Not So Difficult Christmas Quiz

O.K.so the first one was a little too difficult try this one

Some are easy and others are easier.

  1. In which city did Roger Bannister run the first sub-four-minute mile in 1954? Oxford
  2. Which large animal kills more people than any other animal in Africa? Hippopotamus
  3. Which country do swallows migrate to when they leave Britain for the winter? South Africa
  4. In fashion, what do the initials DKNY stand for? Donna Karan New York
  5. Occurring twice yearly, what name is given to a day consisting of twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness? Equinox
  6. How many X chromosomes do women have? Two
  7. Which city is the largest port in Germany? Hamburg
  8. Which country is the natural habitat of the emu? Australia
  9. Where in the world does the Up Helly Aa Fire Festival take place, which culminates in the burning of a Viking long ship? Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland
  10. Which American film and television actress is best known for her role as Jennifer Hart in the 1980s television series Hart to Hart Stefanie Powers
  11. In 1872, which country played England in the first ever international game of football? Scotland
  12. Who married comedian Les Dennis in 1995? Amanda Holden
  13. Claire Richards was the lead singer in which dance-pop group? Steps
  14. Who became First Minister of Scotland after Alex Salmond’s resignation? Nicola Sturgeon
  15. Which Irish novelist was personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London? Bram Stoker
  16. Which singer starred in the televison documentary From Riches to Rags? Lily Allen (now Cooper)
  17. Who said: “The history of the world is but the biography of great men.”? Thomas Carlyle
  18. How many hurdles are there in a 400 metres hurdles race? Ten
  19. In 1811, nearly a quarter of all the women in Britain were called what name? Mary
  20. Which Portuguese-born navigator was the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean? Ferdinand Magellan
  21. Which historical figure is widely regarded as the greatest of all the Anglo-Saxon scholars? The Venerable Bede
  22. What disease killed thousands of people in Glasgow in 1832? Cholera
  23. Which killer was also known as ‘The Whitechapel Murderer’? Jack the Ripper
  24. In which year was the Wall Street Crash? 1929
  25. The Battle of Balaclava is a famous battle in which war? The Crimean
  26. In which French city was Joan of Arc put to death? Rouen
  27. Who was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover? Queen Victoria
  28. In which century was The Black Death? Fourteenth
  29. Which American outlaw was the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang? Jesse James
  30. In which country was Boxing Day renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994? South Africa
  31. Who served up figgy pudding in Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’? Mrs Cratchit
  32. Father Christmas is known as Pai Natal in which European country? Portugal
  33. Mummer’s Day is an ancient midwinter celebration in which English county? Cornwall
  34. Which band had a Christmas number one in 2009 with ‘Killing in the Name’? Rage Against The Machine
  35. Who is the servant of Cinderella’s father and also Cinderella’s friend? Buttons
  36. Which mathematician was born on Boxing Day in 1791? Charles Babbage
  37. Which country traditionally gives London’s Trafalgar Square Christmas tree? Norway
  38. Who had a Christmas hit with the song ‘Skyscraper’ in 2013? Sam Bailey
  39. In literature, which fictional character said it is ‘always Winter, but never Christmas’? Mr. Tumnus (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
  40. The Christmas favourite of ‘Piggies in Blankets’ is chipolata sausages wrapped in what? Bacon
  41. Which of Santa’s reindeer shares its name with a mythical god of love? Cupid
  42. In the Christmas carol, which town is known as Royal David’s City? Bethlehem
  43. At which of her homes does the Queen traditionally spend Christmas? Sandringham
  44. Which alcoholic ingredient is used in a Snowball cocktail? Advocaat
  45. In the rhyme Christmas is coming, who is getting fat? The goose
  46. Feliz Navidad is Happy Christmas in which language? Spanish
  47. How many Lords-a-leaping are there in ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’? 10
  48. In cockney rhyming slang what are ‘eyes’ called? Mince pies
  49. What was Mr Bean searching for when he got his head stuck in a turkey? His wrist watch
  50. Which monarch was crowned on Christmas Day in Westminster Abbey? William I

Bern’s Christmas Quiz 2014

 

Here it is chaps are you ready get set GO

 

  1. Which American state is nearest to the former Soviet Union? Alaska
  2. What state does Sarah Palin represent as its governor? Alaska
  3. What U.S. state did Barack Obama become senator of in 2005? Illinois
  4. If eating Cambridge No 5s, Wellands or Bedford Winter Harvests what would you be eating? Brussel Sprouts
  5. In which year did Royal Mail introduce self adhesive stamps? 2001
  6. In a standard set of playing cards which is the only king without a moustache?
    The king of hearts
  7. What is the speed limit on a German motorway? There is no limit
  8. Which fruit contains the most calories? Avocado
  9. What does a somnambulist do? Sleepwalks
  10. How old was the title character in the novel Lolita? 12
  11. What numeric term describes perfect eyesight and a form of cricket? 20/20
  12. What does the word `pop` refer to in Pop Goes the Weasel?
    To pawn (weasel was a shoemakers tool)
  13. In heraldry, what colour is gules? Red
  14. How many lions are depicted on the royal standard?
    Seven (one represents Scotland)
  15. On what occasions would the royal standard be flown at half mast?
    Never, because on the passing of a monarch, his or her descendant immediately accedes to the throne.
  16. Energy firm British Gas is owned by which company? Centrica
  17. In the game Cluedo, which room can be accessed via the secret passageway from the Study? The kitchen
  18. Which three fruits are combined to make the drink Vimto?
    Grape, blackcurrant and raspberry
  19. According the Bible how many of each type of animal did Moses take on the Ark?
    None (Noah did)
  20. In the Wild West, how was Henry McCarty better known? Billy The Kid
  21. Who did Ted Turner, the media tycoon, marry in 1991? Jane Fonda
  22. Which ‘Artist’ had the first UK number one in the UK in the year 2000? Bob the Builder, “Can We Fix It?”
  23. Which Holiday movie favourite featured a character called Kevin McCallister? Home Alone
  24. Robert L May created which popular Christmas character in 1939? Rudolph 
  25. On Christmas day in 2000, which country officially established a new National Anthem? Russia (Vladimir Putin signed the treaty which uses parts of the Soviet Union anthem)
  26. Who wrote the poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas also called “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in 1822? Clement Clarke Moore
  27. Which saint’s day is also known as Boxing Day? St Stephen.
  28. True or False? The German’s made the first artificial Christmas tree out of Goose feathers? True
  29. True or False? The word mistletoe comes from the Gaelic words for kissing girl plant? False (It comes from the Anglo Saxon word for little Dung twig)
  30. Which comedy star plays the title character in the film Elf? Will Ferrel
  31. Which ancient relic was stolen by Scottish Activists from Westminster Abbey and returned to Scotland on Christmas day in 1950? Stone of Scone (Aka the Stone of Destiny of Coronation Stone)
  32. Who wrote the poem ‘If’? Rudyard Kipling
  33. At the end of the novel ‘The Day of the Triffids’, on what island do the two sighted protagonists Bill Masen and Josella Payton eventually find refuge? Isle of Wight
  34. Which region in the Pacific Ocean is also the name of a character in the ‘Dr. Doolittle’ stories? Polynesia (the parrot)
  35. Which French artist, born in 1834 was best known for his paintings of ballet dancers? Edgar Degas
  36. Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ was the Prince of which country? Denmark
  37. Which artist is famous for his statue ‘The Thinker’? Auguste Rodin
  38. Which British artist achieved notoriety in 1976 after confessing to faking old masters? Tom Keating
  39. Who was the author of ‘Pygmalion’? George Bernard Shaw
  40. Franz Hals painted his most famous work in 1624; what was it called? The Laughing Cavalier
  41. Who was the pilot hero of Captain W.E. Johns stories? Biggles
  42. Which Scottish golfer (aka Mrs Doubtfire) has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999? Colin Montgomerie
  43. Who was the third President of the USA, following on from George Washington and John Adams was also famed for his numerous inventions? Thomas Jefferson
  44. In which town is the cartoon series ‘The Simpsons’ based around? Springfield (Oregon)
  45. Since 1934, the annual Golf Masters tournament is the only major played each year at the same course. Name the course? Augusta National Golf Club
  46. What is the often used name of the political protest of throwing a beverage into a harbour in December 1773? The Boston Tea Party
  47. Name of the world’s busiest passenger sea port? Dover
  48. Which American actor, who sadly passed on October 31st 1993 at the age of 23, was the older brother of Rain, Joaquin, Summer & Liberty? River Phoenix
  49. What was the name of the German Chancellor, the primary force behind the unification of Germany 1871, who also had a famous battleship named after him? Otto von Bismarck
  50. A Stephen King 1975 horror fiction novel which involves a writer (named Ben Mears) who returns to the town where he lived as a boy, to discover that the residents are all becoming vampires? Salem’s Lot
  51. What country produces Efes beer? Turkey
  52. What are the two main colours of Blackburn Rovers home football kit? Blue and white
  53. Who played detective Peter Boyd in the BBC drama series Waking The Dead? Trevor Eve
  54. What does a dendrologist study? Trees
  55. Which TV show featured DS Jane Penhaligon? Cracker
  56. What was Ellie Goulding’s debut album called? Lights
  57. What is Germany’s blutwurst known as in the UK?Black pudding
  58. What was the last James Bond film to star Pierce Brosnan? Die Another Day
  59. Name the four British prime minister who where bachelors while in office. Spencer Compton, Pitt the Younger, Arthur Balfour, Edward Heath
  60. Name the four Pevensie children in the Chronicles of Narnia books. Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy
  61. In which four films did Humphrey Bogart and Lauran Bacall co-star? To have and have not, The big sleep, dark passage, Key largo
  62. What are the legendary four rivers in the Garden of Eden? Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, Euphrates.
  63. What are the first four elements on the periodic table? Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Berylium
  64. Which four US Presidents died of natural causes while in office? William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren G Harding, FD Roosevelt
  65. As of 2013 who are the only four women nominated for a Best Director Oscar? Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, Sophia Coppola, Kathleen Bigelow.
  66. Which four events make up tennis’ Grand Slam? Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open
  67. Apart from London, which four other British town or cities have hosted the Eurovision Song Contest? Edinburgh (1972), Brighton (1974), Harrogate (1982), Birmingham (1998).
  68. Which four historical figures have appeared on the back of the English £20 note? William Shakespeare, Michael Faraday, Edward Elgar, Adam Smith
  69. A UK Number 1 for Diana Ross in March 1986 written by the Bee Gees? Chain Reaction
  70. Who won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for “The Fighter”? Christian Bale
  71. An idiom meaning” a no win situation” came from which novel by Joseph Heller? Catch 22
  72. What is the most southerly tip of Britain called? Lizard Point
  73. What is London’s oldest gentleman’s club founded in 1693? Whites
  74. Tufted, Ruddy and Mandarin are types of which bird species? Duck
  75. Lapsong souchong is a type of what? Tea
  76. Who created the character of Bridget Jones? Helen Fielding
  77. Which 1949 British film featured the character of Harry Lime? The Third Man
  78. In which fictional county would you have found DCI Tom Barnaby? Midsomer
  79. What is the name of the drummer with Showaddywaddy? Romeo Challenger
  80. The body of which monarch has been found beneath a car park in Leicester City Centre? King Richard III
  81. Which board game is also known as “Reversi”? Othello
  82. Which David Essex hit was co-written by Mike Batt & Tim Rice? Winter’s Tale
  83. Which mammal does the term “Soricidae” refer to? Shrew
  84. Pound, cup and foot are all types of what? Measure
  85. Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F Kennedy, but who shot him? Jack Ruby
  86. In which year was John Lennon assassinated? 1980
  87. Who stabbed Jean-Paul Marat in his bath in 1793, an act which has later been seen as patriotic? Charlotte Corday
  88. Which guerilla leader during the Irish War of Independence was assassinated in 1922? Micheal Collins
  89. Which Roman Emperor was allegedy killed by his wife, Aggripina, in AD54? Claudius
  90. Which is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated? Spencer Perceval
  91. Politician Airey Neave was assassinated in Westminster in 1979 – how was the killing carried out? Car Bomb
  92. Which British jounalist was shot outside her home in Fulham 1999? Jill Dando
  93. Whose last words were “Et Tu Brute” according to Shakespeare? Julius Ceasar
  94. Which Gerry Anderson TV character is modelled upon James Garner? Troy Tempest
  95. Mel Gibson (1990) and Kenneth Branagh (1996) have both played which character in movies? Hamlet
  96. Which president was shot whilst reviewing a military parade in October 1981? Anwar Sadat
  97. Which Latin term, usually applied to legal evidence, means ‘at first sight’? PRIMA FACIE
  98. What was the character name of TV’s ‘The Saint’? SIMON TEMPLAR
  99. In literature, who was the best known pupil of Greyfriar’s School? BILLY BUNTER
  100. What is the alternative common name for a Black Leopard? PANTHER
  101. O.K.SO WHERE ARE THE ANSWERS??? try highlighting