New Year Quiz

New Year Quiz
As the world is welcoming yet another year with new hopes and wishes, we will explore some of the interesting facts about different New Year traditions and history through our New Year Quiz of 2021.

New Year Quiz & Answers

    • Modern New Year Celebrations are based on which calendar?
      1. Ans: Gregorian Calendar.
    • In the Middle Ages, Europeans referred to which calendar for their New Year Celebrations?
      1. Ans: Julian Calendar.
    • According to Julian Calendar, the New Year day was on:
      1. Ans: March 25 (also known as Annunciation Day).
    • The first month of the year is January. From which ancient god the name "January" is derived from:
      1. Ans: Janus.
    • Janus is a god of which civilization?
      1. Ans: Ancient Rome.
    • Janus in Roman mythology, is a god of?
      1. Ans: Gates, doors & beginnings.
    • In ancient Rome, the New Year festival was called:
      1. Ans: Calends.
    • Date of the Chinese New Year 2021?
      1. Ans: February 12.
    • Chinese New Year is based on which calendar?
      1. Ans: Lunar.
    • The Chinese New Year is commonly referred to as:
      1. Ans: Spring festival.
    • According to Chinese Astrology, 2021 is the year of?
      1. Ans: Ox.
    • In ancient Egypt, what marks the beginning of the New Year:
      1. Ans: Flooding of Nile.
    • How did Ancient Egyptians celebrate New Year?
      1. Ans: The statues of the god Amon and his wife and son were taken out of the temple to the Nile by boat, which marks the beginning of the festive season of singing, dancing, and feasting for a month. Eventually, the statues were taken back to the temple.
    • New Year’s gift of ancient Persians?
      1. Ans: Eggs.
    • In which city 'The ball drop' tradition is observed as a part of New Year's Eve celebrations?
      1. Ans: Times Square, New York.
    • The New Year's celebration in Times Square began in?
      1. Ans: 1904.
    • What is Kwanzaa?
      1. Ans: Kwanzaa / matunda ya kwanza (in Swahili means first fruits) is a seven-day African American holiday celebrated by different African communities throughout the world that begins December 26 and ends on January 1. It was an ancient African festival revived in 1966 by the African American scholar-activist Maulana Karenga.
    • Tibetan Buddhists celebrate New Year in?
      1. Ans: February.
    • New Year in Hungary is celebrated by:
      1. Ans: Burning effigies called Jack Straw.
    • The Jewish New Year is called:
      1. Ans: Rosh Hashanah (in Hebrew means the beginning of the year).
        1. It is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd days of the Jewish month of Tishri (falling in September or October).
    • Name the author of A Passage to India who was born on the New Year's day of 1879?
      1. Ans: E.M. Forester.
    • On January 1, 1881, the French developer Ferdinand de Lesseps began construction of which great civil engineering project of the time?
      1. Ans: Panama Canal.
    • Hogmanay, the New Year's Eve is celebrated in which country?
      1. Ans: Scotland.
    • The custom of eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve is a custom observed in which country?
      1. Ans: Spain.
    • On New Year's Eve of 1993, which country was divided into two?
      1. Ans: Czechoslovakia.
    • What is the 'River of January'?
      1. Ans: Rio de Janeiro (The Portuguese navigators landed on the soil of Guanabara Bay on January 1, 1502).
    • Which country gained independence on January 1, 1803?
      1. Ans: Haiti (from France).
    • The Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed on New Year's day of which year?
      1. Ans: 1901.
    • Which country's people have the tradition of burning año Viejo (a masked dummy stuffed with paper and dressed in old clothes) to ward off bad luck?
      1. Ans: Ecuador.
    • The Emancipation Proclamation (freedom from slavery), by Abraham Lincoln was on the New Year day of which year?
      1. Ans: 1863.

    We Wish You A Very Happy & A Prosperous New Year!!!!

     - Team Pscarivukal.