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Christmas Trivia Multiple Choice Question and Answers
Q: How many gifts total did true love give in "The 12 Days of Christmas"?
- A. 60
- B. 78
- C. 364
- D. 365
Answer: C. 364
For those who are interested in a more detailed answer:
- Partridges: 1 x 12 days = 12
- Doves: 2 x 11 days = 22
- Hens: 3 x 10 days = 30
- Calling birds: 4 x 9 days = 36
- Golden rings: 5 x 8 days = 40
- Geese: 6 x 7 days = 42
- Swans: 7 x 6 days = 42
- Maids: 8 x 5 days = 40
- Ladies: 9 x 4 days = 36
- Lords: 10 x 3 days = 30
- Pipers: 11 x 2 days = 22
- Drummers: 12 x 1 day = 12
Q: Johnny Marks, who specialized in Christmas songs, wrote all but which of the following?
- A. Holly Jolly Christmas
- B. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
- C. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
- D. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Answer: D. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" was written by Hans Gillespie.
Q: What was the first artificial Christmas tree made of?
- A. Christmas lights
- B. Goose feathers
- C. Plastic
- D. Sparkling cider
Answer: B. Goose feathers
The first artificial tree was made in Germany in 19th century from goose feathers dyed green.
Q: In Ukraine, Germany, Poland, what is considered good luck to put on a Christmas tree?
- A. Spiders
- B. Apples
- C. Stars
- D. Holly berries
This originates from the story of a poor family that had nothing to decorate their tree, which made kids very sad. Spiders heard their sobs, came out on Christmas Eve after they went to sleep and created elegant silk web patterns. The family woke up to a beautiful tree the next morning, which delighted them and has been considered good fortune since.
Q: Who is credited with putting the first lights on a Christmas tree?
- A. Julius Caesar
- B. Baby Jesus
- C. Martin Luther
- D. John Rockefeller
Answer: Martin Luther.
Inspired by the starry night sky, Martin Luther decorated the first tree with candles in 1660.
Q: Which was not one of the names being considered for Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer?
- A. Raynor
- B. Reginald
- C. Rollo
- D. Romeo
Q: How fast can real reindeer (caribou) run?
- A. 20 MPH
- B. 30 MPH
- C. 40 MPH
- D. 50 MPH
Answer: 50 miles per hour.
Q: What color is not in the title of a classic Christmas song?
- A. Green
- B. Red
- C. White
- D. Silver
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Silver Bells, White Christmas.
Q: Which US President banned Christmas trees in the White House?
- A. Ben Harrison
- B. John Kennedy
- C. Ronald Reagan
- D. Teddy Roosevelt
Answer: Teddy Roosevelt.
Q: Which is not the name of a real town in the United States?
- A. Prancer Lake, CA
- B. Christmas, FL
- C. North Pole, NY
- D. Bethlehem, PA
Answer: Prancer Lake, CA.
The real city name is Donner Lake, CA.
Q: When did Hallmark first start making Christmas cards?
- A. 1892
- B. 1915
- C. 1927
- D. 1949
Q: How big was the largest fruitcake recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records?
- A. 5,000 lbs
- B. 7,500 lbs
- C. 9,500 lbs
- D. 11,000 lbs
Answer: 9,500 lbs.
The largest fruit cake weighs 4,353 kg (9,596 lb 11 oz) and was achieved by Dr. Fabrizio Sepe (Italy) in Hodenhagen, Germany on 24 May 2014. It took a total of 250 hours for 20 people to bake 440 trays of the cake to assemble the masterpiece, which measured 12 meters long and 8 meters wide. The cake was made to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the zoo.
Q: What is the busiest grocery store day of the year?
- A. December 22
- B. December 23
- C. December 24
- D. December 25
Answer: December 23.
Q: Which is not one of the top 3 countries to send the most letters to Santa each year?
- A. Canada
- B. England
- C. France
- D. United States
Q: How many people are sent to ER each year due to holiday decorating accidents?
- A. 5,000
- B. 10,000
- C. 15,000
- D. 20,000
Over 14,500 people are reported to go to the ER due to falls, scalds, sparks and more in November and December. Please remember to stay safe!