Christmas Quiz Questions

Christmas Quiz – Round 7 – Christmas General Knowledge

Christmas Quiz Questions – General Knowledge Quiz linked to Christmas.

1. The song ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ reached number one twice in the UK charts – can you name both acts who performed it?

Harry Belafonte and Boney M

2. What is the name of the traditional Italian Christmas cake?

Panettone

3. What is the surname of the family in Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’?

Cratchit

4. By the end of which date should all Christmas decorations be removed, so as not to bring bad luck upon the house?

5th January (Twelfth Night) (There is a tendency for ‘discussion’ on this subject! To help, please see below definition of Twelfth Night from the Oxford English Dictionary)

“The evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking”.
Oxford English Dictionary

5. What is the star sign of a person born on 25th December?

Capricorn

6. Which elusive piece of technology was the most popular Christmas gift in 2006?

Nintendo Wii

7. 26th December is known as Boxing Day and which saint’s day?

Saint Stephen’s Day (Feast of Saint Stephen)

8. Who invented the Christmas cracker?

Thomas Smith

9. What is the greatest-selling Christmas single of all time?

Bing Crosby – White Christmas (Sales in excess of 50 million worldwide)

10. True or False; if you add together all of the gifts in the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, you get 363 gifts.

False – you get 364

 

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Quiz – Round 7 – Christmas General Knowledge

    1. HI there – yes, you would get 78 gifts if you do 12+11+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1. But in the song, on the first day you get one partridge in a pear tree, which is one. On the second day you get two turtle doves and a partridge- so you’ve got 1 from the first day then 3 for the second, which is 4. Then you’ve got 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves and a partridge which is 6, add that to your 4 and you’ve got 10. If you keep doing that you get to 364. Nasty question I know!

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