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(Page last updated 19th January 2021)
Quiz time
The Christmas Quizzes - devised by Quizmaster John Loosemore

Quiz Answers Click here for the Answers to John Loosemore's Christmas Quizzes

The object of each quiz is to co-operate with others to complete the quiz.
There is no entry fee, no prizes, and you can cheat as much as you like - but you won't get the best out of each quiz if you do that.

John has provided me with nine quizzes and I will be posting them on the web site over the next couple of weeks. I'll try to post the answers about a week after the quiz is first posted.

Quiz 9 out of 9 - "Merry Christmas (I think)"

Identify the languages: all the languages are included in the list at the bottom of this quiz (plus a few others)

•  1.  Buon Natale
•  2.  Boldog Karácsony
•  3.  Hyvää joulua
•  4.  Il-Milied it-Tajjeb
•  5.  Frohe Weihnachten
•  6.  Nadolig Llawe
•  7.  Veselé Vánoce
•  8.  Feliz Natal
•  9.  Mutlu Noeller
•  10. Feliz Navidad
•  11. Καλά Χριστούγεγγα
•  12. God Jul
•  13. Счастливого Рождества!
•  14. toDwI'ma' qoS yItIvqu'
•  15. Wesołych Świoąt
•  16. Prettige Kerstdagen
•  17. Crăciun Fericit
•  18. Nollaig Shona Dhuit
•  19. Joyeux Noël
•  20. З Калядамі

Languages Belarussian;  Irish Gaelic;  Russian;  Czech;  Italian;  Sindarin (Lord of the
                 Rings);  Dutch;  Klingon (Star Trek);  Spanish;  Finnish;  Maltese;  Swedish;
                 French;  Montenegrin;  Turkish;  German;  Polish;  Ukranian;  Greek;  Portuguese;
                 Vietnamese;  Hungarian;  Quenya (Lord of the Rings);  Welsh and Romanian

Quiz 8 out of 9 - "Toys and Games"

In 2018 Argos published a list of the best-selling toys and games of the previous 45 years. Here are some, but in anagram form, plus the year

•  1. WIDE INN ON IT (8,3) from 2007
•  2. BUCK BRUISE (6,4) from 1981
•  3. HOT AT MAGIC (10) from 1997
•  4. SONGS AND AN UNDERDOG (8,3,7) from 1978
•  5. BY OMEGA (4,3) from 1991
•  6. BAD CHIP BACKSTAGE (7,5,4) from 1984
•  7. HAYSTACKS BREW TERROR (10,9) from 1983
•  8. PUSHY HORN PIG (6,6) from 1980
•  9. NOBLES FROZE GOWN (6,4,5) from 2014
•  10. MY FOUR BOB (5,4) from 2013

Quiz 7 out of 9 - "Pulling Santa's Sledge"

•  1 to 8. A poem written in 1823 by Clement C Moore is largely credited with the
              Christmas lore that includes eight reindeer. Name the eight in that poem.

              One point for each. There are various alternative spellings for some of the
              eight, so any good approximations will do!

•  9. Rudolph was added in a story-poem by Robert L May to attract customers to his
        department store. In what year (you can have two years either side)

•  10. Until the 1980s, the first recording of the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
         was the second biggest selling record of all time. Who was the singer? As
         additional information, he is the only person to have a star in all five categories
         on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Quiz 6 out of 9 - "Christmas Pot Pourri"

•  1. Which UK monarch made the first royal Christmas broadcast?
•  2. And which famous author wrote the message for it?
•  3 & 4. The birth of Jesus is recounted in which two books of the New Testament
               (one point for each)
•  5. Walking in the Air is a song from which Christmas film?
•  6. If you're born on Christmas Day, what's your star sign?
•  7. When did Coca Cola start featuring Santa in their adverts, (Allow one year
        either side)
•  8. What colour are mistletoe berries?
•  9. What is the first name of Scrooge, the principal character of A Christmas Carol?
•  10. The opposite of Q9! How many gifts in total in the Twelve Days of Christmas?

Quiz 5 out of 9 - "Christmas Number One Singles"

The year and the song title are given - the answer is the name of the artist(e)(s):

•  1. 1975 and 1991 - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
•  2. 1987 - "Always on my Mind"
•  3. 2008 - "Hallelujah"
•  4. 2000 - "Can We Fix It?"
•  5. 1962 - "Return to Sender"
•  6. 1981 - "Don't You Want Me?"
•  7. 1958 - "It's Only Make Believe"
•  8. 2017 - "Perfect"
•  9. 1967 - "Hello, Goodbye"
•  10. 1994 - "Stay Another Day"

Quiz 4 out of 9 - "Christmas Carols"

Name the Christmas carol:

•  1. DDMOH
•  2. OCAYF
•  3. HTHAS
•  4. OIRDC
•  5. TVMHABB
•  6. AFTROG
•  7. GKWLO
•  8. CASTHD(or M)
•  9. THATI
•  10. OLTOB

Quiz 3 out of 9 - "Books About Christmas" (sort of)

Who wrote the following books? The title of another book by the same author is also given:

•  1. "Letters from Father Christmas". Also wrote "The Hobbit".
•  2. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" Also wrote "The Seven Lady Godivas".
•  3. "The Snowman" (which was a book without words). Also wrote "The Tin-Pot
        Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman" (a denunciation of the Falklands War)
•  4. "A Christmas Memory". Also wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
•  5. "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding". Also wrote "Murder on the Orient
        Express".
•  6. "A Letter from Santa Claus". Also wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer".
•  7. "A Christmas Carol". Also wrote "The Mystery of Edwin Drood".
•  8. "Winter Solstice". Also wrote "The Shell Seekers".
•  9. "A Child's Christmas in Wales". Also wrote "Under Milk Wood".
•  10. "Miracle on 34th Street". Also wrote "It Happens Every Spring".

Quiz 2 out of 9 - "A Christmas Present"

•  1. What is the medical name for the collarbone?
•  2. What chemical element has the atomic number 1?
•  3. Named after a seed merchant, what biennial golf tournament is
        contested between Europe and the USA?
•  4. Constantinople was the former name of which city?
•  5. What is the state capital of California?
•  6. Of which Italian region is Florence the capital?
•  7. What is the name for the larva of a fly?
•  8. What is the name of the Great Lion of Narnia?
•  9. What was Austria's currency before joining the Euro?
•  10. And what links the previous nine answers?

Quiz 1 out of 9 - "25 December"

In each case in the following ten questions, give the year involved:

•  1. William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, was crowned King of England at
        Westminster Abbey.
•  2. The Stone of Scone was taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish Nationalists.
•  3. Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as President of the Soviet Union

The following were all born on 25 December:
•  4. Humphrey Bogart, actor (died 1957).
•  5. Sir Ed Davey, Lib Dem leader.
•  6. Annie Lennox, singer-songwriter.
•  7. Alistair Cook, England cricketer.

The following all died on 25 December:
•  8. Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu, Romanian politicians.
•  9. George Michael, British singer (born 1963).
•  10. Dean Martin, American singer (born 1917).

Good Luck and don't forget to keep checking for more