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Answers to the Christmas Quiz

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by Dr. Bob, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    Okay. How did YOU do? The correct answers are in caps.

    In Guatemala, Christmas Day is celebrated:
    (a) On January 6 (b) On DECEMBER 25 (c) On October 31 (d) Never. [30% right]

    Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in:
    (a) 1862 (b) *1895 (c) 1912 (d) 1932 [40% right]

    Medieval English Christmas pantomimes did not include which character?
    (a) ST. NICHOLAS (b) Bold Slasher (c) Father Christmas (d) Turkish Knight [28% right]

    In Syria, Christmas gifts are distributed by:
    (a) The Three Kings (b) Osama bin Laden (c) ONE OF THE WISE MEN'S CAMELS (d) Father Christmas [10% right]

    One notable medieval English Christmas celebration featured:
    (a) A GIANT 165-POUND PIE (b) Snowball fights between rival courtiers (c) A swimming race across the English Channel (d) Huge crackers that sometimes exploded fatally. [30% right]

    In Sweden a Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat. It is usually made of what material?
    (a) Candy (b) STRAW (c) Chocolate (d) Fur [30% right]

    In Armenia, the traditional Christmas Eve meal consists of:
    (a) FRIED FISH, LETTUCE & SPINACH (b) Square meat pies (c) Broiled partridges with gooseberry sauce (d) Turkey and plum pudding [28% right]

    In Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker", the Nutcracker's main enemy is:
    (a) A girl called Clara (b) THE KING OF THE MICE (c) Dr. Almond (d) Drosselmeyer the magician [52% right]

    When distributing gifts in Holland, St. Nicholas is accompanied by:
    (a) His wife Lucy (b) HIS SERVANT, BLACK PETER (c) Thirteen elves (d) St. Stephen [28% right]

    When visiting Finland, Santa leaves his sleigh behind and rides on:
    (a) Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (b) A giant ptarmigan (c) A GOAT NAMED UKKO (d) A flying carpet [48% right]
  2. Circuitrider

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    Aug 22, 2000
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    Brother, don't forget to leave some egg nog and cookies for Santa :D :D :D That's what counts!

    [ December 24, 2002, 02:58 PM: Message edited by: Circuitrider ]