Birthday Quiz

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#1. Which country is credited for inventing the birthday cake?

The first birthday cakes were thought to be made in Germany in the Middle Ages.  The celebration was called a Kinderfest, celebrating children’s birthdays.  The first birthday cakes were not like the cakes we know today. They were more like a coarse bread.  A sweet cake like we have today did not come until later and it was called Geburtstagorten.

#2. What is the size of the world’s largest birthday cake?

The world’s largest birthday cake weighed 128,233 pounds and used 16, 209 pounds of icing. It was created for the 100th birthday of Fort Payne, Alabama.

#3. Which country did the birthday candle originate?

The ancient Greece can be credited with the first birthday candles.  They made moon- shaped cakes for the goddess Artemis with candles on top.  As they blew out the candles, the Greeks thought that the smoke would carry their prayers and wishes to the top of Mount Olympus.

#4. What song was the tune Happy Birthday originally?

Happy Birthday to You was originally the song, Good Morning to You.

It was written by Mildred and Patty Hill, who were sisters involved in the progressive education movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The lyrics were later changed to Happy Birthday to You.

#5. When is your Golden Birthday?

The answer is letter C, when your birthdate is the same as your age.

Your Golden Birthday is when your age is the same number as the day of the month you were born.  Joan Bramsch created the idea of the Golden Birthday in 1955 as something special for her kids to celebrate.

#6. According to the Social Security Administration, what was the most popular baby girl name in 2018?

The answer is A, Emma

The most popular girl name in 2018 was Emma.  There were 18,688 girls named Emma listed with the social security administration.

#7. According to the Social Security Administration, what was the most popular baby girl name in 2018?

The answer is D, Liam

The most popular boy name in 2018 was Liam.  There were 19,873 boys named Liam listed with the social security administration.

#8. What was the world’s most expensive birthday party?

The answer is D, 27 million

The Sulton of Brunei’s 50th birthday party on July 13, 1996 was the world’s most expensive birthday party and cost 27 million.

#9. Which country did the first birthday invitation come from?

The answer is C, England

The first birthday invitations were thought to date back to sometime during 100 AD in England.  Claudia Severa, the wife of Roman Commander, Aelius Brocchus, sent out the first documented birthday invitation. These carbon based ink slabs were made of wooden leaf fragments and known as the Vindolanda Tablets.

#10. What is the most popular flower given on birthdays?

The answer is D, Roses

The most popular flower to give someone on their birthday is roses.

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