Ultimate New Year Quiz Questions and Answers

After a challenging 2021 and a much-needed Christmas break, New Year is upon us once more! Have you got what it takes to tackle our New Year quiz?

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Christmas is over, and New Year looms large. You’re probably still feeling the effects of your Christmas dinner, and you may have overdone it slightly on the eggnog.

Unfortunately for you, it’s time to buck up and prepare yourself – you’ve another round of celebrations to get through before you can start that diet you’ve been talking about since your third helping of Christmas pudding.

That being said, there’s no harm in taking some time to brush up on your New Year’s knowledge, and what better way to do it than with a New Year quiz?

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How much do you know about NYE?

We’ve been celebrating New Year for over 4,000 years, and in that time, we’ve watched traditions, celebrations, and oddities build up in their droves.

Did you know that smashing plates and lugging empty briefcases around the streets are considered to bring luck on New Year’s Eve?

Have you ever heard that eating leafy greens is the key to prosperity in the year to come?

The following New Years trivia questions cover the ins and outs of New Years nonsense. So settle in and see how much you really know about one of the oldest seasonal celebrations still around today!

Also, if you enjoy this one, then take our Chinese New Year quiz which is packed full of facts about Chinese New Year.

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Hopefully you’re toasting at the end of this quiz!

New Year Quiz Questions

1. New York City is host to one of the world's biggest New Year celebrations – but where exactly does the 'ball drop'?
2. Chinese New Year is celebrated as the festival of which season
3. January symbolizes new beginnings, taking its name from the Roman God of _______?
4. In which decade did Sydney Harbour Bridge first host their annual New Year fireworks display?
5. Some New Year traditions are somewhat unusual, but which of the following have we just made up?
6. In which country was history made on New Year's Day, 1899, when Spanish rule ended?
7. Which civilization introduced wishing one another a 'Happy New Year' on January 1st?
8. Which song do we most often associate with New Year in the western world?
9. In what year did the threat of the 'Y2K' computer bug loom over New Year's Day?
10. It's been a very long 2021. Can you remember what day New Year's Day fell on this year?
11. Chinese New Year falls on a different date to that celebrated in the west. What calendar does the Chinese New Year follow?
12. 'The Granddaddy Of Them All' is played every New Year's Day, but what's the official name of this prestigious college football game?
13. In Scotland, by what name is New Year's Eve better known?
14. The Year 2000 marked the biggest New Year's celebration to date. Which of these songs topped the Billboard Hot 100 on January 1st?
15. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on New Year's Day, 1863. Which President signed the order?

The ball has dropped, and our New Year quiz is at its end. How did you do?

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