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Christmas Quiz 

  :-) At least (!) one answer is correct:

 

No. 1 - What brought the Magi to the manger?

  a) Gold

  b) Gold and frankincense

  c) Gold, frankincense, myrrh

  d) Pampers

 

 

No. 2 - What song is the timeless success of the group Wham from 1984?

  a) First Christmas

  b) Second Christmas

  c) Last Christmas

  d) No Christmas at all

 

No. 3 - What do you call the distribution of gifts at Christmas?

  a) Donation

  b) Secret Santa

  c) Handing out of presents

  d) Bonuses

 

No. 4 - What famous ballet is performed at Christmas?

  a) Sleeping Beauty

  b) The Nutcracker

  c) Swan Lake

  d) Jesus Christ Superstar

 

No. 5 – Who brought the German tradition of the Christmas tree to England?

  a) Martin Luther

  b) Kaiser Wilhelm's wife

  c) Queen Victoria's husband

  d) Christopher Tannenbaum

 

No. 6 - Why are in Christmas scenes Ox and Ass at the manger?

  a) Prophecy from the Old Testament

  b) Did the shepherds bring to the stable

  c) Added later

  d) Idea of the Animal Protection Association in Bethlehem

 

No. 7 - When is the Russian Orthodox Christmas?

  a) On Dec. 25

  b) On Dec. 26

  c) On Jan. 7

  d) Not at all

 

No. 8 - The Christmas story is told in the Gospel of ...

  a) Matthew

  b) Mark

  c) Luke

  d) Mary

 

 No. 9 - Where is Christmas Island located?

  a) In the Atlantic

  b) In the Indian Ocean

  c) In the Pacific

  d) In the Philippines

 

No. 10 - Why are rabbits, carp, goose, and turkey on the menu for Christmas dinner?

  a) As Christian animals' symbol

  b) As the four elements: fire, water, earth and air

  c) As the Creation

  d) Because they taste well

 

No. 11 - Who composed the Christmas Oratorio?

  a) Bach

  b) Handel

  c) Haydn

  d) A. Nonymous

 

No. 12 - Who ordered the census, according to the tradition, so that Mary and Joseph were forced to travel to Bethlehem?

  a) Pilate

  b) Augustus

  c) Herod

  d) Nero

 

No. 13 - What does the X in X-mas mean?

  a) Cross

  b) Chi

  c) X

  d) Any

 

No. 14 - Where are the first Christmas songs played on the radio already before December?

  a) Tyrol

  b) The Philippines

  c) Hawaii

  d) Neverland

 

No. 15 - In parts of India, what gets the head of household on Christmas morning as a sign of devotion?

  a) A lemon

  b) A chili pepper

  c) A tiger's tooth

  d) A good hiding

 

No. 16 - What are you supposed to do under the mistletoe?

  a) Shake Hands

  b) Kiss

  c) Dance

  d) Sleep

 

No. 17 - In 1223, who revived the Christmas story with living creatures?

  a) Albertus Magnus

  b) Thomas Aquinas

  c) Francis of Assisi

  d) Genghis Khan

 

No. 18 - Where does the Christmas Cactus primarily growth?

  a) Europe

  b) Asia

  c) South America

  d) Greenland

 

No. 19 - What is now the country’s name, where St. Nicholas lived?

  a) Israel

  b) Greece

  c) Turkey

  d) Nic-aragua

 

No. 20 - Where is the largest Christmas crib in the world situated?

  a) Austria

  b) Switzerland

  c) USA

  d) Vatican

 

No. 21 – The first electric Christmas tree candles were used...

  a) 1845

  b) 1895

  c) 1945

  d) never

 

No. 22 - Where was the printed Christmas card invented?

  a) England

  b) Germany

  c) USA

  d) Morrowland

 

No. 23 - In the weeks before Christmas, the centrifugal casting process is used in the production of…?

  a) Christmas tree stands

  b) Fairy lights

  c) Chocolate Santas

  d) Hydroplaning

 

No. 24 - What do they call Santa Claus in Luxembourg?

  a) Klee's

  b) Ruprecht

  c) Nickel

  d) Claus Trophob

 

No. 25 - How many candles had the first Advent wreath?

  a) None

  b) So many candles that the Advent had days like

  c) 4

  d) 23

 

No. 26 - Which sect forbids its members to celebrate Christmas?

  a) Jehovah's Witnesses

  b) Scientology “Church”

  c) San Young Moon

  d) Pirate Party

 

No. 27 - Which Archangel brought Mary the news that she would bear God's son?

  a) Michael

  b) Gabriel

  c) Uriel

  d) Ariel

 

No. 28 - Who is not a member of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's Team?

  a) Dancer

  b) Prancer

  c) Romancer

  d) Rudolph

 

No. 29 - Italian pirates stole in 1087...

  a) ... the remains of St. Nicholas

  b) ... the Holy Grail

  c) ... barrels of communion wine

  d) ... the mind of Pope Victor III.

 

No. 30 - Who has written the song "From Heaven High I Come to You"?

  a) Paul Gerhardt

  b) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  c) Martin Luther

  d) Neil Armstrong

 

No. 31 - The year Jesus is born is...

  a) ... unknown

  b) ... 4 BC

  c) ... 7 BC

  d) ... zero

 

No. 32 - Santa Claus wears a red / white costume, because...

  a) ... these are the colors of a bishop

  b) ... of the logo of Coca Cola

  c) ... these are the colors of love and purity

  d) ... of the color of Ferrari

 

No. 33 - Who was NOT crowned on Christmas Day?

  a) William the First of England (1066)

  b) Stephen I the Saint (1000)

  c) Edmund the Martyr (855)

  d) Charlemagne (800)

 

No. 34 - In which movie did Bing Crosby sing White Christmas the first time?

  a) Santa Claus

  b) Holiday Inn

  c) White Christmas

  d) A Christmas Carol

 

No. 35 - What is a good idea at Christmas?

  a) To go to church

  b) To celebrate the birth of Jesus

  c) To eat cookies

  d) To sleep late

 

No. 36 - The ghosts in the movie A Christmas Carol are:

  a) Christmas past

  b) Christmas present

  c) Christmas future

  d) Jacob Marley

 

No. 37 – What are the first names of Santa Claus's wife and child?

  a) Samantha & Christine Claus

  b) Buddy & Carol Claus

  c) Jessica Claus & Claus Mini

  d) Claudette & Clausewitz

 

No. 38 – When was the Birth of the Lord celebrated in early Christianity?

  a) January, 6

  b) May, 20

  c) November, 17 / 18

  d) April, 19 / 20

 

No. 39 - What is associated with "Christmas Eve" in the liturgical calendar?

  a) Christmas (eve)

  b) The Midnight Mass

  c) Adam and Eve

  d) Mister Sandman

 

No. 40 - What is Jesus' maternal grandfather's name?

  a) Joachim

  b) Jacob

  c) Eli

  d) Little Joe

* Special only for declared genealogists: the great-grandmother on his father’s side?

 

 

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   ... to be continued! 

Solutions at Christmas! :-) 


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