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Trivia Quiz Week 51 2014

Trivia Quiz Christmas Week 2013

1. On what date is St Steven’s Day ? (26TH DECEMBER)

2. What day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants & tradesmen would
receive gifts from their bosses ? (BOXING DAY)
3. What day do the Irish celebrate ‘the day of the wren’ ? (BOXING DAY)

4. What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant ? (WHITE)

5. What was the name of the Lone Rangers’ horse ? (SILVER)

6. What is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac ? (LIBRA) scales.

7. Which popular musical is nicknamed ‘the glums’ ? (LES MISERABLES)

8. In the poem, ‘Twas the night Before Christmas’, what were the names the original 8 reindeers ?
9. The names of which 2 TV programmes come from the George Orwell novel, 1984 ?
10. Who wrote the classical piece ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ ? (TCHAIKOVSKY)

11. Cliff Richard’s backing group, the Shadows were originally called the Tornadoes, true or false ?
(FALSE) they were originally called The Drifters.
12. Which is the 4th planet from the sun ? (MARS)

13. Which 2 singers did Madonna famously kiss on the lips on stage at the 2003 MTV awards ?
14. Which fashion company produces the fragrances, ‘Escape’ & ‘Euphoria’ ? (CALVIN KLEIN)

15. Which is the only chess piece that cannot move backwards ? (PAWN)

16. The name of which alcoholic drink literally means “master of hunters” in German ? (JAGERMEISTER)
17. Who sang the first line on the original 1984 song ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ ? (PAUL YOUNG)

18. In the 19th century, which future king became Prince Regent ? (GEORGE IV)

19. ‘The weather man says clear today he doesn’t know you’ve gone away’…is a line from which classic
ballad ? (RAINING IN MY HEART) Buddy Holly-1959.
20. Paul Gascoigne, Michael Owen, David Beckham, which footballer comes next in sequence ?
(RYAN GIGGS) were all BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
[Paul Gascoigne-1990, Michael Owen-1998, David Beckham-2001]

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. Lead singer of the Pogues, Shane McGowan was born on Christmas Day, true or false ? (TRUE)
2. The song ‘White Christmas’ was first performed in which 1942 film ?, was it Holiday Inn or
White Christmas ? (HOLIDAY INN) 1942, [White Christmas-1954]
3. St Nicholas was born in which modern day country ?, Iran or Turkey ? (TURKEY)

4. The Christmas pudding goes back to the 14th century and was usually eaten for the first course
as a soup, true or false ? (TRUE)
5. In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat, from what
material is it made ?, liquorice, paper mashie or straw ? (STRAW)
6. In the Netherlands, 26th December is celebrated as the ‘Second Christmas Day’, true or false ?
7. What name came first ?, Father Christmas or Santa Claus ? (FATHER CHRISTMAS)

8. What do the people in Turkey call a turkey bird ?, is it Hindi, Handy or turkey ? (HINDI)

9. In the days of Charles Dickens, what was called a ‘smoking bishop’ ?, a hot spiced drink, a
premium pipe tobacco or a Christmas pudding soaked in brandy & set alight ? (SPICED DRINK)
10. The godfather of soul, James Brown died on Christmas Day, true or false ? (TRUE) 2006.


Tie-Break:- How long, in miles, is the River Thames ? (215 MILES) 346 km.

Rudolph was created later in 1939 by copywriter Robert May for the Montgomery Ward department store chain, as the main character in a free Christmas promotional story, which extended the 1823 poem, and was subsequently turned into the popular song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Incidentally Donner and Blizten mean Thunder & Lightning in German.)

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