Aside from all the joy in this holiday, here’s a fun activity to add to the list! Be it Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving. Play the Holiday Trivia now!✍️ June 16, 2021
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- 🦃 Thanksgiving Trivia Questions
Holidays are always the time when you know that everyone’s going to get together. So what better way to spend it than to play a game of Trivia?
Time to test your knowledge on how much you actually know about the different holiday seasons.
How to play the Holiday Trivia Game
The Trivia game is easy. We’ll be giving a few trivial questions about a certain topic, along with multiple choices for answers. After you’ve decided which answer you think is best, you can click on ”Show Answer” to see the right answer as well as some fun facts about it!
Playing in groups? Split everyone into teams with an equal number. There are plenty of ways you can do this. You can have the teams go against each other through a Round Robin, or you can also have a game master and read out the questions to all the groups at the same time.
The first team to shout out their team name or to raise their hand gets to say their answer. If they’re wrong, other teams get a chance to steal.
The team with the most number of correct answers after a number of questions, wins!
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Christmas Trivia Questions
It’s the most beautiful time of the year! Christmas is definitely one of the most awaited holidays of all ages. Is it just about the gifts? Let’s see how much you know about the story and history of Christmas through these Trivia questions.
1. What color is not often associated with Christmas?
While yellow itself isn’t so much associated with the holiday season, Gold is more considered as a Christmas color.
2. What kind of tree is used to decorate homes?
Fir is one of the most common types of tree that is used for Christmas decorations, alongside the pine tree.
3. What is being celebrated on Christmas?
- Gift giving
- The Feast
- Jesus’ Birth
While the date December 25 specifically wasn’t mentioned in the Bible, celebrating Jesus’ Birth on this date began around the mid-4th century.
4. What is the real name of Santa Claus?
- St. Nicholas
- St. Klaus
- St. Christian
St. Nicholas is the patron saint of children, was the inspiration and the real-life person in which Santa Claus was based off on.
5. What treats are often brought out for Santa Claus?
- Milk and Cookies
Milk and Cookies
People often leave out Milk and Cookies for Santa Claus to snack on when he drops off their gifts.
6. What was Rudolph excluded from because of his shiny red nose?
- Flying with the other reindeers
- Eating with them
- Join in any reindeer games
- Staying in the barn
Join in any reindeer games
As it was mentioned in the Christmas Carol, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “All of the other reindeers, used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.
7. What is traditionally placed on top of the Christmas tree?
- A star
- An angel
- A baby Jesus
- A bulb
While there are some countries that put a star on top of their Christmas tree, it’s traditional to put an angel at the top, representing when Angel Gabriel came down on Jesus’ Birth.
8. Complete the sentence: “Kiss me underneath the ____”
- Christmas Lights
- Christmas Tree
Others believe that this tradition stems from a German myth oh which Baldur, God of truth and light, was killed by an arrow made of mistletoe. His mother then used its berries to bring him back to life. In celebration of that, she promised to kiss anyone passing by Mistletoe.
9. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas Tree?
- United States of America
Germany has been credited with starting the tradition of the Christmas tree which dates back to the 16th century.
10. There is a Christmas song that’s wildly popular for the season but was actually intended for Thanksgiving. What song is this?
- The Little Drummer Boy
- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
- Jingle Bells
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
James Lord Pierpont initially composed the song in 1850 for his Thanksgiving Sunday school class, originally naming it “The One Horse Open Sleigh.” Eventually, the song was just more known to be sung on Christmas.
11. What’s the most successful Christmas movie made?
- Home Alone
- The Grinch
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Polar Express
Starring Macaulay Culkin, this movie was released in 1990 and has made a total of $476.7 million worldwide making it the highest-grossing Christmas film of all time.
12. Where was Jesus born?
Although Jesus grew up in Jerusalem, He was born in Bethlehem and soon moved to Jerusalem because King Herod sent out soldiers to execute Baby Jesus.
13. In the song “12 Days of Christmas,” what was given on the 5th day?
- Turtle doves
- French Hens
- Gold Rings
“On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 5 gold rings, 4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2 turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree” - John Denver’s Twelve Days of Christmas
14. Who spies on kids and reports back to Santa?
- Elf on the Shelf
- Santa figurines
Elf on the Shelf
The Elf on the Shelf is a children’s picture book written by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell. Originally published in 2005, the book that was written in rhyme, explains how Santa Claus knows which children are naughty or nice.
15. Why was candy cane shaped the way they are?
- For aesthetic purposes
- Candy Cane was meant to be hung on the Christmas tree
- It’s easier to hold for the kids
- To remind kids of the Shepherds that brought gifts to baby Jesus
To remind kids of the Shepherds that brought gifts to baby Jesus
Confectioners (people who made candy) bent the candy sticks to represent the shepherd’s crook. It eventually became a tradition at the Church to help remind everyone of the Shepherds.
16. Santa Claus was made popular worldwide by a specific company, what company is this?
Coca-Cola began including Santa Claus in their Christmas advertisements in 1920, but it was only in 1931 when the real impact of this move was felt by the whole world.
17. What does the color red represent in candy canes?
- The red in Santa Claus
- The blood that Jesus shed for us
- The love that we all share for each other on Christmas
- Nothing, red and white just goes well together
The blood that Jesus shed for us
As the cane itself is a representation of the Shepherds during Jesus’ birth, we can say that the idea behind the Candy Cane is fairly biblical. Since red is the color of blood, this was used to remind everyone of how much Jesus sacrificed and the blood that he shed for us.
18. Where is the World’s Largest Nativity scene at?
There are about 450 figures that were hand-carved in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. These figures are set in front of a huge painted background that tells the story of Christmas.
19. What zodiac sign would you be if you were born on Christmas Day?
Capricorns are those who are born from December 22 to January 19.
20. Why does Santa Claus have a beard?
- He doesn’t have time to shave
- To make him look extra fluffy
- To replicate the feature of snow
- To keep his face warm in the North Pole
To replicate the feature of snow
St. Nick’s Beard is iconic because it reminds us all of the snow. You can’t imagine Santa without it!
Easter Trivia Questions
Also one of the holidays most awaited by kids. And why? EASTER EGG HUNT TIME!
Easter is most often remembered for the easter egg hunt activity, but how much do you actually know about the season?
1. What does Easter represent?
- The importance of bunnies/rabbits
- Jesus Christ’s resurrection
- The creativity of Children
- How we all can find something valuable if we just keep looking
Jesus Christ’s resurrection
Easter is a Christian festival, and probably the most important one. The Bible says that Christ died on Good Friday, was resurrected, and came back on Easter Sunday.
2. Where is the most popular Easter parade held every year?
- New York
The Easter parade is often associated with the one that happens on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It was once estimated to have drawn over a million people.
3. Back in the olden days, what color were eggs mostly dyed in?
It was said that early Christians during the Mesopotamia era would dye their eggs red to represent the blood that Christ shed on Good Friday.
4. How many types of chocolate are there?
Officially, there are 3 types. Milk chocolate, Dark chocolate, and White chocolate. Although we know that there are new flavors popping up like Orange chocolate and Spicy chocolate!
5. Where is Easter Island?
Easter Island is famous for its monumental statues called moai. Back in 2000, work began on excavation and it was discovered that the statues had bodies. The Moai are believed to have been from between 1,100 and 1,500 CE.
6. What flower is now used to symbolize Easter?
In Christianism, the Lily is used to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus because of its delicacy of form and the purity of its white color.
7. When was Cadbury (multinational confectionery company) founded?
John Cadbury opened a grocer’s shop in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1824 selling cocoa and drinking chocolate which was prepared by himself.
8. What happens during the 40 days before Easter?
- Praying every day
- A time for Christians to reflect
All of the above
The 40 days before Easter is called “Lent” and consists of all the mentioned above. It is a time for Christians to be quiet and thoughtful, in preparation for the Holy Week
9. In Finland, what do children dress up as for Easter?
- Biblical Characters
In modern times, children dress up as witches on Easter because of an old Swedish legend about witches flying to Blockula on brooms. It is believed that by doing so, they will be warding off any witchcraft during that time.
10. The pretzel is a snack that’s associated with Easter. Why is this so?
- The twirling design in the middle represents the togetherness of family
- It’s a fun snack to make together during Easter
- Because the Germans made it
- Their design looks like praying arms and hands
Their design looks like praying arms and hands
Also seen as a symbol of good luck, prosperity, and spiritual fulfillment, the Pretzel is a beloved snack that can be enjoyed at any time of the year but is also associated with Easter.
11. How many chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year? (Choose the closest estimate)
- 120 million
- 10 million
- 50 million
- 90 million
It’s a well-known estimate that about 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced and sold worldwide.
12. From which country did painting eggs come from?
- United States of America
Ukrainians have been decorating eggs for generations. They do this as a calling out to the Gods and Goddesses of Health and Fertility. This is called Pysanka (“pih-sahn-kah”).
13. What is the symbolism of the Easter basket?
- That we’re all meant to be together
- They represent nests, that carry new life
- They represent Jesus always being there to save us from falling
- They represent that we must collect all the eggs!
Nests carrying new life
The easter baskets represent nests that carry new life, especially when the nest is filled with eggs just waiting to hatch.
14. Easter normally falls between which two dates?
- March 23 and April 24
- March 23 and April 25
- March 22 and April 24
- March 22 and April 25
March 22 and April 25
Yes, believe it or not, it normally always falls either on March 22 or April 25!
15. How many days after Jesus’ death was he resurrected?
Jesus rose again on the 3rd day. It was said that Jesus died on a Thursday, which is why normally celebrate Easter on a Sunday (the 3rd day after his death)
16. Who doubted Jesus’ resurrection?
That’s why he was given the nickname, “Doubting Thomas” who was a skeptic that refused to believe Jesus’ resurrection without seeing it with his own eyes.
17. It is said that which part of an Easter chocolate bunny is eaten first?
A survey was conducted and it was found that about 76% of people start eating their chocolate bunnies’ ears first.
18. Where is the most famous Easter Parade?
- New York
Held on Fifth Avenue in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, most people (not just New Yorkers, people all over the world!) go to Easter Mass beforehand then enjoy the parade afterwards.
19. Which holiday is the top-selling candy holiday?
Halloween IS the holiday for candy, but don’t worry, Easter comes right after that 😁
20. What determines the date of Easter?
- The phases of the moon
- It’s a fixed date
- The Pope decides
- When Lent begins
The phases of the moon
Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon, so yes, that is why Easter doesn’t have a specific date. If the Full Moon lands on a Sunday, Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after that.
Thanksgiving Trivia Questions
Thanksgiving is one of the most awaited holidays everyday. Aside from the fact that it gives everyone a reason to come together and have fun, it reminds everyone to be thankful for everything in their lives.
It allows resolve and peace in the whole family. We know that Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, but how much do you really know about it?
1. How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration take place?
- 15 hours
- 3 days
- 8 days
- 2 days
In November 1621, the first corn harvest was so victorious that it took so many people three days to finish everything.
2. Which of the following was NOT served at the first Thanksgiving feast?
Believe it or not, the first Thanksgiving didn’t include Turkey (even though it’s part of tradition now). They had Venison, swan, duck, goose, lobsters, oysters, fish, and quite possibly eel.
3. About how many people attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? (choose the closest estimate)
- 3.5 million
- 4.5 million
- 5 million
- 10 million
An event that started in 1924, the highest recorded audience was about 3.5 million people.
4. How many countries celebrate Thanksgiving?
While Thanksgiving isn’t just celebrated in the United States of America, there are about 17 countries that celebrate in their own ways.
5. While Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November in the USA, when does Canada celebrate it?
- 3rd Wednesday of November
- 1st Tuesday of October
- 2nd Monday of October
- 1st Thursday of November
2nd Monday of October
Canadians celebrate thanksgiving very similarly to the Americans, but Canadian Thanksgiving traces back to around 1578 with Martin Frobisher’s story, or to the late 1600s with Samuel De Champlain’s story
6. Where was the first Thanksgiving?
While many people argue that the first Thanksgiving could have happened in Florida, it’s been believed for many generations that the first Thanksgiving took place in Massachusetts.
7. Which children’s song is somewhat related to Thanksgiving?
- Mary had a Little Lamb
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
- Old McDonald had a Farm
- Incy Wincy Spider
Mary had a Little Lamb
Sarah Josepha Hale, the author of this particular children’s song, spent many years lobbying for making Thanksgiving a national holiday. Up until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln finally declared it so, thanks to Sarah Josepha Hale.
8. If male Turkeys Gobble, what sound do female Turkeys make?
- Gobble as well
- Clicking noises
- Screaming noises
- Cluck like a chicken
Even though they’re of the same species, female turkeys don’t cluck. They make clicking noises, while male turkeys gobble.
9. How many NFL football games are played on Thanksgiving Day in America
While the 3rd game was only added annually in 2006, the NFL games played on Thanksgiving started in 1920.
10. What is the red skin under a turkey’s neck called?
- Red Skin
While the red skin that hangs from their necks are called “Wattle,” the bumps on their heid and neck are called “Caruncles”
11. Which Founding Father wanted the turkey to be America’s national bird?
- George Washington
- Thomas Jefferson
- Alexander Hamilton
- Benjamin Franklin
None of the above
The story of Benjamin Franklin and his request for the turkey to be America’s national bird is simply a myth. According to a project from Harvard University, the whole thing was just a huge misunderstanding due to Franklin being misquoted.
12. What is the Indian tribe that celebrated Thanksgiving with the pilgrims?
Fun fact: The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe shared pumpkins and squashes that were indigenous to New England during the First Thanksgiving.
13. When cooking a turkey, what’s the best place to put the meat thermometer in?
- Anywhere is good
When preparing a whole turkey, you have to insert the thermometer in the innermost portion of the thigh. Make sure that the thermometer doesn’t come in contact with the bone or anywhere else. Another tip is that you insert it from the side.
14. Which State in America raises the highest number of turkeys?
- North Carolina
Minnesota raises roughly about 42,000 turkeys per year. While next is North Carolina with 32,500, then Arkansas with 31,500, and finally Indiana with 20,000.
15. Where did the Horn of Plenty, Cornucopia, come from?
- United Kingdom
In greek mythology, the Cornucopia (Horn of Plenty) is actually the horn of Amalthea, the nurse of baby Zeus.
16. In Korea, they celebrate Thanksgiving through Chuseok. What do the Koreans cook for this event?
- Grilled Pork
- Rice Cakes
Tteok is Korean Race which is made with steamed flour using different grains which includes glutinous or non-glutinous rice. They can either be steamed, pounded, shaped, or pan-fried.
17. Children give gifts in Japan during their labor Thanksgiving. Who do they give them to?
- Their parents
- Each other
- The President
Out of all the answers above, Policemen are the closest. But they also give out their gifts (or sometimes just cards,) to firefighters, and hospital staff to celebrate their service to the public.
18. How many women were present at the first Thanksgiving party?
- Only One
During that time, women were tasked to stay on the Mayflower to care for the sick and young which often led to many women dying before they were able to step on land. So during that time, only five women made it through.
19. Which of the following countries does NOT celebrate Thanksgiving?
- Puerto Rico
- Puerto Rico
Thanksgiving isn’t recognized as a national holiday, although several feasts throughout the year are about giving thanks. One of these is Ladainha and Ladin literally means a litany to the Virgin Mary. The people use this to thank God for all the materials and spiritual benefits.
20. At maturity, how many feathers does a turkey have?
- 1 million
- We can’t count it!
Turkeys are estimated to have about 3,500 feathers once they’re fully grown and have completely matured.
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