Christmas Quiz #6

Christmas Quiz #6 - Questions and Answers

A free-to-use Christmas-themed quiz from BusinessBalls.com. Challenge your family over the turkey, your friends at the office, or perhaps for a local Christmas-themed pub quiz. Check out the other Christmas and New Year's quizzes here: #1#2#3#4#5.


Christmas Quiz #6 - Questions


1. By what name is St. Stephen's Day general known in the UK and other Commonwealth nations?

2. Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is an external territory of which English-speaking nation?

3. Which major producer of soft drinks helped sculpt the image of Santa Claus, after introducing him to their advertising during the 1920s? (Fun Fact: in the 1940s and 1950s, the Santa in the adverts had an elf friend called Sprite Boy). 

4. How many ghosts before Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol?

5. Michael Caine appears alongside which puppet characters in a 1992 adaptation of A Christmas Carol?

6. The wild turkey Meleagris gallopavo is native to which continent of the Earth? (Fun fact: domesticated turkeys were originally imported into the UK via the Levant, and were therefore associated with the nation of Turkey, hence the name). 

7. What is the pen name of children's author Theodor Geisel, who wrote the famous book How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

8. Rather than fawns like other deer species, what name is given to baby reindeers (caribou)?

9. In which movie set at Christmas (though some still argue it's not a Christmas film!) does NYPD officer John McClane battle European terrorists led by Hans Gruber?

10. According to the carol, which king (actually Duke of Bohemia) last looked out on the feast of Stephen?

11. In which year did Band Aid release Do they know it's Christmas? as charitable support for the Ethiopian famine occurring at the time?

12. Lapland - home to the native Saami people - is the northernmost region of which European nation?

13. Which fruit is traditionally used - along with sweets, cocktails sticks and a candle - to make a Christingle?

14. The Eastern and Greek Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas on which date?

15. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl sang a "fairytale" about which American city?

16. In which Christmas film of 1984 do Mogwai turn into angry, destructive monsters if they are fed after midnight?

17. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, which seasonal song by Bing Crosby is the highest-selling single of all time?

18. In which 1992 movie sequel starring Macaulay Culkin does US President Donald Trump make a cameo appearance?

19. Who was the Roman prefect of Judaea, typically reported to have adjudicated over the trial and crucifixion of Christ?

20. Which country traditionally donates a Christmas tree to stand in London's Trafalgar Square?




Christmas Quiz #6 - Answers


1. By what name is St. Stephen's Day general known in the UK and other Commonwealth nations? Boxing Day

2. Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is an external territory of which English-speaking nation? Australia

3. Which major producer of soft drinks helped sculpt the image of Santa Claus, after introducing him to their advertising during the 1920s? (Fun Fact: in the 1940s and 1950s, the Santa in the adverts had an elf friend called Sprite Boy). Coca-Cola

4. How many ghosts before Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol? 4 (Jacob Marley, Past, Present, Future)

5. Michael Caine appears alongside which puppet characters in a 1992 adaptation of A Christmas Carol? The Muppets

6. The wild turkey Meleagris gallopavo is native to which continent of the Earth? (Fun fact: domesticated turkeys were originally imported into the UK via the Levant, and were therefore associated with the nation of Turkey, hence the name). North America

7. What is the pen name of children's author Theodor Geisel, who wrote the famous book How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Dr Seuss

8. Rather than fawns like other deer species, what name is given to baby reindeers (caribou)? Calves

9. In which movie set at Christmas (though some still argue it's not a Christmas film!) does NYPD officer John McClane battle European terrorists led by Hans Gruber? Die Hard

10. According to the carol, which king (actually Duke of Bohemia) last looked out on the feast of Stephen? Wenceslas (Wenceslaus I)

11. In which year did Band Aid release Do they know it's Christmas? as charitable support for the Ethiopian famine occurring at the time? 1984

12. Lapland - home to the native Saami people - is the northernmost region of which European nation? Finland

13. Which fruit is traditionally used - along with sweets, cocktails sticks and a candle - to make a Christingle? Orange

14. The Eastern and Greek Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas on which date? 7th January

15. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl sang a "fairytale" about which American city? New York

16. In which Christmas film of 1984 do Mogwai turn into angry, destructive monsters if they are fed after midnight? Gremlins

17. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, which seasonal song by Bing Crosby is the highest-selling single of all time? White Christmas

18. In which 1992 movie sequel starring Macaulay Culkin does US President Donald Trump make a cameo appearance? Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

19. Who was the Roman prefect of Judaea, typically reported to have adjudicated over the trial and crucifixion of Christ? Pontius Pilate

20. Which country traditionally donates a Christmas tree to stand in London's Trafalgar Square? Norway


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