The Ultimate New Year Quiz

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New Year's is a great occasion to celebrate with the people you love and care about. "The Ultimate New Year Quiz" is here for you to enjoy! Let's check how well you know the fun facts about it. Take the quiz and answer all the questions for a perfect score! Can you ace our quiz? We sincerely wish you a fantastic new year. Let's celebrate its occasion with dance, delicious food, and love. Remember to share this quiz with your friend and family!
Whether you're a seasoned reveler or someone who enjoys a cozy night in, this quiz will challenge Read moreyour understanding of global festivities, historical moments, and cultural practices tied to New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Prepare to explore the rich tapestry of New Year's traditions that make this time of year special for people across the globe. Each question offers a glimpse into the diverse ways people welcome the New Year and reflect on the past. So, whether you're a party enthusiast, a history buff, or someone just looking for a fun challenge, this quiz is designed for you. Get ready to bid farewell to the old and welcome the new with "The Ultimate New Year Quiz"!


New Year Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    In which year, poet Robert Burns wrote the traditional New Year's song, “Auld Lang Syne,” meaning, “times gone by”? 

    • A.

      1788

    • B.

      1798

    • C.

      1826

    • D.

      1921

    Correct Answer
    A. 1788
    Explanation
    In 1788, poet Robert Burns wrote the traditional New Year's song, "Auld Lang Syne," meaning "times gone by." One of its popular refrains, signifying the idea of bidding farewell, is:
    "Should old acquaintance be forgot
    And never brought to mind."

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  • 2. 

    In which country, the residents wear red underwear on New Year's eve for to bring good luck in their lives in the coming days? 

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      America

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    A. Italy
    Explanation
    In Italy, it is a tradition for residents to wear red underwear on New Year's eve to bring good luck in their lives in the coming days. This tradition is believed to bring love, prosperity, and good fortune in the new year. Wearing red underwear is seen as a symbol of good luck and is a common practice among Italians during the New Year celebrations.

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  • 3. 

    Thelemic New Year Celebrations usually end when? 

    • A.

      April 2

    • B.

      May 20

    • C.

      April 10

    • D.

      May 10

    Correct Answer
    C. April 10
    Explanation
    Thelemic New Year Celebrations, generally consisting of an invocation to Ra-Hoor-Khuit, usually end on April 10. It is also called 'The Equinox of the Gods'. 

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  • 4. 

    The Chaldean-Babylonian New Year occurs in which of these months? 

    • A.

      April 1

    • B.

      May 1

    • C.

      June 1

    • D.

      July 1

    Correct Answer
    A. April 1
    Explanation
    The Chaldean-Babylonian New Year, called Kha b'Nissan or Resha d'Sheeta, occurs on April 1. The festival has its roots in the ancient Mesopotamian religion.

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  • 5. 

    When is Thelemic New Year?

    • A.

      March 10

    • B.

      March 15

    • C.

      March 20

    • D.

      March 25

    Correct Answer
    C. March 20
    Explanation
    The Thelemic New Year is celebrated on March 20. This date is significant because it marks the spring equinox, which is a time of balance between day and night. In Thelema, a spiritual philosophy founded by Aleister Crowley, the spring equinox represents the rebirth of the sun and the beginning of a new cycle. Therefore, March 20 is considered the start of the Thelemic New Year.

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  • 6. 

    When does Navreh Holiday fall in Kashmiri Calendar?  

    • A.

      January-February

    • B.

      March-April

    • C.

      May-June

    • D.

      July-August

    Correct Answer
    B. March-April
    Explanation
    Navreh Holiday falls in the month of March-April in the Kashmiri Calendar. This holiday marks the beginning of the Kashmiri New Year and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and traditional rituals. It is a time for people to cleanse their homes and start afresh for the new year. The festival is also associated with various cultural and religious activities, including the preparation of a special dish called 'Haakh', which is made with fresh greens. Overall, March-April is the time when Navreh Holiday is observed in the Kashmiri Calendar.

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  • 7. 

    The Iranian New Year, called Nowruz, is the day containing the exact moment of the Northward equinox, which usually occurs when? 

    • A.

      March 21 or 22

    • B.

      March 20 or 21

    • C.

      March 25 or 26

    • D.

      March 27 or 28

    Correct Answer
    B. March 20 or 21
    Explanation
    Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, is celebrated on the day containing the exact moment of the Northward equinox. The Northward equinox usually occurs on either March 20 or 21.

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  • 8. 

    Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon after the Northward equinox. Ancient celebrations lasted for how many days? 

    • A.

      6 days 

    • B.

      9 days 

    • C.

      11 days 

    • D.

      13 days 

    Correct Answer
    C. 11 days 
    Explanation
    Ancient Babylonian New Year celebrations lasted for 11 days. The Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon after the Northward equinox, and the festivities would continue for 11 consecutive days. This period was marked by various rituals, feasts, and religious ceremonies to honor the gods and bring prosperity for the coming year.

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  • 9. 

    In the US, where do millions of people flock together to witness the ball drop?

    • A.

      Statue of Liberty

    • B.

      Times Square

    • C.

      Washington Monument

    • D.

      Mount Rushmore

    Correct Answer
    B. Times Square
    Explanation
    Millions of people flock together to witness the ball drop in Times Square. Times Square is a popular destination in New York City, especially on New Year's Eve, when the iconic ball drop takes place. It has become a tradition for people from all over the country, and even the world, to gather in Times Square to celebrate the countdown to the new year. This event is televised and attracts a huge crowd, making it one of the most famous New Year's Eve celebrations in the world.

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  • 10. 

    Where does the music festival ‘Icestock’ take place every New Year’s eve?

    • A.

      Antarctica

    • B.

      Malaysia

    • C.

      Indonesia

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    A. Antarctica
    Explanation
    The music festival 'Icestock' is an all-day, outdoor music festival that takes place every New Year's eve in McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

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