Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the Christmas Quiz; click here for the questions!

  1. St Christopher; he is is the patron saint of travellers
  2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Make the Yule-tide gay, From now on,our troubles will be miles away
  3. Wade, they makes sofas
  4. 1962, from the movie Girls, girls, girls
  5. Apple, but also found on lime, hawthorn, popular, willow, crab apple and false apple
  6. Comet, there is also Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen,
  7. Rudolph
  8. 184; a Partridge in a Pear Tree (12 times), Two Turtle Doves (11 times), Three French Hens (10 times),Four Calling Birds (9 times), Six Geese a-Laying (7 times) and Seven Swans a-Swimming (6 times).
  9. 1952; George V. delivered his first Christmas message in 1932. After the death of George VI in February 1952, The Queen broadcast her first Christmas message. The first televised message was broadcast live in 1957.
  10. Osborne House; After the death of her husband Prince Albert on 14th December 1861, the Queen decided to spend her first Christmas as a widow at Osborne House, and from then continued to spend the festive period on the Isle of Wight until the end of her reign.
  11. 2004; The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
  12. Sir Isaac Newton; he was an English physicist and mathematician born in 1642
  13. Holiday Inn; Irving Berlin musical, staring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire who run a country hotel.
  14. 1; Oh what fun it is to ride on a one horse open sleigh
  15. 1935; Issued to British troupes stationed in Egypt for their mail home, however the first British stamp for the public was 1966
  16. Henry VIII; he like to eat all sorts of meats and foul so why not turkey!
  17. 6; All snowflakes are six pointed ice crystals
  18. Mrs Cratchit; The 'copper' used to boil the pudding was used the rest of the year for the Cratchit family laundry
  19. Pig; He is largely based on Leon Trotsky and he was most likely a Landrace pig
  20. Post men; this is supposed to be why the Victorian's had lots of robins on their Christmas cards to symbolise the post men delivering good wishes.
  21. Dick Wittington; he married his former master's daughter
  22. 155 miles as the crow files; Bethlehem is a tiny farming village in the county of Carmarthenshire, Wales

Merry Christmas

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