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T.S. Implacable's Committee used the following quiz to baffle parents and supporters, see how well you can fare in this quiz!

 

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CHRISTMAS TRIVIA QUIZ

 

Can you answer the following questions about Christmas, all questions have multiple-choice answers

All questions and answers are taken from various reference books and the question setter's decision is final.

 

1 Who was the Roman Emperor whose tax demands forced Mary & Joseph to go to Bethlehem?

  a) Augustus b) Claudius c)Josephus

 

2 In which sea does Christmas Island lie?

  a) Atlantic Ocean b) Pacific Ocean c) Indian Ocean

 

3 Who succeeded Herod as King of Judea?

  a) Archelaus b) Bethamite c) Herod

 

4 Ivy was traditionally associated with which mythical figure?

  a) Gabriel b) Bacchus c) Santa Clause

 

5 Which of these is not one of Santa's reindeer?

  a) Blitzen b) Comet c) Lightning

 

6 Who wrote the song white Christmas?

  a) Irving Berlin b) George & Ira Gershwin c) Jerome Kern

 

7 Which of the Jaws movies is set on Christmas Eve?

  a) Jaws 2 b) Jaws 3 c) Jaws the Revenge

 

8 In 1944 who recorded the 1st version of " Have yourself a very merry little Christmas"?

  a) Bing Crosby b) Judy Garland c) Frank Sinatra

 

9 Because of its paganism association mistletoe is banned from Britains churches with one exception

  what is it?

  a) Ely Cathedral b) Westminster Abbey c) York Minster

 

10 According to a 1983 calculation approximately how much would the presents detailed in "The Twelve

Day's of Christmas" cost?

a) £3300 b) £ 6300 c) £9300

 

11 Where did the holy family go after leaving Bethlehem?

a) Egypt b) Jerusalem c) Nazareth

 

12 Which carol includes the chorus line "And it's tidings of comfort and joy"?

a) God Rest You Merry Gentlemen b) O Come All Ye Faithful c) Good King Wenceslas

 

13 Which future pop star made an early appearance as a backing singer on Phil Spectors Christmas album?

  a) Cher b) Diana Ross c) Nancy Sinatra

 

14 The South African province Natal (derived from Nativity) was so named because which European

  landed there on Christmas Day 1497?

  a) Francis Drake b) Vasco Da Gama c) Marco Polo

 

 

15 In which country does Santa Claus ride on a straw goat called Ukko?

  a) Barbados b) Finland c) The Philippines

 

16 "Mele Malikimaka" means Merry Christmas in which languange?

 a) Hawaiian b) Hopi c) Tagalong

 

17 Which classic children's novel starts with the father of the house being wrongly arrested at Christmas?

 a) The Secret Garden b) Peter Pan c) The Railway Children

 

18 The poem " A Visit From St Nicholas" is better known as what?

a) Over The Rainbow b) The Night Before Christmas c) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

 

19 What do children in France leave out for Santa to fill with presents?

a) Shoes b) Baskets c) Stockings

 

20 St Nicholas is the patron saint of children and which other group of people?

a) Chimney sweeps b) Candlestick makers c) Sailors

 

21 Of the seven years between 1963 and 1969 how many Christmas album charts saw The Beatles at #1?

a) 3 b) 6 c)7

 

22 According to tradition in the Low Countries where does St Nicholas come from?

a) China b) the North Pole c) Spain

 

23 In the "Twelve Days of Christmas" which day is Christmas Day?

a) The first b) The seventh c) The twelfth

 

24 In which country is there a festival called "Jonkonnu during the Christmas season?

a) Andorra b) Jamaica c) St Lucia

 

25 What are male turkeys called?

a) Cocks b) Dogs c) Toms

 

26 Who plays Scrooge in "The Muppet Christmas Carol"

a) Rowan Atkinson b) Kermit c) Michael Caine

 

27 On what date is Christmas celebrated in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church?

a) 7th December b) 25th December c) 7th January

 

28 In which European country do children receive gifts from the Magi on 5th January?

a) Turkey b) Denmark c) Spain

 

29 What is the name of the angel who saves James Stewart's life in the Christmas film

" It's a Wonderful Life"?

a) Clarence b) Arthur c) Benjamin

 

30 In 1970 who became the 1st act to have a "Greatest Hits" album at #1 in Britain over Christmas?

a) The Beatles b) Andy Williams c) Max Bygraves

 

31 According to Dutch tradition St Nicholas has a companion when he is giving out presents called what?

a) Peter Stumpf b) Black Peter c) Stubbe Peters

 

32 What song was 1st recorded in 1949 by the singing cowboy "Gene Autry" selling 2millon copies in

its 1st year?

a) Santa Claus is Coming to Town b) Mary's Boy Child c) Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

 

33 What day does St Nicholas Day fall on?

a) 6th December b) 16th December c) 26th December

 

34 Which 1988 Bruce Willis film was set on Christmas Eve?

a) Die Hard b) Look whose Talking c)Twelve Monkeys

 

35 What was the 1st single to be a Christmas #1 twice in Britain?

a) Bohemian Rhapsody b) Do They Know Its Christmas c) Merry Xmas Everyone

 

36 In the Gospel According to St Matthew, what did the angel of the Lord say that Mary's baby should

be called

a) Elias b) Emmanuel c) Jesus

 

37 In which country are Christmas presents traditionally given to children by an old woman named

La Befana

a) Brazil b) France c) Italy

 

38 What is traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve in Italy

a) Eels b) Reindeer c) Nothing it is a fast

 

39 How many ghosts appear to Scrooge in Dickens book "A Christmas Carol"

a) Two b) Three c) Four

 

40 Who had a hit in 1973 with the single "Step Into Christmas"

a) Elton John b) Paul McCartney c) Ringo Starr

 

41 Which was the 1st country to print a special stamp for Christmas

a) Canada b) Madagascar c) Uruguay

 

42 What was the name of John the Baptist's mother?

a) Mary b) Elizabeth c) Salome

 

43 Where would you find a Christmas Tree Worm?

a) In a forest b) In the ground c) In the sea

 

44 A traditional Danish Christmas is always celebrated in the American city of Dannebrog

what state is Dannebrog in?

a) Atlanta b) Nebraska c) New York

 

45 The 1st known mention of 25th December as Christmas Day comes in a Roman calendar

from which year?

a) 236 b) 336 c) 436

 

46 Christmas disease is a variation of which disease?

a) Mumps b) Haemophilia c) Leprosy

 

47 Which spacecraft made a live broadcast whilst orbiting the moon on Christmas Eve 1968?

a) Apollo 8 b) Vulcan 9 c) Challenger 10

 

48 In what country is dried cod traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve?

a) Japan b) Sweden c) Norway

 

49 What sign of the zodiac would you be if you were born on Christmas Day?

a) Aquarius b) Capricorn c) Libra

 

50 Before holly was fully accepted by Christianity in England what plant was used to decorate

churches at Christmas ?

a) Laurel b) Silver Fir c) Rosemary

 

51 How many ships came sailing by on Christmas day in the morning ?

a) 4 b) 3 c) 2

 

52 The economy of Christmas Island was originally based on which kind of mining ?

a) Coral b) Diamond c) Phosphate

 

53 What Christmas tradition did Thomas Smith create ?

a) Christmas crackers b) Christmas pudding c) Christmas cards

 

54 How many reindeer are normally shown pulling Santa's sleigh ?

a) 4 b) 6 c) 8

 

55 Who wrote the 1957 children's book " how the Grinch Stole Christmas" ?

a) Enyd Blyton b) Roald Dahl c) Dr Seuss

 

56 The herb Christmas Bells is native to which country ?

a) Australia b) Israel c) Korea

 

57 Which English king was crowned on Christmas Day ?

a) Henry VIII b) William the Conqueror c) Edward VII

 

58 A popular Argentinian dish at Christmas is " ninos envueltos" , slices of beef rolled and filled with

mincemeat ; what does "ninos envueltos" mean ?

a) Beef blankets b) Nine envelopes c) Stuffed children

 

59 In which year did the Pope remove the Feast of St Nicholas from the Catholic calendar ?

a) 1769 b) 1869 c) 1969

 

60 After "White Christmas" which Christmas song has more recorded versions than any other ?

a) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas b) Jingle Bells c) Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

 

61 In the 1983 film "Trading Places" who does Eddie Murphy swap places with one Christmas ?

  a) Dan Ackroyd b) James Belushi c) Bill Murray

 

62 Baron Fitznoodle appears in which traditional pantomime ?

a) Jack and the Beanstalk b) Cinderella c) Puss in Boots

 

63 In the musical version of Scrooge who starred as Scrooge ?

a) Peter O Toole b) Albert Finney c) Anthony Newley

 

64 What saint's day is celebrated on Boxing Day ?

a) Saint Jerome b) Saint John the Baptist c) Saint Stephen

 

65 Who is generally thought to have introduced Christmas trees to Britain?

a) Prince Albert b) George IV c) Charles Dickens

 

66 What Christmas custom did Ralph E Morris introduce in 1895?

a) Jokes in crackers b) Electric lights on Christmas trees c) Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

 

67 The expression "turkey the tenth" comes from which sport?

a) Base ball b) Bowling c) Pool

 

68 When does the Catholic Church celebrate the Feast of St Joseph the earthly father of Jesus?

a) 19 December b) 19 March c) 19 June

 

69 Traditional Christmas dinner in Scandinavia includes a dish called "julgrot; what type of dish is it?

a) Lemming soup b) Smoked herring c) Rice pudding

 

70 How many candles are there traditionally on an advent wreath?

a) 24 b) 4 c) 9

 

71 Apart from "A Christmas Carol" Dickens wrote 4 other Christmas novels; which of these is not one

of them?

a) The Cricket on the Hearth b) The Haunted Man c) The Witch of Prague

 

72 Which Scandinavian country sends a Christmas tree to London every year?

a) Sweden b) Norway c) Finland

 

73 Where did the custom of eating turkey at Christmas originate?

a) America b) Germany c) Russia

 

74 Which fictional character made his 1st appearance in "Beeton's Christmas Annual" in 1887?

a) Dracula b) Scrooge c) Sherlock Holmes

 

75 According to Syrian legend who gives out presents at Christmas?

a) Aladdin b) The King of the Fairies c) A camel

 

76 How many times did Cliff Richard have a record at #1 in the singles chart at Christmas?

a) Never b) Once c) Twice

 

77 Whose gospel tells the tale of the shepherds visiting the infant Jesus?

a) St Mark b) St Luke c) St John

 

78 Good King Wenceslas was actually a Duke of where?

a) Bohemia b) Prague c) Saxony

 

79 Which American group released the single "Little Saint Nick" in 1963?

a) The Beach Boys b) The Byrds c) The Four Seasons

 

80 On average how many Christmas cards are sent per head of population in the UK? (2000 statistic)

a) 7 b) 27 c) 47

 

81 According to English superstition, on what day do ghosts not appear?

a) Christmas Eve b) Boxing Day c) Twelfth Night

 

 

82 Which song includes the line "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire"?

a) The Christmas Song b) Merry Christmas Everyone c) White Christmas

 

83 A turkey has approximately how many feathers?

a) 1,500 b) 3,500 c) 5,500

 

84 The original version of Band Aid's "Do hey Know It's Christmas" had an all British cast except

for members of which American group?

a) Sister Sledge b) Kool and the Gang c) Van Halen

 

85 What spice is used to flavour the traditional Christmas drink of "eggnog"?

a) Cloves b) Cinnamon c) Nutmeg

 

86 Which rock singer starred in the 1983 film "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence"?

a) David Bowie b) Mick Jagger c) Sting

 

87 In both Indiana and Idaho there is a town with which of these names?

a) Christmasville b) Santa Claus c) Tinsletown

 

88 In which country would you find a straw goat called a "Julbukk" as a Christmas decoration ?

a) Canada b) Israel c) Sweden

 

89 What plant is allowed only into Christian churches in Britain between Christmas Eve and Twelfth Night

a) Oak leaves b) Willow c) Holly

 

90 According to St Luke who was the 1st person visited by Gabriel to announce an impending birth?

a) Mary b) Joseph c) Zacharias

 

91 Approximately how many copies of the 1st Christmas card were sold?

a) 10 b) 100 c) 1000

 

92 Which of the gospels gives the fullest account of Christ's birth and early childhood?

a) St John b) St Luke c) St Mark

 

93 What was the traditional Christmas dinner prior to the turkey?

a) Beef b) Goose c) Duck

 

94 Where would you find the Christmas frigate bird?

a) Indian Ocean b) Artic c) Black Sea

 

95 What toy was the biggest seller at Christmas in 1982?

a) Cabbage Patch dolls b) ET dolls c) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

96 Which over-thrown dictator was executed on Christmas Day 1989?

a) Nicolae Ceaucescu b) Erich Honaker c) Ferdinand Marcos

 

97 The light Christmas cake "pannetone" is traditionally eaten in which country?

a) Greece b) Italy c) Spain

 

98 Which Christian festival occurs 40 days after Christmas?

a) Ascension Day b) Candlemas c) Lammastide

 

99 Which cactus is grown in Britain as a houseplant and flowers around Christmas time?

a) Christmas cactus b) Easter cactus c) Orchid cactus

 

100 Where would you find a valve system known as a Christmas tree?

a) In a car engine b) In your heart c) On an oil well