Christmas Quiz Answers

Q.1. Name the missing dwarf from Snow White : Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy. A. Bashful

Q.2. Usually shown on T.V. at Christmas, the film Scrooge is based on which Charles Dickens novel?
A. A Christmas Carol.

Q.3. what was the name of Scrooges' partner (who visited Scrooge as a ghost)?
A. Joseph Marley.

Q.4. Who was crowned King of England on Christmas Day 1066? A. William.

Q.5. In Cockney rhyming slang, what are "mince pies"? A. Eyes.

Q.6. "The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes" is a line from which Christmas carol?
A. Away in a Manger.

Q.7. What were the names of the three wise men?
A. Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar.

Q.8. What did my true love give to me on the 5th day of Christmas? A. 5 Golden Rings.

Q.9 On the 12th day of Christmas what was the TOTAL number of "items" my true love gave to me?
A. 78.

Q.10. Which saints were the parents of the Virgin Mary?
A. St. Anne and St. Joachim.

Q.11 Christmas Island in the Pacific belongs to which country's administration? A
. Australia.

Q 12. On which date is Epiphany celebrated in the traditional Western Calendar ?
A. 6th January

Q.13. Traditional in Germany at Christmas, what sort of food is stollen ?
A. Cake

Q.14. Which 2 pop musicians wrote "Do they know it's Christmas?" in 1984?
A. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.

Q.15. What is the birthstone of anyone born in December?
A. Turquoise or zircon.

Q.16. Where did the domesticated turkey, traditionally eaten at Christmas, originate?
A. The United States.

Q.17. By which familiar names are olibanum and opopanax known?
A. Frankincense and Myrrh.

Q.18.Which comedian said "Santa Claus had the right idea - visit people only once a year"?
A..Victor Borge.

Q.19. How many main arms does a snowflake have? A. 6.

Q.20..Which meat was always roasted for Queen Victoria's Christmas Day dinner? A. Swan

Q.21. Which of these ports should always be decanted - tawny, vintage or ruby?
A. Vintage.

Q.22. What is the common name for the evergreen plant Ilex aquifolium? A. English holly.

Q. 23 Which biblical event is commemorated by Twelfth Night?
A. Visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus.

Q.24 What are used as candle-holders at Christingle services?
A. Oranges.

Q.25 Which is the driest champagne - sec, brut or demi-sec?
A. Brut

Our congratulations to Sarah-Jane Harris - the winner of the 2008 Christmas Quiz. Sarah-Jane has won a weekend for two people in the Hotel Garbe.

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