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The New Year is celebrated with fabulous firework displays, chiming bells & special food. All festivities are accompanied with great excitement & hope for the Year ahead. But, does everyone celebrate their New Year in the same way or even on the same day? Does everyone use the same calendar? How much do you really know about celebrating the New Year & what it means to different people around the World? Take our New Year Quiz & find out!


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Answers at the bottom.


English language quiz for New Year


1. In which city do people watch a big crystal ball drop at midnight?

a Tokyo

b. New York

c. Rome


English Language quiz for New Year

2. What do many people in Rio, Brazil throw into the sea at midnight?

a. Money

b. Candy

c. Flowers

d .Fish

3. What is Big Ben?

a. A bell

b. A clock

c. The British Prime Minister

d. A UK chocolate bar

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4. What do many Russians decorate at New Year?

a. Furry hats.

b. New Year trees

c. Clocks

d. Icicles

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5.Which civic calendar do most countries in the World follow ?

a. Julian Calendar

b. Roman Calendar

c. Chinese Calendar

d. Gregorian Calendar

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6.Who introduced the Gregorian calendar in 1582?

a. Pope Gregory XIII

b. King Gregory V

c. Prince George

d. Lady Juliana Gregoriana

7.Which heavenly body does a solar calendar follow?

a. The Moon

b. The Zodiac

c. The Sun

d. Jupiter

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8. Which of the following countries celebrate Lunar New Year?

a. China

b. Korea

c. Mongolia

d. All of them

9. When is Lunar New Year?

a. December

b. March

c. January or February

d. August


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10. Each Lunar Year is named after...?

a. An animal

b. A flower

c. A tree

d. A jewel

11. Which heavenly body does a Lunar calendar follow?

a. The Moon

b. The Sun

c. Jupiter

d. Halley's Comet

12.What is Jewish New Year called?

a. Passover

b. Rosh Hashanah

c. Easter

d. Lent

13. What do people carry to the temple during Lunar New Year?

a. Dragons

b. Candy

c. Lions

d. Lanterns

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14. What do many people bring into their houses at Lunar New Year?

a. Plum blossom

b. Peach blossom

c. Apricot blossom

d. All of these

15. What do many people in Madrid eat, as the clock chimes 12 on New Year's Day?

a. 12 chocolates

b. 12 grapes

c. 12 olives

d. 12 plums

16. Why is the Japanese post office extra busy on January 1st?

a. Delivering thousands of plum trees

b. Delivering thousands of candy boxes

c. Delivering thousands of special New Year postcards

d. Delivering thousands of peach blossom bags

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17. In South Korea what do children receive in little embroidered bags?

a. Rice cakes

b. Money

c. Oranges

d. Sugar plum candy

18. How were the animals representing each Lunar Year chosen?

a. Alphabetical order

b. Size

c. How many toes

d. A race

19. Which animal will represent the Lunar Year in 2017?

a. Rooster

b. Rat

c. Monkey

d. Dragon

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20. In which country do people watch a New Year firework display by the Eiffel Tower?

a. Australia

b. France

c. Seoul

d. Canada

21. What do people like to wear at Lunar New Year?

a. A Flower

b. Gold shoes

c. Sunglasses

d. New clothes

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22. How many times do bells in Japan ring at midnight?

a. 12

b. 100

c. All night

d. 108

23. Which country issued their first stamp on January 1st 1860?

a. Poland

b. Singapore

c. Thailand

d. Kenya

24. What colour are the fruits of the Lunar New Year Kumquat tree?

a. Orange

b. Red

c. Green

d. Yellow

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25. In which country, at Lunar New Year do children wear a silk kkachi durumagi?

a. Japan

b. Korea


d. Scotland

26. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow" Which famous person said this on New Year's Day?

a. Albert Einstein

b. Nelson Mandela

c. Mahatma Ghandi

d. Barack Obama


Come & check your answers.


1. New York

2. Flowers

3. A bell

4. New Year trees

5. Gregorian calendar

6. Pope Gregory XIII

7. The Sun

8. All of them

9. January or February

10. An animal

11. The Moon

12. Rosh Hashanah

13. Lanterns

14. Any of these

15. 12 grapes

16. Delivering postcards

17. money

18. A race

19. Rooster

20. France

21. New Clothes

22. 108

23. Poland

24. Orange

25. Korea

26. Albert Einstein



15-20 Wow! You are a Glittering Star! 10-15 Good job! You are a Shining Light!

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