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Jane Tetley Logan's Xmas Quiz Answers 

Copyright Jane Logan, (Jane Logan Consulting) janelogan [at] magma [dot] ca

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1. Hark, what did the angelic hosts proclaim?

Christ is born in Bethelem; or Glory to the newborn king

2. How many las in a line of "Deck the Halls"?

Eight plus one fa ; Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la ,la, la

3. Who made "White Christmas" famous?

Bing Crosbie

4. How many swans a'swimming?

Seven

5. How many lords a leaping?

Ten

6. Who had a blue Christmas?

Elvis

7. Who played Santa in The Santa Clause?

Tim Allen

Religion

8. In what town was Jesus born? Do you know a second name for it, after the king?

Bethlehem, the City of David or Royal David's City

9. What gifts did the three kings offer to Jesus?

Frankincense, myrrh and gold

10. Bonus point: spell the gift starting with "M"

Myrrh (perhaps a few extra points)

11. Where is the story of Jesus' birth found in the Bible?

In the gospels according to Matthew and Luke

12. What are the four Sundays before Christmas?

Advent

13. Who appeared to the shepherds?

Angels

Christmas around the world

14. What are other names for Santa Claus? (one point each)

Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Père Noël, Sinter Klaas, Father Christmas (others allowed)

15. What is the country of origin of the poinsettia?

Mexico

16. How do you say "Merry Christmas" in Spanish?

Feliz Navidad

True or False?

 

17. In Holland people believe Santa Claus is accompanied by Black Peter, who punishes bad children.

True

18. Prince Albert gave Queen Victoria the first Christmas tree in England in 1841.

True

19. Italians traditionally leave pizza, spaghetti and a bottle of chianti for Santa's reindeer.

False

20. In Russia, Christmas festivities may include a 12-course dinner on Christmas eve, including beet soup. The 12 courses represent the 12 days of Christmas.

True

21. In Quebec, many French Canadians attend midnight mass and hold a "referendum" afterwards, during which they eat a meat pie known as tourtiere.

False - it's a "réveillon" that is held after midnight mass

22. In Guatemala, a special feast is prepared for mice on Christmas Eve, since they are the humblest of God's creatures. It features mozzarella.

False

23. In Germany, St. Nicholas' Day is celebrated on December 6.

True

24. At the beginning of the Christmas season in Sweden, girls dress in red and white and wear crowns of greenery and candles in honour of Saint Lucia, a Christian martyr.

True

25. Wassail is a medieval drink made of gin and tonic associated with Christmas carolling.

False - Wassail is spiced ale or wine

26. In Germany, many people hang a pickle in their Christmas tree. The first family member to find it gets an extra gift.

True

 

Christmas literature

 

The Grinch who Stole Christmas

27. Who is the author of this book?

Dr. Seuss

28. Which actor plays the Grinch in the new movie?

Jim Carrey

29. What town does it take place in?

Whoville

The Night Before Christmas

30. What visions danced in the children's heads?

Sugar plums

31. What did the author and his wife wear on their heads?

Kerchief and a cap

32. What are the names of Santa's reindeer?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen

33. What is the last line of this memorable poem?

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

A Christmas Carol

34. Who wrote this story?

Charles Dickens

35. What was Mr. Scrooge's first name?

Ebenezer

36. What expression regarding Christmas is Scrooge known for?

Bah, Humbug

37. Name the Crachits

Bob, Mrs., Peter and Tiny Tim, Martha

38. Who says "Give like Santa, save like Scrooge?"

Canadian Tire

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