The Christmas Quiz

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The Christmas Quiz

Test your knowledge of the history, customs, and symbols of Christmas. Please fill in your name or nickname in the box below, then click on Start Quiz to begin. You can read the story of Christmas Symbols first to find the answers before taking the quiz. But don't forget to come back here. Or you can go ahead and see how much you already know by taking the quiz first. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where did the Christmas tree tradition originate?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Israel

    • D. 

      Holland

    • E. 

      Kentucky

  • 2. 
    Why was December 25th chosen as Christmas Day?
    • A. 

      That's when Jesus was born.

    • B. 

      That's when it was celebrated in the bible.

    • C. 

      That's when Christmas trees are in season.

    • D. 

      It was chosen at random.

    • E. 

      It was chosen to coincide with an established pagan holiday.

  • 3. 
    How did the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe develop?
    • A. 

      It is associated with a Scandinavian love goddess.

    • B. 

      It makes your mouth pucker.

    • C. 

      It was used in druid wedding rituals.

    • D. 

      It was an old Jewish practice.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What significance is holly in celebrating Christmas?
    • A. 

      The pointed leaves represent the Christmas star.

    • B. 

      The early church band mistletoe, so holly was substituted.

    • C. 

      Holly was used as the first Christmas tree.

    • D. 

      The red berries signify the Crucifixion.

    • E. 

      The red berries are a Christmas color.

  • 5. 
    What country did poinsettias originally come from?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Holland

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Brazil

    • E. 

      Alabama

  • 6. 
    Who probably was the first man to illuminate a Christmas tree with candles?
    • A. 

      Pope Pius

    • B. 

      Pope Carl

    • C. 

      Jesus

    • D. 

      Martin Luther

    • E. 

      John Calvin

  • 7. 
    Celebrating Christmas was once against the law in...?
    • A. 

      Indiana

    • B. 

      Kentucky

    • C. 

      Holland

    • D. 

      England

    • E. 

      Massachusetts

  • 8. 
    St. Nicholas was born in what country?
    • A. 

      Turkey

    • B. 

      Holland

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Israel

    • E. 

      North Pole

  • 9. 
    The candy cane legend says that it originated with a candy maker from where?
    • A. 

      Fresno

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Indiana

    • E. 

      England