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The Big Christmas Quiz - 10 ready-made Christmas quiz rounds

 

Round 1 - General Knowledge

  1. Who is the host of the British television quiz show The Chase?
  2. The drug digitalis is obtained from which plant?
  3. Who is married to Mexican businesswoman Laura Alvarez?
  4. Which one of the following footballers has never won the BBC Sports' Personality of the Year: George Best, Paul Gascoigne, Ryan Giggs, or Michael Owen?
  5. What is Barack Obama's middle name?
  6. What is the national flower of Scotland?
  7. Which national chain store traces its history to 1778 when William Clark established a drapers shop in London selling expensive fabrics, bonnets, gloves and parasols?
  8. Which is bigger: England, Portugal or Florida?
  9. What was made in France and gifted to the American people in 1886?
  10. How many men have walked on the moon?




Answers Round 1:

  1. Bradley Walsh
  2. Foxglove
  3. Jeremy Corbyn
  4. George Best
  5. Hussein
  6. The thistle
  7. Debenhams
  8. Florida
  9. The Statue of Liberty
  10. 12




Round 2 - Television

  1. What was the occupation of Lance Corporal Jack Jones in Dad's Army?
  2. What is the name of Roy Cropper's cafe in Coronation Street?
  3. In 'Only Fools and Horses' what is Rodney's middle name ?
  4. Which American TV presenter starred in 'The Color Purple'?
  5. Davros created which deadly Sci-Fi extraterrestrial race?
  6. Which US state was the setting for the series Magnum PI?
  7. Don Draper is the main character from which television series?
  8. Which soap is set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge?
  9. Who plays regional manager Michael Scott in the US version of 'The Office'?
  10. Who presents the 2020 daytime programme, "Home is Where the Art Is"?

Answers Round 2:

  1. Butcher
  2. Roy's Rolls
  3. Charlton
  4. Oprah Winfrey
  5. The Daleks
  6. Hawaii 
  7. Mad Men
  8. Doctors
  9. Steve Carell
  10. Nick Knowles

 

Round 3 - Geography

  1. What numerical name is often given for the geographical dividing line between North and South Korea?
  2. In which US state is Salt Lake City?
  3. Mount Kosciusko is the highest mountain in which country?
  4. Swindon is in which English county?
  5. Where would you find the Ponte de Sospiri?
  6. Where is Margaret Thatcher Day celebrated on the 10th of January?
  7. The Algarve is in which country?
  8. Bearbrass, founded by John Batman, was the original name of which city?
  9. Where in the world would you find Astana?
  10. Which capital city is located at an oasis fed by the Barada River?

Answers Round 3:

  1. 38th parallel
  2. Utah 
  3. Australia 
  4. Wiltshire
  5. Venice 
  6. Falkland Islands 
  7. Portugal 
  8. Melbourne 
  9. Kazakhstan 
  10. Damascus 

 

Round 4 - General Knowledge

  1. The CN Tower is in which Canadian city?
  2. What is an oenophile an expert in?
  3. What came free with the first-ever edition of the Daily Mirror?
  4. Which war was fought between 1861 and 1865?
  5. Fred Trump, Donald Trump's father, had an unusual middle name - was it, Christ, Christmas, Jesus or Mary?
  6. East Pakistan is the former name of which country?
  7. In the Old Testament who lived until the ripe old age of 969?
  8. On which European island would you find the city of Ajaccio?
  9. In which sport could the participant be called a pugilist?
  10. Which geological period is named after a South Wales' ancient tribe?

Answers Round 4:

  1. Toronto 
  2. Wine
  3. A mirror
  4. The American Civil War
  5. Christ (Fred Christ Trump)
  6. Bangladesh 
  7. Methuselah
  8. Corsica 
  9. Boxing
  10. Silurian




Round 5 - Music

  1. The boys of which choir were still singing Galway Bay?
  2. Which Kenny Rogers song told the story of a farmer whose wife leaves him and their children?
  3. Abba's 1975 hit Fernando refers to a revolution in which country?
  4. What rock band was made up of Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and John Bonham?
  5. What singer fronted the Black Eyed Peas and released her own album The Dutchess, in 2006?
  6. What is Shaun Carter's better known name?
  7. The singing and whistling pop singer Roger Whittaker was born in which country?
  8. Who was the first winner of American Idol?
  9. Which European port provided a hit for The Beautiful South?
  10. What was Victoria Beckham's last name before she became a Beckham?

Answers Round 5:

  1. NYPD Choir (the lyrics from the song Fairytale of New York)
  2. Lucille
  3. Mexico
  4. Led Zeppelin
  5. Fergie
  6. Jay-z
  7. Kenya
  8. Kelly Clarkson
  9. Rotterdam
  10. Adams

 

Round 6 - History

  1. The history questions in Trivial Pursuit are which colour?
  2. Who commanded the English fleet against the Spanish Armada?
  3. In England, when was the 'year of two invasions'?
  4. Which weapon was said to be decisive at Agincourt?
  5. Which cathedral city was bombed on 14th November 1940?
  6. What nationality was Marie Antoinette?
  7. In which battle was Pickett's Charge?
  8. In which UK city was the Titanic built?
  9. Who said on 10th March 1876, 'Come here, Watson, I want you'?
  10. What did a warrener look after?

Answers Round 6:

  1. Yellow
  2. Lord Howard
  3. 1066
  4. The Longbow
  5. Coventry 
  6. Austrian
  7. Gettysburgh
  8. Belfast 
  9. Alexander Graham Bell
  10. Rabbits

 

Round 7 - Review of the Year

  1. Which city in China was the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak?
  2. Film legend Kirk Douglas passed away in February - how old was he?
  3. What name was given to the first critical care hospital opened in London to treat COVID-19 patients?
  4. During the COVID-19 pandemic, which British Army officer raised millions in the run-up to his 100th birthday?
  5. Which small market town in County Durham made the news when Dominic Cummings was discovered to have driven there 'to test his eyesight'?
  6. Egypt shows its concern that a dam built by which country will lessen the flow of freshwater along the Nile?
  7. More to come in the next few months (July, 2020)...

Answers Round 7:

  1. Wuhan
  2. 103-years-old
  3. NHS Nightingale Hospital
  4. Tom Moore (Captain Tom or Captain Sir Thomas Moore)
  5. Barnard Castle
  6. Eithiopia

 

Round 8 - Films

  1. In which film did Tom Cruise play Cole Trickle?
  2. Which devious green-furred creature hated Christmas and fled to the top of Mount Crumpit?
  3. Who starred as James Bond in the Spy Who Loved Me?
  4. What is the name of Buzz Lightyear's enemy in Toy Story 2?
  5. What animal is Stuart Little?
  6. Who plays the scientist that flies into the alien spaceship in Independence Day?
  7. In Fever Pitch, which football club threatens to undermine Colin Firth's relationship?
  8. Which Disney animated feature celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017?
  9. Who won an Oscar in 1998 with just eight minutes work for Shakespeare In Love?
  10. In which movie does Jack Nicholson say: 'Here's Johnny!'?

Answers Round 8:

  1. Days of Thunder
  2. The Grinch
  3. Roger Moore
  4. Zurg
  5. Mouse
  6. Jeff Goldblum
  7. Arsenal
  8. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  9. Dame Judie Dench
  10. The Shining

 

Round 9 - Christmas

  1. If you were born on Christmas Day, what's your star sign?
  2. What is the name of Aladdin's well known panto mother?
  3. 'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents' is the opening line from which classic novel?
  4. The song White Christmas was first performed in which Bing Crosby film?
  5. The poinsettia plant originates from which country?
  6. 'Driving Home For Christmas' was a hit single for which singer in 1988?
  7. In which pantomime does Robin Hood and Maid Marion appear?
  8. What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant?
  9. In the film 'Jingle All The Way' can you remember the name of the toy Arnold Schwarzenegger was desperately trying to buy? It wasn't action man!
  10. In pantomime, how is Princess Marcella better known?

Answers Round 9:

  1. Capricorn
  2. Widow Twankey
  3. Little Women
  4. Holiday Inn
  5. Mexico 
  6. Chris Rea
  7. Babes in the Wood
  8. White
  9. Sleeping Beauty
  10. Turbo Man

 

Round 10 - General Knowledge

  1. Which playing card is often referred to as the 'Curse of Scotland'?
  2. Which two of Father Christmas's traditional reindeers are named after meteorological terms?
  3. In which British city would you find the 47-storey Beetham Tower, the tallest residential building in Europe?
  4. What was reality TV star Dog Chapman's occupation?
  5. Who was the daughter of the prophet Muhammad?
  6. What did Dr Ludwig L. Zamenhof invent?
  7. How many degrees are there in a rectangle?
  8. Appolonia is the patron saint of which profession?
  9. What is the meaning of the boy's name George?
  10. What did British baker and confectioner Tom Smith of London invent in 1847?

Answers Round 10:

  1. Nine of Diamonds
  2. Donner and Blitzen (in German, the names mean 'thunder' and 'lightning')
  3. Manchester
  4. Bounty Hunter
  5. Fatimah
  6. Esperanto
  7. 360
  8. Dentistry
  9. Farmer
  10. Christmas crackers