Union County, Blairsville, Georgia Holiday-Winter 2018-2019 - Page 10

Page 10 Union County GA Magazine Questions 1. Electric Christmas tree lights started in: A) 1910 B) 1895 C) 1865 2. How many reindeer pulled Santa's sleigh in poem "The Night Before Christmas" A) 5 B) 8 C) 9 3. Which of the following did not show up at the manger when Christ was born? A) Shepherds B) Joseph C) Wise Men 4. The real St. Nicholas lived: A) North Pole B) Turkey C) Bethlehem 5. Good King Wenceslas was king of which country? A) England B) Sweden C) Bohemia 6. Medieval English Christmas pantomimes did not include which character? A) St. Nicholas B) Turkish Knight C) The Bold Slasher 7. Which name does NOT belong to one of Santa’s reindeer? A) Comet B) Ajax C) Blitzen 8. The first instrument on which the carol “Silent Night” was played was: A) Dulcimer B) Pipe organ C) A guitar 9. Which book in the Bible does not have part of the Christmas story? A) Matthew B) Luke C) Mark 10. Christmas is celebrated in Guatemala: A) Jan. 6 B) Dec. 25 C) Oct. 31 11. The name of Scrooge’s deceased business partner in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was: A) Bob Cratchit B) Jerry Cornelius C) Jacob Marley 12. Which of the following was one of the Three Kings? A) Caspar B) Herod C) Joseph 13. In The Nutcracker, the nutcracker’s main enemy is: A) Clara B) The King of the Mice C) A Turkish Knight 14. In North America, children put stockings out at Christmas time. Their Dutch counterparts use: A) Stockings B) Hats C) Shoes 15. The poinsettia, a traditional Christmas flower, originally grew in which country? A) America B) Mexico C) Canada 16. In Syria, Christmas gifts are distributed by: A) Wise Men’s Camels B) Wise Men C) Father Christmas . Holiday & Winter 2018-19 . www.unioncountymag.com Christmas Trivia Answers By Norm C 17. When visiting Finland, Santa does not have a sleigh. What does he ride on? A) Reindeer B) Goat C) Horse 18. A boar’s head is a traditional Christmas dish. According to a popular story, the unlucky boar whose head began the custom in the Middle Ages was killed by: A) A hunter's arrow B) Choking on a book C) A mythical bear 19. At Christmas, it is customary to exchange kisses beneath a sprig of what? A) Ivy B) Garland C) Mistletoe 20. How did Joseph find out about Mary's child being the Christ Child? A) A Jewish doctor B) An angel C) Mary told him 21. Which of the following states does not have a town named Santa Claus? A) Indiana B) Idaho C) Georgia 22. Which popular Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving? A) Silent Night B) Jingle Bells C) Let it Snow 23. The poem commonly known as The Night Before Christmas was originally titled: A) Santa Is Coming To Town B) Up On The Roof Top C) A Visit From Saint Nicholas 24. Why were Mary and Joesph in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth? A) That is where they lived B) Register for the census, pay taxes C) Location of nearest midwife Kim Farner Insurance Auto * Home * Life * Business Kim Farner Owner/Agent kim@farnerinsurance.com Jake Farner Personal Lines Agent jake@farnerinsurance.com 411 Hwy. 515 W, Blairsville, GA 30512 706-745-1643 Also Located at Kim Farner Insurance Offices 375 N. Main St., Hiawassee, 706-896-3642 1. The idea for using electric Christmas lights came from an American, Ralph E. Morris in 1895. The new lights proved safer than the traditional candles. 2. There were eight tiny reindeer pulling the sleigh. Rudolph with his red nose was not one of the reindeer in the poem. 3. The Wise Men did not appear until months or maybe a year later. 4. St. Nicholas was bishop of the Turkish town of Myra in the early 4th century. It was the Dutch who first made him into a Christmas gift-giver, and Dutch settlers brought him to America where his name eventually became the familiar Santa Claus. 5. The historical Wenceslas was actually only Duke of Bohemia, not a king. He lived in the tenth century. 6. In Medieval England, Nicholas was just another saint - he had not yet metamorphosed into Santa Claus and had nothing to do with Christmas. 7. Ajax 8. The carol was first sung as part of a church service in Oberndorf, Austria. The unusual choice of guitar for the accompaniment rather than the traditional church organ has given rise to a number of picturesque stories (the organ bellows had been damaged by mice; the organ had been sabotaged; etc.), but in fact it was simply a matter of preference on the part of the author, Joseph Mohr. 9. Mark does not record any events of the birth. 10. In Guatemala, Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25. Guatemalan adults, however, do not exchange gifts until New Year’s Day. Children get theirs from the Christ Child on Christmas morning. 11. The name of Scrooge’s deceased business partner in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was Jacob Marley. Jacob Marley’s spirit was the first of four to appear to Scrooge on Christmas Eve. 12. Balthazar and Melchior were joined by Casper on the journey to find the Christ child. 13. The King of the Mice, usually represented with seven heads, leads his troops against the nutcracker’s toy soldiers, but loses the battle when Clara, the heroine, stuns him with a hurled shoe. 14. Dutch children set out shoes to receive gifts any time between mid-November and December 5, St. Nicholas’ birthday. 15. In Mexico, the poinsettia is known as the ‘Flower of the Holy Night’. It was first brought to America by Joel Poinsett in 1829. 16. The gift-giving camel is said to have been the smallest one in the Wise Men’s caravan. 17. Finnish folklore has it that Ukko the goat is made of straw, but is strong enough to carry Santa Claus anyway. 18. The story tells us that a university student saved himself from a charging boar by ramming a book of Aristotle’s writings down its throat. He then cut off the boar’s head and brought it back to his college. 19. Mistletoe was associated with peace and friendship in ancient Scandinavian, which may account for the practice of kissing beneath it. 20. Joseph, who was engaged to be married to Mary, was going to call off the marriage. However, an angel told Joseph about the child. 21. Santa Claus, Georgia is a city located in Toombs County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 237. A town called Santa Claus, Indiana was on the map even before the invention of the car and paid vacations. There is no city in Idaho named Santa Claus. 22. Jingle Bells was composed in 1857 by James Pierpont, and was originally called One Horse Open Sleigh. 23. A Visit From Saint Nicholas was written by Clement Moore for his children and some guests, one of whom anonymously sent the poem to a New York newspaper for publication. 24. 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