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Christmas Quiz

  • 09-12-2015 12:14pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,485 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Christmas quiz:



    1. In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge's dead business partner?

    2. The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film?

    3. London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?

    4. In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, '...my true love brought to me nine...' what?

    5. Name the original eight reindeer from the 'Twas the night Before Christmas' poem? The poem is alternatively titled A Visit from St Nicholas. 'Twas the night Before Christmas' is the first line. The poem was first published anonymously in 1823 and is commonly attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, although some believe Henry Livingston was the true author. 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 and Lightning in German.)

    6. Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics '...To save us all from Satan's power, when we were gone astray..'?

    7. The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film?

    8. What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant?

    9. In the inspirational 1946 film, It's a Wonderful Life, what's the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?

    10. What are the names of the three wise men said to have brought gifts to the baby Jesus? Interestingly the Bible does not states state their names, nor even the number of wise men: "...there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem... and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh..." from Matthew 2:1 and 2:11.)

    11. What is New Year's Eve called in Scotland?

    12. What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847?

    13. In what year was Band-Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas the UK Christmas chart-topping record (bonus point each for the years of reissue success by Band Aid II and Band Aid 20)?

    14. In which modern country is St Nicholas's birthplace and hometown?

    15. From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?

    16. Who is officially credited as the author of Auld Lang Syne?

    17. How many points does a snowflake have?

    18. What is the name of the cake traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas?


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Christmas quiz:
    1. In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge's dead business partner?


    Jacob Marley.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Jude13 wrote: »
    13. In what year was Band-Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas the UK Christmas chart-topping record (bonus point each for the years of reissue success by Band Aid II and Band Aid 20)?

    I - 1984
    II - 1989
    20 - 2004
    30 - 2014


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    6. Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics '...To save us all from Satan's power, when we were gone astray..'?

    7. The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film?

    8. What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant?

    9. In the inspirational 1946 film, It's a Wonderful Life, what's the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?

    6. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

    7. BeetleJuice?

    8. Red

    9. Harvey


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 17,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Das Kitty


    Loughc wrote: »
    6. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

    7. BeetleJuice?

    8. Red

    9. Harvey

    Fair play on Band Aid. I never have a clue.

    7. A Nightmare Before Christmas

    8. White

    9. Clarence

    :)

    2. The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film?

    3. London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?

    4. In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, '...my true love brought to me nine...' what?

    2. Holiday Inn

    3. Germany (??)

    4. Pipers piping


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 17,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Das Kitty


    10. What are the names of the three wise men said to have brought gifts to the baby Jesus? Interestingly the Bible does not states state their names, nor even the number of wise men: "...there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem... and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh..." from Matthew 2:1 and 2:11.)

    11. What is New Year's Eve called in Scotland?

    12. What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847?

    10. Caspar, Baltazar, and... and.... the other one.

    11. Hogmanay

    12. Mince Pies (??)


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 17,231 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Das Kitty


    Das Kitty wrote: »
    10. Caspar, Baltazar, and... and.... the other one.

    Melchior! Right?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Das Kitty wrote: »
    Fair play on Band Aid. I never have a clue.

    7. A Nightmare Before Christmas

    I wouldn't mind I knew Jack Skeleton is from A Nightmare Before Christmas but I thought that was released in 2000 so i though the character had a cameo appearance in another on of Tim Burton's films.

    I can't believe it was released in 1993. I'm old. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,129 ✭✭✭ shrapnel222


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Christmas quiz:


    3. London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?

    4. In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, '...my true love brought to me nine...' what?


    8. What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant?

    9. In the inspirational 1946 film, It's a Wonderful Life, what's the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?

    10. What are the names of the three wise men said to have brought gifts to the baby Jesus? Interestingly the Bible does not states state their names, nor even the number of wise men: "...there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem... and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh..." from Matthew 2:1 and 2:11.)

    11. What is New Year's Eve called in Scotland?


    14. In which modern country is St Nicholas's birthplace and hometown?


    17. How many points does a snowflake have?

    18. What is the name of the cake traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas?

    3-sweden (or is it denmark?)

    4-9 pipers piping

    8-white

    9-Harvey

    10-Gaspard, Balthazar and Melchior

    11-hogmanay

    14-Germany?

    17- 5

    18-panetone


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,485 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    3 -Norway
    14- Turkey (different borders then)


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 10,845 Mod ✭✭✭✭ miamee


    12. Christmas crackers


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Ok Jude, time to put us out of our misery, show us the answers haha.

    Great idea for a thread btw, we'll be looking into making this a bit more regular in the "off-season".


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