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1. Christmas Quiz

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ana bravo

on 21 December 2015

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4. Every year in November Sinterklaas, the Dutch Father Christmas, arrives in Holland. Where does he come from and how does he get to Holland? (1 point per correct answer)
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12. On Christmas Day 1977, Charlie Chaplin died in
a) Switzerland,
b) England,
c) USA
d) Canada?

2. On 26th December of what year was the USSR officially dissolved?
3. The Shrine of the Three Kings, a reliquary said to contain the bones of the Three Wise Men, can be visited in the cathedral in
a) Canterbury,
b) Cologne,
c) Vienna
d) Rome?
5. For which football club has Christmas come early when they won the Intertoto Cup 2006, the first silverware since 1969?
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7. In what year were the first electric Christmas lights used? (+/-20 years)
11. Which city is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth?
1. In what year did Coca Cola begin featuring Santa in their advertising at Christmas? (+/- 10 years)
a) toilet brushes,
b) hair brushes,
c) tooth brushes or d) paint brushes?
13. In the 1930's, the Addis Brush Company produced the first artificial-brush trees, using the same machinery that made their

14. Similar to the tradition of putting out cookies & milk out for Santa, the children in Sweden try please the Swedish Santa, Tomte, by leaving out
a) a bowl of rice pudding,
b) a glass of vodka,
c) a plate of dried herrings
d) a bottle of glogg (mulled wine)?

15. On 26th December 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie announced the discovery of which element?
17. Which European football league does not take a winter break:
a) Italy,
b) Netherlands,
c) Portugal or
d) Austria?

19. In which country was the city of Natal ("Christmas") founded on 25th December 1599?
8. Which of Santa's other 8 reindeer was the father of Rudolph the red-nosed one?
20. In what century was Saint Nicholas of Myra born?
16. In what year did Band Aid
release their record
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
(+/- 1 year)
10. George Frederick Handel's Christmas oratorio, The Messiah, was first performed in 1742 in
a) London,
b) Dublin,
c) Vienna
d) Jerusalem?
21. The music to 'Silent Night' was
originally written for a
a) guitar,
b) piano,
c) harpsichord
d) pipe organ?

6. One of the most loved Christmas books is A Christmas Carol. Who wrote it?
A) Mark Twain
B) Charles Dickens
C) Hans Christian Andersen
D) Thomas M. Sawyer
A) Ivy
B) Yew
C) Holly
D) Mistletoe
9. At Christmas, it is traditional to exchange kisses beneath a sprig of which plant?
18. What Color is Santa's belt?
Santa doesn't wear a belt
by Ana Bravo
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