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Santa Claus

written by: Eve
 
Meet the jolly man who spreads Christmas cheer around the world.

Question 1:


Of what origin is Sinterklaas, the basis of the mythical holiday figure of Santa Claus?
German
Dutch
Swedish
Swiss

Question 2:


Although many people consider Santa Claus and Father Christmas to be interchangeable, the characters have different origins and are not completely identical. The American version of Santa Claus says that he lives on the North Pole, while Father Christmas is believed to reside in this country.
Denmark
Finland
Iceland
The Netherlands

Question 3:


What Christmas song popularized the legend according to which Santa Claus categorizes children as naughty or nice?
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Twas The Night Before Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Question 4:


What traditional gift-bringer is NOT correctly matched with the country?
Père Noël - France
Pai Natal - Portugal
Weihnachtsmann - Germany
Svatý Mikuláš - Russia

Question 5:


Which of these winter holiday gift-bringers is NOT a kid?
Christkind
Gesù Bambino
Ježíšek
Weihnachtsmann

Question 6:


Who created the modern image of the red-suited bearded, plump Santa Claus?
Charles Monroe Schulz
Walt Disney
Thomas Nast
The Coca Cola Company

Question 7:


What happens to the eccentric shopping network executive, played by Whoopi Goldberg, in the 2001 TV special "Call Me Claus"?
She is kidnapped by Santa Claus' elves.
She meets the ghost of Santa Claus who was killed by her boss.
She founds out that her boss is the real Santa Claus.
She is chosen to become the next Santa Claus.

Question 8:


In his work "History of New York" (1809), this author Americanized Sinterklaas into Santa Claus and depicted him as a thick-bellied Dutch sailor with a pipe in a green winter coat.
Edgar Allan Poe
Washington Irving
Theodore Dreiser
James Fenimore Cooper

Question 9:


In the comic strip "Bloom County", Santa Claus tells the story of how his elves went on strike and were fired by this US President.
Richard Nixon
John Kennedy
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan

Question 10:


The Flying Santa is a tradition that dates back to to Christmas Day of 1929. What does it involve?
Santa Claus piloting a plane
a circus act featuring Santa Claus
an air show featuring Santa Claus
dropping gifts from planes or helicopters

 


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