stainless steel travel mug and straw setDailyNews readers could win a stainless steel mug and straw set, courtesy of the Campus Bookstore.

Eco-conscious prize at stake in holiday quiz

The Campus Bookstore is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win an environmentally friendly prize package by displaying some knowledge of holiday traditions.

Up for grabs are a 16oz. travel mug made of double-walled stainless steel with a copper finish which retails for $16.95, and a set of reusable straws — one bent and one straight — with a cleaning brush and cloth carrying pouch, $9.95: perfect as a gift or to treat yourself.

To enter the contest, just submit the most correct answer to the questions below. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20.

  1. The name Kwanzaa comes from the phrase matunda ya kwanza, which means “first fruits” in which language?
    a) Somali
    b) Swahili
    c) Igbo
    d) Yoruba
  2. In Ireland, Boxing Day is known by what name?
    a) St. Peter’s Day
    b) Alms Day
    c) Junkanoo
    d) St. Stephen’s Day
  3. In which country do children leave their shoes on windowsills at night for the 13 Yule lads to fill with treats?
    a) Iceland
    b) Finland
    c) Denmark
    d) New Zealand
  4. In Japan, it is a New Year’s Eve tradition to eat which of the following foods to symbolize crossing over from one year to the next?
    a) Steamed rice
    b) Long noodles
    c) Unagi
    d) Miso soup
  5. Hanukkah is also known by what name?
    a) Festival of Lights
    b) Miracle of the Oil
    c) Dedication of the Temple
    d) Menorah

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.