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Welcome to our Winter Quiz

Winter Quiz I

  1. Which zodiac sign runs from November 22 to December 21?
  2. "Now is the winter of our discontent" is the openning line from which William Shakespeare play?
  3. True or false. No country in the Southern Hemisphere has hosted, or even been an applicant to host, the Winter Olympics?

  4. The Winter Palace can be visited in which city?
  5. Which James Bond actor made his film debut in the 1968 historical period drama The Lion in Winter?
  6. Which fruit has a variety called 'Winter Banana'?
  7. Which country has won the most medals throughout Winter Olympic history?
  8. 'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents!' is the opening line of what classic novel?
  9. Which simple sled differs from most sleds or sleighs in that it has no runners or skis (or only low ones) on the underside?
  10. In fiction, where is the land of talking animals and mythical creatures that one White Witch has ruled for 100 years of deep winter?
  11. Which winter sport is sometimes known as "the roaring game"?
  12. The Winter of Discontent was a winter in the UK of strikes by public sector trade unions demanding larger pay rises; who was Prime Minister at the time?


  1. Sagittarius
  2. Richard III
  3. True
  4. Saint Petersburg

  5. Timothy Dalton
  6. Apple
  7. Norway
  8. Little Women
  9. A toboggan
  10. Narnia (in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
  11. Curling
  12. James Callaghan (1978-79)

Winter Trivia II

  1. 'A Winter's Tale' is a song that reached number 2 in the UK singles chart in January 1983 for which singer?
  2. True or false. The Earth is closer to the sun in our winter than in summer?
  3. General Winter often refers to the winter climate of which country?
  4. Burning the Clocks is a winter solstice festival that takes place each year in which seaside resort?
  5. Chionophobia is the extreme dislike or fear of what?
  6. Which Christmas carol is based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti?
  7. How many sides do all snowflakes have?
  8. The eruption of which country's Mount Tambora volcano in April 1815 created a 'Year without Summer' in the Northern Hemisphere?
  9. The Winter War was a military conflict between the Soviet Union and which country?
  10. In television's Game of Thrones what is the name of the ancestral home of House Stark?
  11. What was the name given to the public festivals held on frozen Thames throghout the 17th and 18th centuries?
  12. The 1924 Winter Olympics, which were the first ever, were held at a site at the foot of which mountain?


  1. David Essex
  2. True
  3. Russia (its been a contributing factor to the military failures of several invasions of Russia)
  4. Brighton
  5. Snow

  6. In the Bleak Midwinter
  7. Six sides
  8. Indonesia
  9. Finland (in 1939-40)
  10. Winterfell
  11. Frost fares (the last was in 1812)
  12. Mont Blanc (the site was Chamonix, France)