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HOLIDAY TRIVIA IV

31) What is the most commercially successful holiday?


Christmas is the most commercially successful holiday, followed by Halloween.

32) What was Scrooge's first name?


At the beginning of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is a cold-hearted miser who despises Christmas. His catchphrase, "Bah, humbug!" is often used to express disgust with many of the modern Christmas traditions.

33) Why are owls associated with Halloween?


Owls are associated with Halloween because, in Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches. To hear an owl's call meant someone was about to die.

34) What color are pumpkins?


Pumpkins come in many colors, including orange, blue, white, and green.

35) What do you call the fear of Halloween?


The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainopobia. The origin of the term traces back to the Celtic word Samhuin, meaning All Hallows Eve to Christians, though Samhuin predates the introduction of Christianity to the region it originated in, Northern Ireland, by at least 4000 years.

36) What is the proper term for a Ukrainian Easter egg?


The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

37) In Agatha Christie's novel Hallowe'en Party, how does Joyce Reynolds die?


Thirteen-year-old Joyce Reynolds tells everyone that she saw a murder once. At the end of the party, Joyce is found drowned in an apple-bobbing tub.

38) What is the name of Clara's uncle in The Nutcracker?


Uncle Drosselmeyer is Clara's mystical Uncle. He presents Clara with a Nutcracker doll and is the architect of her magical adventure.

39) In A Charlie Brown Christmas which character plays the innkeeper in the Christmas play?


Pigpen plays the dusty innkeeper in the Christmas play.

40) Halloween was brought to America by immigrants from what continent?


Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe, who celebrated the harvest around a bonfire, shared ghost stories, sang, danced, and told fortunes.


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