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1 Name the ‘city of David’? 2 What is a ‘first footer’? 3 Where does the toast ‘Skoal’ come from? 4 Which winter sport uses the following terms - counter, brackets and rockers? 5 When is the festival of Epiphany celebrated? 6 Name the patron saint of Paris? 7 When is ‘Stir up Sunday’? 8 What is Tom Smith famous for? 9 What is the name of the angel that is said to bring sweets and gifts to children on Christmas Eve in Germany?


10 ‘Nollaig faoi shean agus faoi shonas duit’ is an Irish greeting, what does it mean? 11 Who else has his feast day on December 25th? 12 Who is celebrated on December 13th in Sweden? 13 What first appeared in this country in 1519? 14 Where did it come from? 15 What happened to Christmas in 1644? 16 The robin represents Christmas today. What bird originally did this? 17 Who was Kaspar said to be? 18 What is Ilex aquifoleum? 19 What is another name for Hedera helix? 20 Who wrote the song ‘White Christmas’? 21 He was born in 1888, where? 22 How many lords were leaping in the song - the Twelve Days of Christmas? 23 What was the final gift in the song? 24 What did the Anglo-Saxons call Christmas time? 25 Why was the hymn Silent Night written for the guitar? 26 In which town did Jesus spend his childhood? 27 Where are the magi thought to have come from? 28 What is the country’s name today? 29 What edible pastry was originally called a coffin?


e come from?


30 What does the toast ‘Wassail’ mean?


31 What was the name of Scrooge’s late partner?


32 When is St. Stephen celebrated? 33 Which evergreen is not allowed in church?


34 When is St. Thomas’s Day? 35 Who was born on 31st December? 36 What part did Pope Julius l play in the Christmas celebrations?


37 What is Sir Henry Cole said to be famous for? 38 What was the forerunner of the Christmas Pudding called? 39 When does she call? 40 What is Christmas Disease? 41 Where do reindeer come from? 42 Who first depicted Father Christmas dressed in red and white? 43 In which book of the New Testament are the shepherds mentioned? 44 Where is the account of the departure into Egypt written? 45 Who made the first Christmas Crib? 46 Were Three Wise Men actually mentioned in the Bible? 47 Where does the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree come from? 48 Which tree ‘bears the crown’? 49 What is traditionally heated with a red hot poker? 50 Which famous king was murdered by his brother in 10th century Bohemia?


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SOLUTIONS: ACROSS: 10) Push, 11) Dabble, 12) Tarry, 13) Xenon, 16) Youth, 17) Moor, 18) Mother tongue, 20) Myth, 21) Camp, 22) Ciabatta, 23) Idea, 25) A raw deal, 26) Bandanna, 28) Heath, 30) Visa, 33) Dealer, 35) Accelerator, 39) Bonsai, 40) Quiescent, 42) Entice, 43) Synthesizer, 44) Enzyme, 46) Rare, 48) Space, 51) Festival, 52) Quotient, 55) Foil, 56) Obedient, 58) Navy, 59) Mask, 62) Great Britain, 63) Hare, 64) Sneer, 66) Idiom, 67) Boule, 68) Amends, 69) Trek. DOWN: 1) Eulogy, 2) Chat Show, 3) Odd, 4) Abnormal, 5) Flora, 6) Carte blanche, 7) Orient, 8) Mean time, 9) Document, 14) Ambient, 15) Steak, 19) Screwdriver, 24) Able, 27) No Entry, 29) See eye to eye, 31) Irony, 32) Asset, 34) Acquire, 36) Altar, 37) Oscar, 38) Ass, 41) Inextricable, 45) Null, 47) Evening, 49) Protrude, 50) Calvados, 52) Quadrant, 53) Immunity, 54) Booby, 57) Editor, 60) See red, 61) Teme, 65) Ash.


CHRISTMAS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Bethlehem. 2. Te first person to enter a house on New Year’s morning.


3. Scandinavia.


5. 6th January. 6. St. Genevieve. 7. Te last Sunday before Advent.


(Kriss Kringle). 10. A Merry Christmas. Babylonian hero, Nimrod. 14. Mexico. 16. Te wren.


8. He invented crackers 12. St. Lucy.


19. Ivy. 20. Irving Berlin. 21. Russia. drummers drumming.


24. Yule-tide. of its pagan connections.


eaten holes in the church organ’s bellows. 27. Persia. 28. Iran. 31. Jacob Marley.


4. Ice skating.


9. Chirstkindle 11. Te


15. It was abolished by Act of Parliament. 17. One of the three wise men.


13. Te turkey. 18. Holly.


22. Ten. 23. Twelve 25. Because mice had 26. Nazareth.


32. 26th December. 33. Mistletoe - because 34. 21st December.


29. A mince pie. 30. Good health. 35. Judas.


36. He settled the date on 25th December. the first Christmas cards. 40. A form of haemophilia.


37. For sending 38. Plum porridge


company as part of an advertising campaign. 44. St Matthew’s Gospel 45. St Francis.


49. Mulled wine. 39. 6th January.


41. Lapland. 42. Te Coca-Cola 43. St Luke.


46. St. Matthew


mentions only ‘wise men’ no specific number is recorded. 47. Norway.


48. Holly according to the carol. 50. Good King Wenceslas.


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