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The White Room Thursday Quiz - Christmas Special

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O2 Community 2019 Advent Calendar

 

Welcome to the Christmas Edition of 

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     There is no selected contestant this week. Instead the White Room Thursday Quiz is open to all members of the O2 Community, who are invited to pm [private message] me - @Mi-Amigo - with their answers. Please do not post your answers on the thead.

                                                             TWELVE CHRISTMAS-RELATED QUESTIONS:

 

Q1 [people]: Where does the impression of Santa as a jolly, round bellied, man with a white beard and rosey cheeks come from?

 

Q2 [history]: When [from which year to which year] were Christmas celebrations banned in Britain?

 

Q3 [events]: What event is held annually on Christmas morning in Brighton, despite efforts by council to prevent it? 

 

Q4 [geography]: There are two Christmas Islands in the world. One is in the Indian Ocean - 400km [250 miles] south of the western end of Java. Where is the other?

 

Q5 [space]: Who delivered a Christmas message from space on Christmas morning 1968?

 

Q6 [nature]: Turkeys are said to have been introduced to Britain in the 1520, were eaten by Henry VIII at feasts in 1547, and later became popular as part of Christmas feast. But where did turkeys originate from?

 

Q7 [games]: What did the Victorian parlour game "Snap Dragon", which was played at Christmas, involve, which would probably make it prohibited today?

 

Q8 [words]: What item, traditionally displayed at Christmas, has the Latin name viscum album?

 

Q9 [literature]: How many ghosts visit Snooge in Dicken`s A Christmas Carol?

 

Q10 [music]: How many gifts - in total - did "my true love send to me", according to the song "Twelve Days Of Christmas"?

 

Q11 [TV sit-com]: In the TV sit-com Only Fools And Horses, screened on Christmas Day 1989, where did the Jolly Boys Outing coach trip go to?

 

Q12 [food and drink]: From the 14th century, frumenty [or frumety] was eaten at Christmas. What were the main ingredients of frumenty [frumety]?

 

Rules:

Please do not post your answers on the thread.

Please send only one pm with all 12 questions and your answers to Mi-Amigo - at any time between 00.01 [one minute after midnight] and 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Thursday] 5 December 2019.

Any answer posted before 00.01 or after 23.59 on Thursday will be declared void.

Please - no googling, Wiki, social media, Youtube in search of the answers.

 

Answers and Results:

The correct answers, will be posted on Friday morning 6 December 2019.

Each member will be awarded a starfor each correct answer.

In addition, all members will be awarded

for 6 correct answers:                 for 10 correct answers:                              for all 12 correct answers:

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      Silver Thinker                              Golden Thinker                                             Diamond Thinker

 

Comments on the questions are welcome. I hope as many members as possible join in and have a go at the answers by pming me, and wish everyone "Good luck"

@Mi-Amigo 

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - Christmas Special

Hi @Mi-Amigo 

 

Had a quick read through!

I know some ~ and some are vague memories!

However thanks for putting this Christmas Quiz up for us

Best wishes TallTrees



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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - Christmas Special

I'll be giving this one a go @Mi-Amigo! My general knowledge is terrible but I'll see what I can come up with. cool

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Thank you @TallTrees and @Martin-O2 for having a look at the quiz. Good luck with your answers...

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5/12... not impressed
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@OldFart wrote:
5/12... not impressed

That`s pretty good @OldFart . If you can get or guess one more and pm the answers to me and they are all correct, you`ll be awarded the Silver Thinker! Bear in mind, so far [in previous White Room Thursday Quiz, only two members have been awarded the Silver Thinker... [just a thought, as I know you prefer to just play along] thumbsup

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - Christmas Special

Possibly 5 answers

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Well my PM has gone in and god help me....rofl

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@WispaRed7 wrote:

Possibly 5 answers


Brilliant @WispaRed7 .

Why not pm me your answers? And if you do and get or guess one more answer, you have every chance of being awarded the Silver Thinker... [to add to your "cred" wink]  

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Go on @WispaRed7 'ave a go. Do it for 'girl power' rofl tongue winking

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