Wednesday, December 2, 2020

New Years Trivia Questions 

Our New Years Trivia Questions will provide information to those people who want to increase their knowledge about the special day at which a new calendar year begins.

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Q1.The first ball to be dropped in New York’s Times Square happened in what year?
1908
1925
1930
1990

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Q2. The first time that January 1st was celebrated as the beginning of a new year was in 153 B.C. when the Romans moved the first month of their calendar back to January. For what reason did the Romans do this?
To coincide with elections of the two highest ranking Republic positions.
To honor the god, Janus, god of beginnings and transitions
To honor Tobasco, god of hangover relief.
More sacred sheep were born in January than in February

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Q3.The lyrics of the now-traditional New Years song “Auld Lang Syne” began as a poem set to the tune of a much older Scot folk ballad. Who wrote the poem?
Robert Burns
John Keats
Lord Byron
Dr. Seuss

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Q4. Much to the dismay of millions, on January 1, 1945, this person announced they were not a god. Who was it?
Emperor Hirohito
Gandhi
Clark Gable
Joseph Stalin

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Q5. In some parts of the world, to insure a healthy household in the coming year, it is customary for the head of the household to spank who on New Year's Day?
His wife
His children.
The oldest member of the family.
His monkey.

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Q6. According to data at Box Office Mojo, the highest box office sales draw on a New Year's Day is held by what film?
Avatar
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Crocodile Dundee
Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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Q7. What celebrity, known for their convincing portrayals of the opposite sex, was born January 1, 1895?
J. Edgar Hoover
George Sanders
Milton Berle
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Q8.According to southern U.S. beliefs, to make a New Year's resolution stick, one must do what while making it?
Be at death’s door.
Be engaged or newly widowed or divorced.
Be beaten with the community stupid stick.
Be inside a church.

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Q9. Auld Lang Syne is the language from what country?
Scotland
Ireland
Edinburgh
England

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Q10. What do the words "Auld Lang Syne" mean?
All of them.
Old long ago
Long long ago
In olden days

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Q11.The song is sung in a famous scene at the end of what 1946 movie?
It's a Wonderful Life.
You Can't Take It with You
Pocketful of Miracles
Magic Town

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Q12. For the last 34 years, who has hosted New Year's Rockin Eve on ABC?
Dick Clark
Regis Philbin,
Jay Leno
David Letterman

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Q13.What is the ball made of? Mirrored Glass, Waterford Crystal, or Aluminium Foil?
Waterford Crystal
Baccarat
Wedgwood
Swarovski AG

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Q14. How long does it take for the ball to drop in Times Square?
1 minute.
5 minute
3 minute
10 Seconds

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Q15.In London on New Year's Eve, they wait for what clock to strike midnight?
Big Ben.
Tower Bridge
Tower of London
Buckingham Palace

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Q16.On New Year, who failed to pass an audition for Decca Records?
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Elvis Presley
Pink Floyd

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Q17.On New Year, 1985, which famous celebrity died in a plane crash?
Rick Nelson.
Kristin Nelson
David Nelson
Tracy Nelson

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Q18.On January 1, 1971, what kind of commercials was banned from American television?
Cigarettes
tobacco
cigars
pipe tobacco

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Q19. On January 1, 1945, Name the person who announced he is not god?
Emperor Hirohito.
Akihito
Emperor Taishō
Hideki Tojo

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Q20. On January 1, 1877, who was proclaimed Empress of India?
Queen Victoria
Queen Elizabeth
Victoria, Princess Royal
Albert, Prince Consort

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Q21.Who wrote the lyrics of the now-traditional New Year song, “Auld Lang Syne”?
Robert Burns
Walter Scott
Jean Armour
Lord Byron

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Q22.What famous Frank was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, January 1, 1938?
Frank Langella.
Meg Foster
Whoopi Goldberg
Michael Sheen

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Q23. In what year, the first ball to be dropped in New York’s Times Square?
1908
John Tyler
1906
1952

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Q24.In ancient Egypt, what event dictated the timing of New Year Celebrations?
Flooding of Nile.
End of flooding
Agriculture
Flooding cycle

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Q25.What New Year’s gift did ancient Persians gave?

 
Eggs
Milk
Cheese
Butter

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