There are two White Room Quizzes each week - one on Monday and one on Wednesday.
Today`s Quiz is the White Room Seasonal Quiz 1 - The 12 ?? Of Xmas
[part of 🎅🏻 🎄 Christmas On The Community]
Instead of the usual eight questions, there are 12 questions - with one question from each of these categories
NATURE WORDS FOOD & DRINK SPACE PLACES LITERATURE EVENTS
TV ART SPORT MUSIC HISTORY
with each question based on one of the gifts in "The 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS"
The White Room Quiz is open to all members.
Those wishing to take part must pm me - @Mi-Amigo - with their answers between 12 noon today [Wednesday] and 11.59pm tomorrow [Thursday]
I hope our regular quizzers
and any member, who has taken part in the past or has never taken part, and new members
will join in with today`s White Room Quiz.
TODAY`S TWELVE QUESTIONS
There is no question is a QI-style question, in which the answer is not what most people think.
Q1 PARTRIDGE [nature] Where do grey partridges and red-legged partridges build their nests?
Q2 TURTLE DOVES [words] The term "turtle doves" owes its origin to what?
Q3 FRENCH HENS [food & drink] French hens barbezieux are native to which region of France?
Q4 CALLING BIRDS [space] "Early Bird" was a US satellite with "calls" between N America and Europe
What was the official name of the "Early Bird" satellite?
Q5 GOLD RINGS [places] Gold rings for the Royal weddings of Elizabeth II, Diana, Kate, and Meghan
were all made from gold mined from which Welsh mine?
Q6 GEESE [literature] "The Fox And The Geese" is a German folk tale in a 1815 collection of stories.
What was the title of the collection of stories?
Q7 SWANS [events] Swan upping takes place annually on the River Thames between Sunbury and
Abingdon on which month of the year?
Q8 MAIDS [tv] In the TV series "Downton Abbey" who played the characters Anna, head housemaid,
and Gwen, the underhousemaid? [ for both; half for one correct answer]
Q9 LADIES [art] Which Spanish painter painted "Las Meninas" [Ladies-in-waiting] in 1656?
Q10 LORDS [sport] In July 2020, it was announced that cricketer Ian Botham was to be made a peer.
Three other cricketers have been made a peer [not hereditary]. Name one of them
Q11 PIPERS [music] "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" was the debut studio album of which English
rock band in 1967?
Q12 DRUMMERS [history] Apart from drumming to regulate the marching of soldiers, what important
role did drummers play during the American Civil War?
The White Room Quiz is open to all members of the Community.
Those who want to take part must pm [private message] me [Mi-Amigo] with their answers between 12 noon today [Wed 16 Dec] and 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Thursday 17 Dec]
- allowing 36 hours to pm your answers.
Please do not post your answers on the thread.
The answers - and results for each player taking part - will be posted on morning of Fri 18 Dec.
Each member must pm [private message] their answers to me [Mi-Amigo] after 12 noon today [Wed 16 December 2020] and before 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Thurs 17 December 2020].
No member is to post any answer on the thread.
Any answer received after 23.59 [11.59pm] on Thursday 17 December will be declared void.
No googling, wiki, youtube search for answers.
The White Room Quiz is open to all members.
New members, who have recently joined the Community, and members who have not taken part before, are welcome to join the "regulars" and take part in this quiz.
Each correct answer given by each member will be awarded a .
In addition, the following trophies will be awarded for
12 correct 10 correct 8 correct 6 correct 4 correct
answers answers answers answers answers
Diamond Golden Silver Bronze Red
Thinker Thinker Thinker Thinker Thinker
Please feel free to post any comments on the questions - but not the answers - on this thread.
If you have any questions about the quiz, please ask and I will reply here.
Thank you everyone for your interest and for making the quiz so popular.
I hope everyone enjoys today`s White Room Quiz, and find it fun.
Good luck, everyone
How brilliantly thought out @Mi-Amigo The Twelve Days of Christmas. Well done you!
Having praised you for it...all I can say is O.M.G.!!!!
Thank you @Cleoriff
I`ve had the idea of a WRQ based round the 12 Days of Xmas for sometime and was fun searching out the questions. I know some questions are not easy but then there were also the questions I chucked out as being too difficult
Good luck, everyone.
Gingerbreadman Thinker here I come
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