Quiz on Greek Christmas traditions Posted by Ourania on Dec 24, 2019 in Culture, Quizzes, Vocabulary
Γεια σας! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! How well do you know the Greek customs related to Christmas? Do this quiz to find out!
#1. A few decades ago, the Greeks used to decorate:
a. a pine tree
b. a ship
c. an olive tree
d. a branch
The Christmas tree was introduced by the Greeks who had immigrated to Western Europe and to Northern America.
#2. The Greek Santa Claus is:
a. Saint Basil (Άγιος Βασίλης)
b. Saint Nicholas (Άγιος Νικόλαος)
c. Saint Anthony (Άγιος Αντώνιος)
d. Saint George (Άγιος Γεωργιος)
#3. The main dish is:
a. turkey (γαλοπούλα)
b. goat (κατσίκι)
c. fish (ψάρι)
d. pork (χοιρινό)
Turkey is a Western European dish. However, nowadays, many Greeks have turkey on Christmas.
#4. The most popular Christmas desserts are:
a. Christmas bread (Χριστόψωμο)
b. melomakarona and kourabiedes (μελομακάρονα και κουραμπιέδες)
c. Christmas pie (Χριστουγεννιάτικη πίτα)
d. chocolates (σοκολατάκια)
If you chose “c”, Christmas pie does not exist.
#5. Some people hang on the front door of their house:
a. a bell
b. a star
c. a floral cross
d. a hoop decorated by fir needles and ornaments
#6. In Northern Greece, people burn in their fireplace:
a. pine cones
b. oak nuts
c. an olive or pine tree branch
d. thirty olive pits
#7. Greek Orthodox Christians fast in order to be spiritually prepared for Christmas. The beginning of the fast is:
a. On November 15
b. On November 25
c. One week before Christmas
d. Three days before Christmas
#8. If you see a goblin (καλικάτζαρος) you must:
b. remain silent
c. say the Lord’s Prayer
d. cry because the goblins are afraid of tears.
#9. Christmas gift exchange
a. is a Greek tradition
b. is not a Greek tradition
#10. Children who sing the Christmas carol play:
a. a drum
b. a flute
c. a pan flute
d. a triangle
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