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HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 27th December 2021

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HSL Quiz


  1. When was the first Christmas card printed?


  1. Which international cricket-playing nation is ‘nails ark’ an anagram of?


  1. Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, infuriating Adolf Hitler?


  1. New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge links Long Island with which other island in the city?


  1. Who is the patron saint celebrated on the 26th of December?


  1. Which is the longer of the two bones in the forearm?


  1. In which country was eggnog invented?


  1. What is the word for ‘chair’ in French?


  1. ‘My Booky Wook’ is the 2007 memoir from which British comedian, TV presenter and actor?


  1. Can you decipher this Christmas anagram, ‘knife scanner’?


  1. What is the highest point in the United States?


  1. Finish the next line of the English nursery rhyme, ‘Mary, Mary, quite contrary’.


  1. Who invented the Christmas cracker?


  1. Which German composer lost his hearing at the age of 20?


  1. When was the Crystal Palace destroyed by fire?


  1. The traditional dessert containing fruits and nuts, known as Panforte, comes from which country?


  1. The orangutan is native to only two islands, one is Borneo, which is the other? a) Madagascar b) Sumatra c) Java


  1. Which queen was ordered to be beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I?


  1. Which world flag has a Christmas tree on it?


  1. In ‘The Gingerbread Man’ fairytale, who or what devours the gingerbread man in the end?


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