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Christmas Festivities

written by: hobo
 
Take this quiz, and you will learn many interesting facts about one of the most popular winter holidays.

Question 1:


Decorating a Christmas tree, perhaps the most popular tradition related to Christmas celebrations, originated in which country?
Germany
Finland
Siberia
Norway

Question 2:


Joel Roberts Poinsett imported the popular decorative Christmas plants, poinsettias from this Central American country, where he worked as a US ambassador in the 19th century.
Guatemala
Mexico
Panama
Costa Rica

Question 3:


At Christmas, children usually put stockings or shoes by the fireplace, by the door or by the windowsill. In which country do children fill their shoes with hay and carrots for Santa’s horse?
Holland
Denmark
Sweden
Russia

Question 4:


Carols are popular Christmas songs, performed on Christmas day. What was the original meaning of the word "carol"?
Circle
small group
Round dance
Choir

Question 5:


It is generally considered that Santa Claus was a real person who lived in Myra in about 400 AD. In which present-day country is this place located?
Lithuania
Germany
Turkey
Finland

Question 6:


The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, that guides Santa's sleigh, was written in what year?
1880
1912
1602
1939

Question 7:


The Twelve Days of Christmas is the period from Christmas day to January 6. Which festival takes place on the last day of this period?
Epiphany
Christmas Eve
St. Stephen’s Day
Boxing Day

Question 8:


Who accompanies Grandfather Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus?
Snow Fairy
The White Wolf
The White Magi
Snow Maiden

Question 9:


Which traditional Christmas plant is sometimes called the "vampire plant"?
Poinsettia
Christmas cactus
Mistletoe
Holly

 


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