Advent Quiz 2018

In the run up to Christmas we thought we’d have a little fun with an Advent Quiz. Each day from 1-24 December we’ll post a fun question which could be to do with Christmas or the work of the Ménière's Society. We hope you’ll join in and encourage family and friends to take part too.

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Scroll down for the answers at the bottom of this page - we’ll post the answers to questions on the following day!

21 December 2018

Which Christmas song do these lyrics come from? "It doesn't show signs of stopping, I've bought some corn for popping"

20 December 2018

True or False? The term 'Boxing Day' derives from the collection of money in boxes at church 

19 December 2018

Which British male group had Christmas number ones in 1963, 1965 and 1967?

18 December 2018

Which leader banned Christmas pudding and mince pies during the 17th Century?

17 December 2018

In Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol which grumpy character says "Bah Humbug!"?

16 December 2018

Who founded the Meniere's Society?

15 December 2018

Which male actor was left home alone at Christmas?

14 December 2018

What is a baby reindeer called?

13 December 2018

True or False? Jesus was born on Christmas Day? 

12 December 2018

What is the name of the fictional town in How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

11 December 2018

During which month is Balance Awareness Week?

10 December 2018

Who created Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?

9 December 2018

How often is Spin published?

8 December 2018

What country can be credited with the creation of eggnog?

7 December 2018

What were the gifts given by the Three Wise Men to baby Jesus?

6 December 2018

Which is the most popular ornament used to place to the top of the Christmas tree?

5 December 2018

What fizzy drink company features a happy, smiling Santa Claus?

4 December 2018

How many members of staff currently work at the Meniere's Society?

3 December 2018

What two phrases will you almost always find on Christmas gift tags?

2 December 2018

Red and green are the colours most associated with Christmas. Which two other colours are also extremely popular during this season?

1 December 2018

What snacks do children traditionally leave out for Father Christmas?

















Answers to Advent Quiz...

1 December - Cookies & Milk

2 December - Gold & Silver

3 December - 'To' and 'From'

4 December - Four

5 December - Coca Cola

6 December - An Angel

7 December - Gold, Myrhh and Frankincense

8 December - England

9 December - Three times a year. Join now to receive a regular copy!

10 December - Robert L May

11 December - September

12 December - Whoville

13 December - False

14 December - A Calf

15 December - Macaulay Culkin

16 December - Mrs Marie B Nobbs MBE

17 December - Scrooge

18 December - Oliver Cromwell

19 December - The Beatles

20 December - There seems to be two schools of thought for yesterday's question, so whether you said 'True' or 'False' then you can consider yourself correct! Well done to everyone who knew the answer. There are various stories which hint towards the origins of the holiday, with the Oxford English Dictionary dating the name back to the 1830s. Falling on St Stephen’s Day, history suggests that the day got its name from the tradition of churches collecting donations in boxes for the poor after Christmas during the Victorian era. The day also seems to have its roots in the tradition of servants being given a day off to celebrate with family after Christmas Day, where they would often be gifted a box of gifts or with a holiday bonus. (source: Evening Standard )

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