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Wavy's Christmas Quiz

20 Questions testing your general knowledge about Christmas. Ho Ho Ho! 20 Questions.

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Which of these names does NOT belong to one of Santa's reindeer?

  • Comet
  • Prancer
  • Vixen
  • Klaxon

Question 2 Photo

At Christmas, it is traditional to exchange kisses beneath a sprig of which plant?

  • Ivy
  • Mistletoe
  • Yew
  • Holly

Question 3 Photo

In the Ukraine, what does it mean if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning?

  • Good luck
  • Misfortune will strike in the coming year
  • The Winter will be unusually cold
  • Your house needs cleaning

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Finding a trinket in your portion of Christmas pudding predicts your fortune for the coming year. Eg, finding a coin means you will become wealthy. What will you be if you find a button?

  • Poor
  • Famous
  • A bachelor
  • Called away on a trip

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If you were given some frumenty at a Medieval Christmas party, what would you probably do with it?

  • Eat it
  • Burn it
  • Put it in your sweetheart's hair
  • Use it to polish your boots

Question 6 Photo

Which of the following names does NOT belong one of the Three Kings?

  • Caspar
  • Balthazar
  • Teleost
  • Melchior

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One of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes takes place during the Christmas season. Which of these does the tale hinge upon?

  • A burglar disguised as Father Christmas
  • A blue diamond found in a goose
  • A cat trapped in an organ pipe
  • A poisoned flask of Napoleon Brandy

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Which well-known author of fantasy fiction also created a book called The Father Christmas Letters?

  • Lewis Carroll
  • J.R.R.Tolkien
  • E.Nesbitt
  • C.S.Lewis

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One of the most loved Christmas books is A Christmas Carol. Who wrote it?

  • Mark Twain
  • Charles Dickens
  • Hans Christian Anderson
  • Thomas Hardy

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In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat. Of what material is it usually made?

  • Candy
  • Straw
  • Uranium
  • Fir wood

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What is the Irish custom of "feeding the wren" or "hunting the wren" on December 26?

  • Taking your family out to dinner
  • Carrying a wren door to door, collecting money for charity
  • Leaving a basket of cakes at the door for passers by
  • Putting out suet and seeds for the birds

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In Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker", who is the nutcracker's main enemy?

  • A girl called Clara
  • The King of the Mice
  • Drosselmeyer the Magician
  • Dr Almond

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At lavish Christmas feasts in the Middle Ages, swans and peacocks were sometimes served "endored". What does that mean?

  • The feet and beaks were coated with gold
  • The guests knelt in adoration as the birds were brought in
  • The birds had been raised on grain soaked in brandy
  • The flesh was painted with saffron dissolved in melted butter

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All through the Christmas season in old England, "lambswool" could be found in the houses of the well-to-do. What was it?

  • Imitation snow used in decorations
  • A brew of hot ale with roast apples floating in it
  • The material used for knitting Christmas gifts
  • A fluffy confection made from almonds and sugar

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"Take care you don't take too much, Be not greedy in your clutch, Snip, snap, dragon!" What is "the dragon" in the Christmas game of Snapdragon?

  • Flames of burning brandy
  • A costumed child
  • The oldest male in the room
  • A snapper made from fireside tongs

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In Victorian times, most Londoners would have been familiar with the "goose club". What was it?

  • A pantomime troupe specialising in slapstick
  • A stout stick used for slaughtering geese
  • A banjo like instrument used for door to door caroling
  • A method of saving to buy a goose for Christmas

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In Victorian England, turkeys were raised in Norfolk, and taken to market in London. How did the turkeys get to London?

  • They were herded by sheep dogs
  • They flew
  • They rode in huge wagons called turkey vans
  • They were supplied with boots made of sacking and leather

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The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower. Where did it originally grow?

  • Canada
  • China
  • Mexico
  • Spain

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One Christmas ritual is the British monarch's broadcast on Christmas day. The first was given by George V in 1932. Who wrote the king's speech?

  • The King himself
  • Enid Blyton
  • Winston Churchill
  • Rudyard Kipling

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Which country gives the UK a Christmas tree as a present each year?

  • Sweden
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Norway