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#1 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:52 PM

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Calling all Highlanders, this is your chance to show how much you know about the different Winter Holidays!

1. Who created the look of the modern Santa Claus?

A. Coca Cola

B. Louis Prang

C. Clement Clarke Moore

D. Washington Irving

E. John Pintard

F. Thomas Nast

G. None of the Above

H. All of the Above



2.  What is the origin of the word 'mistletoe' in Anglo-Saxon?

A. Golden Bough

B. To scare away passing demons

C. Dung on a twig

D. Protector of horses and cattle against witchcraft

E. None of the Above

F. All of the Above


3. Where are/were the bones of the original Santa Claus (St. Nicholas) preserved?

A. The town of Myra

B. The town of Bari in Italy

C. The church of San Nicola

D. None of the Above

E. All of the Above


4. Where was it once illegal to celebrate Christmas in the New World?

A. Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

B. Puritan New England, Massachusetts

C. Jamestown Settlement, Virginia

D. Province of New York


E. None of the Above

F. All of the Above


5. When was Jesus Christ's birthday?

A. December 25th

B. Sometime in the Spring

C. 5000 years ago

D. No one knows for sure

E. All of the above

F. None of the Above


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:06 PM

1. F. Thomas Nast, 2. C. Dung on a twig, 3. B. The town of Bari in Italy, 4. B. Puritan New England, Mass., 5. D. No one knows for sure.
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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:23 PM

Close!
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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:37 PM

#1 G

#2 C

#3 B

#4 B

#5 D
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#5 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:08 PM

Close!
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Posted 22 December 2013 - 07:42 PM

1. F
2. C
3. B
4. B
5. D
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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:22 PM

Questions #1 and #3 seems to be causing problems... :D

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#8 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:32 AM

Don't give up ... 1 and 3 are a bit tricky.
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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:53 AM

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:56 AM

Close!

Those good ole #1 and #3 again... they are tricky!
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