Feeling festive? Try our Christmas quiz

By December 21, 2020LinkedIn
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After a difficult 2020, we thought it would be nice to try and lift everyone’s spirits by finishing the year with a Christmas quiz.

Good Luck and try not to Google!


Category 1: Movies

  1. Who directed The Empire Strikes Back?
  2. Bob Parr is head of the family, in which series of animated films?
  3. In which 2002 film did Steve Coogan portray Tony Wilson, founder of Factory Records?
  4. Who directed The Shawshank Redemption?
  5. Who composed the soundtrack to the 1969 version of The Italian Job?


Category 2: Sport

  1. Which ex-footballer and former World Player of the Year became president of his country in 2018?
  2. What did the company that first sponsored the Tour de France green jersey produce?
  3. The sport of pelota purépecha, which is similar to hockey, originated in which country?
  4. Which country won the now-discontinued Baseball World Cup more than any other?
  5. Which fashion house has designed the on-field kit for AC Milan since 2004?


Category 3: History

  1. Boris Yeltsin resigned his post as president of Russia in which year?
  2. How many million dollars did the US pay France for “The Louisiana Purchase”?
  3. In what year did Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, die?
  4. Which was the first organisation to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?
  5. Which king died in 1702 after his horse stumbled on a molehill?


Category 4: Music

  1. How is singer-songwriter Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel better known?
  2. Who released his debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ in 1973?
  3. What is the real name of the rapper Childish Gambino?
  4. Which former member of The Libertines formed the band Dirty Pretty Things?
  5. Break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored was a 2019 single by which singer?


Category 5: Literature

  1. In what decade did Lewis Carroll publish Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?
  2. Who won the 2018 Booker Prize for her novel Milkman?
  3. Who wrote a trilogy of 1970s novels about the fictional Mallen family?
  4. “How use doth breed a habit in a man” is a phrase from which Shakespeare play?
  5. Which actor (d.2015) wrote the autobiography The World Was My Lobster?


Category 6: History

  1. Which fruit was known to the ancient Greeks as “the Fruit of the Gods”?
  2. Which US president is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall of Fame having had over 300 matches and only one defeat?
  3. In which decade did Algeria gain independence from France?
  4. In what century did the Aztecs found the city of Tenochtitlan?
  5. In 1804 the world’s population reached what milestone?


Category 7: TV

  1. Killing Eve was adapted from novels by Luke Jennings by which actress and writer?
  2. Isaac Hempstead-Jones played which character in Game of Thrones?
  3. Nicholas Young and Peter Vaughan-Clarke were original cast members of which sci-fi series first broadcast in the 1970s?
  4. Who appeared in Downton Abbey as Harold Levinson, Cora’s younger brother?
  5. Damon Beesley and Iain Morris co-wrote which sitcom, originally aired in 2008?


Category 8: Science and nature

  1. Which chemical term takes its name from the Greek for “same place”?
  2. Native to New Zealand, what type of animal is a tuatara?
  3. Chromhidrosis is a rare condition that causes what to turn different colours?
  4. What seven-letter term beginning with “g” is given to soft hail or particles of snow?
  5. What is aposematic colouring intended to do?


Category 9: Pot luck

  1. What type of creature is a twite?
  2. How many hours are there in the month of March?
  3. Which European country has the international dialling code 0034?
  4. How many wheels does a phaeton have?
  5. How was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (d.1997) better known?


Category 10: Christmas

  1. Who provided the voice of Arthur in the 2011 film Arthur Christmas?
  2. In which Bond film does Dr Christmas Jones appear?
  3. Who recorded the 1985 festive no.1 Merry Christmas Everyone?
  4. Which Christmas song by Gene Autry was the first US no. 1 of the 1950s?
  5. Which comic group sang I’m Walking Backwards for Christmas in 1956?


And the tie-breaker question…finish the sentence:

 “The thing I’m looking forward to most in 2021 is…….”


Now let’s see how you did!.. To view the answers please click here.