Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas Audiovisual Quiz 2012 - 'Yule' Love it!

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This year my Children in Need pub quiz was delayed due to filming commitments and so I ran it in December, giving me the perfect excuse for a festive feast. If you want to take this and run your own pub quiz then please do - you can download the answer sheets here. The answers are at the bottom of the post. Please DONATE to Children in Need here.
Hope you enjoy. Merry Christmas.
- Paul
Video Round - Name the Christmas Movies



Round 1. Happy Quizmas

1.  How many las in a line of “Deck the Halls”? 

2. Which beardy character is the ruler of Asgard who rode an eight-legged horse and may have been one of the inspirations for the origin of Santa?

3. Tis the season for Pantomimes, but which one is currently running at the Bristol Hippodrome?

4. In North American tradition, Santa lives on the North Pole, what is the 6 character postcode given to Santa by Canada postal service?

5. Christmas is a time when lots of people practice the art of engastrationhat is it?
A – Eating constantly over a long period of time
B – Stuffing one bird inside another
C – Politely talking with your mouth full

6. The names of which two reindeer mean 'Thunder' and 'Lightning'?

7. Which is the most common type of Christmas tree in the UK?
A. Norway spruce 
B. Nordmann fir
C. Serbian Spruce
D. Scots pine

8. In the animated version of the snowman the boys name is revealed on the gift tag he received from Father Christmas. With which band from Manchester does he share his name?

9. In the 1996 Christmas Special of Only Fools and Horses the duo earned 6.2 million pounds when a watch by which famous clock maker was auctioned?

10. In Victorian England, turkeys were popular for Christmas dinners. Some of the birds were raised in Norfolk, and taken to market in London. To get them to London, the turkeys:
A) Were herded by sheep dogs 
B) Flew
C) Rode in huge wagons called “turkey-vans”
D) Were supplied with boots made of sacking or leather


Round 2 - Around the World

1. Santa Fe is the capital of which American state?

2. In what country do children believe that Sinterklaas (pr. seen - teer - klahs) arrives on a boat from Spain and rides down the streets on a white horse accompanied by his servant, Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) (pr. zvarta peet) ?

3. In which country would you find the amusement park called Santa Park (or Santa Claus Village?)

4. In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat. Of what material is it usually made?
A. Sweets
B. Straw
C. Goat skin
D. Fir wood

5. In which country is Christmas celebrated by the largest number of people?
United States - 229,220,000, 73.0%
Brazil - 175,501,000 90.4%

6. Which Island in the Southern Pacific is also known as Rapa Nui?

7. St. Nicholas, who may have inspired the legend of Santa Claus, was born in what country?

8. What was the country of origin of the poinsettia first introduced to the United States by Joel Robert Poinsett? 

9. In what country do children receive gifts from La Befana, a kindly old lady, often portayed riding a broomstick?

10. Since 1955 which organisation has used military intelligence and advanced satellite technology to track Santa Claus' movements around the globe during Christmas?


Round 3 - Ghost of Christmas Past

1. Who is said to have banned Christmas festivities as heathen practice in 1652?

2. Jesus was born in a manger. What is a manger?  

3. Who was the first monarch to broadcast to the people on Christmas day?
Bonus Question: Who wrote the speech: Rudyard Kipling. The opening lines are still used to this day: "I speak now from my home and from my heart to you all..."

4. What disappeared shortly before it was scheduled to land on Christmas Day 2003? 

5. Theres more than 8 billion today, but the first what was launched on Christmas day 1990?

6. Which King of England was crowned on Christmas day?

7. On Christmas Day in 1950 what was stolen from Westminster Abbey?

8. What connects Santa Maria, ‘Nina’ (pr. neenya) and Pinta?

9. In what year did the Queen talk about her `annus horriblis` in her Christmas speech?

10. Benjamin Franklin thought the eagle unsuitable as the symbol of the US as it was a “bird of bad moral character” who “does not get his living honestly”. Which seasonal fowl did he suggest instead?
A – The goose
B – The turkey
C – The duck


Round 4. Ghost of Christmas Present

1. Unlucky for some, on January 13th which cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany? 

2. On February 11th which american singer was found dead in the Beverly Hilton Hotel?

3. In March what discontinued being printed after 244 years?

4. on April 15th events where held around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of which event?

5. In May a pastel version of which famous painting sold for 120 million dollars in New York - setting a new world record?

6. What event, that won’t happen again until 2117, did stargazers get excited about on June 5th?

7. In July the 2012 summer olympics were held in London but how many gold medals were won by Team GB

8. In August the 2012 Palaympic games were held - what was the final position of TEAM GB?

9. In September the Tennis grand slam singles title was won by Andy Murray … the first British man to do so since who?

10. In October, what was the name of the Hurricane that hit the eastern seaboard of the united states and killed atleast 209 people? 

11. November 29th a South Pacific island, shown on marine charts and world maps as well as on Google Earth, was discovered not to exist. What was its name?

12. Today, it was announced that the earliest Dinosaur - Nyasasaurus parrington- has been discovered amongst the collections at the Natural History Museum - how old is it? 


Music Round
Play the tracks by clicking on the icons. Questions are below. 



TRACK 1. 
a. Name the artist
b. Full title

TRACK 2. 
a. Artist
b. Next line after the song stops 

TRACK 3. Listen to this song before you answer... 
a. Who is the artist singing this version: 
b. What sort of mine does she ask for the deed to?
c What is the first thing she asks for? 

TRACK 4. 
Xfactor Christmas Special
Here’s 4 tracks from X-factor winners -
8. 1 point for each artist you can name:
a.
b. 
c.
d. 
e. Which did not make it to Christmas number 1? 


TRACK 5.
a. Name the artist:
b. (This was released in early December 1980, but)  who’s death kept it from the top spot?

TRACK 6
12. Name the artist?

TRACK 7 
CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONES- PUT THESE IN ORDER

TRACK 8
8. Name the actress singing this track with Leon Redbone - recorded in 2003?

TRACK 9
Listen to these three Christmas carols: 
Name the singers:
9.a JINGLE BELLS
b. SILENT NIGHT 
c. THE HOLY AND THE IVY 
d. Which was not originally written as a Christmas carol?
In 1965, two astronauts took instruments into space and performed which song - the first song to be broadcast from space? 
e. Which one of the artists was born on Christmas Day? 

TRACK 10
19.a Name the film
b. Who provided the singing voice for this character?


BONUS QUESTION. 
This is the first ever mass produced Christmas card from 1843 but why was it controversial?



ANSWERS

PICTURE ROUND
1. David Beckham
2. David Tennant
3. Michael Moore
4. Mohammed Fahrer (Mo Fahrer)
5. Englebert Humperdink
6. Nelson Mandella
7. Amy Childs
8. Harrison Ford
9. Robert Pattison
10. Kim Kardashian
11. Prince Charles
12. Terry Wogan
13. Heston Blumenthal
14. Phil Tuffnel
15. Mick Jagger
16. Tiger Woods


ROUND 1
1. Eight plus one fa - Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la 2. Odin 3. Aladdin 4. H0H 0H0 5. B – Stuffing one bird inside another 6. Donner and Blitzen 7. B. Nordmann fir - most popular tree due to its needle-holding qualities.  8. James 9. John Harrison 10. D - Were supplied with boots made of sacking or leather

ROUND 2
1. New Mexico 2. The Netherlands.  3. Finland (Lapland is not a country but a region that spans 4 countries - finland, sweden, denmark and russia) - Santas village is in Finland. 4. B. Straw 5. United States - 229,220,000, 73.0% 6. Easter Island 7. Turkey 8. Mexico (also Guatemala, plus unconfirmed sightings in other Central American countries) 9. Italy 10. NORAD - North American Aerospace Defense Command 

ROUND 3
1. Oliver Cromwell 2. A trough from which horses and cattle feed  - It comes from a Greek word that means "to eat". 3. George V in 1932 4. The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express Spacecraft on December 19, disappears shortly before its scheduled landing. 5. Tim Berners Lee launched the first web page at CERN 6. William the conqueror 7. The Stone of Scone 8. They are the names of Christopher Coloumbus` ships (on his first voyage). Nina is a nickname for the Santa Clara 9. 1992 10. B – The turkey - which originates in the americas 

ROUND 4
1. MS Costa Concordia 2. Whitney Houston 3. Encyclop√¶dia Britannica 4. Sinking of the Titanic 5. The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch 6. The Transit of Venus 7. 29 8. 3rd after China and Russia. 9. Fred Perry 10. Sandy 11. Sandy Island 12. 245mya. 15 million years older than previously expected. 

MOVIE ROUND
1. Scrooged (1988)
2. Holiday Inn (1942)
3. Love Actually (2003)
4. Bad Santa (2003)
5. Gremlins (1984)
6. Die Hard (1988)
7. Elf (2003)
8. Harry Potter and the Philosophers/Sorcerers Stone (2001)
9. Its a Wonderful Life (1946 - this is the colourised version)
10. Jack Frost (1998)
11. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
12. Santa Conquers the Martians (1964)
13. A Christmas Story (1983)
14. The Meaning of Life (1983) Monty Python
15. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation(1989)

MUSIC ROUND
TRACK 1. 
a. Name the artist: The Darkness
b. and full title: Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) 2003

TRACK 2. 
a. Artist - Johnny Mathis (used in Home Alone 2)
b. Next line: (and mom and dad) can hardly wait for school to start again 

TRACK 3. Listen to this song before you answer... 
a. Who is the artist singing this version: Kylie Minogue
b. What sort of mine does she ask for the deed to? - Platinum
c What is the first thing she asks for? A sable (fur stoal)
Total list: Sable, 54 convertible in blue, Yacht, Deed to a platinum mine 
(duplex and cheques, decorations bought from tiffanys, a ring6. Artist and Next Line)

TRACK 4. 
Xfactor Christmas Special
Here’s 4 tracks from X-factor winners -
8. 1 point for each artist you can name:
a. 2005 Shane Ward
b. 2011 Little Mix
c. 2009 Joe McElderry
d. 2008 Alexandra Burke
e. Which did not make it to Christmas number 1? 
Songs 2 and 3

TRACK 5.
a. Name the artist: Jona Lewie
b. (This was released in early December 1980, but)  who’s death kept it from the top spot?
Two re-issued songs by John Lennon, who had been murdered on 8 December.

TRACK 6
12. Name the artist?: Mud

TRACK 7 
CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONES
PUT THESE IN ORDER:
1977 - Wings "Mull of Kintyre" 
1980 - St Winifred's School Choir - "There's No One Quite Like Grandma"
1984 - Band Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
1993 - Mr Blobby - "Mr Blobby"
2009 - Rage Against the Machine - "Killing in the Name"

TRACK 8
8. Name the actress singing this track with Leon Redbone - recorded in 2003?
Zooey Deschannel from Elf

TRACK 9
Listen to these three Christmas carols: 
Name the singers:
9.a JINGLE BELLS (Frank Sinatra) 
b. SILENT NIGHT (Mariah Carey)
c. THE HOLY AND THE IVY (Annie Lennox)
d. Which was not originally written as a Christmas carol?
Jingle Bells written in 1857 for the american Thanksgiving?
In 1965, two astronauts took instruments into space and performed which song - the first song to be broadcast from space? Jingle Bells
e. Which one of the artists was born on Christmas Day? 
Annie Lennox

TRACK 10
19. Name the film
A Nightmare before Christmas
b. Who provided the singing voice for this character?
Danny Elfman

Bonus Question.
The Christmas card was controversial because it portrayed children drinking alcohol.

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