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Saint Nicholas: Quiz


Question 1: Since the feast of Saint Nicholas always falls in the fasting period preceding the ________, feast is celebrated according to the Eastern Orthodox Church fasting rules.
ChristmasYuleYule logWassailing

Question 2: He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for ________, whose English name comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas.
Father ChristmasChristmas EveChristmasSanta Claus

Question 3: In ________, Saint Nicholas is celebrated as patron saint of many families, through the feast preserved amongst the Serbs only, widely known as slava.
SerbiaMontenegroBosnia and HerzegovinaBelgrade

Question 4: Fasting refers in this context to the eating of a restricted diet for reasons of ________.
SoulAtheismReligionRelationship between religion and science

Question 5:
When is Saint Nicholas's birthday?
c. 270 A.D.

Question 6: The episode with the three dowries is commemorated by showing him holding in his hand either three purses, three coins or three balls of ________.

Question 7: On 26 August 1071 Romanus IV, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (reigned 1068–1071), faced Sultan ________ of the Seljuk Turks (reigned 1059–1072) in the Battle of Manzikert.
Great Seljuq EmpireTurkeyAlp ArslanSeljuq dynasty

Question 8: As a result the Empire temporarily lost control over most of ________ to the invading Seljuk Turks.
Turkish peopleIstanbulAnatoliaTurkey

Question 9: Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, thieves, prostitutes, and children, and students in Greece, Belgium, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, the Republic of Macedonia, Slovakia, Serbia and ________.
MontenegroBosnia and HerzegovinaAlbaniaCroatia

Question 10: In 1809, the ________ convened and retroactively named Santa Claus the patron saint of Nieuw Amsterdam, the historical name for New York City.
New York City HallBrooklyn MuseumManhattanNew-York Historical Society

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