December Trivia Questions and Answers 2023
Do you love trivia? Then challenge yourself with our more family-friendly, holiday-themed December trivia questions and answers.
We encourage you to play our trivia quiz while spending time with your friends and family, whether on the road while driving the family to grandma's or before sitting down and watching a Christmas movie with friends.
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We want to be a small part of this beautiful time of the year for you, and we hope this allows you to have a little fun with your loved ones.
For more monthly quiz, see also November Trivia Quiz.
December Trivia Questions And Answers
- What popular holiday is celebrated on December 25th each year? Answer: Christmas
- Birthstones for people born in December are zircon, tanzanite and what other blue gym often used in native American jewellery? Answer: Turquoise
- In what country is the holiday of Hanukkah typically spelled with only one "n" in the name? Answer: Israel
- What 20th-century dictator was born in Gori, Georgia, on December 18th, 1878? Answer: Joseph Stalin
- When did the United States ratify the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery? Answer: December 6, 1865
- What famous composer was born on December 16th, 1770, in Bonn, Germany? Answer: Ludwig van Beethoven
- Who is the famous singer and pastor, born on December 24, 1962, and known for his hit Gospel song "Every Praise"? Answer: Hezekiah Walker
- On December 1st 1990, engineers broke through the last rock layer under what body of water opening a tunnel connecting England to mainland Europe? Answer: The English Channel
- Which famous comedian died of stroke on Christmas Day 1977, at the age of 88? Answer: Charlie Chaplin
- Who gave the famous phrase that said "December 7th, a date which will live in infamy?" Answer: Franklin D Roosevelt
This Day In History December
- Which famous battle took place in England between the English and the Normans on October 1066? Answer: The Battle of Hastings.
- Who was crowned the first emperor of Brazil on December 1st, 1822? Answer: Dom Pedro
- Which U.S. naval base was attacked by the Japanese on December 7th, 1941, that led to the United States entering World War II? Answer: Pearl Harbor
- What was the name of the man who shot and killed John Lennon on December 8, 1980 outside the Dakota building in New York City? Answer: Mark Chapman
- On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks an African-American woman became famous after refusing to give up her seat to a white man. Her actions led to what movement? Answer: Civil Rights Movement
- What was the name of the British ocean liner that sank on December 12th, 1917, after colliding with another ship in Halifax Harbor, causing a massive explosion? Answer: The SS Mont-Blanc
- On December 17th, 1903, What two brothers made the first successful powered flight in a heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina? Answer: Orville and Wilbur Wright
- In what year did the United States formally enter World War I on December 7th, following a declaration of war by Congress? Answer: 1917
- In what year did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan on December 27th, sparking a decade-long conflict? Answer: 1979
- What law was passed by the British in response to the Boston Tea Party? Answer: The Intolerable Acts
December Holidays and Observances
- In what country is Saint Lucia Day celebrated on December 13th? Answer: Sweden and Norway
- Which Jewish holiday begins on the 25th day of the month of Kislev and is known as the "Festival of Lights"? Answer: Hanukkah
- What is the name of the seven-day festival celebrated by African Americans and many others around the world, beginning on December 26th? Answer: Kwanzaa
- What day do Catholics celebrate the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was conceived without original sin? Answer: December 8th
- In what country is the holiday of St. Stephen's Day celebrated on December 26th? Answer: Ireland
- Zamenhof Day, celebrated on December 15th, is often referred to by what other name? Answer: Esperanto Book Day
- What is the name of the German festival celebrated on December 6th, in which children leave their shoes outside to be filled with candy and presents by St. Nicholas? Answer: St. Nicholas Day (Nikolaustag)
- What Christmas carol was performed for the first time at St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, Austria on December 24th, 1818? Answer: Silent Night
- On December 10th, 1948, what document was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, declaring that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights"? Answer: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- What holiday set for December 9th each year is dedicated to the tradition of sending Christmas cards to friends and loved ones? Answer: Christmas Card Day
Sporting Events In December
- Which famous golfer was born on 30 December 1975? Answer: Tiger Woods
- In which country is the world-famous Boxing Day Test Match played every December? Answer: Australia
- What is the name of the annual December marathon held in Honolulu, Hawaii, known for its scenic views and tropical climate? Answer: Honolulu Marathon
- Which France striker announced his retirement from international football on December 2022? Answer: Karim Benzema
- What is the name of the annual December college basketball tournament held in Hawaii, which features eight teams from across the United States and is known for its beautiful beachside location? Answer: Diamond Head Classic
- In 2022, which country became the first to host the FIFA World Cup finals in the Arab world? Answer: Qatar FIFA World Cup Final
- Who won the Heisman Trophy in 2019, awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football? Answer: Joe Burrow, quarterback for Louisiana State University (LSU)
- Which premier league football club won the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar? Answer: Liverpool FC
- Who is the only football player in history as at 2022 to have won three World Cups finals, and passed away in December 2022? Answer: Pele
- How many world records were set in the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2022? Answer: 14 world records
10 Fun Facts About December
- December is the only month with three national public holidays: Christmas Day on December 25th, Boxing Day on December 26th, and New Year's Day on January 1st.
- The name December comes from the Latin word "decem," which means "ten." In the Roman calendar, December was the tenth month of the year, but it became the twelfth month when the Julian calendar was introduced in 45 BC.
- December is the month with the shortest daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours in the Southern Hemisphere.
- December 5th is International Volunteer Day, a day set aside to celebrate and recognize the contributions of volunteers worldwide.
- The birthstones for December are turquoise, zircon, and tanzanite.
- The poinsettia, a popular Christmas plant with red and green leaves, is native to Mexico and was first introduced to the United States in the 1820s.
- December is considered the official start of winter in some countries, including the United States and Canada.
- The tradition of hanging stockings by the fireplace on Christmas Eve is said to have originated in the Netherlands. According to legend, Saint Nicholas would fill the stockings with gifts for good children.
- December is National Eggnog Month in the United States. Eggnog is a traditional holiday drink made with milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and sometimes alcohol.
- The earliest known Christmas celebrations date back to the fourth century AD when December 25th was established as the date of Christ's birth by the Western Christian Church. However, the exact date of Jesus' birth is unknown.