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Christmasology

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17.12.2009

17.12.2009


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  • 1. Christmasology Christmas around the world English Contest NVTC 2009 .
  • 2. 1) “Robin” is … a) a traditional Christmas bird b) a Christmas letter to a friend c) Hood 10 points
  • 3. 1) “Robin” is … a) a Christmas song for children b) a Christmas card c) a bird with red breast 5 points
  • 4. 2) In the Philippines people decorate their homes with bright ‘parols’. What are they?
    • special plants
    • lanterns
    • boxes of sweets
    • 10 points
  • 5. 2) In the Philippines people decorate their homes with bright ‘parols’. What are they?
    • star-shaped lights
    • toys
    • bamboo sticks
    • 5 points
  • 6. 3) Where do children decorate Christmas trees with paper decorations? a) Japan b) Malaysia c) Lithuania d ) Chin a 10 points
  • 7. 3) Where do children decorate Christmas trees with paper decorations?
    • China
    • Neverland
    • c) Atlantida
    • d ) Brazil
    • 5 points
  • 8. 4) There the Lapps who are traditionally dressed in festive clothes and elfin boots during Christmas teach visitors the local skill of reindeer-lassoing. In which country? a) Greenland b) Finland c) Russia d) Canada 5 points
  • 9. 5) The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas who was born in the third centur y in the village of Patara . Where is it?
    • Israel
    • b) Cuba
    • c) Turkey
    • Alaska
    • 10 points
  • 10. 5) The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas who was born in the third centur y in the village of Patara (Antalya). Where is it ?
    • a) Alaska
    • b) Cuba
    • Israel
    • Turkey
    • 5 points
  • 11. 6) There on Christmas Day t he table is usually covered with the best china and glassware . T here are crackers all over the table. The meal begins with a toast followed by the crackers popping. After the meal people sit in front of the television for the traditional Christmas speech of the Monarch. What is the country? a) Congo b) China c) Malacca d) England 10 points
  • 12. 6) There on Christmas Day the table is usually covered with the best china and glassware . T here are crackers all over the table. The meal begins with a toast, followed by the crackers popping. After the meal people sit in front of the television for the traditional Christmas speech of the Monarch. What is the country? a) The People’s Republic of China b) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northen Ireland c) Malacca Sultanate d) The Democratic Republic of Congo 5 points
  • 13. 7) Listen to a traditional Christmas song www.britishcouncil.org/kids-games-quiz-xmas.htm www.okcupid.com/tests/christmas-around-the-world-quiz www.worldbook.com/wb/Quiz?Christmas_Around_The_World
  • 14. 7) What traditional Christmas dishes were mentioned in this song? 5 points/10 points
  • 15. 8) The re the warm weather allows enjoying this tradition every year on Christmas Eve. Thousands of people gather in the city to sing their favo u rite Christmas carols. The night sky is lit by many candles. Santa Claus arrives on a surfboard or even on a surf lifeboat at many beaches. Where is it? a) Paris b) Sofia c) Sidney d) Madrid 10 points
  • 16. 8) The re the warm weather allows enjoying this tradition every year on Christmas Eve. Thousands of people gather in the city to sing their favo u rite Christmas carols. The night sky is lit by many candles. Santa Claus arrives on a surfboard or even on a surf lifeboat at many beaches. Where is it? a) Vietnam b) Iceland c) Belarus d) Australia 5 points
  • 17. 9) Christmas Eve is … a) 24 th of December b) the night before Boxing Day c) the evening on 24 th of December 10 points
  • 18. 9) Christmas Eve is … a) the evening on 25 th of December b) the day before Christmas Day c) the night before 31st of December 5 points
  • 19. 10) What is the song "Jingle Bells" really about? a) driving fast and picking up women b) Santa's Sleigh c) throwing Snowballs d) riding in a snowstorm 10 points
  • 20. 10) What is the song "Jingle Bells" really about? a) one-horse open sleigh b) r iding in winter can be fun c) testing the sleigh in bad weather d) mobile ring tone s 5 points
  • 21.
    • In January Spanish children receive gifts in their socks or boots from …
    • donkey
    • Dedo Mraz
    • Father Frost
    • La Befana
    • 10 points
  • 22. 11) 5 points In January Spanish children receive gifts in their socks or boots from … A) Father Frost c) b) elf
  • 23. 12) You can see only a part of the picture. Imagine the whole one. T hey are deliver ing gifts. In which way ? ( Write an action word) 5 points
  • 24.  
  • 25. 1 3 ) Santa Claus and Mrs Claus love Rudolph very much. Who is Rudolph by the way ? a) local shaman in Lapland b) favourite pet c) Santa Claus’s son d) elf in Nordic stories 10 points
  • 26. 1 3 ) Santa Claus and Mrs Claus love Rudolph very much. Who is Rudolph by the way ? a) family’s friend b) goblin c) favourite gnome d) reindeer 5 points
  • 27.
    • By the North-American tradition (USA, Canada)
    • Santa Claus lives in his residence on the North Pole. To write a letter to Santa use this address:
    • Santa Claus
    • North Pole
    • Canada
    • But what is the postcode?
    a) H0H 0H0 b) HURAA c) 12345 d) ÕULUVANA1 e) HAH AHA (Canadian postcodes are alphanumeric.) 10 points
  • 28.
    • By the North-American tradition (USA, Canada)
    • Santa Claus lives in his residence on the North Pole. To write a letter to Santa use this address:
    • Santa Claus
    • North Pole
    • Canada
    • But what is the postcode?
    a) SANTA b) HURAAAAA c) 24 12 d) H0H 0H0 (Canadian postcodes are alphanumeric.) 5 points
  • 29.
    • Long ago Father Christmas was traditionally dressed in clothes of different colours: green, purple, light-blue, navy blue or brown. But Coca-Cola company changed his image in 1930 - the red robe had become popular all over the world. Why did it happen?
    • During the Great Depression in the 19 30s Santa offered just what people needed: a most welcome display of warmth and generosity.
    • Children were afraid of men in non-red suits.
    • It was expensive to buy a multicoloured robe every year.
    • Father Christmas enjoyed drinking Coca-Cola.
    • Coca-Cola company liked the colours of Father Christmas’s new robe.
    • 10 points
  • 30.
    • Long ago Father Christmas was traditionally dressed in clothes of different colors: green, purple, light-blue, navy blue, brown or red. But Coca-Cola company changed his image in 1930 - the red robe had become popular all over the world. Why did it happen?
    • Red - coloured clothes was the most popular in America.
    • Farther Christmas’s clothes became old-fashioned.
    • Red and white were trend colours of Coca-Cola company.
    • 5 points
  • 31.
    • ‘ Boxing Day’ is traditionally celebrated on December the 26
    • in Great Britain .
    • What was the reason of getting this name?
    • a) watching TV programmes on the box
    • b) giving seasonal gifts
    • c) organizing boxing competition
    • d) preparing boxes for sweets
    • 10 points
  • 32.
    • ‘ Boxing Day’ is traditionally celebrated on December 26 th
    • in Great Britain .
    • What was the reason of getting this name?
    • a) British people go boxing this day
    • b) There were a lot of Christmas cards in letter-boxes
    • c) British people sent unwanted gifts in the boxes back to the shops
    • It was usual to put Christmas gifts into boxes
    • 5 points
  • 33. 17) What kind of net, found in many Christmas trees in the Ukraine, can bring good luck? a) Internet b) fishing net c) spider’s web 5 points
  • 34. 1 8 ) Label as many pictures as you can.