Christmas Quiz

Questions:

  1. What is the country of origin of the poinsettia?
  2. What was the first state to make Christmas an official holiday?
  3. Where did the real St. Nicholas live?
  4. When you go Wassailing, what exactly are you doing?
  5. In the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” how do you know that an angel has received his wings?
  6. What was pictured on the first stamp printed for the Christmas season?
  7. The poem commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas” was originally titled what?
  8. Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in what year?
  9. Who was the author of “A Christmas Carol”?
  10. Which of the following events did NOT occur on Christmas Day?

a. King Arthur pulled Excalibur from the stone.

b. Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

c. Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by four ghosts.

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Answers:

1.      What is the country of origin of the poinsettia? Mexico.

2.      What was the first state to make Christmas an official holiday? Alabama.

3.      Where did the real St. Nicholas live? Turkey.

4.      When you go Wassailing, what exactly are you doing? Going to visit neighbors and receiving goodies!

5.      In the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” how do you know that an angel has received his wings? A bell rings.

6.      What was pictured on the first stamp printed for the Christmas season? A Rose.

7.      The poem commonly known as “The Night Before Christmas” was originally titled what? A Visit From Saint Nicholas.

8.      Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in what year? 1895.

9.      Who was the author of “A Christmas Carol”? Charles Dickens.

10.  Which of the following events did NOT occur on Christmas Day?

a.       King Arthur pulled Excalibur from the stone.

b.      Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

c.       Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by four ghosts.

Answer is C. Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by four ghosts.

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