Twas the day before the night before Christmas, and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a spouse.
Wake up, said the wife, Monday Morning Trivia Holiday Edition II is here,
We have a bonus round of questions before the new year.
1. The most popular Christmas toy of 1984 had its beginnings at Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Ga. What was its name?
(A) Cabbage Patch Dolls. (B) Tickle Me Elmo. (C) American Girl. (D) Holiday Barbie.
2. Georgia native Brenda Lee was only 13 years when she recorded which Christmas classic that went on to sell more than 5 million copies?
(A) Hard Candy Christmas. (B) Jingle Bell Rock. (C) Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. (D) All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.
3. The Georgia Christmas Tree Association is headquartered in which Middle Georgia city?
(A) Gordon. (B) Hawkinsville. (C) Tennille. (D) Pineview.
4. The BBC announced that, on Christmas Day, it will premiere Toy Story 3, the highest-grossing animated film in history. Macon-born actor Blake Clark plays the voice of which character in the Academy Award-winning film?
(A) Buzz Lightyear. (B) Woody. (C) Slinky Dog. (D) Mr. Pricklepants.
5. Which of the following is a state park in Georgia?
(A) Poinsettia State Park. (B) Holly State Park. (C) Yule Log State Park. (D) Mistletoe State Park.
6. Gen. Sherman captured Savannah in December 1864, at the end of his famous march to the sea. What did he seize and send to President Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas present?
(A) 25,000 bales of cotton. (B) Two cases of Stuckeys pecan log rolls. (C) A partridge in a pear tree. (D) A box of Paula Deens holiday divinity.
7. Until 1970, the town of Santa Claus in Toombs County went by what name?
(A) St. Nick. (B) Kris Kringle. (C) Reindeer Ranch. (D) Santa Clause.
8. President Calvin Coolidge and first lady Grace Coolidge spent Christmas 1928 on Sapelo Island, off the coast of Georgia. Five years earlier, Coolidge was the first president to start what holiday tradition?
(A) He pardoned a Christmas ham. (B) He lit the first national Christmas tree at the White House. (C) He issued the first Christmas stamp. (D) He hired a fake sign language interpreter for Frosty the Snowmans memorial service.
9. Bobs Candies in Albany, which was sold in 2005, once held what distinction?
(A) It was the largest supplier of striped candy (candy canes) in the world. (B) It developed secret recipes for peppermint bark and peanut brittle. (C) Company officials discovered the key to a womans heart is holiday fudge. (D) It developed a monopoly on the pecan praline market.
10. Lillian Smith, a noted Southern writer and social critic, published a literary magazine called Pseudopodia in 1936 with her longtime friend, Paula Snelling, of Pinehurst. Although Smiths most famous book was Strange Fruit, a novel published in 1944, she also received acclaim for which holiday story?
(A) The Polar Express. (B) A Christmas Memory. (C) Memory of a Large Christmas. (D) The Gift of the Magi.
ANSWERS: (1) A. (2) C. (3) B. (4) C. (5) D. (6) A. (7) D. (8) B. (9) A. (10) C.
REPORT CARD: (9-10) The star at the top of the tree. (7-8) Santa Claus is coming to town. (5-6) Dancing with the sugar plum fairy. (3-4) You better watch out. You better not pout. (0-2) Bah Humbug.