Now that’s what I call…

December 15, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

… a Christmas quiz.*

The final quiz of 2011 took place in Gilligan’s, Claremorris, on Tuesday last and, fittingly, it was Christmas themed.

The picture round featured 12 “santas”, there was a round in which we had to name the carols which matched the cryptic clues and we had a round in which the questions were nothing to do with Christmas but the answers were homonyms of things that were.  It was very well done.

I was on the same team for the second week in a row.  That’s right, even though the tables are pulled from a hat, we three (kings) managed to end up together once again.  Thankfully, while we hadn’t been anywhere near winning last week, this time we managed to take home the final prize of the year.

It turns out we know a lot about Christmas.

Here are the questions we missed:

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

Here’s a round on Christmas Carols (a la crossword clues):

  1. Loyal followers’ advance (1,4,3,2,8)
  2. Bleached Yule (5,8)
  3. Far off in a feeder (4,2,1,6)
  4. Monarchial Triad (2,5,5)
  5. Nocturnal noiselessness (6,5)
  6. Frozen precipitation commence (3,2,4)
  7. Delight for the planet (3,2,3,5)
  8. Give attention to the melodius celestial beings (4,3,6,6,4)
  9. Array the corridor (4,3,5)
  10. Red man en route to Borough (5,5,2,6,2,4)
  11. The dozen festive 24 hour intervals (3,6,4,2,8)

Picture round **:

Answers coming soon.  Before Christmas at least! 😉


* This was my fourth quiz since I last posted. However, I’m putting it up today as it’s at the top of my brain, if you know what I mean.

** Look very closely and you may see a clue for #6.

3 responses to Now that’s what I call…

  1. John ; Thanks for all the blogs. I really look forward to them ……it’s like waiting for Santa to come . Happy Christmas and looking forward to more quizzing in 2012. T.P.

  2. Avery Merry Christmas John to you and yours !!
    Keep up the great work on the site – very enjoyable stuff 😉

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