Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Holiday Trivia #49-60

Tuesday, December 21, 2004
12:20:00 AM MST
Holiday Trivia #49-52

Here are tonight's questions.

Question Forty-Nine: “Christmas Afternoon”, a Robert Benchley parody of Charles Dickens, closes with
a) “Bah! Humbug!”
b) Scrooge shooting Tiny Tim
c) “God bless us, every one!”
d) “God help us, every one.”

Question Fifty: What Christmas gift did General Sherman give to President Lincoln in 1864?
a) matched dueling pistols
b) Savannah
c) Atlanta
d) a performance by the Union Army’s boys chorus

Question Fifty-One: What seasonal breakfast cereal first appeared on supermarket shelves in the mid 1980s?
a) E.T.’s Christmas Flakes
b) Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch
c) Candy Cane Crunch
d) Crispy Christmas Critters

Question Fifty-Two: Which of these is not a genuine record?
a) Yulesville
b) We Wish You A Deadly Christmas
c) Santa and the Satellite
d) Monsters’ Holiday

Answers to questions 16-40, plus player standings, will follow shortly. Then I'm going back to bed. I only got 3 hours of sleep Sunday night/Monday morning!


Written by mavarin.
This entry has 3 comments:

49. D
50. B
51. B
52. B

Comment from ryanagi - 12/23/04 12:33 AM

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

10:25:00 PM MST
Holiday Trivia # 53-56

These should be a bit easier.

Question Fifty-Three: How is Santa dressed in A Visit From St. Nicholas?
a) in red velvet
b) in fur
c) as the Tooth Fairy
d) in long white robes

Question Fifty-Four: In what body of water can you find Christmas Island?
a) Pacific Ocean
b) Arctic Ocean
c) Indian Ocean
d) a and c

Question Fifty-Five:Which of the following was not a real Christmas TV special?
a) The True Meaning of Christmas Specials
b) Miss Piggy’s Christmas Cookery
c) Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas
d) Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Question Fifty-Six: In the song I’ll Be Home For Christmas, how is the singer planning to get there?
a) by plane
b) by train
c) by car
d) by dreaming


Written by mavarin.
This entry has 3 comments:

    53. B
    54. D
    55. B
    56. D
    Comment from ryanagi - 12/23/04 10:30 AM

    These are a bit easier. But I'm still mostly guessing.

    53. b. I always hoped that it was fake fur.

    54. d? I just know it's near Australia.

    55. d is the only one I know for sure was real. I'll guess b because I've heard of most Muppet things and I haven't heard of that. I don't think.

    56. d

    Comment from sakishler - 12/22/04 8:59 PM

    53- D



    Comment from jeff466 - 12/21/04 11:13 PM

    Thursday, December 23, 2004
    12:31:00 AM MST
    Holiday Trivia #57-60

    Here are tonight's questions. Because I failed to mention solstice last night in favor of Christmas questions, it's all solstice, all the time tonight. I am not an expert in this area, so please forgive any superficiality in the questions and answers.

    Question Fifty-Seven: The ancient Roman holiday Saturnalia took place
    a) originally December 17 & December 19th; eventually December 17th through 23rd
    b) on the shortest day of the year (winter solstice)
    c) on December 25th
    d) December 26th through January 1st

    Question Fifty-Eight: What is the relationship between Stonehenge and the winter solstice?
    a) It was built during a solstice celebration 2,850 years ago
    b) The positions of the stones mark both solstices as well as other celestial and seasonal phenomena
    c) Pagans, Wiccans and others associate the site with Druidic and other ancient spirituality
    d) b and c

    Question Fifty-Nine: Which of the following observances, ancient and modern, is not associated with the winter solstice?
    a) Saturnalia
    b) Yule
    c) Ramadan
    d) Alban Arthan

    Question Sixty: Saturnalia was associated with all of the following except
    a) debauchery (feasting and orgies and such)
    b) trees
    c) druids
    d) presents


    Written by mavarin.
    This entry has 4 comments:

    57. A
    58. D
    59. C
    60. D

    I am falling behind on my reading!
    Comment from ryanagi - 12/26/04 12:53 PM





    http://pointclickjeff.blogspot.com/ Jeff
    Comment from jeff466 - 12/25/04 1:25 AM

    Wow. I have a lot to learn about Solstice. So, let the learning begin (after all the wild guessing).

    57. b? Only because that's what the whole quiz round is all about.

    58. d.

    59. c? I don't even think I've ever heard of d.

    60. Hey, cool, debauchery. I guess I'll go with d.

    Off to do a little better on your Christmas Eve Eve questions!
    Comment from sakishler - 12/24/04 12:27 AM

    Question Fifty-Eight: What is the relationship between Stonehenge and the winter solstice?

    I believe they're just friends.

    Comment from plittle - 12/23/04 11:36 AM

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