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Ken Silva | Oberlin News-TribuneJamar Oliver and Max Browning finished first in second in the Bridge's annual holiday trivia contest, which was held last Wednesday afternoon. Oliver scored a 225 and Browning had a 195. Can you beat their scores?
Ken Silva | Oberlin News-TribuneJamar Oliver and Max Browning finished first in second in the Bridge's annual holiday trivia contest, which was held last Wednesday afternoon. Oliver scored a 225 and Browning had a 195. Can you beat their scores?
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Easy questions (Five points each)

1. According to the Bible, Jesus was born in a?

2. How many ghosts are there in “A Christmas Carol”?

3. Who once stole Christmas?

4. Is there a Mrs. Santa Claus?

5. Which of the following is not the name of one of Santa’s reindeer: Dasher, Donner, Doppler, or Dancer?

6. Who helps Santa Claus in making his gifts?

7. When is Kwanzaa celebrated?

8. What is Hanukkah known as?

9. In the U.S., the coming of the New Year is celebrated by the lowering of a gigantic crystal ball. Where does this event take place?

10. What should little children leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve?

11. What is Frosty the Snowman’s nose make of?

12. What color is the Grinch?

13. Which reindeer’s name starts with a “B”?

14. What holiday drink contains, sugar, milk, and eggs?

15. What popular bite-sized candy comes wrapped in red and green foil at Christmas?

16. What did the Grinch use as a substitute for reindeer?

17. What song is full of threats and warnings about Santa Claus?

18. In “The Night Before Christmas,” where were the stockings hung?

19. How many days is Hanukkah celebrated?

20. True or False: Winter is the year’s coldest season.

Answers: 1. Manger; 2. Three; 3. The Grinch; 4. Yes; 5. Doppler; 6. Elves; 7. Dec. 26-Jan. 1; 8. Festival of Lights; 9. Times Square; 10. Cookies and milk; 11. A button; 12. Green; 13. Blitzen; 14. Egg nog; 15. Hershey’s Kisses; 16. A dog; 17. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”; 18. By the chimney; 19. Eight; 20. True

Medium questions (10 points each)

1. What is the first name of Scrooge?

2. How many reindeer drive Santa’s sleigh (including Rudolph)?

3. Which country was the first to use the tradition of Christmas trees?

4. Which animal did the Wise Men use to bring the gifts for Baby Jesus?

5. Which company made the concept of Santa Claus popular in America?

6. What Christmas ballet is the most famous of all?

7. In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” what did Clarence receive for accomplishing his mission?

8. What carol contains the lyrics, “Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la”?

9. Where was the boy when he caught mommy kissing Santa Claus?

10. What is the most popular tree topper?

11. What song contains the line, “Although it’s been said many times, many ways”?

12. What glittery bits of metal are hung on a Christmas tree?

13. What do most elves wear on the tops of their shoes?

14. What two words are normally pre-printed on gift tags?

15. After red and green, what are the two most popular holiday colors?

16. The Winter Olympics is a major sporting event that takes place in winter. This competition is held every ___ year:

a) 2

b) 4

c) 6

d) 8

17. The first day of the winter season is called _____.

18. Ice hockey is a popular winter sport. The biggest professional ice hockey championship is the ____.

19. What practice is essential to the celebration of Hanukkah each day?

20. Which weather event is most likely to occur during the holiday seasons here?

a) Tornado

b) Hurricane

c) Blizzard

d) Flooding

Answers: 1. Ebenezer; 2. Nine; 3. Germany; 4. Camel; 5. Coca-Cola; 6. The Nutcracker; 7. Wings; 8. “Deck the Halls”; 9. The stairs; 10. A star or an angel; 11. “The Christmas Song”; 12. Ornaments or tinsel; 13. Bells; 14. “To” and “From”; 15. Silver and gold; 16. b; 17. Winter Solstice; 18. The Stanley Cup; 19. Light the menorah each day; 20. c

Hard questions (20 points each)

1. Where is the world’s largest Christmas tree?

2. Who is the author of “A Christmas Carol”?

3. Which holiday carol did Jimmy Boyd make famous when he was 12 years old?

4. What holiday decoration did Ralph E. Morris invent?

5. Which country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?

6. Which is the only of Santa’s reindeer that is named after another animal?

7. Which holiday song holds the record for the most-selling holiday single of all time?

8. What does the “X” stand for in Xmas?

9. What does Kwanzaa mean?

10. What are the seven principles of Kwanzaa?

11. Under which of the following calendars is New Year’s Day observed on Jan. 1?

a) Christian

b) Julian

c) Gregorian

12. What miraculous event in history does Hanukkah celebrate?

13. What three characters sing “The Chipmunk Song”?

14. What carol is known as the counting song?

15. Who said, “God bless us — every one!”?

16. Which industry is responsible for most of the temporary hiring in the winter?

a) Tech

b) Retail

c) Construction

d) The public sector

17. What color snow fell in Siberia on Feb. 2, 2007?

18. What is an Alberta Clipper?

19. In which country were the first Winter Olympic Games held in 1924?

At what temperature does water freeze?

Answers: 1. King’s Canyon National Park, Calif.; 2. Charles Dickens; 3. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”; 4. Christmas lights; 5. Canada; 6. Vixen; 7. “White Christmas”; 8. The first letter of “Christ” in Greek; 9. “First Fruits”; 10. Unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility. collective economics, purpose, creativity, and faith; 11. d; 12. The continuous brunting of the menorah in the temple during the re-dedication of the temple; 13. Alvin, Simon, and Theodore; 14. “12 Days of Christmas”; 15. Tiny Tim; 16. b; 17. Orange; 18. An extremely cold, fast-moving winter storm; 19. Chamonix, France; 20. 32 degrees Fahrenheit

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