L7C Hants (North) & Berks - 2004 Christmas quiz (with answers)

The 2004 Christmas dinner and quiz (devised by Marie Foster) was held on Thursday 16th December at The Shoulder of Mutton. Rob Manser won a Caterham 2005 calendar, with 15 points; Tricia Chiswick came 2nd with 14 points (bottle of wine); Eric McLoughlin won a box of Japanese Pokky chocolate sticks for 3rd place with 11 points. Think you can beat those? Have a go...

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Question Correct? Answers
Christmas
1
By when was the classic red suited / white fur Santa look well established?
In the 1920's (Coca-Cola started using Santa in the 1930's, so the colour of his garb wasn't due to them).
2
Name the book that told the story about Santa and gave names to the 8 reindeer.
The Night Before Christmas.
3
Who banned Christmas in England?
Oliver Cromwell.
4
What is Myrrh?
A sap or resin from plants.
5
Most of us eat turkey at Christmas dinner, and usually too much of it! If each person eats 0.3 kilograms of turkey at a meal, and a turkey should be cooked for one and a half hours per kilogram, how long will it take to cook a turkey for 10 people?
You should cook the turkey for four and a half hours.
Winter
6
At what point does water freeze?
a
18°F
b
32°F
c
0°F
d
-40°F

b. 32°F.
7
Which of the following is not affected by wind chill?
a person
b dog
c car radiator
d bird

c. Car Radiator.
Wind chill is the combination of wind and temperature and is based on the rate of heat loss from exposed skin such as that of a person or animal. As the wind increases, heat is carried away from the body at an accelerated rate, driving the body temperature down. Wind chill has no effect on cars or other objects.
8
On average, one inch of rain is equivalent to how many inches of snow?
a 10 inches
b 1 inch
c 5 inches
d a foot

a. 10 inches.
9
How long is the shortest day of the year in London?
a 7 hrs 40 min
b 7 hrs 50 min
c 8 hrs 5 min
d 7 hrs 30 min

a. 7 hours 50 minutes.
10
Who will host the 2006 winter Olympics?
a Vancouver, Canada
b Nagano, Japan
c Turin, Italy
d Grenoble, France

Turin, Italy.
Cars
11
Who was 1950 F1 champion? Guiseppe Farina.
12
What is the most popular car colour sold in 2004?
Silver.
13
How many turns are there at the full Cadwell park circuit?
16
14
What is the Rover K series engine block made of?
Cheese or aluminium accepted.
15
Who is the current UK minister for transport?
The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP.
Sweden
16
Name the prime minister who was shot dead in Stockholm in 1986.
Olof Palme.
17
How many Ikea's are there currently in the UK?
12.
18
Name the 3 most successful international Swedish pop/rock groups (excluding ABBA).
Roxette, Ace of Base, The Cardigans.
19
What is the average population of Sweden for 2004 (rounded to the nearest million)?
9 million.
20
Who made the automatic continuous clothing closure device what it is today?
Gideon Sundback.
21
How do you get a blonde's eyes to sparkle?
Shine a light in her ear.
Extra general knowledge bonus questions (£5 to NtL)
22
During her productive life, typically how many kittens can one female cat produce?
100.
23
What was Ron's rat called (from the Harry Potter books by J K Rowling)
Scabbers.
24
What gives snow its six-sided  / hexagonal basic pattern?
Construction of the water molecule.
25
How many 7 logos are there on my current 7? (The yellow one, reg. A7 VXC.)
5 (steering wheel, gear knob, nose cone, dry sump tank lid, rear sticker).
26
Who was dubbed the Mutton king?
King Charles II.
(Here sits our mutton eating King
Whose word no man relies on;
He never says a foolish thing
And never does a wise one.)

The club raised £60 forNtL from the general knowledge bonus questions.



This page is http://www.strangely.org/7club/meetings/200412/quiz-answers.html. It was first published on Wednesday 23 February, 2005 and last updated on Thursday 24 February, 2005.