Christmas Quiz – 2015

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During our family gatherings on Christmas Day, there are regularly four generations of us. And some are right clever-clogs… So I compiled this multi-choice quiz of 20 quirky questions so the youngest, hopefully, will have almost as much chance of getting the right answer as aforementioned clever-clogs. I thought I’d share it with you – you’re very welcome to download it and use it. Happy Christmas!

1. What is blennophobia?Featured Image -- 4449

a) Fear of the colour white b) Fear of fish
c) Fear of slime d) Fear of zinc

 

2. Where is the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes?

a) Malbro’ country b) The moon Europa
c) Alaska d) South Island, New Zealand

 

3. What is the commonest surname is Spain?

a) Garcia b) Campo
c) Blanco d) deCruz

 

4. How many times have the Olympic Games been cancelled due to war?

a) Never b) Once
c) Twice d) Three times

 

5. What does a belly-man do?

a) Tattoos tummies b) Is a food-taster
c) Assembles pianos d) Looks after ballast on a ship

 

6. Which mammal lives longest?

a) Gorilla b) Man
c) Blue Whale d) Sloth

 

7. Which festival was the first greeting card manufactured for?

a) Christmas Day b) Easter Day
c Mothering Sunday d) St Valentine’s Day

 

8. Where do Vectians live?

a) The Virgin Islands b) The Isle of Wight
c) The Channel Islands d) The Isle of Man

 

9. In 1949, many precious manuscripts in the Vatican Library were discovered to be destroyed. How?

a) Monks had doodled in the margins b) Damp had rotted them
c) Termites ate them d) Paper wasps had nested in them

 

10. In which film did James Bond drive a white Lotus car underwater?

a) The Spy Who Loved Me b) Live and Let Die
c) Thunderball d) Goldfinger

 

11. What freak weather killed 23 people in Rostov, Russia in July 1923?

a) A tornado b) Mud slide after a rainstorm
c) Giant hail stones d) A tsunami

 

12. What is 555 in Roman numerals?

a) VVV b) VCDM
c) DLV d) LVD

 

13. From which planet do Dr Who’s daleks come?

a) Davros b) Skaro
c) Gallifrey d) Silurian

 

14. Who sang the original version of “Blue Suede Shoes”?

a) Elvis Presley b) Buddy Holly
c) Little Richard d) Carl Perkins

 

15. Which part of the body was the guillotine originally designed to cut off?

a) Head b) Hands
c) Feet d) Fingers

 

16. Whose national anthem is called “Thousand-Year-Old-Land”?

a) Ethiopia b) Finland
c) Bosnia d) Egypt

 

17. How many nobles used to be in £1?

a) None – a noble was worth £1-2s-6d b) 2
c) 3 d) 4

 

18. What is the name of the Flintstone family’s pet dinosaur?

a) Fido b) Dino
c) Boom-Boom d) Thumper

 

19. What part of the body does Bright’s disease affect?

a) The heart b) The eyes
c) The kidneys d) The liver

 

20. Why were brasses originally worn by horses hauling heavy loads?

a) To ward off the evil eye b) Their jingling warned people they were coming
c) To make them look good d) To keep the flies away

Christmas Quiz 2008 – Answers

1. What is blennophobia?

a) Fear of the colour white b) Fear of fish
c) Fear of slime d) Fear of zinc

 

2. Where is the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes?

a) Malbro’ country b) The moon Europa
c) Alaska  d) South Island, New Zealand

 

3. What is the commonest surname is Spain?

a) Garcia  b) Campo
c) Blanco d) deCruz

 

4. How many times have the Olympic Games been cancelled due to war?

a) Never  b) Once
c) Twice  d) Three times

 

5. What does a belly-man do?

a) Tattoos tummies b) Is a food-taster
c) Assembles pianos  d) Looks after ballast on a ship

 

6. Which mammal lives longest?

a) Gorilla b) Man
c) Blue Whale d) Sloth

 

7. Which festival was the first greeting card manufactured for?

a) Christmas Day b) Easter Day
c Mothering Sunday d) St Valentine’s Day

 

8. Where do Vectians live?

a) The Virgin Islands  b) The Isle of Wight
c) The Channel Islands d) The Isle of Man

 

9. In 1949, many precious manuscripts in the Vatican Library were discovered to be destroyed. How?

a) Monks had doodled in the margins b) Damp had rotted them
c) Termites ate them  d) Paper wasps had nested in them

 

10. In which film did James Bond drive a white Lotus car underwater?

a) The Spy Who Loved Me  b) Live and Let Die
c) Thunderball  d) Goldfinger

 

11. What freak weather killed 23 people in Rostov, Russia in July 1923?

a) A tornado b) Mud slide after a rainstorm
c) Giant hail stones  d) A tsunami

 

12. What is 555 in Roman numerals?

a) VVV b) VCDM
c) DLV  d) LVD

 

13. From which planet do Dr Who’s daleks come?

a) Davros b) Skaro
c) Gallifrey d) Silurian

 

14. Who sang the original version of “Blue Suede Shoes”?

a) Elvis Presley b) Buddy Holly
c) Little Richard d) Carl Perkins

 

15. Which part of the body was the guillotine originally designed to cut off?

a) Head b) Hands
c) Feet d) Fingers

 

16. Whose national anthem is called “Thousand-Year-Old-Land”?

a) Ethiopia b) Finland
c) Bosnia  d) Egypt

 

17. How many nobles used to be in £1?

a) None – a noble was worth £1-2s-6d  b) 2
c) 3   d) 4

 

18. What is the name of the Flintstone family’s pet dinosaur?

a) Fido b) Dino
c) Boom-Boom d) Thumper

 

19. What part of the body does Bright’s disease affect?

a) The heart b) The eyes
c) The kidneys  d) The liver

 

20. Why were brasses originally worn by horses hauling heavy loads?

a) To ward off the evil eye  b) Their jingling warned people they were coming
c) To make them look good  d) To keep the flies away

 

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  1. Here are my answers, which score a 100% record:

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    I claim my prize!

    • lol… Yes – I DID try quite hard to find difficult questions so the children had as much chance as my very, very clever father…:)). Um. About the prize… It was a WONDERFUL yulelog. But we ate it…

    • Actually, that’s very respectable! And if you want to use it at all over the Christmas hols with any gathering, please feel free to do so… I am the one who compiled the quiz and tracked down the questions, so there is no copyright issue:)
      I loved the Flintstones, too – that and Top Cat:)).

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