-find out how much you know about the real Santa Claus.
1. The name Nicholas means this in Greek.
A. Fat, happy man
B. Joy of father’s life
C. Victory of the people
D. Traveler of the sea
2. The Feast of St. Nicholas is on what date?
A. December 6th, you just wrote about it
B. December 25th, that’s why he is connected with Christmas
C. January 6th, the last day of Christmas
D. March 15th, the ides
3. How are saint’s feast days traditionally set?
A. The day they were born
B. The day they died
C. The day they did their 1st miracle
D. What day is free on the calendar
4. Which of these is St. Nicholas NOT a patron saint of?
C. Brides and Grooms
5. What job is it known that St. Nicholas had during his life?
A. Galley Slave
B. Bishop of Myra
D. Prince of Mycenaean
6. Why is St. Nicholas known for his gift giving? (According to tradition)
A. He was a very rich member of nobility when he joined the monastery and the abbot made him hand out his wealth to all of the poor villagers in the town.
B. He started the tradition of giving gifts on Christmas as a way to help people understand the meaning of the day more.
C. He never actually gave gifts to people, when translating his life story from Greek to Latin a monk made a mistake causing the confusion; he actually was a gifted story teller.
D. He tossed bags of gold into a house of a poor man for his girl’s dowries to prevent them from becoming prostitutes.
7. What country (using modern day ones) did St. Nicholas live in?
8. Where is the body of St. Nicholas currently?
1. C. Victory of the people
2. A. December 6th, you just wrote about it
3. B. The day they died
4. D. Dwarfs
5. B. Bishop of Myra
6. D. He tossed bags of gold into a house of a poor man for his girl’s dowries to prevent them from becoming prostitutes.
7. B. Turkey
8. C. Italy