Christmas Quiz Questions (178)

  1. Pleased proud puppet?
  2. Gum Olibanum, from the tree Boswellia sacra?
  3. Dickensian metaphor, mean with money?
  4. White marking on horse's lower leg?
  5. ... may be willing, but flesh weak?
  6. 9, 18, 22, 79 are significant?
  7. Powdered wool or cloth in certain wallpapers?
  8. Malaikah in the Qur'an, and Mal'akh in the Hebrew Bible?
  9. Widely used title of high authority, in English was orginally 'hlafweard', meaning bread-keeper?
  10. Pre-1948 widely used unit of luminous intensity?
  11. Alternative name for the plant Sweet Cicely, from its Latin name?
  12. Very old 'logging' term, cognate with Old Norse jol?
  13. Arabian and Bactrian varieties? (Bonus point: The ancient powerful Indo-Greek kingdom Bactria, c.200-400BC, equates to the northern part of which present-day nation?)
  14. Dwarf heather vaccinium yielding acid fruit?
  15. A side in a contract or dispute?
  16. Originally, in English, a student residence, preserved in Gray's and Lincoln's?
  17. Conducted mission of preaching and healing, with reported miracles, in Palestine, c.28-30AD?
  18. Genus ilex?
  19. ...thought, an old term for a wishbone?
  20. Marketing/technology term for the busiest day each year for online shopping?
  21. Seminal place, House of Flesh in Arabic, House of Bread in Hebrew?
  22. ... Anise, used for aniseed flavouring typically in Asian cooking?
  23. From Latin, 'a spark', showy?
  24. Originally Old English 'haligdaeg', meaning 'holy day'?
  25. Trumpet end?
  26. Beast of burden, Equus asinus?
  27. Pre-digital video or TV screen 'noise' due to no/poor signal?
  28. Verb tense neither future nor past?
  29. Milk/cream, sugar, beaten eggs, and liquor drink?
  30. Name given to Christ when prophesied by Isaiah?

Christmas Quiz Answers (178)

  1. Pleased proud puppet? Punch
  2. Gum Olibanum, from the tree Boswellia sacra? Frankincense
  3. Dickensian metaphor, mean with money? Scrooge
  4. White marking on horse's lower leg? Stocking
  5. ... may be willing, but flesh weak? Spirit
  6. 9, 18, 22, 79 are significant? Gold (common carat/karat purity grades of gold alloys, and the element atomic number)
  7. Powdered wool or cloth in certain wallpapers? Flock
  8. Malaikah in the Qur'an, and Mal'akh in the Hebrew Bible? Angel
  9. Widely used title of high authority, in English was orginally 'hlafweard', meaning bread-keeper? Lord
  10. Pre-1948 widely used unit of luminous intensity? Candle (redefined and replaced by the SI unit Candela)
  11. Alternative name for the plant Sweet Cicely, from its Latin name? Myrrh (Myrrhis odorata - not the source of Biblical myrrh, which is gum of certain trees in Commiphoratree genus, notably Gum Myrrh, or Commiphora myrrha.)
  12. Very old 'logging' term, cognate with Old Norse jol? Yule
  13. Arabian and Bactrian varieties? Camel (Bactrian has two humps. Bonus point: The ancient powerful Indo-Greek kingdom Bactria, c.200-400BC, equates to the northern part of which present-day nation? Afghanistan)
  14. Dwarf heather vaccinium yielding acid fruit? Cranberry
  15. A side in a contract or dispute? Party
  16. Originally, in English, a student residence, preserved in Gray's and Lincoln's? Inn
  17. Conducted mission of preaching and healing, with reported miracles, in Palestine, c.28-30AD? Jesus Christ
  18. Genus ilex? Holly
  19. ...thought, an old term for a wishbone? Merry
  20. Marketing/technology term for the busiest day each year for online shopping? Cyber Monday (the term, trend, publicity, etc., originated in the USA in 2005, spreading globally, generally referring to first Monday after US Thanksgiving day, i.e., end-Nov or start-Dec)
  21. Seminal place, House of Flesh in Arabic, House of Bread in Hebrew? Bethlehem
  22. ... Anise, used for aniseed flavouring typically in Asian cooking? Star
  23. From Latin, 'a spark', showy? Tinsel (Latin is scintilla)
  24. Originally Old English 'haligdaeg', meaning 'holy day'? Holiday
  25. Trumpet end? Bell
  26. Beast of burden, Equus asinus? Donkey (or less correctly, ass, which is a broader term)
  27. Pre-digital video or TV screen 'noise' due to no/poor signal? Snow
  28. Verb tense neither future nor past? Present
  29. Milk/cream, sugar, beaten eggs, and liquor drink? Eggnog (or egg nog, or egg-nog, or egg-flip - alternatively and less correctly advocaat or advokat, because such mixtures do not necessarily contain milk or cream)
  30. Name given to Christ when prophesied by Isaiah? Emmanuel (or Immanuel)


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