Twelve days of Christmas quiz: days 1-6

Last night was the book club party to which partners were invited if they wished to come and join the festivities; everything was set for a good night, good friends, good food (masses of it) plenty to drink of all sorts, and the recipe for mulled wine (the wine, clementines, spices, one…. successfully made thanks to son’s friend who pointed out I’d forgotten to put the sugar in!) As is traditional there was a quiz, set by me, and the theme this year was The Twelve Days of Christmas…

Here are the first six days’ questions:

Twelve days of Christmas quiz

1: Partridge in a pear tree
True or false: a chestnut-necklaced partridge comes from Thailand
Which of these is NOT a variety of pear: Beth, Beurré Hardy, Joséphine de Malines, Sweet William

2. Turtle doves
In which soap opera was Amy Turtle a character?
Dove products are made by which company – Unilever, Smith-Klein, Cadbury Schweppes?

3. French hens
A French polisher polishes what?
As well as being a female bird, what crustacea has a female hen? (2 point available!)

4. Calling birds
Which band sang ‘London Calling’?
Who wrote ‘The Birds’?

5. Gold rings
Who wrote ‘Lord of the Flies’?
What are the three volumes of Lord of the Rings’ – point for each

6. geese a-laying
‘Papa Goose: One Year, Seven Goslings, and the Flight of My Life’ by Michael Quetting was the story of what?
Laying the Fire’ is a poem written by the previous Poet Laureate, Andrew who?

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