Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Quiz 2011!

So, here it is ... the Christmas Quiz 2011!! (courtesy of my friend Andrea)

Q1:      In what year did Band Aid release their record "Do They Know It's Christmas?"?
            (Bonus Point: whose is the first voice to be heard on the original recording?)
A1:       1984 (Paul Young)

Q2:      London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?
A2:       Norway

Q3:      True or False: only male reindeer have antlers?
A3:       False

Q4:      Name 5 of Santa’s reindeer?
A4:       Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph

Q5:      Which city is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth?
A5:       Bethlehem

Q6:      Which European football league does not take a winter break:
            a) Italy, b) Netherlands, c) Portugal or d) Austria?
A6:       Portugal

Q7:      What was the name of Queen's 1984 Christmas single?
A7:       Thank God it's Christmas

Q8:      What is the name of the cake traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas?
A8:       Panettone

Q9:      What is New Year's Eve called in Scotland?
A9:       Hogmanay

Q10:    What is St Stephen's Day more commonly known as?
A10:     Boxing Day

Q11:    In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, ' true love brought to me nine...' what?
A11:     Ladies dancing

Q12:    In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, what was the name of Bob Cratchett’s youngest child?
A12:     Tiny Tim

Q13:    Which country did St Nicholas come from?
A13:     Turkey

Q14:    Who wrote the book ‘how the Grinch stole Christmas?’
A14:     Dr Seuss

Q15:    What is the chemical formula of snow?
A15:     H2O

Q16:    What type of animal is Snowball in George Orwell's book Animal Farm?
A16:     A pig

Q17:    In Britain which vegetable is often included in the ingredients of a Christmas pudding?
A17:     Carrot

Q18:    In which year did Wham get a monster hit with "Last Christmas"?
            a) 1983  b) 1984  c) 1985  d) 1986
A18      1984

Q19:    Traditional in Germany at Christmas, what sort of food is stollen?
A19:     Cake

Q20:    If you were born on Christmas day, what would be your Zodiac sign?
A20:     Capricorn

Q21:    Who had the Christmas 2010 no. 1 single?
A21:     Matt Cardle

Q22:    From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?
A22:     Mexico

Q23:    How many points does a snowflake have?
A23:     Six

Q24:    What are ‘pigs in blankets’?
A24:     Sausages wrapped in bacon

Q25:    Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is a territory of which country?
A25:     Australia

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