New Years Quiz #1 Answers

Happy New Year Quiz. Scrabble tiles with oranges on a white background.

Here are the answers to the New Years Quiz #1…

1. In what year was the first ball dropped in New Yorks Times Square? Was it 1906, 1908 or 1910?

A. 1908

2. The 2021 Chinese New Year will mark the year of which animal?

A. Year Of The Ox

3. Ferdinand De Lesseps began construction on what great engineering feat on 1st January 1881?

A. The Panama Canal

4. The River Of January was discovered by Portuguese explorers on 1st January 1502, how is this more commonly known today?

A. Rio De Janeiro 

5. Who wrote ‘Auld Land Syne’

A. Robert Burns

6. Which American Football game takes place annually on 1st January?

A. Rose Bowl

7. Which Saints Day falls on New Years Eve?

A. St Sylvester 

8. New Years celebrations in Scotland are more commonly known as what?

A. Hogmanay

9. On New Years Day in 1993, which country split in two?

A. Czechoslovakia 

10. True or False. The Spanish try to swallow a grape for each stroke of midnight on New Years Eve to bring good luck for the coming year?

A. True

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