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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?
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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.
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6. In the Roman calendar, December 25 was Brumalia. What's the scientific name for the occasion marked by Brumalia?
Winter Soltice?
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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?