LivePolls new year's trivia questions

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Welcome to New Year's trivia! This fun quiz will test your knowledge of the exciting traditions and history surrounding the start of the new year. From decorations to resolutions to midnight kisses, there is so much to learn about the annual holiday. You'll be amazed at the interesting facts you discover! So get ready to celebrate the start of a new year - and test your knowledge of New Year's festivities!

1) What did the ancient Babylonians give as presents to symbolize the start of the new year?

  • Wine
  • Cakes
  • Toys
  • Money

2) What classic New Year's Day breakfast consists of pork and sauerkraut?

  • Pork and Beans
  • Omelet and Toast
  • Pancakes and Bacon
  • Pork and Kraut

3) On what day do the Japanese celebrate New Year?

  • October 1st
  • January 1st
  • March 31st
  • December 31st

4) The famous New Year’s Eve song written by Irving Berlin is titled what?

  • Postmodern Jukebox
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Rejoice and Be Glad
  • Let There Be Peace

5) Which famous holiday parade is held every New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California?

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Tournament of Roses Parade
  • Mardi Gras Parade
  • Chinese New Year Parade

6) What is the traditional New Year's 'clean out' in Japan?

  • O-sochige
  • O-toshi
  • O-susume
  • O-souji

7) What German tradition involves dropping a pickle in a tree on New Year's Eve?

  • Sankt Hans Aften
  • Weihnachtsbaum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Weihnachtsgurke

8) On New Year's Day in Scotland, a popular tradition is to first-foot someone's house. What does the first-footer bring with them?

  • Bread
  • Beer
  • Whiskey
  • Wine

9) What popular New Year's Day tradition involves eating twelve grapes at midnight?

  • Spain
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy

10) What popular New Year's celebration involves dropping a giant electric ball in Times Square?

  • Mardis Gras
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Year's Eve

11) In what US city does the largest New Year's celebration take place?

  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • San Francisco

12) What is the traditional Italian New Year's dish made of lentils?

  • Risotto
  • Carbonara
  • Focaccia
  • Cotechino

13) New Year's Day is a national holiday in which of the following countries?

  • Japan
  • China
  • South Korea
  • All of the above

14) What popular New Year's celebration involves the burning of an effigy?

  • Burning Man Festival
  • Chinese New Year
  • Holi Festival
  • Burning of the Clocks

15) On New Year's Eve, many Germans like to watch which movie?

  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Die Hard
  • Timeline

16) What Chinese tradition involves writing on red paper to bring luck and prosperity in the new year?

  • Zodiac Signs
  • Lantern Festival
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Red Envelopes

17) In the Jewish tradition, when the shofar is blown during New Year's, what does it symbolize?

  • Tranquility
  • Joy
  • Wisdom
  • Renewal

18) In what hemisphere is the New Year celebrated first?

  • Northern
  • Southern
  • Both
  • Neither

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