By Vanessa

The fast approach of the New Year causes profound reflection. Deep, thought-provoking questions enter our minds as we search for answers. Questions like, “How much does the Ball in Times Square weigh?” or “What does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ mean?” pop into mind as the days roll on.

Never fear, oh enlightened ones, this New Year’s Trivia Game was concocted just for you. Play the game to see how much you know or follow the answer key at the bottom of the page to quench your thirst for knowledge!

1. In what year was the first “Ball Drop” in Times Square? (via

  1. 1921
  2. 1899
  3. 1907
  4. 1960
(Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

2. About how much does the Ball in Times Square weigh? (via

  1. 6,000 lbs
  2. 12,000 lbs
  3. 100,000 lbs
  4. 50,000 lbs

3. What color underwear do Italians wear on New Year’s Eve to them bring good luck? (via

  1. Green
  2. Blue
  3. Red
  4. No Undies
Credit: GraphicStock

Credit: GraphicStock

4. What does the New Year’s classic “Auld Lang Syne” mean? (via

  1. Times Gone By
  2. New Year’s Song
  3. All Year Long
  4. Old Year Gone

5. About how many glasses of champagne are consumed on New Year’s Eve? (via

  1. 1 billion glasses
  2. 24 million glasses
  3. 360 million glasses
  4. 700 million glasses
Credit: GraphicStock

Credit: GraphicStock

6. What do the Dutch burn in the streets on New Year’s Eve? (via

  1. Candles
  2. Christmas Trees
  3. Bad Memories from the Past Year
  4. Wood

7. At midnight on New Year’s in Spain, they eat 12 of what as a symbol of 12 great months to come? (via

  1. Nuts
  2. Hot Dogs
  3. Beans
  4. Grapes

8. True or False: Eating lobster is said to bring bad luck if eaten on New Year’s Eve. (via


Click for Answer Key

Happy New Year!

Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay


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