Friday Quiz 11 December

Here we are again with a couple of festive questions and not too bad today I think. As usual the answers are in the first comment below and there are some clues in the images. Good luck 🙂 .

The Burrow, an Argentinian Tango, Red Riding Hood from Grimms Fairy Tales and Bing Crosby singing White Christmas.
Picture clues to questions, 1, 3, 8 and 9.
  1. Irving Berlin wrote a well known Christmas song.  Which one?  
  2. On December 11 1936 which English king abdicated the throne so that he could marry the divorcée Wallis Simpson. 
  3. What is the name of the Weasley’s house in the Harry Potter books and films?  
  4. If all of the states of America were placed in alphabetical order, what would be first and last? (2 points) 
  5. Which traditional Christmas carol includes the line ‘All is calm, all is bright’? 
  6. There is much in the news about vaccines. Who is credited with the first vaccination in 1796 and how was it performed? 
  7. In which European city would you find the Trevi Fountain?
  8. In which country did The Tango originate?
  9. ‘Children’s and Household Tales’ was first published in December 1812 by two German brothers from folk stories they collected. What was their name? 
  10. Lemurs are only native to one country, which one?  


  1. Answers to the questions above.

    1. White Christmas, memorably sung by Bing Crosby.
    2. King Edward VIII
    3. The Burrow
    4. Alabama and Wyoming
    5. Silent Night
    6. Dr Edward Jenner, by inserting the pus from a cowpox lesion into a cut in the arm of an 8 year old boy, James Phipps. It provided immunisation from the deadly disease, smallpox.
    7. Rome
    8. Argentina
    9. The brothers Grimm – and the tales were really very grim.
    10. Madagascar.


    • Yay – hurrah. I’ll have to up the difficulty next week or you’ll be getting bored. I am planning to add an ‘Only Connect’ wall in the New Year. You’ll need to check out the bbc website if you can’t get it in rural Andalusia 🙂


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