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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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) assisted
B) to assist D) to be assisted


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

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