Quiz: stocking stumpers

It’s the holiday season, which means nearly everyone is counting down the days until the start of Winter Break. Test your holiday knowledge with these trivia questions to make the time go a little faster and put you in the holiday mood.

Amber Luther


1) Which is the most popular Christmas song, with over 10 million plays on Spotify?

a.  “Last Christmas” by Wham!

b. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

c. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams

d. “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublė


2) How many different ways are there to spell “Hanukkah”?

a. 1

b. 10

c. 16

d. 20


3) Diwali celebrates which Hindu goddess?

a. Lakshmi

b. Radha

c. Kali

d. Kamadhenu


Tara Connick

4) W

hat year was the first Kwanzaa celebrated?


a. 1890

b. 1959

c. 1966

d. 1990


5) Which of these is NOT a New Year’s good luck tradition?

a. Wearing mismatched socks

b. Eating 12 grapes at midnight

c. Keeping money under the carpet

d. Wearing white


6) According to Adam Sandler, Hanukkah lasts for “eight ___ nights.”

a. Wild

b. Crazy

c. Long

d. Holy


7) Christmas trees were first introduced in America in the ____ by the ____.

a. 1600s ; English

b. 1700s ; Scottish

c. 1800s ; Germans

d. 1900s ; Irish


8) The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year.

a. True

b. False


9) Which holiday involves baking a small clay or porcelain doll into a cake?

Tara Connick

a. Kwanzaa

b. St. Lucia Day

c. Ōmisoka

d. Three Kings Day


10) What is the most celebrated holiday in the world?

a. Christmas

b. New Year’s Eve

c. Ramadan

d. Mother’s Day


Answers: 1) b   2)c   3)a   4)c   5)a   6)b   7)c   8)a   9)d   10)b