The Merry Myths Quiz

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    Questions and answers provided by the Discovery Channel.

    1. The modern-day image of Santa Claus--a chubby, bearded man in a red-and-white suit--was created by the Coca-Cola Company.
    a) True
    b) False

    2. The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year in the United States.
    a) True
    b) False

    3. Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25 because that's when Jesus was born.
    a) True
    b) False

    4. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa and his reindeer across the sky every year on Christmas Eve.
    a) True
    b) False

    5. The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created as a holiday promotion for a department store.
    a) True
    b) False

    6. Abbreviating Christmas as Xmas "takes the Christ out of Christmas."
    a) True
    b) False

    7. The poinsettia plant is highly toxic and eating the leaves can kill a person or pet.
    a) True
    b) False

    8. It was once against the law to publicly celebrate Christmas in Massachusetts.
    a) True
    b) False

    9. President Theodore Roosevelt would not allow Christmas trees in his home--not even in the White House.
    a) True
    b) False

    10. The real St. Nicholas was a bishop in the early 4th century who hailed from a region known today as Turkey.
    a) True
    b) False


    ANSWERS: 1) B; 2) B; 3) B; 4) A; 5) A; 6) B; 7) B; 8) A; 9) A; 10) A
     

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