Friday, December 23, 2016

The Government and Christmas

1.      Which was the first State to officially recognize Christmas as an official holiday?
a.       Vermont
b.      Utah
c.       Alabama
d.      Minnesota
2.      In what year was Christmas officially declared a holiday in the United States?
a.       1775
b.      1893
c.       1905
d.      1870
3.      In 1907, this state was the last to officially declare Christmas a holiday.
a.       Utah
b.      Florida
c.       Oklahoma
d.      Alaska
Yesterday’s answers:
1.                    (C)   According to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington.
Guinness Book of World Records. 2008. New York, NY: Bantam Dell.
2.                  (D)   1850
Christmas Trees and More.” University of Illinois Extension. 2010. Accessed: December 6, 2010.
3.                  (A)   15 years  
Christmas Trees and More.” University of Illinois Extension. 2010. Accessed: December 6, 2010.
4.                  (C)   There are approximately 21,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States. In 2008, nearly 45 million Christmas trees were planted, adding to the existing 400 million trees
Christmas Trees and More.” University of Illinois Extension. 2010. Accessed: December 6, 2010.
5.                  (B)   The first printed reference to a Christmas tree was in 1531 in Germany.

Gulevich, Tanya. 2000. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.

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