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Boxing Day Quiz

What do you know of Boxing day—the holiday that has nothing to do with pugilistic competition like its name implies?

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What do you know of Boxing day—the holiday that has nothing to do with pugilistic competition like its name implies?

1. What major holiday does Boxing Day follow?

  • Easter
  • Christmas
  • Bonfire night
  • Queen's birthday

2. Boxing Day originated in what country?

  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Scotland
  • England

3. Some historians think that Boxing Day was created to give servants a day off so they could go see their families. In the past, what did employers give their servants on Boxing Day?

  • Gift boxes
  • Cakes
  • Ribbons
  • Money

4. Boxing Day falls on the Feast of Saint Stephens and which other holiday?

  • Passover
  • Diwali
  • Kwanzaa
  • Shrove Tuesday

5. Which of the following countries does not celebrate Boxing Day?

  • Argentina
  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • Australia

6. On Boxing Day, it is traditional to give presents to people who have rendered a service in the past year. People who work in which of the following professions would not be given a present on Boxing Day?

  • Mail carrier
  • Doorman
  • Porter
  • Lawyer

7. What sport was traditionally played on Boxing Day before it was banned?

  • Horse racing
  • Polo
  • Fox hunting
  • Cricket

8. In English tradition, of what material is a Christmas box made?

  • Wood
  • Clay
  • Pewter
  • Porcelain

9. In Sydney, Australia, what major race starts every year on Boxing Day?

  • Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
  • Sydney marathon
  • Sydney triathlon
  • The Great Escapade

10. In what former British colony is Boxing Day known as "Day of Goodwill?

  • Zimbabwe
  • India
  • United States
  • South Africa

1. What major holiday does Boxing Day follow?
Christmas

2. Boxing Day originated in what country?
England

3. Some historians think that Boxing Day was created to give servants a day off so they could go see their families. In the past, what did employers give their servants on Boxing Day?
Gift boxes

4. Boxing Day falls on the Feast of Saint Stephens and which other holiday?
Kwanzaa

5. Which of the following countries does not celebrate Boxing Day?
Argentina

6. On Boxing Day, it is traditional to give presents to people who have rendered a service in the past year. People who work in which of the following professions would not be given a present on Boxing Day?
Lawyer

7. What sport was traditionally played on Boxing Day before it was banned?
Fox hunting

8. In English tradition, of what material is a Christmas box made?
Clay

9. In Sydney, Australia, what major race starts every year on Boxing Day?
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

10. In what former British colony is Boxing Day known as "Day of Goodwill?
South Africa

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