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New Year's Trivia

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  • Which country follows a tradition of jumping from the chair right before midnight and smashing plates against their friend's doors?
    Spain
    Taiwan
    Germany
    Denmark
  • The highest box office sales for a movie shown on a New Year's Day was?
    Ocean's Twelve
    Planet of the Apes
    Avatar
    The Greatest Showman
  • What percent of people make New Year resolutions?
    60%
    40%
    80%
    10%
  • What did ancient Persians give as a New Year's gift?
    Cats
    Gold
    Eggs
    Rocks
  • What dates do the Japanese celebrate their New Year in January?
    From January 1 to January 4
    From December 31 to January 4
    From January 1 to January 7
    They celebrate Lunar New Year
  • Who added the month of January to the calendar?
    The Italians
    The Greeks
    The Romans
    The Persians
  • When was the first gathering held at Times Square for New Year's Eve?
    In 1904
    In 1897
    In 1902
    In 1931
  • Where does the New Year's Eve ball drop every year?
    New York City
    Miami
    Los Angeles
    Chicago
  • Smashing a peppermint version of what animal is considered to be good luck in New York?
    Rat
    Cat
    Pig
    Bird
  • What tradition is followed in the city of Hershey, PA, on New Year's Eve?
    They drop a giant kiss
    They drop a giant candy bar
    They drop M&M's
    They throw chocolate to the crowd
  • What is the name of the music festival on New Year's Eve in Antarctica?
    Ice Stock
    Rock and Ice
    Ice Ball
    Southern Ice Festival
  • How many light bulbs were used to cover the Times Square New Year's Eve ball?
    400
    200
    100
    300
  • Who sponsored the first-ever Times Square New Year's party?
    The New York Times
    The Wall Street Journal
    The Sun
    The New York Post
  • What should you avoid eating on New Year's Day if you are superstitious?
    Mashed potatoes
    Clams
    Lobster
    Steak
  • Which is the most traditional breakfast meal considered for New Year?
    Pancakes, syrup and cream
    Bacon, eggs and toast
    Waffles and syrup
    Sausage gravy and biscuits
  • Why do people eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day?
    For luck
    For health
    Nobody knows why
    For prosperity
  • What is the diameter of the Times Square New Year's Eve ball?
    15 feet
    23 feet
    12 feet
    10 feet
  • When did LED lights first appear on the Times Square New Year's Eve ball?
    2007
    2010
    2008
    2002
  • What do Mexicans eat to celebrate New Year's Eve?
    Limes
    Oranges
    Grapes
    Apples
  • Which country celebrates the largest New Year's Eve?
    The United States
    Australia
    Dubai
    England
  • What is the most popular New Year's resolution?
    To exercise regularly
    To save money
    To stop eating out
    To eat healthy
  • How much confetti is dropped on Times Square on New Year's Eve?
    Around 1 ton
    Around 500 pounds
    Around 400 pounds
    Around 700 pounds
  • Which city in Europe celebrates the largest New Year's Eve?
    London
    Berlin
    Rome
    Paris
  • According to the Dutch, eating what on New Year's day brings good luck?
    Toast
    Pancakes
    Donuts
    Waffles