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1. Who penned the New York Sun's famous reply to a young girl's question about the existence of Santa Claus?
Although Church reluctantly accepted the challenge, his answer is part of Christmas legend. The Sun reprinted his reply every year until it ceased operations in 1950.
2. Which of the following explains why early Americans so eagerly adopted the Saint Nicholas figure from Dutch settlers?
St. Nicholas' Dutch, and thus, anti-British origins, made him a bit of a rebel in New York, which suited the newly independent residents just fine.
3. Santa owes a lot of his current traditions & habits to old Norse gods. What were the names of the goats that carried Odin's chariot through the sky?
Hmm, they sound rather like the names of some of Santa's reindeer!
4. Which of the following is NOT another name for the gift-giving spirit of Saint Nick?
Befana brings gifts to Italian children and Burklaas to German children. Belsnickel used to bring presents to German-American immigrants in the 19th century.
5. Which of the following has NOT been one of Santa's helpers through the ages?
Grandfather Frost is Santa's name in Russia.
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