And the winners are . . .

. . . the Emsworth Habs. Again.

Congratulations, Uncle Ant, et al! The prize is on its way.

And thank you, Jim, for setting the quiz. Here are the results:

Emsworth: 37
Bedford: 35
The Mill: 23
Houston: 20
Sydney (Bondi Branch): 20

Update: Click “read more” for the answers.

The Houston Habs thought there was a bit of an Australian slant to the questions, and the Sydney Habs requested that teachers be banned from setting questions in the future. Otherwise, no complaints.

Happy New Year, everyone!A&L: Answers
1) John Constable
2) Frederick Forsyth
3) Henry VIII
4) Richard Hannay
5) Iceland
6) Beowulf
7) Fahrenheit 451
8) Barbara Taylor Bradford
9) Sancho Panza
10) Uncle Vanya (Ivan Petrovitch Voynitsky)
H&P: Answers
1) Israel 2) As a doctor 3) Lt-Col George Armstrong Custer
4) The Great Exhibition 5) Cuba 6) Sri Lanka (or Ceylon as it was the)
7) A dance and the music to accompany it 8) Marengo 9) Astronomer Royal
10) The Endeavour
E: Answers
1) Marc Bolan 2) Home and Away 3) 99 4) Emmerdale (formerly Farm)
5) Baker Street 6) They’ve all won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK
7) Mud 8) Elsa 9) Aron 10) HMS Pinafore
S&L: Answers
1) Badminton 2) 11 3) A carabiner 4) Michael Jordan
5) Chess 6) Real tennis 7) Knitting (a purl is a type of stitch)
8) American football (Super Bowl) 9) Nadia Comaneci (in 1976) 10) Abu Dhabi
G&T: Answers
1) Bedfordshire 2) Antarctica 3) Borneo 4) Washington DC 5) Uruguay
6) New Guinea 7) Tristan da Cunha 8) Uzbekistan 9) Lebanon 10) Arran

The Ninth Annual Christmas Quiz

Thank you, Jim, for compiling this year’s Christmas Quiz.

Here are the rules:

This quiz is open to any household that contains a Habershon, a née Habershon, a commenter, or anyone who resides on the Branch Office page.

One point will be awarded for each correct answer. One point will be deducted/added for each household with more than/fewer than four participants. For example, if there are ten participants, six points will be deducted. And if there are only two participants, two points will be added.

The team with the highest score will receive a £10 (or equivalent currency) Amazon gift voucher. If there are more than eight entries a second prize will be awarded. Correct answers and the team results will be published on the website as soon as possible after the closing date.

No looking up answers on the internet or in reference books. All answers must come straight from your heads. Submit your answers to the Webmistress (cjathearn @ no later than 11pm GMT on Sunday, December 30th.

As usual, no correspondence will be entered into, and the Quizmaster’s decision is final. Only one entry per household.


Good luck, and a Merry Christmas to everyone!