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Holiday Special Issue Quiz

Use the information you learned from reading the articles in this special issue to answer the questions below.

get a printable version of the quiz, which you can copy and distribute to students.

1 During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims do not do this during the day.

a) go to work

b) eat or drink

c) drive cars

d) sleep
1 The holiday of Kwanzaa centers around how many principles?

a) ten

b) eight

c) five

d) seven
1 Winter Solstice takes place on which day?

a) the shortest day of the year

b) the coldest day of the year

c) the longest day of the year

d) the sunniest day of the year
1 Settlers from this country introduced the Christmas tree in the U.S. in the 1700s.

a) France

b) Italy

c) Germany

d) Russia
1 Jewish families celebrate Hanukkah by lighting candles in a candelabra. What is the candelabra called?

a) menorah

b) shamus

c) latkes

d) dreidel
1 Mexican-Americans celebrate Christmas with posadas. What are posadas?

a) lights

b) presents

c) festivals

d) shopping sprees
1 The legend of Saint Lucia is celebrated by families with these roots.

a) Spanish

b) Swedish

c) English

d) Japanese
1 Umoja is the Swahili word for which of the following?

a) unity

b) creativity

c) faith

d) self-determination
1 Papa Noel is the French name for what jolly Christmas figure?

a) Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

b) Santa Claus

c) Frosty the Snowman

d) the Grinch
1 More than 28 million people worldwide celebrate Kwanzaa, a holiday that began in which country?

a) the United States

b) Kenya

c) Niger

d) South Africa