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Christmas Corner

for Secondary Courses

Christmas Quiz
Find out how much you know about English Christmas culture!
QUIZ 1. Choose the correct option:
1. Where does the word Christmas come from? a. It comes from the Old English name Christs Mass. b. It comes from the Old Latin Christus Masium. c. It comes from the Old Arabian Christham Mashibe. 2. The abbreviation for Christmas to Xmas is derived from a. The new language created by young people when they send sms. b. The Greek alphabet. c. The Roman numeral. 3. What new ideas were added to the Christmas celebrations in Victorian times? a. Decorate homes with holly. b. Pray to God on New Years Eve. c. Father Christmas and Christmas cards. 4. What is the Boxing Day in England? a. It is the day after Christmas day. b. It is the day before Christmas day. c. It is the day when people watch Boxing matches, ones of the national sports. 5. What is another name for Father Christmas? a. Santa Claus. b. Salsa Claus. c. Santa Xmas. 6. Christmas carols were banned in England by: a. Oliver Cromwell. b. Queen Victoria. c. They were never banned.

Christmas Corner for Secondary Courses

7. A Christmas cracker usually contains: a. A paper hat, a joke, a gift and a small strip that makes the crack noise. b. Flour, water and salt. c. A paper hat, a poem and a sweet. 8. What do people do on the Twelfth Night? a. Prepare all the presents for the children. b. Remove all Christmas decorations to avoid bad luck. c. Burn all the Christmas decorations on a traditional bonfire. 9. When do people open their Christmas presents? a. On Christmas Day. b. On Boxing Day. c. On Twelfth Day after Christmas day. 10. Who is Rudolph? a. He is one of the Three Kings young assistants. b. It is Father Christmas nickname. c. He is Father Christmas Red-Nosed Reindeer. 11. Father Christmas is dressed in a red suit because a. he is warm despite the cold of the winter. Red keeps you warm even the cold weather. b. this colour became the most popular after a Coca Cola advertisement during the 1930s. c. he was bored with the green one.

Christmas Corner for Secondary Courses


ANSWERS
1. Where does the word Christmas come from? a. It comes from the Old English name Christs Mass. b. It comes from the Old Latin Christus Masium. c. It comes from the Old Arabian Christham Mashibe. 2. The abbreviation for Christmas to Xmas is derived from a. The new language created by young people when they send sms. b. The Greek alphabet. c. The Roman numeral. 3. What new ideas were added to the Christmas celebrations in Victorian times? a. Decorate homes with holly. b. Pray to God on New Years Eve. c. Father Christmas and Christmas cards. 4. What is the Boxing Day in England? a. It is the day after Christmas day. b. It is the day before Christmas day. c. It is the day when people watch Boxing matches, ones of the national sports. 5. What is another name for Father Christmas? a. Santa Claus. b. Salsa Claus. c. Santa Xmas. 6. Christmas carols were banned in England by: a. Oliver Cromwell. b. Queen Victoria. c. They were never banned. 7. A Christmas cracker usually contains: a. A paper hat, a joke, a gift and a small strip that makes the crack noise. b. Flour, water and salt. c. A paper hat, a poem and a sweet. 8. What do people do on the Twelfth Night? a. Prepare all the presents for the children. b. Remove all Christmas decorations to avoid bad luck. c. Burn all the Christmas decorations on a traditional bonfire. 9. When do people open their Christmas presents? a. On Christmas Day. b. On Boxing Day. c. On Twelfth Day after Christmas day. 10. Who is Rudolph? a. He is one of the Three Kings young assistants. b. It is Father Christmas nickname. c. He is Father Christmas Red-Nosed Reindeer. 11. Father Christmas is dressed in a red suit because a. he is warm despite the cold of the winter. Red keeps you warm even the cold weather. b. this colour became the most popular after a Coca Cola advertisement during the 1930s. c. he was bored with the green one.

Christmas Corner
for Secondary Courses

Christmas Quiz
Find out how much you know about English Christmas culture!
QUIZ 2. Whats True? Whats False? At Christmas:
1. The first Christmas card was printed in 1843. 2. To go caroling means singing carols in the street at Christmas. 3. Santa Claus is coming down is a Christmas carol. 4. Christmas crackers were invented in 1846 and they were wrapped sweets. 5. Twelfth Night is the evening of the 6th January. 6. The Twelfth Night Cake is made of chocolate and milk. 7. At seven oclock in the evening, the Queen gives her Christmas Message to the nation. 8. The Royal Channel on the website YouTube shows Queens Christmas message. 9. At Christmas, two people usually hold an end and pull the wishbone of the turkey. The one who achieve the larger piece of the bone will make a wish. 10. The Christmas tree became popular in England when Henry VIII put one in Windsor Castle.

Christmas Corner for Secondary Courses


ANSWERS
1. The first Christmas card was printed in 1843. True 2. To go caroling means singing carols in the street at Christmas. True 3. Santa Claus is coming down is a Christmas carol. False The real name is Santa Claus is coming to town. 4. Christmas crackers were invented in 1846 and they were wrapped sweets. True 5. Twelfth Night is the evening of the 6th January. False It is the evening of the 5th January. 6. The Twelfth Night Cake is made of chocolate and milk. False It was a fruitcake which traditionally contained a bean, a clove, a twig . 7. At seven oclock in the evening, the Queen gives her Christmas Message to the nation. False At three oclock. 8. The Royal Channel on the website YouTube shows Queens Christmas message. True 9. At Christmas, two people usually hold an end and pull the wishbone of the turkey. The one who achieve the larger piece of the bone will make a wish. True 10. The Christmas tree became popular in England when Henry VIII put one in Windsor Castle. False It became popular when Prince Albert, Queen Victorias husband, put one in Windsor Castle.