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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
    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

    Circuitrider <img src=/circuitrider2.JPG>

    Aug 22, 2000
    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 ]