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Have a Festive Christmas

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
Christmas is celebrated by 1.8 billion Christians around the world, which has produced an enormous number of traditions, customs and beliefs. Have a go at guessing the answers to these questions.

Question 1:


Folk hero Santa Claus is a variant of a European folk tale based on the historical figure of Saint Nicholas, who lived on the territory of what present-day country?
Netherlands
Germany
England
Turkey

Question 2:


According to the myth, what do the children on Santa's "bad list" often receive, instead of presents?
A book with proverbs and morals
Rotten fruit
A piece of coal
A box of rocks

Question 3:


The original versioan of the popular Christmas song, "Silent night" was what language?
Dutch
French
German
Swedish

Question 4:


Rudolph, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Donder (Donner), Blitzen, Cupid and Comet. These are all but one of Santa's reindeers. Which is the missing one?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


In what major European city was the first commercial Christmas card introduced?
Copenhagen, Denmark
Berlin, Germany
Zurich, Switzerland
London, United Kingdom

Question 6:


Which one of the these is a British physicist and mathematician, born on Christmas Day?
Kenneth C. Griffin
Wang Weike
Sir Isaac Newton
John Henry Pratt

Question 7:


At Christmas, Christians in the tropical areas of this country decorate banana or mango trees .
India
Chile
Japan
Iraq

Question 8:


This country's Christmas tree decorations traditionally include an artificial spider web.
Romania
Ukraine
Portugal
Estonia

Question 9:


Composed in 1857 by James Pierpont, this is the original name of the popular Christmas song, "Jingle Bells."
"A Sleighing Song"
"One-Horse Open Sleigh"
"Dashing Through the Snow"
"O'er the Hills"

Question 10:


In which of of the following countries, Christmas presents are brought by a kindly witch and not by Santa?
Italy
Japan
Bulgaria
Russia

 


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