Answers to the first Christmas Quiz…..

So how did you do on this first of many Christmas quiz?….is it getting you in the mood for Christmas? 🎄 doesn’t take much for me to be excited about Christmas although it will be very different this year due to Covid…..

  1. Shaped to resemble the baby Jesus, what is the name of the Belgium sweet bread served for Christmas breakfast?Cougnou
  2. Which German city holds an annual stollen festival?Dresden
  3. What is the edible fruit of the tree “Castanea saliva”?Chestnuts
  4. How are “Cherries Jubilee” cooked?Flambeed.
  5. In which Scandinavian country would you eat ginger-snap cookies called “Pepparkakor”at Christmas ?Sweden
  6. Who served a flaming Christmas Pudding in “A Christmas Carol”?Mrs Crachitt.
  7. What is a German “Christollen”?Fruitcake
  8. In Northern England what is Christmas cake often eaten with?Cheese (Lancashire or Cheshire).
  9. In which country would you be served twelve meatless dishes on Dec 24th?Poland
  10. In which country are “Oliebollen”, deep fried dumplings served around Christmas?Holland
  11. In a traditional mince pie, which ingredient would make it unsuitable for vegetarians?Suet
  12. A sprig of which plant often decorates a Christmas pudding?Holly.
  13. What is wrapped in bacon in a British “Pig in blanket”?Sausage
  14. Mince pies were originally oval-shaped, what was this supposed to represent?A manger
  15. Which alcoholic drink is usually added to the base of the Christmas trifle?Sherry
  16. What is Christmas “Lebkuchen”?Gingerbread biscuit
  17. What would you generally find under the icing of a Christmas cake?Marzipan
  18. Which cheese often eaten at Christmas is known as the King of English cheeses?Stilton
  19. In the 17th century Christmas Cake was made to be eaten on what day?Twelth Night
  20. What is the name of the Spanish bread usually containing a small trinket often served at Epiphany?King cake

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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