December quiz

  1. In this decade the first commercially printed Christmas card appeared and Charles Dickens published his story “The Christmas Carol.” Which decade?
  2. Which famous musician was assassinated in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980?
  3. On Dec. 6, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on an island later called Hispaniola and since divided into two countries. What are the names of the two countries?
  4. In the song the 12 Days of Christmas, how “pipers piping” and how many “maid a-milking” are there?
  5. Before the Blues there were the Eagles. This newspaper clippings below shows preview a game between the Chicago Black Hawks and a professional St. Louis-based hockey team called the Eagles. The team played in town for one season only. What decade? Or if you can be even more precise, what year?




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