Thursday, 19 December 2013

Advent Post #19: I bet you didn't know.... Christmas Quiz

I love fun (and often useless!) facts and this week have been finding out lots of little Christmassy snippets of information and compiled into a Christmas Quiz. Feel free to print and share around the table at Christmas - the answers are below, but no cheating!
  1. What was the first song sung in space?
  2. What are the chances of a white Christmas in England or Wales?
  3. Was Rudolph a male or female reindeer?
  4. In which year was the Queen's speech first televised?
  5. Who invented the Christmas cracker?
  6. Where and in what year was the first Christmas stamp released?
  7. How many reindeer pull Santa's sleigh?
  8. Their names....?
  9. On which instrument was Silent Night first played?
  10. Who wrote the poem 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'?
  11. How many gifts (in total) are mentioned in the song 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'?
  12. In Germany, what is Twelfth Night known as?
  13. In which year was the first Christmas card created?
  14. By whom?
  15. On which day of the week will Christmas Day be in 2014?
  16. Which song made the Christmas number one spot twice?
  17. And in which years?
  18. Where does the tree in London's Trafalgar Square come from each year?
  19. In which American state would you find the town of Santa Claus?
  20. In which year were electric Christmas lights first used?
  1. Jingle Bells
  2. 1 in 10
  3. Female - male reindeer lose their antlers in winter
  4. 1957
  5. Thomas Smith
  6. Canada in 1898
  7. 9
  8. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph
  9. The guitar
  10. Clement Clarke Moore
  11. 364
  12. Three Kings' Day
  13. 1843
  14. J.C. Horsley
  15. Thursday
  16. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  17. 1975 & 1991
  18. Norway
  19. Indiana
  20. 1854
Highlight the space above to reveal the answers! How did you do?