How did you do on last week’s quiz? The answers are: 1. Oregon, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin and/or Washington; 2. Douglas fir, 3. Fraser fir, 4. Cyclamen, 5. Rosemary, bay leaves, rose petals, lavender.
The holiday gift-giving is about to begin. Let’s see what you know about these famous gifts. Resist that urge to Google, and send us your best guesses!
1. Some gifts are better than others. What “gift” did the Greeks gave their enemies during wartime? (The Greeks could’ve checked here for questions about building it.)
2. In O. Henry’s 1906 short story, “The Gift of the Magi,” a young couple can’t afford Christmas gifts, so the young woman cuts and sells her long hair to purchase a chain for her beloved’s watch. The young man sells his watch to buy _____ for her hair. What did he buy?
3. In the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, what gift did “my true love” give on the seventh day?
4. In Charles Dickens’ novel, A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is a miser until he’s visited by spirits on Christmas Eve. The next morning, he gives money to a young boy who is passing by, and tells him to run buy a gift for the Cratchit family. What does he send him to get? (Hint: the Cratchits could have used one of these to prepare it.)
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