The History of Christmas

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People celebrated life and birth ______________________ before they even heard of  Jesus Christ.

 

a.dozens of years
b.centuries
c.a few years
d.thousands of years

2) Winter ______________is on December 21st.

a.solstice
b.celebration
c.sunlight
d.solace

3) The symbol of life in the Norse tradition was ______________

a.evergreen
b.winter green
c.ever bearing
d.winterberries

4) The Norse used logs on the fire as a sign of ____________________

a.a great future
b.luck
c.good fortune
d.money

5) The Romans held a three month celebration called ______________________

a.Winteralian
b.Samson Ale
c.Signal armia
d.Saturnalia

6) Saturn was the Roman god of _____________________

a.fertility
b.agriculture
c.wealth
d.winter

7) The Roman Sun god was called ________________

a.Mythra
b.Mynardia
c.Mirth
d.Miranda

8) ________________was the holiest day of the year in Rome.

a.December 25th
b.December 21st
c.December 23rd
d.December 24th

9) During the first century A.D., Christian and ______________ traditions  began to conflict with each other.

a.patent
b.pagan
c.pertinent
d.palin

10) The Bible clearly states when Christ was born. 

a.False
b.True

11) The Christinas chose December 25th to celebrate the birth of Christ because  it was ___________________

a.a winter celebration
b.the winter solstice when people already celebrated
c.a good day to have a feat
d.already considered the holiest day of the year

12) Christmas Day was officially chosen as Christ's birth day in _____________

a.the ninth century
b.the seventh century
c.the first century
d.the fourth century

13) The Christians kept many of the pagan traditions for the celebration of Christ's nativity because  they liked them.

a.True
b.False

14) Early Christians considered the use of evergreens cdecorated with apples as a symbol of _____________

a.the Garden of Eve
b.the Garden of Eden
c.a green garden
d.a graden full of green

15) The origins of Santa Claus come from  _______________, which had a well loved bishop named Nicholas.

a.Holland
b.Rome
c.Timmins
d.Turkey

16) On December 6th _________________ gave toys to good children and punished bad children.

a.Saint Mick
b.Saint Michael
c.St. Nicholas
d.Santa Claus

17) In Holland Santa Claus was called ___________

a.Sister Claus
b.Sinter Klaus
c.Sinder Cast
d.Saint Claus

18) The idea of Santa Claus only came to the United States in ____________

a.1812
b.1822
c.1912
d.1922

19) The Santa Claus we know today came from a  poem called  Twas the ________________

a.Christmas Day
b.the evening before Christmas
c.the day before Christmas
d.the night before Christmas

20) The first picture of "Santa Claus" was appeared in ___________

a.1865
b.1849
c.1822
d.1863

21) Today, most people associate Christmas with ________________

a.love and family
b.presents and toys
c.the birth of Christ
d.coming home for the holidays

 

 

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