Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Quiz - Christmas Edition

As many of you know I host a quiz night every Monday at a local pub. It is always great fun and I not only enjoy the atmosphere but it is also great to get out, socialise and stretch some brain cells. 

It is quite simple:

There are 6 Question rounds of a variety of content containing 5 questions. Some of these questions hold multiple points so watch out for those! 

At the end of the quiz determine which round that you want to play your "Joker" on and this allows you to double the points for that round. 

Then on Friday I will be post the answers on my Facebook page. Then, if you want, you can come back to this post via the link and comment what your weekly score is!

With Christmas this week I thought I would design a Christmasy themed quiz as a special edition for those who have been taking part this year!

So here it is!

1. Food and drink
1.  True or false; before turkey, the traditional English Christmas dinner included a pig’s head smothered in mustard.
2. The red and white costume of Father Christmas was allegedly first introduced by which drinks manufacturer?
3. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas Pudding?
4. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?
5. What would you be drinking if you had ‘Glühwein’?
2. Films
1. Tim Allen has starred in 4 famous Christmas films; can you name one?
2. In which original 1947 Christmas film does Maureen O’Hara play the events director at Macy’s department store?
3. Which 1998 Bill Murray film is an adaptation of  Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’?
4. Which 1993 film, based on a Tim Burton story, tells the tale of Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween Town?
5. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern played the two burglars in which Christmas franchise?

3. Around the World
1. ‘O Tannenbaum’ is a German Christmas carol – what is it in English?
2. What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?
3. The poinsettia plant originally came from which country?
4. Christmas Island belongs to which country?
5. Which country traditionally gives London the Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square each year?

4. Art and Literature

1. Which famous Christmas ballet features the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’?
2. Raymond Briggs original book was turned into an animated film in 1982, but what was the book and film called?
3. In the song of ‘The Twelve days of Christmas’, what new gift was given on the 6th day?
4. “Twas the Night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” What is the next line? (18 words)
5.  Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol was originally published in what year?

5. Traditions
1. In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck; clockwise or anti-clockwise?
2. Traditionally what fruit is used in a Christingle?
3. Traditionally how does Father Christmas enter your house?
4. Traditionally how many candles are used in Advent?
5. Traditionally how many days of Christmas are there?

6. General Knowledge
1. In which year was the first televised Queen’s Christmas speech?
2. What was the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s deceased business partner?
3. What is the star sign of a person born on 25th December?
4. Thomas smith created which Christmas tradition?
5. 26th December is known as Boxing Day and which saint’s day?
Bonus Question: Name all 8 of Santa's reindeers

Don't forget to come back on Friday to find out the answers!

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