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Old 21 December 2011, 08:27 AM
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1. What South African region takes its name from the fact that Vasco da Gama first sighted it on December 25, 1497?
The Christmas Coast?
2. What traditional holiday item often includes a succade made of citron?
In Germany, that would be Stollen. I don't know if that speciality is known in the US.
6. In the Roman calendar, December 25 was Brumalia. What's the scientific name for the occasion marked by Brumalia?
Winter Soltice?
7. What unusual distinction is shared by all these works of art? Cassatt's Mother and Child, Degas's The Ballet Rehearsal, Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, Escher's Three Spheres, Fuseli's The Nightmare, Van Eyck's Arnolfini Wedding, Velazquez's Las Meninas, Vermeer's Woman with a Pearl Necklace.
Spin offs and artistic citations are better known that the original?