2007 Yuletide Gift Exchange
In Iowa, United States
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If you like giving AND receiving, this is the cache for you!
This cache is a gift exchange. There are three gifts in the ammo can. In order to log this cache you must exchange a gift in the cache. There must be at least one gift in the can at all times. The lucky first two finders will not need to exchange, but it is strongly encouraged so everyone can choose. Take one that is there and leave one you brought - it must be wrapped! You must include the description of the wrapping paper you used. My three starter gifts are wrapped in snowman paper.
This is the larger ammo can and it is 2/3 full with the three starter gifts. To find the ammo box, answer the quiz below and use the number in parenthesis after the correct answer to get your base number. Then go find the Christmas tree at the given coordinates. There you will find a number. Add that number to the last two digits in the decimal portion of the minutes.
Base Number: N 41° 31.ABC W 090° 40.DEF
Example: If A=9, B=4, C=2, D=6, E=0, F=3 and the number at the tree is “1”...
Then you would go to N 41° 31.953 W 090° 40.614.
A. Which carol (melody)was composed by an editor and critic for the New York Tribune?
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (2)
The First Noel (9)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (6)
Jingle Bell Rock (8)
B. How did the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe develop?
Eating it makes your mouth pucker (3)
It was associated with the Scandinavian love goddess (4)
The Druids used it in marriage ceremonies (0)
It was used to make love potion in ancient times (5)
C. The Yule Lads, or Yulemen, (Icelandic: jólasveinarnir) are the Icelandic santa clauses. How many are there?
D. Which song was originally written for a Thanksgiving program?
Deck the Hall (7)
Jingle Bells (8)
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (6)
Auld Lang Syne (9)
E. What significance is holly in celebrating Christmas?
The pointed leaves represent the Star of Bethlehem (5)
It was mistaken for mistletoe (1)
The early church banned mistletoe, so holly was substituted (3)
The red berries are a Christmas color (4)
F. St. Nicholas was born in what country?
The North Pole (1)
You can check your answers for the base number on Geochecker.com.
Remember to add in the number when you get to the Christmas Tree!
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Last Updated: on 4/5/2014 6:30:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:30 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum