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Default Ken Jennings trivia challenge

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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?
Christmas Inlet or Bay or Island or something.
2. What traditional holiday item often includes a succade made of citron?
3. In 1906, what American author wrote, "In a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest"?
O. Henry, Gift of the Magi.
4. How many candles are there in a Kwanzaa kinara?
5. Dr. Christmas Jones, a nuclear physicist who wears a D-cup, is a "Bond girl" from which 007 film?
From Russia With Love
6. In the Roman calendar, December 25 was Brumalia. What's the scientific name for the occasion marked by Brumalia?
Winter Solstice
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.
The artist appears in a reflection, if you look hard enough.

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