‘Tis the Season: answers

December 16, 2010 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Here we go so.  The answers to the questions I posted yesterday.

No doubt some of you thought “Oh how did he get that one wrong?!” on several occasions.  All I can do is come over all Gallic, shrug my shoulders and say “Bouffe”. The free chili chicken wings must have affected my brain.

Mind you, we did have an awful time with question #11 below.  By accident or design, the exact reverse of that question had been asked earlier in the night i.e. “Person X invented what Christmas item in 1843?” As we’d actually fluked the right answer then, I hadn’t bothered to take note of this fact, letting it slip from my brain like the curriculum of a completed exam. Oh, the frustration that decision caused about one hour later!


  1. Londoner Thomas J. Smith invented what Christmas item in 1847? A> Christmas crackers
  2. What were Frosty the Snowman’s eyes made from? A> Coal
  3. What is the largest country in Scandinavia? A> Sweden
  4. What did Englishwoman Mary Dale do earlier this year which made her infamous? A> She got caught throwing a cat into a wheelie bin. Apparently.
  5. What did Dorothy have to steal from the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz? A> Her broomstick
  6. In which city is the International Court of Justice based? A> The Hague
  7. Napoleon Bonaparte had a phobia of which animal? A> Cats
  8. Which of these countries has the largest population: Russia, Nigeria or Bangladesh? A> Bangladesh
  9. How many Feet are there in a Fathom? A> 6
  10. Name both of Santa’s reindeer whose names begin with the letter C. A> Comet and Cupid
  11. Who invented the Christmas Card in 1843? A> J.C. Horsley
  12. By the end of The Twelve Days of Christmas, how many gifts have been given? A> 364*

Picture round:

  1. Victoria Beckham
  2. James Belushi
  3. Pierce Brosnan
  4. James Corden
  5. Simon Cowell
  6. Fergie
  7. Jerry Hall
  8. George Hook
  9. Peter Kay
  10. Dannii Minogue
  11. Brad Pitt
  12. Jonathan Ross
  13. Gerry Ryan
  14. Rod Stewart
  15. Louis Walsh
  16. Robbie Williams

And that’s all she wrote for 2010. Hope you enjoyed my blogs over the last 12 months.  Have a happy holiday and I look forward to quizzing again in 2011!

* From now on, I will try and remember this fact as being the days of the year minus one. Never again will I have to get out the phone’s calculator!

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