Monday, December 19, 2011

Quiz Questions from Sunday 18th December - Christmas Quiz

Round 1
Which two animals are visiting Edinburgh Zoo from China?
Name one of them
Name one member of Little Mix
Which two Arsenal players were recently honoured with statues?
Data from the Large Hadron Collider has hinted at the discovery of what particle?
The word 'Mistletoe' comes from Saxon words meaning dung and twig - true or false?
In which country are potato salad and sausages traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve?
Which girl group switched on 2011's Oxford Street Christmas lights?
Who banned Christmas celebrations between 1644 and 1660?
From which saint does Santa Claus take his name?

Picture Round
The theme was 'Christmas TV Specials' & teams had to identify the shows from the image.  Lots of TV chefs, but also Ruth Jones, The Borrowers and Great Expectations.

Music Round
A very traditional Christmas music round that most teams found pretty straightforward.  Lots of people thought it was Elvis singing It'll be Lonely This Christmas instead of Mud.

Round 4
In which of the Queens houses does she traditionally spend Christmas?
Where is the Christmas film Home Alone set?
In the Christmas Cracker joke, how does Good King Wenceslas like his Pizzas?
& how does Bob Marley like his doughnuts?
In addition to Brandy & Butter, what other item must go into Brandy Butter?
In the virtual absence of turkey, KFC is hugely popular at Christmas in Japan and may sometimes be ordered up to several months in advance: true or false?
Which out of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Lightning is not one of Santa's reindeer?
On Christmas Eve 1968, Bill Anders, Jim Lovell and Frank Borman read from the Bible in a live television broadcast.  What was unusual about their location?
Which English king was crowned, appropriately, on Boxing Day 1135?
Which American soul singer died on Christmas day 2006?

Round 5
Which British TV show has had more Christmas specials, out of The Bill, Jonathan Creek, or The Likely Lads?
Which famous mathematician and scientist was born on Christmas day in 1642?
In which century was Christmas Island discovered?
Spell Myrrh
In which cartoon did Tom Hanks play Father Christmas?
Which author is the Beckhams' daughter Harper Seven supposedly named after?
At the start of a frame, how many balls are there on a snooker table (including the white)?
Which Clapham restaurant has been offering a highly successful 'Crazy Month' promotion of half-price pizza and pasta for more than 10 years now?
What name is given to the coastline and World Heritage Site stretching 95 miles from Exmouth in Devon to Swanage in Dorset?
How many Lords-a-Leaping?

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