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Welcome to our January Quiz

Quiz I

  1. January Jones is an actress best known for portraying Betty Draper in which American TV series?
  2. Which astrological sign is between January 21st and February 20th?
  3. In Roman mythology, January is named after which god of beginnings and transitions?
  4. On the 15th of January 1559 who was crowned monarch of England?
  5. What is January's birthstone? (Hint: the name comes from the 14th century English word meaning 'dark red')
  6. What is the common name for Galanthus nivalis, which flowers between January and April?
  7. Which date in January is the traditional date for the feast of Epiphany?
  8. January replaced which month as the first month of the Roman year?
  9. Which American federal holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year?
  10. Margaret Thatcher Day is the 10th of January in which part of the world?
  11. Sometimes known as a gilliflower which flower is a January birth flower?
  12. Which British musician, born in 1947, shares his January the 8th birthday with Elvis, Stephen Hawking and dictator Kim Jong-Un?
  13. A Burns supper is normally held on the poet's birthday on which date in January?
  14. What happened on 22 January, 1901?
  15. On precisely which date did the Victorians celebrate the start of the twentieth century, the 1st of January, 1900, or the 1st of January 1901?
  16. Which world city's name means "River of January"?
  17. Who stars as Nick Starkey, a smart ex-NYPD detective in the 1989 comedy-thriller film, The January Man?
  18. On the 17th of January in which year did Captain Robert Falcon Scott reach the South Pole?
  19. Who, in January 1649, did the courts deem a "tyrant, traitor, murderer and enemy of the people"?
  20. Up Helly Aa is a festival held to mark the end of the yule season on the last Tuesday in January in which Scottish town?
  21. What is the month of January in German?


  1. Mad Men
  2. Aquarius
  3. Janus
  4. Elizabeth I (daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn)
  5. Garnet
  6. Snowdrop
  7. January 6th
  8. March
  9. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  10. Falkland Islands
  11. Carnation
  12. David Bowie
  13. 25th of January
  14. Death of Queen Victoria
  15. 1st of January 1901
  16. Rio de Janeiro
  17. Kevin Kline
  18. 1912
  19. King Charles I
  20. Lerwick (the largest town on the Shetland Islands)
  21. Januar (the 'y' drops off)