December 19th, 2004

Snoopy Magneto

Answers!

As promised yesterday, the answers to the Quizmas :

1 - Why did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?
c) To register for a tax demand

2 - Where was the original Father Christmas from?
b) The area that is present day Turkey

3 - Which ghost was based on Father Christmas in Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol?
b) Ghost of Christmas present

4 - Which country gives Britain the Christmas tree which stands in Trafalgar Square each year?
c) Norway

5 - How did December 26th get its Boxing Day nickname?
b) It was the day when tradesmen were traditionally given a box of goodies by customers

6 - Who is credited with introducing the Christmas tree to Britain?
b) Prince Albert

7 - On which of these dates did England NOT celebrate Christmas?
b) 1649 (abolished by Cromwell)

8 - Why did Temperance societies call for the first British Christmas cards to be banned?
b) Because cards showed revelers drinking alcohol.

9 - Which gospel in the bible gives the traditional account of Jesus's birth?
a) Luke

10 - What decoration did Brits normally put on the top of the Christmas trees during the early 1900's?
a) A Union flag

Congrats to everyone, and thanks for playing. Sorry about the whole British bias, but I tried to make up for that with the multiple choices.
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