Skip to main content

Pub Christmas Quiz Questions and Answers - Quiz 5


The Quiz

These eighty questions can be used for your quiz nights at a local pub or even quiz nights arranged at your local sports and social club. The quiz has is divided into eight sections, with ten questions in all the specialized topics. The specialized topics sections are:

Picture Quiz

Xmas Lyrics



2016 in the News


Science and Nature


The answers are at the end of the hub, so test your friends and above all, have some fun!

Picture Quiz - Round 1

What are these buildings called and in which city are they located?

Famous Buildings

Famous Buildings


Round 2 - Xmas Lyrics

Christmas Lyrics Quiz – can you name the song from which the lyrics have been taken?

1. “Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the season bright.”

2. “I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need.”

3. “I could have been someone, well so could anyone.”

4. “Hey, Mr Churchill comes over here to say we’re doing splendidly.”

5. “To save us all from Satan’s power, when we were gone astray.”

Scroll to Continue

6. “Next year I could be just as good, if you check off my Christmas list.”

7. “Welcome to my Christmas song, I’d like to thank you for the year.”

8. “When you’re skating in the park, if the snow cloud makes it dark.”

9. “Feigning joy and surprise at the gifts we despise, over mulled wine with you.”

10. “What will your Daddy do when he sees your Mama kissin’ Santa Claus?”


Round 3 - The World

1. In which country would you find Mount Sinai?

2. Which was the first English ‘New Town’ to be created following the New Towns Act of 1946?

3. Within which country does Lake Athabasca lie?

4. Of which country is Lusaka the capital?

5. Which European country had three kings named Leopold who reigned for the majority of the years between 1831 and 1951?

6. Morgantown, Martinsburg, Parkersburg and Fairmont are towns in which US state?

7. Which country has the internet domain extension .hu?

8. What is the national currency of Israel?

9. Name all eight countries and principalities that share a border with France.

10. The Denmark Strait lies between which two countries? (Clue: Neither is Denmark)


Round 4 - Sport

1. 42 Olympic sports were included in the 2016 Games in Rio, but how many were included in the following Paralympics?

2. Which male tennis player successfully defended his singles title at the 2016 Australian Open?

3. A which stadium was the 2016 UEFA Champions League final played?

4. How many players are there on an ice hockey team?

5. The rules of which sport are sometimes referred to as the ‘Knickerbocker Rules’ or the ‘Cartwright Rules’?

6. How did twenty-one-year-old Charlotte Brew achieve a sporting first on 2nd April 1977?

7. Which Senegalese footballer transferred to Liverpool from Southampton in June 2016 for a fee of £34 million, making him the most expensive African player to date?

8. In darting terms, what is a Shanghai?

9. Which sportswear company was founded by Adolf Dassler in 1924?

10. In which month of the year is the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony?

Round 5 - Music

Title of Albums These Songs Came From?

1. ‘Break on Through (To the Other Side)’, ‘Light My Fire’ and ‘The End.’

2. ‘Twist and Shout, ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘I Saw Her Standing There.’

3. ‘Starman’, ‘Moonage Daydream’ and ‘Suffragette City.’

4. ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ and ‘On the Road Again.’

5. ‘Hand in my Pocket’, ‘Ironic’ and ‘You Learn.’

6. ‘Dreamlover’, ‘I’ve Been Thinking About You’ and ‘Never Forget You.’

7. ‘Money for Nothing’, ‘Walk of Life’ and ‘So Far Away.’

8. ‘Wannabe’, ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ and ‘2 Become 1.’

9. ‘Enter Sandman’, ‘Sad But True’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters.’

10. ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’, ‘With or Without You’ and ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.’

Round 6 - Science and Nature

1. Of what is the Fujita scale a measurement?

2. The atomic number of a chemical element is defined by the number of what within its nucleus?

3. Which planet is known for its Great Red Spot?

4. In which year was Pluto reclassified as a ‘Dwarf Planet’

5. Of which part of the body is rhinology the study?

6. Which word is the correct term for a female rabbit?

7. Which synthetically produced radioactive chemical element with the atomic number 94 was first discovered in 1940?

8. What is the collective name for a group of alligators?

9. Which breed of bird is the fastest member of the animal kingdom, with a diving speed measured of up to 242 mph?

10. What was the name of the spacecraft which was launched into the Earth’s orbit on 3rd November 1957 carrying the first living animal, Laika the dog?

Round 7 - 2016 in the News

1. What famous road celebrated its 100th anniversary this year?
2. What sporting event had its final in Paris last summer?
3. What spread across South America this year?
4. What took place on June 23rd this year?
5. Why did Brussels become the focus of the world in March this year?
6. What was the name of the hurricane that wreaked havoc in Florida last October?
7. What caused 247 people to die in Central Italy earlier this year?
8. What cricket event took place in March to April in India this year?
9. Which country conducted its first hydrogen bomb test in January of this year?
10. What did Rio de Janeiro host in August of this year?

Round 8 - Movies

Which actor played these characters?

1. Richard in ‘The Love Punch’, Sam in ‘Mamma Mia!’ and Harry Dalton in ‘Dante’s Peak.’

2. Nick Dunne in ‘Gone Girl’, Tony Mendez in ‘Argo’ and Chuckie Sullivan in ‘Good Will Hunting.’

3. Letha in ‘Return from Witch Mountain’, Baby Jane Hudson in ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ and Margo Channing in ‘All About Eve.’

4. Margaret Tate in ‘The Proposal’, Ashburn in ‘The Heat’ and Annie in ‘Speed.’

5. John Bennett in ‘Ted’, Micky Ward in ‘The Fighter’ and Mickey in ‘The Basketball Diaries.’

6. Harry Zimm in ‘Get Shorty, Buck Barrow in ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and Lex Luthor in ‘Superman.’

7. Julie in ‘Tootsie’, Patsy Cline in ‘Sweet Dreams’ and Leigh Bowden in ‘Cape Fear.’

8. Kay in ‘Men in Black’, Clay Shaw in ‘JFK’ and Samuel Gerard in ‘The Fugitive.’

9. Vice President Kathryn Bennett in ‘Air Force One’, Cruella de Vil in ‘101 Dalmatians’ and Nova Prime in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

10. Cedric Diggory in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, Edward Cullen in ‘Twilight’ and Jacob in ‘Water for Elephants.’

Answers to Picture Quiz - Round 1

  1. Chrysler Building – New York
  2. Petronas Tower – Kuala Lumpur
  3. The Shard – London
  4. Pantheon – Rome
  5. Sydney Opera House
  6. Sagrada Familia – Barcelona
  7. Saint Basil’s Cathedral – Moscow
  8. The Space Needle – Seattle
  9. Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao
  10. Hagia Sophia - Istanbul

Round 2 - Answers

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

Fairytale of New York – Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

Stop the Cavalry – Jona Lewie

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Carol)

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt

Step into Christmas – Elton John

I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day – Wizzard

Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End) – The Darkness

Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade

Round 3 - Answers






West Virginia


Israeli New Shekel

Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain

Iceland and Greenland

Round 4 - Answers


Novak Djokovic

San Siro stadium, Milan



She became the first woman to ride in the Grand National

Sadio Mané

Hitting a single, double and treble of the same number (It is also a dart game with similar rules – a game of 20 rounds, where you aim for 1 number each round and can score high by hitting a single, treble and double)



Round 5 - Answers

The Doors – The Doors

Please Please Me – The Beatles

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – David Bowie

Bringing it All Back Home – Bob Dylan

Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morissette

Music Box – Mariah Carey

Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

Spice – Spice Girls

Metallica – Metallica

The Joshua Tree – U2

Round 6 - Answers

Tornado intensity




The nose




Peregrine falcon

Sputnik 2

Round 7 - Answers

Route 66

UEFA Euro Cup Final

Zika Virus

The Referendum

Terrorist Attack



T20 World Cup

North Korea

Summer Olympics

Round 8 - Movies

Pierce Brosnan

Ben Affleck

Bette Davis

Sandra Bullock

Mark Wahlberg

Gene Hackman

Jessica Lange

Tommy Lee Jones

Glenn Close

Robert Pattinson

Related Articles