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History of Christmas (Grade 4)

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History of Christmas

The exact date for Christmas is found in the Bible.
  1. True
  2. False
The date of December 25th was decided during the fourth century.
  1. True
  2. False
In 336 CE, the first recorded celebration of Christmas occurred in what city?
  1. Paris
  2. Rome
  3. Babylon
  4. Constantinople
Celebrated twelve days after Christmas,                 was considered a more important holiday during the medieval period.
  1. Advent
  2. Candlemas
  3. the Epiphany
  4. the Assumption
The winter solstice took place on December 25th in the Roman Calendar.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the reason that December 25th was chosen for the celebration of Christmas?

The custom of giving gifts on Christmas came from the Roman celebration of Saturnalia, which was celebrated from December 17th to the 23rd.
  1. True
  2. False
Saturnalia was celebrated to honor the god Jupiter.
  1. True
  2. False
Yule was originally the winter holiday celebrated by the Celts.
  1. True
  2. False
The Twelve Days of Christmas begin on December 14th.
  1. True
  2. False
Both Charlemagne and William the Conquerer were crowned on Christmas day.
  1. True
  2. False
Christmas carols became popular during which century?
  1. 13th
  2. 14th
  3. 15th
  4. 16th
The Puritans were remembered for their elaborate Christmas celebrations.
  1. True
  2. False
Christmas' popularity rose after which author's "A Christmas Carol" was published in 1843?
  1. Alexandre Dumas
  2. Mark Twain
  3. Charles Dickens
  4. Mary Shelley
The Christmas tree originated in England.
  1. True
  2. False
The Christmas tree was introduced to England during the reign of which monarch?
  1. Victoria
  2. George III
  3. Charles II
  4. William of Orange
The real title of Clement Clark Moore's 1823 work "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" is "A Visit from St. Nicholas".
  1. True
  2. False

Thomas Nast's illustrations for "A Visit from St. Nicholas" helped to create the modern look of Santa Claus.
  1. True
  2. False

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