Now that’s what I call answers

December 22, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions posted last week in Now that’s what I call…

I’ll be back later today with a post about a very tough quizzing experience I had last night.

In the meantime, click on the Continue Reading… for the answers.


  1. What is the name of Sinead O’Connor’s new husband? A> Barry Herridge
  2. Who was the first woman to be granted the freedom of Galway city? A> Hillary Clinton
  3. Who is in charge of the inquiry into the RTÉ programme which libeled Fr Reynolds. A> John Horgan
  4. Which former Eurovision winner was paired with Brendan Cole on Strictly Come Dancing? A> Lulu
  5. What was the name of the first widely produced camera? A>Box
  6. A tradition in Germany at Christmas, what is Stollen? A> Cake
  7. Which 1952 Christmas hit, sung by Jimmy Boyd, was banned by the Catholic Church in Boston? A>I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
  8. Which is the last European nation to still own territory on mainland South America? A>France
  9. Six of the ‘deadly’ sins are:  lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, envy and pride.  Name the remaining one. A> Wrath
  10. Which Mexican plant is known as the ‘Flower of the Holy Night’? A>Poinsettia

Christmas Carols (a la crossword clues):

  1. Loyal followers’ advance (1,4,3,2,8) A> O come all ye faithful
  2. Bleached Yule (5,8) A> White Christmas
  3. Far off in a feeder (4,2,1,6) A> Away in a Manger
  4. Monarchial Triad (2,5,5) A> We three kings
  5. Nocturnal noiselessness (6,5) A> Silent night
  6. Frozen precipitation commence (3,2,4) A> Let it snow
  7. Delight for the planet (3,2,3,5) A> Joy to the world
  8. Give attention to the melodius celestial beings (4,3,6,6,4) A> Hark the Herald Angels sing
  9. Array the corridor (4,3,5) A> Deck the halls
  10. Red man en route to Borough (5,5,2,6,2,4) A> Santa Claus is coming to town
  11. The dozen festive 24 hour intervals (3,6,4,2,8) A> The twelve days of Christmas



  1. Roy Keane
  2. Simon Cowell
  3. Heather Mills
  4. Yasser Arafat
  5. John Terry
  6. Rio Ferdinand
  7. Jessica Wallace
  8. Brad Pitt
  9. Maria Sharapova
  10. Renée Zellwegger
  11. Lenin
  12. John Cleese

Ho, ho, ho etc.

2 responses to Now that’s what I call answers

  1. Hi John,

    Thank you for your blog and all the questions throughout the year. If you enjoy quiz questions, and let’s face it anyone reading this blog loves quizzes, you might be interested in some of the questions I have put up recently on Facebook. Just search for Quiz Eire.

    Merry Christmas,


  2. I remember when Hillary came to Galway. I was stuck on one side of the college, unable to get to town for some lunch, because they had the entire place cut in half. I still haven’t forgiven her.

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