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Praggy’s Four Seasons - It’s Winter!

The “Season of Shivers and Short Days” brings forth hibernation and Christmas! 10 Questions.

 
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What is the Pagan name denoting the Winter Solstice? (December 21st 2012)

  • Advent
  • Hogmanay
  • Boxing Day
  • Yule

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In which popular sport might one indulge on a winter holiday in Switzerland?

  • Steinstossen (Stone tossing)
  • Skiing (Skiing)
  • Schwingen (Traditional wrestling)
  • Hornussen (cross between golf & baseball)

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Why is the superstition that says a Christmas Pudding should have 13 ingredients "to mark Jesus & the Disciples", irrational?

  • Joseph and Mary only had cattle cake
  • The Wise Men didn’t bring any pudding ingredients
  • There were no disciples when Jesus was born
  • There was no brandy available in Bethlehem

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According to the Met Office, how many 'White Christmases' did London experience during the entire 20th century?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8

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Which of these plants should be in flower during December?

  • Rose
  • Tulip
  • Camellia
  • Daffodil

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Since the official 'UK Singles Chart' began in 1952, who had the most UK Christmas No,1s in the 20th century?

  • The Beatles
  • Cliff Richard
  • The Spice Girls
  • Queen

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Which of these animals does NOT hibernate during winter?

  • Rat
  • Marmot
  • Hedgehog
  • Skunk

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In which month was Martin Luther King Jr born?

  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February

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On the eve of which day is "Hogmanay" celebrated, particularly in Scotland?

  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Christmas Day

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Which month was known to the Anglo-Saxons as "Sol-Monath" or "Cake Month" as it was the time when cakes were offered to the gods?

  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February

 

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