struck by lightening
  • Because they were in the presence of God’s glory
  • They have a special chemical inside that makes them glow

See answers below!!

True or False Questions for Younger Kids

  1. Angels aren’t real; they’re only in books and movies.
  2. In the Bible, God talks about angels 300 times.
  3. Angels always look like rainbows or bright shining lights.
  4. An angel’s job is to protect, rescue and party.
  5. If you’re in trouble, you can call on your guardian angel to help you.
  6. When someone dies, they become an angel.
  7. Some angels are good and some are bad.
  8. Angels are powerful and can shine bright like the sun but we can’t worship angels.  
  9. The reason angels shine is because they sprinkled themselves with glitter.

1. F; 2. T; 3. F; 4. T; 5. F; 6. F; 7. T; 8. T; 9. F

Angel Answers

1 –False! Jesus mentions angels (Matt 13:41-49; Matt 16:27). And the Christmas along has five angel assignments. God sent an angel to Zechariah to announce the birth of John. He sent an angel to Mary to announce she would have a son. He sent an angel in a dream to encourage Joseph to marry the young virgin named Mary. He sent angels to announce the birth in Bethlehem to shepherds. He sent another angel to warn Joseph that Herod was out to get Jesus. So, yes, angels are real!

2 – 300! The Bible mentions angels over 300 times! If you tried to cut out all the verses about angels—not that you would—your Bible would look like Swiss cheese. There are angels everywhere! 

3 – It totally depends. Angels are spirits; they don’t have bodies. No eyebrows, elbows, shins and knees—so we usually can’t see them. Because they don’t have bodies they aren’t limited by space or time. They can be one place and then disappear.

            When they do appear, they can have a golden sash with white robes (Rev 18:1; John 20:12; Rev. 15:6). Other times they can look like regular people. The Bible calls these “angels in disguise.” (Heb. 13:2). 

4 – All of the above.Angels do just about everything! They rescue people from danger (Dan. 3:28). When someone turns away from sin to God, they party and celebrate big time (Luke 15:10). They give laws (Acts 7:35, 38; Gal 3:19). God even sent destroying angels because people refused to listen to him (Ps 78:49) and to protect his people (2 Kings 19:35).

5 – Everything except call on a guardian angel. You can ask God for help, BUT you can’t call your guardian angel to help. Why? God does give people angels to watch over them but angels have one boss—God. Only God can give an angel their assignment and tell them what to do. God’s the boss of angels. Psalm 91:11 says that God[not you] will command his angels to guard you in all your ways. They do what hesays (Ps 103:20). Of course you can ask God to send his angels to take care of you or someone you love. 

6 – They get to be with God.

It was Cinderella’s coach that turned into a pumpkin.

            And even though we hear people say those who die become angels and watch over their loved ones…well, it’s just not true.Just like God created you to be a boy or girl, God created angels. They’re separate created beings; people can’t turn into angels. And only God and his messengers, angels, have the power to watch over loved ones. 

7 – True. God created all angels and they were good. But years ago,there was a mutiny in heaven. Some angels rebelled and decided they wanted to do their own thing instead of God’s thing. God has kept these angels in darkness, bound with chains for judgment (2 Peter 2:4).

8 – No way.Only God gets our worship. Once John was about to kneel and worship an angel. “Don’t do that!” said the angel. I serve God just like you do. “Worship God!” he said. (Rev 19:10; also see Col. 3:17). 

9 – They are in God’s presence. God’s glory shines (Luke 2:9). Because angels see God’s face all the time (Matt. 18:10), they’re around that glory all the time. 

So how did you do on the angel trivia game?

2018 © Carol Garborg

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