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
11 December 2018
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 https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/why-is-boxing-day-called-boxing-day-uk-traditions-christmas-bank-holiday-a4023036.html?fbclid=IwAR0jxnfnlEPkyjwkWihuZKlLJxtoM7EQqa2kbywTzWPFyeCgeeSVmvpvyk0 )