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City festive quiz answers

Thanks to everyone who entered our 2021 festive quiz. Here are the answers.

1) In March 2021 a container ship that blocked the Suez Canal caused global disruption. What was the name of this ship?

  • The Ever Green
  • The Ever Given [correct]
  • The Ever Great

2) In 1984 the song “Last Christmas” was released by British pop duo Wham! Upon its initial release, what position in the UK Singles Chart did it reach?

  • [correct]
  • 1
  • 8

3) In September 2021, many petrol stations ran out of fuel due to panic buying and supply chain issues. In one viral picture an individual was seen at a petrol station filling up what?

  • A paddling pool
  • A wellington boot
  • A plastic bag [correct]

4) In the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” if all the gifts mentioned in each of the verses were added together, how many gifts would there be?

  • 364 [correct]
  • 312
  • 408

5) In what month was British film director Ken Loach expelled from the Labour Party?

  • August [correct]
  • July
  • June

6) Which US President was an avowed environmentalist who famously banned Christmas trees from the White House during his presidency?

  • William McKinley
  • Theodore Roosevelt [correct]
  • William Howard Taft

7) In November, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released a 10-minute version of her re-recorded track “All Too Well”. Which actor is the song allegedly about?

  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Jake Gyllenhaal [correct]
  • Ryan Reynolds

8) Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, released in 1988, was a one-off episode parodying Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. In it, Ebenezer Blackadder is the nicest man in England and is the proprietor of what?

  • A greengrocers'
  • A moustache shop [correct]
  • A cheese shop

9) In January 2021, online retailer Boohoo acquired which brand and website for £55 million?

  • Debenhams [correct]
  • John Lewis
  • Marks & Spencer

10) In the 1988 action film Die Hard, who plays Hans Gruber?

  • Bruce Willis
  • Alan Rickman [correct]
  • Reginald VelJohnson

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