Christmas Quiz

December 17, 2011Sew White

Hi everyone! It’s cold outside and nice to grab a cup of tea with a gingerbread cookie on the side.

Each year my family has a Christmas quiz and I thought I would share one I made up, in case you wanted to use some of the questions in your own quiz.

The number after the question is the number of answers to get.

– Questions –

1) When did the original day of the twelfth night of Christmas fall? (1)

2) Who wrote the book ‘A Christmas Carol’ (1)

3) Which Character in which TV show said this: (2)

“Have you tried turning if off and on again?”

4) What are the 4 films that Baz Luhrmann has directed? (4)

5) Who played the voice of computer in ‘Iron Man’? (1)

6) The legend of the man who became known as Father Christmas originally was who and what was his church position? (2)

7) Why was Desperate Housewives stopped mid season in 2009 ? (1)

8) What was the name of the latest Indiana Jones film? (1)

9) What was the name of Britain’s biggest grossing film in 2011? (1)

10) What was the date of the Royal Wedding? (1)

11) What are the real names and character names of the two main men from the Mighty Boosh? (4)

12) Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. What is its height in feet (to the nearest 100 ft)?  (1)

13) In 2002, Halle Berry claimed she was the 1st black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress but was wrong. Who was it? (1)

14) How many hearts does an octopus have? (1)

15) What is the height of a cricket stump (in inches or centimetres)? (1)

16) Under which monument is the French tomb of the Unknown Soldier?  (1)

17) What are the names of each of the Batman films in the new trilogy by Christopher Nolan staring Christian Bale? (3)

18) What year did the ‘London Underground’ open? 1853 or 1857 or 1863 (1)

19) What is a prickly pear?  (1)

20) Who wrote the novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang : The Magical Car? And what is he more famous for writing? (2)

21) What is the first part of JRR Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy called? (1)

22) In which European country is Transylvania? (1)

23) Who played Edmund Blackadder? (1)

24) What were the 3 instruements played by Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon in ‘Some Like it Hot’? (3)

– Answers –

1) 5th January (1)

2) Charles Dickens (1)

3) Roy, The IT Crowd (2)

4) Australia, Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet, Strictly Ballroom (4)

5) Paul Bettany (1)

6) St. Nicholas, Bishop (2)

7) Writers Strike (1)

8 ) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (1)

9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (1)

10) 29th April (1)

11) Noel Fielding, Vince Noir, Julian Barratt, Howard Moon (4)

12) 19,364 feet (1)

13) Hattie McDaniel (1)

14) 8 (1)

15) 28 inches (71.1 cm) (1)

16) Arc de Triumph (1)

17) Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises (3)

18) 1863 (1)

19) A Cactus (1)

20) Ian Fleming, James Bond (2)

21) The Fellowship of the Ring (1)

22) Romania (1)

23) Rowan Atkinson (1)

24) Cello/string base, Ukulele, Saxophone (3)

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