Statistics for History of Christmas

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  • The average score is 13 of 20

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Question Answer % Correct
What Christmas story by Charles Dickens was published in 1843?A Christmas {Carol}
91%
Who was the main character in that story?Ebenezer Scrooge
89%
What two-word Christmas greeting was popularized by that story?Merry Christmas
89%
In what country did the tradition of Christmas trees begin?Germany
87%
What gift-giving saint is Santa Claus based on?St. Nicholas
87%
What English queen popularized Christmas trees in Great Britain?Queen Victoria
86%
What holiday greeting is commonly used in the U.S. as a "politically correct"
version of the above?
Happy Holidays
85%
What astrological observance did ancient Romans observe on December 25th?The Winter {Solstice}
78%
The name Santa Claus is a derivation of Sinterklaas. What language is Sinterklaas from?Dutch
63%
Who wrote "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" in 1957?Dr. Seuss
61%
Who was the Lord Protector of England when Christmas was banned in the 1640s?Oliver Cromwell
61%
What singer's 1942 rendition of "White Christmas" has sold over 100 million copies?Bing Crosby
59%
What country banned Christmas during a fit of revolutionary ferver in the late 1700s?France
58%
What holiday was celebrated by Germanic pagans around the time of Christmas?Yule
55%
What Protestant reformer wrote a few Christmas hymns - but not "Away in a Manger"?Martin Luther
52%
What great Frankish king was crowned emperor on Christmas Day, 800 A.D.?Charlemagne
50%
What group of people outlawed Christmas in Massachusetts in the 1600s?The {Puritans}
46%
What saint's feast day is celebrated on December 26th or 27th?St. Stephen
35%
What feast day occurs on January 6th, twelve days after Christmas?Epiphany /
Twelfth Night
31%
What bawdy Roman holiday, presided over by a "Lord of Misrule",
was celebrated from December 17–23?
{Saturn}alia
26%

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