Saturday, December 25, 2004

Holiday Trivia #69-72

Here's the Christmas Day trivia. I'm not ready to write about my Christmas, yet. (It was fine.)  However, I should be able to get this week's JW posting done shortly.

Question Sixty-Nine:  On the first day of Christmas, what did my true love give to me?
    a)  a Partry Ginna Pear Tree
    b) The Partridge Family’s Greatest Hits
    c) a partridge in a pear tree
    d) an owl in an old oak tree

Question Seventy: How did George Washington spend Christmas in 1776?
    a) crossing the Delaware by night for a sneak attack on the Hessians
    b) distributing donated supplies from farmers at Valley Forge
    c) washing his socks
    d) sending a dispatch to Philadelphia and writing a letter to his wife Martha

Question Seventy-One: Which of the following is the most likely estimate of the actual birth date of Jesus?
    a) Sometime in the spring, circa 6 - 4 BC
    b) December 25th, 0 AD
    c) December 25th, 1 AD
    d) March 25th, 4 AD

Question Seventy-Two: Roasted boar's head was once a traditional part of Christmas dinner in England. One story about this practice tells of an Oxford student who killed a wild boar with
    a)  Excalibur
    b)  a lecture in Latin
    c)  a book of Aristotle
    d)  a Yule log

I hope you all had a great Christmas, and that your tree didn't fall over.



ryanagi said...

69. Well...the song (and I) says C. (But knowing YOUR true love, it would B. ;-)
70. A
71. E none of the above. John the Baptist was said to be 6 months older than Jesus (Luke 1:36). Some researchers have used temple service schedules - John's father, Zechariah, was a Temple Levite - and calculated that John was born in the Spring around the time of Passover - March or April. Therefore, six months later would mean September or October for Jesus' birth (not to mention that shepards wouldn't have their flock out in the winter).  I've seen that September time frame mentioned more often than any other date. Oh, and that his birth year was probably off by as much as 10 years plus or minus from our year 0. Early church records are notoriously inaccurate and have been censored and edited too much to be trusted. Same goes for the Bible. Not to get all controversial on ya. ;-)
72. C

sakishler said...

69. d

70. d?

71. a

72. First of all, yuck: the things English people will eat. Um, d?

sakishler said...

Just wanted to correct 69. I meant c, not d. Meelo and I were in a car accident today (we're both fine), but somewhat frazzled.

jeff466 said...


70-A  I think he probably did C too, but A was more noteworthy!


72-D Although B can come close!