History of Christmas Quiz

The festive season is almost upon us! This week’s quiz is themed around this annual holiday that has long been celebrated around the world in various ways. Three lucky winners will receive a USD 100 Amazon Gift voucher!

The name of the winners will be announced on December 21st across all of the Karma Group and Karma Odyssey social media channels. Good luck!

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    1. The French word “Noel” is often used around Christmas, but what was its original meaning in Latin?

    2. What Roman holiday held from December 17th to the 23rd had a large influence on how Christmas was celebrated?

    3. Among Christians who lived in the East, when was Christmas originally celebrated?

    4. In what century was the first written use of Xmas?

    5. The modern Santa Claus is mainly a mix of what two figures?

    6. What political cartoonist is largely responsible for defining what the modern Santa Claus looks like?

    7. In the song Twelve Days of Christmas, what is given on the 7th day?

    8. In what country did Silent Night originate?

    9. What was the original title for The Little Drummer Boy?

    10. What jaunty Christmas carol written in 1739 was supposed to be accompanied by slow and somber music?

    11. In what country did the custom of putting up a Christmas tree originate?

    12. What was the first year that the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was put up?

    13. What plant based Christmas tradition did servants in Victorian England popularize?

    14. What country is the Poinsettia, with its red and green foliage, native to?

    15. What is the most popular meal for Christmas in Japan?

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    21 Comments

    1. This quiz certainly puts me in the Xmas spirit, with incorporating some interesting information about the origin of Xmas. Thank you for putting these quizzes together. Take care, keep safe.

      1. Thank you for your kind words of support Susan, we are so happy to hear you are enjoying our quizzes. Keep your eyes peeled because the next ones are great! #StaySafe

    2. Enjoyed your quizzes once again. Great quiz to better understand more about our Christmas celebration

      Happy Christmas

      1. Thank you for your support Thomas, we are so glad you enjoyed learning a little more about Christmas! We have some great quizzes coming up so keep your eyes peeled for those #StaySafe

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