Christmas Trivia Quiz I

Questions 11-20

Quiz Question #11

One notable medieval English Christmas celebration featured:
A) A giant, 165-pound pie
B) Snowball fights between rival courtiers
C) A swimming race across the English Channel
D) Huge crackers that sometimes exploded fatally

Quiz Question #12

In Australia, usual Boxing Day activities include:
A) Building snowmen
B) Tobogganing
C) Wombat hunting
D) Surfing

Quiz Question #13

In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat.
It is usually made of what material?
A) Candy
B) Straw
C) Uranium
D) Fir wood

Quiz Question #14

The real St. Nicholas lived:
A) At the North Pole
B) On the island of Malta
C) In Turkey
D) In Holland

Quiz Question #15

Which of the following was not one of the Three Kings?
A) Caspar
B) Balthazar
C) Teleost
D) Melchior

Quiz Question #16

In Armenia, the traditional Christmas Eve meal consists of:
A) Fried fish, lettuce and spinach
B) Square meat pies
C) Broiled partridges with gooseberry sauce
D) Turkey and plum pudding

Quiz Question #17

In Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker, the nutcracker's main enemy is:
A) A girl called Clara
B) The King of the Mice
C) Dr. Almond
D) Drosselmeyer the magician

Quiz Question #18

The day after Christmas, December 26, is known as Boxing Day.
It is also the holy day of which saint?
A) St. Eustace
B) St. Brigit
C) St. Nicholas
D) St. Stephen

Quiz Question #19

In Greek legend, malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi
sometimes play troublesome pranks at Christmas time.
To get rid of them, you should:
A) Placate them with gifts of rice pudding
B) Burn either salt or an old shoe
C) Sing hymns in a loud voice
D) Throw your sandals at them

Quiz Question #20

When visiting Finland, Santa leaves his sleigh behind and rides on:
A) Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
B) A giant ptarmigan
C) A goat named Ukko
D) A flying carpet

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