The Amazing Quiz On Holidays

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  • 1. 

    Who was the first person to put candles on a Christmas Tree?

    • A.

      Martin Luther

    • B.

      Queen Elizabeth

    • C.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D.

      King Henry VIII

    Correct Answer
    A. Martin Luther
    Explanation
    Martin Luther is credited with being the first person to put candles on a Christmas tree. He is said to have been inspired by the beauty of stars shining through the evergreen trees while walking home one winter evening. Luther wanted to recreate this magical scene for his family, so he brought a small evergreen tree into his home and decorated it with candles. This tradition eventually spread throughout Europe and became a popular Christmas custom.

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  • 2. 

    What is a trait that a first footer should have?

    • A.

      Unparted Eyebrows

    • B.

      Squints

    • C.

      Short

    • D.

      Dark-Haired

    Correct Answer
    D. Dark-Haired
    Explanation
    A first footer is a term used in Scottish and Irish traditions to refer to the first person to enter a home after midnight on New Year's Eve. According to folklore, a dark-haired person is considered to bring good luck and prosperity for the coming year. Therefore, having dark hair is a desirable trait for a first footer as it is believed to bring positive energy and blessings to the household.

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  • 3. 

    How long do Latvian residents receive Christmas presents for?

    • A.

      8 Days

    • B.

      12 Days

    • C.

      4 Days

    • D.

      2 Days

    Correct Answer
    B. 12 Days
    Explanation
    In many Latvian traditions, Christmas celebrations begin on December 24th and continue until January 6th, which is known as Epiphany or Three Kings' Day. This period, also known as the Twelve Days of Christmas, is considered a time of joy and gift-giving. Therefore, Latvian residents receive Christmas presents for 12 days, aligning with the duration of their traditional Christmas celebrations.

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  • 4. 

    What days can Christmas now be celebrated on in Russia?

    • A.

      Jan. 1/Jan. 7

    • B.

      Dec. 25/Jan. 7

    • C.

      Dec. 25/Jan. 1

    • D.

      Dec. 24/Dec. 25

    Correct Answer
    B. Dec. 25/Jan. 7
    Explanation
    In Russia, Christmas can now be celebrated on Dec. 25 and Jan. 7. This is because Russia follows the Eastern Orthodox Church, which uses the Julian calendar for religious celebrations. According to the Julian calendar, Christmas falls on Jan. 7. However, Russia also recognizes Dec. 25 as a public holiday due to the influence of Western traditions. Therefore, Christmas can be celebrated on both dates in Russia.

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  • 5. 

    When does Polish custom say you should exchange Holiday gifts?

    • A.

      Before Dinner

    • B.

      After Dinner

    • C.

      During Dinner

    • D.

      It Doesn't Say

    Correct Answer
    B. After Dinner
    Explanation
    According to Polish custom, holiday gifts should be exchanged after dinner. This suggests that the tradition is to enjoy a meal together first and then proceed with the gift exchange. This timing allows for the focus to be on the meal and the celebration of togetherness before moving on to the exchange of presents.

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  • 6. 

    Where did the Norse celebrate "Yule"?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Finland

    • C.

      Norway

    • D.

      Switzerland

    Correct Answer
    C. Norway
    Explanation
    Yule is a traditional winter festival celebrated by the Norse people. It is closely associated with the winter solstice and marks the beginning of the return of the sun. Norway is the correct answer because the Norse people, who were primarily from Scandinavia, including Norway, celebrated Yule as an important festival.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following songs is found on the album "Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas"?

    • A.

      Song Of Bernadette

    • B.

      Stardust

    • C.

      Such A Night

    • D.

      Somewhere, Somebody

    Correct Answer
    C. Such A Night
    Explanation
    "Such A Night" is found on the album "Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas".

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  • 8. 

    On July 4th, 1993 who recited his patriotic poem, "Rugged Old Flag" in a Washington, DC celebration?

    • A.

      Dan Quayle

    • B.

      Rev. Billy Graham

    • C.

      Johnny Cash

    • D.

      Bruce Springsteen

    Correct Answer
    C. Johnny Cash
    Explanation
    Johnny Cash recited his patriotic poem, "Rugged Old Flag" in a Washington, DC celebration on July 4th, 1993.

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  • 9. 

    Which of these classic Christmas films is a 1947 movie starring Cary Grant?

    • A.

      The Bishop's Wife

    • B.

      Always Together

    • C.

      Borrowed Blonde

    • D.

      Holiday Inn

    Correct Answer
    A. The Bishop's Wife
    Explanation
    "The Bishop's Wife" is the correct answer because it is a classic Christmas film from 1947 that stars Cary Grant. This film tells the story of an angel who comes to Earth to help a bishop and his wife rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Cary Grant's portrayal of the angel in this heartwarming and magical film has made it a beloved holiday favorite for many.

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