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Happy New Year with a Smile

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Hidden : 1/1/2013
In Iowa, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

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How much do you know about New Years? There are 5 answers for each question. Use the number corresponding to the correct answer for each question and apply simple math to obtain the coordinates. Happy New Year!

A - The Jewish New Year is called?
  1. Rosh Hashanah
  2. Yom Kippur
  3. Yamin Noraim
  4. Sukkot
  5. None of the above
B - What city's countdown is done with an elevator?
  1. Los Angeles, California
  2. Paris, France
  3. Seattle, Washington
  4. Austin, Texas
  5. Nobody uses an elevator
C - What was the original name of the area known as Times Square?
  1. It has always been known as Times Square.
  2. It did not have a name before Times Square
  3. Long Acre Square
  4. Triangular Crossroads
  5. City Square Park
D - When was the first New Year's Eve ball dropped in Times Square?
  1. 1907
  2. 1925
  3. 1915
  4. 1901
  5. None of the above
E - What does Auld Lang Syne mean?
  1. Another year passes
  2. Time long ago
  3. Old long ago
  4. Time for fun
  5. None of the above
N41° (A*2+B*19).(C*100+D*8+E*145)

F - What city drops a green beach ball decorated with Christmas lights?
  1. Portland, Oregon
  2. Bangor, Maine
  3. Malibu, California
  4. Orlando, Florida
  5. Nobody drops a green beach ball
G - Before the annual festival took place at what is now called Times Square, where did New Yorkers celebrate the coming year?
  1. Staten Island
  2. The Trinity Church
  3. Atop the Empire State Building
  4. St. Patrick's Cathedral
  5. Central Park
H - Who is mainly responsible for us celebrating New Year's Day on the first of January?
  1. Pope Gregory
  2. Pope Benedict
  3. Julius Ceasar
  4. P.T. Barnum
  5. None of the above
I - What did the Celtic priests of the Middle Ages hand out to people in celebration of the New Year?
  1. Wine
  2. Champagne
  3. Mistletoe
  4. Rocks
  5. Nothing
J - What is the most watched parade on New Year's Day?
  1. The Tournament of Roses Parade
  2. Hollywood Holiday Parade
  3. Macy's Holiday Parade
  4. Walt Disney World's New Year's Parade
  5. Chicago's Chinese New Years Day Parade
W91° (F*26-G).(H*30+I*4+J*6)

Thank You to our Granddaughter, Meakoh who made the container used on this cache!

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1/7/2013 - Made a small change to the puzzle to remove a conflicting answer.

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