Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 27th December 2021
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- When was the first Christmas card printed?
- Which international cricket-playing nation is ‘nails ark an anagram of?
- Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, infuriating Adolf Hitler?
- New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge links Long Island with which other island in the city?
- Who is the patron saint celebrated on the 26th of December?
- Which is the longer of the two bones in the forearm?
- In which country was eggnog invented?
- What is the word for ‘chair’ in French?
- ‘My Booky Wook’ is the 2007 memoir from which British comedian, TV presenter and actor?
- Can you decipher this Christmas anagram, ‘knife scanner’?
- What is the highest point in the United States?
Denali mountain in Alaska
- Finish the next line of the English nursery rhyme, ‘Mary, Mary, quite contrary’.
How does your garden grow?
- Who invented the Christmas cracker?
Tom Smith, London-based confectioner and baker
- Which German composer lost his hearing at the age of 20?
Ludwig van Beethoven
- When was the Crystal Palace destroyed by fire?
- The traditional dessert containing fruits and nuts, known as Panforte, comes from which country?
- The orangutan is native to only two islands, one is Borneo, which is the other? a) Madagascar b) Sumatra c) Java
- b) Sumatra
- Which queen was ordered to be beheaded by her cousin, Elizabeth I?
Mary, Queen of Scots
- Which world flag has a Christmas tree on it?
- In ‘The Gingerbread Man’ fairytale, who or what devours the gingerbread man in the end?