The History of Christmas

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

 

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

2) Winter ______________is on December 21st.

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

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

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

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

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

5) The Romans held a three month celebration called ______________________

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

6) Saturn was the Roman god of _____________________

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

7) The Roman Sun god was called ________________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a.False
b.True

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

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

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

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

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

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

17) In Holland Santa Claus was called ___________

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21) Today, most people associate Christmas with ________________

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

 

 

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