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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 27th December 2021

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  1. When was the first Christmas card printed?

1843

 

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

Sri Lanka

 

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

Jessie Owens

 

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

Manhattan Island

 

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

St. Stephen

 

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

Ulna

 

  1. In which country was eggnog invented?

England

 

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

Chaise

 

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

Russell Brand

 

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

Frankincense

 

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

Denali mountain in Alaska

 

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

How does your garden grow?

 

  1. Who invented the Christmas cracker?

Tom Smith, London-based confectioner and baker

 

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

Ludwig van Beethoven

 

  1. When was the Crystal Palace destroyed by fire?

1936

 

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

Italy

 

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

 

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

Mary, Queen of Scots

 

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

Lebanon

 

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

A fox

 

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