2019 ARC NEWS quiz answers
Here are all the answers to the 2019 end of year arcnews quiz.
Round 1: Things that happened on Christmas Day
Q1: Which King of England was crowned on Christmas Day?
William the Conqueror (in 1066)
Q2: Which actor died in 1977?
Q3: Which film adaptation of a novel, staring Gregory Peck, was released in 1962?
To Kill a Mockingbird
Q4: In which year was Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company?
Q5: In 1957 which murderer who has provided inspiration for many horror films was found ‘Not Guilty’ by reason of insanity?
Round 2: Sport
Q6: When was top flight football last played on Christmas Day?
Q7: In 1971 the longest NFL game (82m40s) was played on Christmas Day between which teams?
Miami Dolphins vs Kansas City Chiefs (27-24)
Q8: Where do FC Santa Claus come from?
Q9: What UK city has been the venue for the event sometimes billed as “The Best Equestrin Christmas Party” since 1907?
London (The London International Horse Show, Olympia London)
Q10: On Boxing Day 1928 who announced his retirement from amateur swimming, before going on to a career in acting?
Round 3: Film
Who played or voiced Santa in these Christmas films?
Q11: Arthur Christmas?
Q13: The 1947 original “Miracle on 34th Street”?
Q14: The Polar Express?
Q15: All I want for Christmas?
Round 4: Christmas Carols
From which carol is each of these lines from?
Q16: The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, And Christmas comes once more
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Q17: Hither, page and stand by me
Good King Wenceslas
Q18: Let Steeple bells be swungen
Ding Dong Merrily on high
Q19: Not only in the summertime, but even in winter is thy prime
O Christmas Tree
Q20: Alleluia, alleluia! Sounds through the earth and skies
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Round 5: Christmas Songs
From which Christmas song is each of these lines from?
Q21: You went away upon Boxing Day, Now how the hell am I gonna make it into the New Year
Christmas Time (Don’t let the bells end)
Q22: Fill the medcup, drain the barrel
Deck the Halls
Q23: I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, from the bottom of my heart
Q24: Come and trim my Christmas Tree with some decorations bought at Tiffany’s
Q25: Good times we had return to haunt me
Stay Another Day
Round 6: Happy New Year!
Q26: Where will the Eurovision Song Contest be held in May 2020?
Q27: Which Tom Cruise film is set in 2020 after the Battle of Verdun?
Edge of Tomorrow
Q28: 20/20 Vision is a term used in North America. What is the European equivalent?
6/6 (the numbers refer to distances, so the American is feet and the European is meters)
Q29: MD20/20 fortified wine is often known as it’s nickname “Mad Dog 20/20”. What does the MD actually stand for?
Mogen David, it’s producer
Q30: 18th April 2020 is the 90th anniversary of BBC Radio announcing what?
There is no news that day