Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quiz

1.       Name Santa’s reindeers Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen (that’s 8) Rudolph (9) and, Olive the Reindeer

2.       "And Heaven and nature sing" is from which song? (Joy to the world)

3.       What colour is the Grinch? – green

4.       What ocean is Christmas Island in? – Indian ocean

5.       Which continent is the turkey from – north America

6.       Which of these companies was the first to use Santa Clause in an advertisement? Cocola

7.       Which country did the gingerbread house come from? Germany

8.       What kind of Christmas does Elvis Presley sing about?  Blue

9.       The 'X' in Xmas is derived from what?
A: 
THE GREEK LETTER CHI  FOR CHRIST

10.   Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen. When is the Feast of Stephen?
A: 
DECEMBER 26TH

11.   What did my true love give to me on the fifth day of Christmas – 5 gold rings

12.   The three wise men supposedly brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. What are frankincense and myrrh?
A: 
RESINS

General knowledge – food and drink 

13.   What is the name of the Spanish soup served cold? gazpacho

14.   Which vegetable (in cooking it is a vegetable, by definition it is a berry and a fruit) do Americans call Eggplants? Aubergine

15.   If you saw canard on a French Menu, what type of meat would be on offer? Duck

16.   What is the name of the liqueur made from whisky and heather honey? Drambuie

General knowledge

17.    Which is the busiest air route in the world by number of flights? Rio de Janeiro Sau Paulo (284 flights daily)

18.   In Australia, what is a kylie?
A: 
A BOOMERANG OR HUNTING STICK

19.   According to the proverb, what is the mother of invention?
A: 
NECESSITY

20.   In Roman numerals, what is the letter M with a bar over it?
A: 
ONE MILLION

21.   What is Barack Obama's middle name?
A: 
HUSSEIN

22.   What does the '0'' and the 'Mac' at the beginning of Irish surnames mean?
A: 
GRANDSON AND SON OF

23.   If you were seated in a howdah, where would you be?
A: 
ON AN ELEPHANT

24.   According to the Old Testament, who is considered to be the father of the Jewish nation?
A: 
ABRAHAM

25.   On a standard English language computer keyboard what letter lies between "C" and "B"?
A: 
V

26.   Which country has the world's largest Muslim population?
A: 
INDONESIA

27.   When did the Euro banknotes and coins officially become currency in Europe?
A: 
JAN 1ST 2002

28.   What is the official language of Pakistan?
A: 
URDU

29.   Which organisation has the motto: Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity?
A: 
the FBI

30.   What is a more common name for a polygraph?
A: 
lie detector

31.   Of all the -ology’s (study of), which has the shortest name?
A: 
oology, the study of (and collection of eggs)

32.   Which country has, by far, the most universities?
A: 
India with 7000, US second with 4000

33.   Who do the Italians call Topolino?
A: 
micky mouse

34.   Which is the third letter of the Greek alphabet?
A: 
gamma

Extra Using the words Merry Christmas – how many words can you come up with – 2 or more letters?

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