06 December 2015

The Christmas Quiz! With answers below!

There were three Winner's of the imaginary Gold Star yesterday, but the Winner of the much coveted 'Triple' Gold Star has to go to Marianne!  Who knew Marianne had such a wonderful grasp of languages!  Especially Hawaiian, Russian, Welsh and Danish!   Well done Marianne, we must have a good old gas bag in Welsh next time we meet up  :-))))  
The other winning Teams were.
 Team - Marilyn and Annie and Stephanie as well as Team- Michelle, Lissa, Maggie and Christine.

Here are the Answers of our Christmas Quiz!

1.   Who said, 'Bah Humbug'?   What book is it from?   Author?     
         Ebenezer Scrooge.          Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens.
2.    Where do wooden Nesting Dolls originate from?  Japan
3.   The Thimble is thought to have originated from?  Holland
4.   In the song 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'… my true love gave to me Nine….?                    Ladies dancing.
5.   What do the numbers 6  5  6  11  6  5  6  11 represent?
         The years between the same day you were born on matching the same date you were born on.
6.   When she wrote the book 'How to make an American Quilt' how many years had Whitney Otto been a quilter?  None
7.   Name the Reindeer who have names beginning with D?   Donner, Dasher, Dancer.
8.   What Country owns the Island of Bermuda?           
         Great Britain
9.   What is the generally accepted 'lifespan' of cotton fabric - 70, 80, 90, or 100 Years?               100
10.   What did Harry Potter get for Christmas in his first semester at Hogwarts?           Invisibility cloak.
11.   What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?         
         They were all invented by women.
12.   What is sometimes referred to as the 'Perfect Portable'?          
         Singer Featherweight
13.   Who was seen kissing Santa one night?         
14.   What Country were Orange trees first mentioned?             
         China    314 BC
15.   Name a stich typically found on a Victorian Crazy Quilt?
         Feather stitch, satin stitch, outline or running stitch, French knot.
16.   What do the songs “Jingle Bells”, “Winter wonderland” and “Sleigh ride” have in common?                                  
         None of them mention Christmas.
17.   Which animal produces the biggest baby?
         Blue Whale.
18.   In reference to Quilting what is meant by the term - loft? 
         The amount of 'puffiness' in a batting.
19.   Along with Cream what are the main colours on my David's two Double Decker Buses?  Red and Green.
20.   (This Question is one Helen Evans from Devon Meadows said I MUST include from her Christmas Quiz - Enjoy!)      The saying Merry Christmas is listed in a number of languages, can you name them?      

French  - joyeux Noël.                                          Italian - Bon Natale. 
Hawaiian - Mele Kalikimaka.                               Spanish - Feliz Navidad.
German  - Frohe Weihnachten.                           Welsh - Nadolig Llawen
Esperanto - feliĉan Kristnaskon                                                 Danish - Glaedelig Ju         
Russian - С Рождеством                                    Kilingon (Especially for M.W.)  Dwl’ma’ qoS yItvIqvu  

 Made in Japan by a Buddhist sage for a display of Oriental  and Japanese fine art held in St Petersburg in 1896.

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