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Friday, 26 December 2014

Answers to the Christmas Quiz and a new question.::

Here are the answers to the Christmas Quiz which was obviously not hard enough! Next time it will be extra difficult! Also, at the end, there is a bonus Christmas question that will really make you think. Probably.


1) The Latin word meaning 'coming' gave us what term which still refers to the coming Christmas period?  ADVENT means coming or arrival
2) In which European language does 'Nadolig Llawen' mean Merry Christmas? WELSH
3) Who composed the Lieutenant Kijé orchestral suite, part of which is a familiar piece of Christmas music? PROKOFIEV
You can here it here
4) In which fictional place was it always winter but never Christmas? NARNIA from C S Lewis's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
5) In which continent did turkeys originate.....? (In the UK we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but, traditionally, eat turkey at Christmas.) NORTH AMERICA, the US and Mexico.

6).....and why are turkeys so-called? Because they were first brought to Europe by Turkish merchant ships (and were thought to have come from India). 
Well done to those who got them (even by 'research'!)
And here as promised is the new question:
In the lyrics of Elvis Presley's song Blue Christmas there are three other colours mentioned. What are they? If it's too much for your brain listen here

8 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

"Decorations of RED on a GREEN Christmas tree"

"You'll be doing all right, with your Christmas of WHITE"

I hope your holidays are brightened by the colors that surround you.

bazza said...

Thank you Arleen. We slightly older ones have an advantage with this question. All the best for 2015!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I knew that too!

Sherry Ellis said...

That's interesting about the name, "turkey." I wondered about that. Have a very happy New Year!

bazza said...

Dixie. I believe you. Honest I do!

bazza said...

Thanks Sherry. I wish all the best for 2015.

klahanie said...

Hey bazza!

I've a knew appreciation for turkeys after reading this.

Anyway, having a real nice 2015, good sir.

Gary

bazza said...

I always appreciate a turkey -preferably with stuffing, baked spuds and sprouts!
I wish you a fabulous year Gary