Online Advent Quiz - The Blue Bell at Cocking, West Sussex

Online Advent Quiz - The Blue Bell at Cocking, West Sussex

The quiz started Tuesday December 1 and will run until Thursday December 24 with three festive questions being released on this page each day by 9AM

The final date for emailing your answers is Thursday December 31, please email your answers to quiz@thebluebellatcocking.co.uk

The Very Simple Rules

  • 1 point for each correct answer.
  • The person with the most points will be declared the winner.
  • In the event of a draw, all joint winners’ names will be put into a hat at the Blue Bell, the first name out of the hat will be the winner.

The Prize, a Sunday lunch for 4 (including pudding) at the Blue Bell, as long as there is not another lockdown the Sunday lunch would have to be taken between Sunday January 3 and Sunday June 27.

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    Day 24 — Thursday December 24 — Todays Theme — Christmas Mix

    No.

    Question

    1 In folklore, what is the name of the sinister counterpart to Santa Claus who is usually described as being “half goat, half demon” and, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved?
    2 In which of the four countries of the United Kingdom did Christmas Day only become a national holiday in 1974?
    3 Which Oscar-winning actress wrote the 2013 book The Christmas Tale Of Peter Rabbit and co-wrote the 2019 film Last Christmas?

    Day 23 — Wednesday December 23 — Todays Theme — Christmas Traditions

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    Question

    1 How many candles are lit by the last Sunday before Christmas on a traditional Advent wreath or Advent crown?
    2 What Christmas tradition would you associate with the scientific terms “osculating” and “viscum album”?
    3 The Bear And The Hare, The Man On The Moon, and The Boy And The Piano are all associated with which modern Christmas tradition?

    Day 22 — Tuesday December 22 — Todays Theme — Christmas Literature

    No.

    Question

    1 Which March sister opens LM Alcott’s Little Women by grumbling “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents?”
    2 What year was Clement C Moore’s poem ‘The Night Before Christmas’ first published?
    3 The Father Christmas Letters is written and illustrated by which famous novelist?

    Day 21 — Monday December 21 — Todays Theme — Christmas Food and Drink

    No.

    Question

    1 What indispensable item for the Christmas table did Tom Smith, a confectioner, invent in 1846?
    2 Which 17th-century spoilsport made mince pies illegal?
    3 Which Christmas dish developed from ‘frumenty’, a thick porridge of cereal, dried fruit and spices?

    Day 20 — Sunday December 20 — Todays Theme — Christmas Anagrams

    No.

    Question

    1 A Decking Ogles Snow
    2 Italic Tea Firer
    3 Beor Once Geezers

    Day 19 — Saturday December 19 — Todays Theme — Christmas Carols

    No.

    Question

    1 Where did the three ships sail into on Christmas Day in the morning?
    2 The line “Let earth receive her King / Let every heart / Prepare Him room / And heaven and nature sing” is taken from which carol?
    3 Which Christmas carol describing Mary’s journey to Bethlehem has been recorded by Gracie Fields, The Beverley Sisters, Vera Lynn and Aled Jones, amongst others?

    Day 18 — Friday December 18 — Todays Theme — Christmas General Knowledge

    No.

    Question

    1 How many gifts were given in total in ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ song?
    2 In which Christmas movie does Tom Hanks play 6 of the characters?
    3 How many of Rudolph’s fellow reindeers’ names start with ‘D’?

    Day 17 — Thursday December 17 — Todays Theme — Pantomimes

    No.

    Question

    1 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Sinbad The Sailor and Aladdin all derive from which collection of Middle East tales?
    2 What is the name of the father of Cinderella and The Ugly Sisters?
    3 Fe Fi Fo Fum I smell the blood of an Englishman is a classic line from which pantomime?

    Day 16 — Wednesday December 16 — Todays Theme — Christmas Films

    No.

    Question

    1 In Mean Girls, what song do The Plastics perform a risqué routine to in front of their school?
    2 In Will Ferrell’s Elf, what’s the first rule in the Code of The Elves?
    3 In Love Actually, name the British boy band Billy Mack is competing against for Christmas Number One?

    Day 15 — Tuesday December 15 — Todays Theme — Christmas Literature

    No.

    Question

    1 In Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone, what do the Dursleys give Harry for Christmas?
    2 Which character declares “Merry Christmas, one and all!” in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?
    3 In which children’s classic is it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?

    Day 14 — Monday December 14 — Todays Theme — Seasonal Cryptics

    No.

    Question

    1 Alice walking in a cold one.
    2 Small change to the angle.
    3 Scot King shuffled near the fire.

    Day 13 — Sunday December 13 — Todays Theme — Christmas Music

    No.

    Question

    1 In 1975 and 1991 the same song by the same artist went to Christmas number one, what was it?
    2 Complete the lyric: “He’s making a list and checking it twice/ gonna find out who’s naughty and nice…”
    3 The biggest selling song of 1988 in the UK was a Christmas hit by Cliff Richard, can you name it?

    Day 12 — Saturday December 12 — Todays Theme — Christmas Food & Drink

    No.

    Question

    1 Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?
    2 What name is given to small sausages wrapped in bacon,a staple at a British Christmas dinner?
    3 The red and white costume of Father Christmas was allegedly first introduced by which drinks manufacturer?

    Day 11 — Friday December 11 — Todays Theme — Christmas Anagrams

    No.

    Question

    1 CONGRESS LIAR (5,7)
    2 CAN ASSAULT (5,5)
    3 REFRESHED ERUDITE LONDONER (6,3,3,4,8)

    Day 10 — Thursday December 10 — Todays Theme — Christmas Carols

    No.

    Question

    1 Which Christmas carol includes the lines: “The stars in the sky / Look down where He lay / The little Lord Jesus / Asleep on the hay”?
    2 Tidings of comfort and joy are brought with which carol?
    3 Which carol contains the line: “Peace on earth and mercy mild,  God and sinners reconciled”?

    Day 9 — Wednesday December 9 — Todays Theme — Christmas General Knowledge

    No.

    Question

    1 Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
    2 How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?
    3 In Home Alone, where are the McCallisters going on holiday when they leave Kevin behind?

    Day 8 — Tuesday December 8 — Todays Theme — Pantomimes

    No.

    Question

    1 Which pantomime character marries Alice Fitzwarren?
    2 In the pantomime Aladdin what was the name of Aladdin’s brother?
    3 Its name will ring a bell with members of the legal profession; in 1716 which London theatre put on England’s first pantomime ?

    Day 7 — Monday December 7 — Todays Theme — TV and Film

    No.

    Question

    1 The Snowman was shown on TV for the first time on Boxing Day of which year?
    2 Who was killed off in 2012’s Downton Abbey’s Christmas special cliffhanger?
    3 Who proposes to who in the 2008 Gavin And Stacey Christmas special?

    Day 6 — Sunday December 6 — Todays Theme — Seasonal Cryptics

    No.

    Question

    1 An edible country?
    2 He’s gone when it warms up?
    3 Kill the fairground attraction?

    Day 5 — Saturday December 5 — Todays Theme — Christmas Music Hit

    No.

    Question

    1 Who wished it could be Christmas every day in the 70’s?
    2 Originally recorded by Harry Belafonte in 1956, which group covered the song ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ in 1976?
    3 Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth was recorded by the unlikely duo of Bing Crosby and who?

    Day 4 — Friday December 4 — Todays Theme — Christmas Food & Drink

    No.

    Question

    1 What is a Buche de Noel better known as in the UK?
    2 The Bellini cocktail was invented at Harry’s Bar in which city?
    3 Bounceberry is another name for which berry often made into a sauce to serve with turkey?

    Day 3 — Thursday December 3 — Todays Theme — Christmas Films

    No.

    Question

    1 Which 1993 Christmas film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s pumpkin king?
    2 Which Christmas film begins with David (played by Hugh Grant) commenting that whenever he feels gloomy about the world he thinks about the arrivals terminal at Heathrow Airport?
    3 Bill Murray plays successful TV executive Frank Cross in which modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”?

    Day 2 — Wednesday December 2 — Todays Theme — General Knowledge

    No.

    Question

    1 Feliz Navidad is Happy Christmas in which language?
    2 Which Christmas carol demands figgy pudding?
    3 In the Christmas film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, what does Clarence receive for accomplishing his mission?

    Day 1 — Tuesday December 1 — Todays Theme — Christmas Adverts

    No.

    Question

    1 Entitled ‘The Bear and the Hare’ whose Christmas advert of 2013 had Lily Allen’s ‘Somewhere only we know’ as its soundtrack?
    2 Which company has for many years used ‘The Holidays are coming’ to advertise it’s drinks brand?
    3 In 2014 Sainsbury’s released their Christmas advert depicting what event from a hundred years earlier?

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