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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
Norway
Siberia
Finland

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.
Costa Rica
Panama
Guatemala
Mexico

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?
Russia
Holland
Denmark
Sweden

Question 4:


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

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?
Germany
Finland
Turkey
Lithuania

Question 6:


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

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?
The White Wolf
The White Magi
Snow Maiden
Snow Fairy

Question 9:


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

 


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