QUIZ ON NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
ACROSS THE WORLD
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1    
Where does the famous ball drop on midnight of New Year's Eve?
 
A. Frisco Square B. Times Square
C. London Square D. Rockefeller Plaza
 
     
2    
Why do the Chinese light firecrackers around the New Year?
 
A. To ward off evil spirits B. Simply to celebrate
C. To bring good luck D. Because they Smell Good
 
     
3    
Who first recognized January 1st as the beginning of the New Year?
 
A. The Egyptians B. Columbus
C. The Romans D. The Kardashians
 
     
4    
The first New Years Eve was celebrated when?
 
A. 4,000 years ago by Babylonians B. 4,000 years ago by Swiss
C. 4,000 years ago by US D. 4,000 years ago by UK
 
     
5    
Residents of which country write a wish on a piece of paper, burn it, throw it into a glass of champagne and drink it at midnight?
 
A. Russia B. Germany
C. Spain D. Italy
 
     
6    
Where do people step onto their right foot at midnight in order to start their year off on the 'right foot'?
 
A. Russia B. Germany
C. Spain D. Argentina
 
     
7    
Where do farmers whisper to their animals in a New Year's ritual?
 
A. France B. Turkey
C. Romania D. Argentina
 
     
8    
An American town claims to host the world's only “Possum Drop” on New Year's Eve. Where is the town?
 
A. Brass town, North Carolina B. Madison, Wisconsin
C. Orlando, Florida D. Austin, Texas
 
     
9    
Having a collection of round objects on New Year's Eve is said to bring prosperity in the New Year for residents of which country?
 
A. Ecuador B. Philippines
C. Bermuda D. Spain
 
     
10    
Where do residents throw old furniture out of their windows to bring in the New Year?
 
A. South Africa B. Italy
C. Russia D. Spain
 
     
11    
In Britain, we have the 12 days of Christmas. In another country the bells ring 108 times to see in the New Year. Name the country.
 
A. Japan B. China
C. Bermuda D. Peru
 
     
12    
Which of the following is not eaten to symbolize a financially prosperous new year?
 
A. Cabbage B. Lentils
C. Pork D. Carrot
 
     
13    
At the time of new Year, the first guest to arrive at our home is believed to hold good fortune.
 
A. England B. China
C. Ireland D. Russia
 
     
14    
Which country refers to New Year's Eve as Hogmanay?
 
A. New Zealand B. Scotland
C. Ireland D. Spain
 
     
15    
Which country stuffs 12 grapes in their mouth - one for every ring of the church bell - to bring good luck for the year ahead?
 
A. Germany B. France
C. Spain D. Philippines
 
     


 

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