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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
Swiss
Swedish
Dutch

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.
The Netherlands
Finland
Denmark
Iceland

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


Who created the modern image of the red-suited bearded, plump Santa Claus?
Walt Disney
Thomas Nast
Charles Monroe Schulz
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.
Washington Irving
Theodore Dreiser
James Fenimore Cooper
Edgar Allan Poe

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.
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter
John Kennedy
Richard Nixon

Question 10:


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

 


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