Brain Teaser



Following are 10 Christmas Trivia Questions.

Test your skill.

1) Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer made his first appearance in 1939, in a story that was written to:

A) Advertise a new brand of light-bulb

B) Be read on a Christmas radio broadcast

C) Entertain the author's sick daughter

D) Promote a department store

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2) After Scrooge has reformed his life at the end of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", he proposes getting together with Bob Cratchit for some "smoking bishop", which was:

A) A fast variation of chess popular in Victorian London

B) A premium pipe tobacco

C) A hot spiced drink

D) A Christmas pudding, soaked in brandy and set alight

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3) Most of us like to spend Christmas with our families, but sometimes we must be far away. Even then, most of us get to stay on the planet. Prior to the continuous occupation of the International Space Station in 2001, how many people actually spent Christmas Day in space?

A) None - mission planners have always worked around it

B) Just three - the Apollo-8 team

C) Twelve

D) Thirty-five

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4) In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning it is believed to mean:

A) Good luck

B) Misfortune will strike in the coming year

C) The winter will be unusually cold

D) Your house needs cleaning!

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5) America's official national Christmas tree is:

A) Displayed at the Rockefeller Center in New York

B) Brought from Canada and erected in Washington each year

C) Located in King's Canyon National Park in California

D) A Scotch pine

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6) A modern Christmas custom borrowed from ancient Rome's New Year's celebrations is:

A) Putting up mistletoe to make a "kissing bough"

B) Decorating a tree

C) Displaying a wreath on the front door of one's house

D) Hanging stockings by the fireplace

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7) The first instrument on which the carol "Silent Night" was played was:

A) A harp

B) A pipe organ

C) A guitar

D) A kazoo

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8) Good King Wenceslas was king of which country?

A) Abyssinia

B) England

C) Bohemia

D) Gondor

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9) The real St. Nicholas lived:

A) At the North Pole

B) On the island of Malta

C) In Turkey

D) In Holland

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10) Believe it or not, one Indiana town is called:

A) Christmasville

B) Wenceslas

C) Noel

D) Santa Claus



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