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1.

The history of Christmas __________ back over 4000 years.
A) has been dated C) had been dated
B) dates D) dated

2.

Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries __________ the Christ child was born.
A) ago C) after
B) before D) from

3.

Many of these traditions __________ with the Mesopotamian celebration of New Years.
A) begin C) began
B) begun D) start

4.

The Mesopotamians believed in many gods, and __________ their chief god - Marduk.
A) as C) how
B) long D) though

5.

Each year as winter __________ it was believed that Marduk would do battle with the monsters of chaos.
A) open C) stayed
B) left D) arrived

6.

To assist Marduk in his struggle the Mesopotamians __________ a festival for the New Year.
A) held C) hold
B) holds D) holding

7.

This was Zagmuk, the New Year's festival that __________ for 12 days.
A) last C) lasts
B) lasted D) lasting

8.

The Persians and the Babylonians celebrated a similar festival __________ the Sacaea.
A) noted C) heard
B) listened D) called

9.

The ancient Greeks held a festival similar to that of the Zagmuk/Sacaea festivals __________ their god Kronos who would battle the god Zeus and his Titans.
A) assist C) to assist
B) assisted D) to be assisted

10.

The Roman's celebrated their god Saturn. Their festival was called Saturnalia __________ began the middle of December and ended January 1st.
A) what C) who
B) which D) how







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