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Trivia Quiz (Christmas)

Trivia Quiz      Week 51     2011     www.mikeprincedj.com

1. On which day of the year is St Steven’s Day ?                                           (26th DECEMBER)  [Boxing Day]

2. What is the American equivalent of the European reindeer ?                    (CARIBOU)

3. In the song Frosty the Snowman, what are his eyes made out of ?             (COAL)

4. Which of Santa’s reindeers would top an alphabetical list ?                       (BLITZEN)

5. In the 15th century, which English ruler banned Christmas ?                      (OLIVER CROMWELL)

6. How many different types of birds are there in song the 12 days of Christmas   ?        (6)  [swans, geese, colly birds, French hens, turtle doves, & a partridge]

7. On beer bottles, what do the initials ABV stand for ?                             (ALCOHOL BY VOLUME)

8. What is the capital city of the American state New Mexico ?                   (SANTA FE)

9. Which festive item was first designed by J.C. Horsley in 1843 ?, was it Christmas cards,  tinsel or the advent calendar ?                     (CARDS)

10. In Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel,Treasure Island, how many hands did Captain Flint have ?     (NONE) Captain Flint was the parrot.

11. What was Pierce Brosnan’s first James Bond film ?                   (GOLDENEYE) 1995.

12. How many weapons are used in the board game Cluedo ?                           (6)     [revolver, dagger, lead pipe, spanner, candlestick, rope]

13. In which old film (1946) is character George Bailey saved by an angel on Christmas Eve ?     (IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE)

14. Which English-born female singer was born on the 25th December 1971 ? (DIDO)

15. What is England’s highest value banknote in circulation ?                         (£50)

16. Which Eastenders couple planned a Christmas wedding in 2002 ?             (BILLY & LITTLE MO)

17. What colour is the zero slot on a standard roulette wheel ?                     (GREEN)

18. Who were the first group of people to visit baby Jesus ?                        (SHEPHERDS)

19. How many Christmas No1 hit singles did the Beatles have in the 60s ?, 3, 4 or 5 ?       (4)  [I Wanna Hold Your Hand, I Feel Fine, Day Tripper, Hello Goodbye]

20. Warplanes from which country bombed suspected Kurdish rebel bases in Northern Iraq in  2007  ?             (TURKEY)

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Killer Round

(each correct answer is worth 2 points however if you get any wrong, all points below are wiped out!)

 you must answer at least 3 questions. 

1. William the Conqueror was crowned King of England on Christmas Day 1066, True or False ?     (TRUE)

2. 4.3% of Ireland’s total milk production goes to making what ?, is it dried milk powder, yogurt or Bailey’s Irish cream ?                   (BAILEYS IRISH CREAM)

3. In which year did Queen Elizabeth make her 1st Christmas speech ?, was it 1952, 53 or 54 ?    (1952)

4. According to the poem ‘A Visit From St Nicholas’ (also known as ‘The Night before Christmas ‘), which of these is not one of Santa’s reindeers, Chancer, Comet or Cupid ? (CHANCER)

5. Every year from the time they first met, Elvis always sent a personal Christmas card to John Lennon, true or false ?                      (FALSE)

6. Which is the heaviest bird that can fly ?, is it the bustard, swan or turkey ?   (BUSTARD)

7. There is a small town in Wyoming named ‘Santasville’ ?                               (FALSE)

8. Which was the last group to have had 3 consecutive Christmas No 1 singles ?, was it the Beatles,  Westlife or Spice Girls ?               (SPICE GIRLS) 1996 – 98.

9. Which famous comedian died on Christmas Day 1977 ?, was it Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope or Tony   Hancock ?       (CHARLIE CHAPLIN)

10. The red clothes of Santa Claus originated from Coca Cola advertising, true or false ?       (FALSE)

    [The standard Santa garb was well established by the 1920s and it wasn’t until the 1930s that Coca-cola first used the Santa Claus design in their advertising]     [it’s a myth]

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Tie-Break:- Christmas Island covers an area of how many square miles ?                 (52) 135 sq km

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