December Quiz Answers

The cracker of the Christmas Quiz devised by Helen Fellows proved popular. We imagine if you entered, yule have done well. 

There was a four-way tie for first place this month. David Greenwood, Karen Parker, Rick Thompson, and Rachel Reeve from the County Libraries all scored 18 out of 20, (with Rachel and the Kenilworth Library staff answering as a team). So well done to them all, and thank you to those who took part. We hope it kept the grey cells active and was enjoyable.

Here are the answers:

  1. What is the name of the period leading up to Christmas?  Advent
  2. Who was crowned King of England on 25th December 1066?  William the Conqueror
  3. In the 17th century, which leader banned Christmas pudding and mince pies?  Oliver Cromwell
  4. Which Christmas carol tells the story of a Czech king on a journey to give alms to the poor?  Good King Wenceslas
  5. Which ballet with music by Tchaikovsky is set at Christmas time? The Nutcracker
  6. The song, ‘Walking in the Air’ features in which classic Christmas film? The Snowman
  7. Which Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale inspired the film ‘Frozen’?  The Snow Queen
  8. In the film, ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’, who played Scrooge?  Michael Caine
  9. In which C.S.Lewis novel was it always winter but never Christmas?  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  10. If you were born on Christmas day, what would be your star sign?  Capricorn
  11. Stollen is a traditional fruit cake of which country?  Germany
  12. What name is given to the small sausages wrapped in bacon served with turkey at Christmas?  Pigs in Blankets
  13. In the Christmas song, what was ‘roasting on an open fire’?  Chestnuts
  14. What are the two main ingredients of a snowball cocktail?  Advocaat and Lemonade
  15. Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is a territory belonging to which country?  Australia
  16. What huge Christmas gift did France give to the USA in 1886?  The Statue of Liberty
  17. What name are reindeer better known by in North America?  Caribou
  18. What colour are mistletoe berries?  White
  19. Which plant with bright red and green leaves is often given as a gift at Christmas?  Poinsettia
  20. What is the chemical formula for snow? H2O

Watch out for a new ‘Not in the Ballroom’Quiz’ on new Year’s Day, and we wish you a Merry Christmas from the Unlocking Warwick volunteers, and a much better year in 2021!