Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers

Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers
Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers

Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers are listed below.

Questions. On Christmas Day 1977, Charlie Chaplin died in
a) Switzerland, b) England, c) USA or d) Canada?
Answer. Switzerland

Questions. On 26th December of what year was the USSR officially dissolved?
Answer. 1991

Questions. The Shrine of the Three Kings, a reliquary said to contain the bones of the Three Wise Men, can be visited in the cathedral in
a) Canterbury, b) Cologne, c) Vienna or d) Rome?
Answer. Cologne

Questions. Every year in November Sinterklaas, the Dutch Father Christmas, arrives in Holland. Where does he come from and how does he get to Holland? (1 point per correct answer)
Answer. from Spain (he lives in a palace in Madrid) - (by steamboat)

Questions. For which football club has Christmas come early when they won the Intertoto Cup 2006, the first silverware since 1969?
Answer. Newcastle United

Questions. In what year did NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, start tracking Santa's flight path around the world? (+/- 5 years)
Answer. 1955

Questions. In what year were the first electric Christmas lights used? (+/-20 years)
Answer. 1882

Questions. Which of Santa's other 8 reindeer was the father of Rudolph the red-nosed one?
Answer. Donner

Questions. Kwanzaa, a cultural holiday celebrated from 26th December till 1st January, originated from
a) Sudan, b) Indonesia, c) USA or d) Kenya?
Answer. USA

Questions. Which city is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth?
Answer. Bethlehem

Questions. If a Norwegian uses a bakken, what sport is he into? (*)
Answer. Ski jumping

Questions. In what year did Coca Cola begin featuring Santa in their advertising at Christmas? (+/- 10 years)
Answer. 1931

Questions. In the 1930's, the Addis Brush Company produced the first artificial-brush trees, using the same machinery that made their
a) toilet brushes, b) hair brushes, c) tooth brushes or d) paint brushes?
Answer. toilet brushes

Questions. Similar to the tradition of putting out cookies & milk out for Santa, the children in Sweden try please the Swedish Santa, Tomte, by leaving out
a) a bowl of rice pudding, b) a glass of vodka, c) a plate of dried herrings or d) a bottle of glogg (mulled wine)?
Answer. a bowl of rice pudding

Questions. On 26th December 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie announced the discovery of which element?
Answer. Radium

Questions. Which European football league does not take a winter break?
a) Italy, b) Netherlands, c) Portugal or d) Austria?
Answer. Portugal

Questions. Bandy is an ancestor of which winter sport?
Answer. ice hockey

Questions. In which country was the city of Natal ("Christmas") founded on 25th December 1599?
Answer. Brazil

Questions. True or False: The man who founded the Buddhist Society in London in 1924 was a barrister called Christmas Humphreys?
Answer. true

Questions. In what century was Saint Nicholas of Myra born?
Answer. 3rd century AD

Questions. In what year did Band Aid release their record "Do They Know It's Christmas?"? (+/- 1 year)
Answer. 1984

Questions. George Frederick Handel's Christmas oratorio, The Messiah, was first performed in 1742 in
a) London, b) Dublin, c) Vienna, or d) Jerusalem?
Answer. Dublin

Questions. The music to 'Silent Night' was originally written for a
a) guitar, b) piano, c) harpsichord or d) pipe organ?
Answer. guitar

Questions. In Dickens '"Christmas Carol", how many children does Bob Cratchit have? (BQ: what's the name of the youngest?)
Answer. 6 (Tiny Tim)

Questions. True or False: Dr. Seuss, the creator of the Christmas hating Grinch, was a psychiatrist?
Answer. False

Questions. In order to make their geese happier, fatter & tastier for the coming Christmas season, farmers in Cheshire have begun to
a) dress them in woolly hats & scarves, b) feed them mulled wine, c) put up heaters in the coops or d) let them live in their houses?
Answer. dress them in wooly hats & scarves

Questions. Four of the top five teams at the 2006 ClauWau, the Santa Claus World Championships, came from the host country, Switzerland. The other team was from
a) Japan, b) Holland, c) Jamaica or d) Kenya?
Answer. Jamaica

Questions. In what year did John Calcott Horsley invent and design the first Christmas card? (+/- 50 years)
Answer. 1843

Questions. Which artist was famous for his many paintings of the Madonna with Baby Jesus?
a) Raphael, b) Michelangelo, c) Leonardo da Vinci or d) Marc Chagall?
Answer. Raphael

Questions. What was the exact title of John Lennon & Yoko Ono's 1971 Christmas single?
Answer. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Questions. The mistletoe grows
a) only on conifers, b) only on deciduous trees or c) on both?
Answer. on both

Questions. True or False: only male reindeer have antlers?
Answer. False

Questions. The Christmas Star (Poinsettia) originated from
a) Cuba, b) China, c) Mexico, or d) Brazil?
Answer. Mexico

Questions. In which country does Joulupukki, the Yul Goat, bring the presents?
Answer. Finland

Questions. Which Wallace & Gromit movie, set at Christmas and first aired on 24 December, won the 1995 Oscar for best Animated Short Film? (BQ: Which recurring character was introduced in the movie?)
Answer. A Close Shave (Shaun the Sheep)

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