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Quiz: What's your Christmas IQ?

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Quiz: What's your Christmas IQ?

1. Although he's never been charged, Santa Claus is technically guilty of committing which crime every Christmas?
a)
Jaywalking
b) Trespassing
c) Theft
d) Obstruction of justice

2. St. Nicholas, the inspiration for the modern Santa Claus, lived in what is now which country?
a)
Israel
b) Italy
c) The Netherlands
d) Turkey

3. Who is the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus?
a)
Ice Ivan
b) Grandfather Frost
c) Mother Snow
d) Czar Nicholas

4. In Australia, where chimneys are rare, through what does Santa Claus usually enter a house on Christmas Eve?
a)
The front door
b) A window
c) A wall
d) A mouse hole

5. According to Icelandic legend, what will happen to people who don't receive at least one new garment for Christmas?
a)
They'll get caught by the Christmas Cat
b) They'll go cold
c) They'll have a year of bad luck
d) They'll get all the Christmas pudding to themselves

6. Every year, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, produces and ships thousands of which essential Christmas item?
a)
Santa hats
b) Turkeys
c) Christmas trees
d) Nativity scenes

7. What holiday item was banned from Canadian airplanes during the 2003 Christmas season because of its potential to conceal a dangerous weapon?
a)
Santa beards
b) Fruitcake
c) Christmas wreaths
d) Turkeys

8. In Newfoundland, what does the old custom of "blowing the pudding" involve when the Christmas pudding is lifted from the pot?
a)
A bagpipe solo
b) Blowing of soap bubbles
c) A whistling chorus
d) Gunfire

9. How many presents would you have if you received all the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?
a)
164
b) 264
c) 364
d) 464

10. What is the title of the song that begins "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire"?
a)
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
b) "The Christmas Song"
c) "Christmas in the City"
d) "Silver Bells"
 

Page 1 of 3 -- Test your Christmas knowledge with the rest of the quiz on page 2.
 


Excerpted from Quizmas: Christmas Trivia Family Fun by Gordon Pape with Deborah Kerbel. Copyright 2004 Gordon Pape Enterprises. Excerpted with permission by Penguin Canada. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.

 

11. Which of these items is not requested for Christmas in "Santa Baby"?
a)
A deed to a platinum mine
b) A yacht
c) A private jet
d) A light blue convertible

12. Which actor never played Scrooge in a movie?
a)
Sean Connery
b) Patrick Stewart
c) George C. Scott
d) Henry Winkler

13. In what movie did the song "White Christmas" debut? (Bonus: What year was the movie released?)
a)
It's a Wonderful Life
b) Holiday Inn
c) White Christmas
d) I'll Be Home for Christmas

14. Which of the following unlikely people portrayed Santa Claus in a movie?
a)
Red Skelton
b) Hulk Hogan
c) Babe Ruth
d) Rev. Jesse Jackson

15. Two of the following Christmas songs are heard in the movie The Godfather. Which are they?
a)
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
b) "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
c) "The Little Drummer Boy"
d) "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

16. In A Charlie Brown Christmas, which part is Shermie doomed to play every year in the Christmas pageant?
a)
Joseph
b) A Wise Man
c) A shepherd
d) A sheep

17. Which singer plays the Scrooge character in A Diva's Christmas Carol?
a)
Vanessa Williams
b) Diana Ross
c) Whitney Houston
d) Britney Spears

18. The tradition of kissing under the mistletoe was started by what people?
a)
Celts
b) Romans
c) Germanic tribes
d) Medieval Christians

19. In what country in 2003 did labour unions demand that stores limit the playing of Christmas carols to one hour a day, calling their constant playing "psychological terrorism"?
a)
Great Britain
b) Russia
c) Austria
d) Turkey

20. What did Elvis Presley say was his favourite Christmas song?
a)
"White Christmas"
b) "Blue Christmas"
c) "Ring Christmas Bells"
d) "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"


Page 2 of 3 -- Find the score with answers on page 3.


Excerpted from Quizmas: Christmas Trivia Family Fun by Gordon Pape with Deborah Kerbel. Copyright 2004 Gordon Pape Enterprises. Excerpted with permission by Penguin Canada. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.

 

Answers:
1. b) Trespassing
2. d) Turkey
3. b) Grandfather Frost
4. b) A window
5. a) They'll get caught by the Christmas cat.
6. c) Christmas trees
7. b) Fruitcake
8. d) Gunfire
9. c) 364
10. b) "The Christmas Song"

11. c) A private jet
12. a) Sean Connery
13. b) Holiday Inn, 1942
14. b) Hulk Hogan
15. b) "" and d) "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
16. c) A shepherd
17. a) Vanessa Williams
18. d) Medieval Christians
19. c) Austria
20. b) "Blue Christmas"

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Excerpted from Quizmas: Christmas Trivia Family Fun by Gordon Pape with Deborah Kerbel. Copyright 2004 Gordon Pape Enterprises. Excerpted with permission by Penguin Canada. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.

 

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