Christmas general knowledge 5

From the Christmas quiz on 13/12/16.

  1. Which is the only one of the four Gospels that mentions the Three Wise Men? Matthew

  2. What name, perhaps from a Norman French word meaning “last day of the year”, is given in Scotland to New Year’s Eve and the accompanying celebrations? Hogmanay

  3. In the nursery rhyme Little Jack Horner, what does Jack pull out of the Christmas pie? Plum

  4. What is the name of the four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side that is used in various games during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah? Dreidel

  5. First broadcast on 17th December 1989 as a Christmas special, what is the title of the very first episode of The Simpsons? Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

  6. Risalamande, from the French for “rice with almonds”, is a rice-pudding dessert traditionally eaten at Christmas in which European country? Denmark

  7. Which Christmas carol do Charlie and his friends sing at the end of the 1965 special A Charlie Brown Christmas? Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

  8. In which European country is a witch named Befana said to deliver presents to children on Twelfth Night (5th January) in the same way Santa Claus does on Christmas Eve? Italy

  9. In the Low Countries, what is the name of Santa Claus’s Moorish companion, who has latterly been at the centre of many racism controversies? Zwarte Piet (Black Pete[r])

  10. In the Star Wars Holiday Special, what is the name of the triennial Wookiee holiday that Han Solo and Chewbacca travel to Kashyyyk to celebrate? Life Day


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