Take Our New Year Quiz

January 6, 2017

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!

Grab a pen & paper...Let's go!

Answers at the bottom.





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

a Tokyo

b. New York

c. Rome


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


4. What do many Russians decorate at New Year?

a. Furry hats.

b. New Year trees

c. Clocks

d. Icicles

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

a. Julian Calendar

b. Roman Calendar

c. Chinese Calendar

d. Gregorian Calendar 


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


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



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


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


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


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

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




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!

Under 10. Nevermind! You are still a Star! Try again. Quiz with a friend! 


 Happy New Year!

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