Hope everyone had a good weekend and enjoyed last week’s quiz. I really tried to get a good mix of questions, both easier and hard. Not to keep you waiting any longer, here are the answers:
- What Christmas item takes its name from the old French word ‘estincelle’ meaning spark?
- Which famous scientist who developed the three laws of motion, was born on Christmas day 1642?
(Sir Isaac Newton)
3. Which company uses ‘The Holidays are coming’ to advertise their brand at Christmas?
4. In the song ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’, how many ladies were dancing?
5. What is traditionally found in a Christmas pudding?
6. Snowflakes are often portrayed as being 6-sided but studies suggest that less than what percentage of snowflakes exhibit the ideal six-fold symmetric shape?
a) 0.1% b) 1% c) 10%
The Twelve Days of Christmas traditionally finish on which date?
8. How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish?
9. What is the chemical formula of snow?
10. In what year was ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens published?
a) 1799 b) 1801 c) 1837 d) 1843
11. How many presents in total we were given in the 12 Days of Christmas?
a)354 b)364 c)374 d)384
12. What colour are mistletoe berries?
13. Which president was the first to decorate the White House Christmas tree?
(Franklin Pierce, 14th US President)
14. Which year did four Scottish students steal The Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day?
15. Which direction are you meant to stir mincemeat for good luck?
Thanks again for taking part, stay tuned for another Quiz coming on Friday!
Have a good week and good luck in future draws 🙂