The New Years Eve Ball

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The New Years Eve Ball

Do you think you know all about the Ball that drops EVERY single New Years Eve? Do you know the history of the Ball? The weight of the ball? The color? Take this quiz and find out all about the New Years Eve Ball (that one that drops at midnight).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The New Years Eve Ball made its debut in what year?
    • A. 

      1904

    • B. 

      1902

    • C. 

      1907

    • D. 

      1960

    • E. 

      1962

  • 2. 
    How many versions of the ball has there been?
    • A. 

      Seven

    • B. 

      Eight

    • C. 

      Nine

    • D. 

      One

    • E. 

      Three

  • 3. 
    Due to the wartime dimout lights in New York City, what are the only two years that the ball did NOT drop?
    • A. 

      1960 and 1961

    • B. 

      1908 and 1909

    • C. 

      1950 and 1951

    • D. 

      1942 and 1943

    • E. 

      1930 and 1931

  • 4. 
    The FIRST ever New Years Eve ball was made out of what two components, besides 100 25-watt light bulbs?
    • A. 

      Wood and Metal

    • B. 

      Iron and Wood

    • C. 

      Iron and Metal

    • D. 

      Wood and Aluminum

    • E. 

      Concrete and Titanium

  • 5. 
    In 1920 they replaced the original ball with a ball made completely out of what?
    • A. 

      Lights

    • B. 

      Aluminum

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      Wood

    • E. 

      Iron

  • 6. 
    In 1955, they replaced that ball with what component?
    • A. 

      Steel

    • B. 

      Wood

    • C. 

      Aluminum

    • D. 

      Concrete

    • E. 

      Lights

  • 7. 
    From 1981 to 1988, the ball was actually shaped like a what?
    • A. 

      Orange

    • B. 

      Apple

    • C. 

      Pear

    • D. 

      Square

    • E. 

      Donut

  • 8. 
    The ball was upgraded with computer controls in what year?
    • A. 

      1990

    • B. 

      1980

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      1995

    • E. 

      1999

  • 9. 
    In 2000, the ball was completely redesigned and made out of what?
    • A. 

      Crystals and the latest lighting technology

    • B. 

      Rhinestones and Crystals

    • C. 

      All lights

    • D. 

      Rhinestones, Crystals and Steel

    • E. 

      Iron and Crystals

  • 10. 
    The "dropping of a ball" to symbolize the changing of an old time into a new time, or new day. Or to signify passing time dates, was actually made way before New Years Eve. It was actually made by WHO in 1833, where they dropped it every day at 1pm to let captains of the ships know when to set their chronometers?
    • A. 

      French

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Columbia

    • D. 

      Turkey

    • E. 

      Italy