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Week 50 2014

Trivia Quiz Week 50 2014 http://www.mikeprincedj.com

1. Which of Santa’s reindeer shares its name with a mythical god of love? (CUPID)

2. In the Christmas carol, which town is known as Royal David’s City ? (BETHLEHEM)

3. On what date in December does the 12 Days Of Christmas officially begin ? (25th DEC)

4. Which magician shares his name with a Charles Dickens character ? (DAVID COPPERFIELD)

5. What name is given to the sausages traditionally used to make ‘Pigs in Blankets’ ? (CHIPOLATA)
[wrapped in bacon]
6. What bone is located between the femur & tibia ? (PATELLA) knee bone.

7. What is the only nationality mentioned in the 12 Days Of Christmas ? (FRENCH) hens.

8. ‘Gluhwein’ [pronounced glue-vine) is the name given to which traditional Christmas drink in
Germany ? (MULLED WINE)
9. Which former cabinet minister hit the headlines recently after arguing with a taxi driver over
directions ? (DAVID MELLOR)
10. Nakatomi, the multi-story business tower was raided by terrorists in which classic Christmas
film ? (DIE HARD) 1988.
11. What is the main alcoholic ingredient added to Advocaat to make a snowball cocktail ? (BRANDY) or cognac.
12. What was Mr Bean searching for when he got his head stuck in a turkey ? (HIS WRISTWATCH)
13. In the rhyme Christmas is coming, what coin was put in the old man’s hat ? (PENNY)

14. In the children’s story, who is Princess Marcella ? (SLEEPING BEAUTY)

15. Feliz Navidad is Happy Christmas in which language ? (SPANISH)

16. What was the name of the world’s first credit card ? (DINERS CLUB) 1950.

17. In cockney rhyming slang what are ‘eyes’ called ? (MINCE PIES)

18. ‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents’ is the opening line from which classic novel?
(LITTLE WOMEN)
19. At which of her homes does the Queen traditionally spend Christmas ? (SANDRINGHAM)

20. If you added together the number of blackbirds baked in a pie, the number of men the Grand old
Duke of York had and the bags of wool Baa Baa Black Sheep had, what number should you have ?
(10,027)
blackbirds – 24
Duke of York men – 10,000
bags of wool – 3
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10,027
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. The character Wishee Washee first appeared in the pantomime Aladdin, true or false ? (TRUE)

2. Who, once famously said “before Elvis there was nothing”, was it John Lennon, Shakin’ Stevens or
Elvis Costello ? (JOHN LENNON)
3. In the film ‘Jingle All The Way’ the toy Arnold Schwarzenegger was hunting for was called
‘Action Man’, true or false ? (FALSE) was Turbo Man.
4. How many countries border Luxembourg ?, 3, 4 or 5 ? (3)
[Belgium, France, Germany]
5. The very first advert on Channel 5 in 1997 was Chanel No5, true or false ? (TRUE)

6. Which writer died in the 20th century in Redding?, was it Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde or
Charles Dickens ? (MARK TWAIN) Redding, Connecticut, USA.
7. The woollen clothing known as a Jersey originates from the island of Jersey, true or false ?
(TRUE) there is also an item called a Guernsey.
8. In 1535, King Henry VIII imposed a tax on what ? was it (A)-growing a beard, (B)-attending a
Catholic church on Christmas Day or (C)-owning a dog ? (A)-GROWING A BEARD)
9. The actress & singer, Eartha Kitt who hit the charts with the original ‘Santa Baby’ & starred as
Batman’s enemy Catwoman died on Christmas Day 2008, true or false ? (TRUE)
10. ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’ first appeared on which David Bowie album ?, was it Pin-Ups or
Aladdin Sane ? (ALADDIN SANE)
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Tie-Break:- The fastest wind ever recorded on land was in 1934 in the USA,
how fast was it ? in [in mph] (231mph)

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