Deskarati Christmas Quiz

Here is a short and fairly easy Christmas quiz for you. You can find the answers here ‘Quiz Answers

  1. What creature’s fossilized leg bone did John Horner discover red blood cells in, in 1993?
  2. What sticky sweetener was traditionally used as an antiseptic ointment for cuts and burns?
  3. What computer was introduced in 1984 Super Bowl ads?
  4. What male body part did Mademoiselle magazine find to be the favorite of most women?
  5. What planet is named after the Greek god who personified the sky?
  6. What fat substitute got FDA approval for use in snack foods, despite reports of diarrhea and cramps?
  7. What plant’s meltdown was dubbed “Russian Roulette” by nuclear power wags?
  8. What is a single unit of quanta called?
  9. What will fall off of the Great Sphinx in 200 years due to pollution and erosion, according to scholar Chikaosa Tanimoto?
  10. What suntan lotion was developed by Dr. Ben Green in 1944 to protect pilots who bailed out over the Pacific?
  11. What was Friedrich Serturner the first to extract from opium and use as a pain reliever?
  12. What substance nets recyclers the most money?
  13. What are you shopping for if you are sized up by a Brannock Device?
  14. What animal travels at 25 mph under water but finds it easier to toboggan on its belly on land?
  15. What’s the itchy skin condition tinea pedis better known as?
  16. What uncooked meat is a trichina worm most likely to make a home in?
  17. How many of every 10 victims infected by the Ebola virus will die in two days?
  18. What computer company was named after a founder’s memories of spending a summer in an Oregon orchard?
  19. What butterfly-shaped gland is located just in front of the windpipe?
  20. What does LASER stand for?
  21. What planet is the brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon?
  22. What weapon did German gunsmith August Kotter unload on the world in 1520?
  23. What type of machine did 19-year-old French genius Blaise Pascal invent to help his dad do taxes in 1642?
  24. What do leukemia sufferers have too many of?
  25. What Benjamin Holt invention was good news to farmers in 1900?
  26. What weather phenomenon is measured by the Beaufort scale?
  27. What do itchy people call the “rhus radicans” they were sorry they came into contact with?
  28. What drupaceous fruit were Hawaiian women once forbidden by law to eat?

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3 Responses to Deskarati Christmas Quiz

  1. alfy says:

    Quite a toughie, as deskarati readers and pub quizzers know. I managed to get 13 out of 28 right. Why didn’t the compiler put the question numbers along with the answers? Compilers usually do.

  2. Also some good Christmas quiz question at http://www.freepubquiz.co.uk/christmas-quiz.html including…

    • Sorry. posted by accident, including …
      The phrase ‘Christmas Tree’ formation is commonly associated with what?
      In which country was Boxing Day renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994?
      Father Christmas is known as Pai Natal in which European country?
      Mummer’s Day is an ancient midwinter celebration in which English county?
      Who is the servant of Cinderella’s father and also Cinderella’s friend?

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