Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Holiday Trivia #57-60

Here are tonight's questions.   Because I failed to mention solstice last night in favor of Christmas questions, it's all solstice, all the time tonight. I am not an expert in this area, so please forgive any superficiality in the questions and answers.


Question Fifty-Seven:  The ancient Roman holiday Saturnalia took place
    a)  originally December 17 & December 19th; eventually December 17th through 23rd
    b)  on the shortest day of the year (winter solstice)
    c)  on December 25th
    d)  December 26th through January 1st


Question Fifty-Eight: What is the relationship between Stonehenge and the winter solstice?
    a) It was built during a solstice celebration 2,850 years ago
    b) The positions of the stones mark both solstices as well as other celestial and seasonal phenomena
    c) Pagans, Wiccans and others associate the site with Druidic and other ancient spirituality
    d) b and c



Question Fifty-Nine: Which of the following observances, ancient and modern, is not associated with the winter solstice?
    a) Saturnalia
    b)  Yule
    c)  Ramadan
    d)  Alban Arthan


Question Sixty: Saturnalia was associated with all of the following except
    a) debauchery (feasting and orgies and such)
    b) trees
    c) druids
    d) presents



Karen

4 comments:

plittle said...

Question Fifty-Eight: What is the relationship between Stonehenge and the winter solstice?

I believe they're just friends.
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

sakishler said...

Wow. I have a lot to learn about Solstice. So, let the learning begin (after all the wild guessing).

57. b? Only because that's what the whole quiz round is all about.

58. d.

59. c? I don't even think I've ever heard of d.

60. Hey, cool, debauchery. I guess I'll go with d.

Off to do a little better on your Christmas Eve Eve questions!

jeff466 said...

57-B

58-D

59-C

60-D

http://pointclickjeff.blogspot.com/  Jeff

ryanagi said...

57. A
58. D
59. C
60. D

I am falling behind on my reading!