Try you hand at 50 Christmas quiz questions to test your family and friends

Only the sharpest minds can score 100 percent in our Christmas quiz that features questions about music, sport, culture, London, and 2023.

With the end of the year in sight and thoughts turning to 2024, the has created its own festive quiz filled with 50 questions to test your knowledge of 2023 and beyond.

Split into five sections of 10 sections, the topics covered are 2023, Film and TV, London, Sport, and Music.

Can you answer all 50 questions and get a perfect score? Let us know how you get on.

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Round 1: 2023

  • What date was the King’s Coronation this year?
  • Who won the Women’s World Cup?
  • Who is Taylor Swift’s new NFL player boyfriend?
  • What was the highest-grossing film of 2023?
  • What was the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year in 2023?
  • In which month was Prince Harry’s memoir Spare published?
  • Which European nation joined NATO in April?
  • Which city hosted the Eurovision Song Contest?
  • Who played President Truman in the blockbuster movie Oppenheimer?
  • What was the name of the Beatles’ last ever song released in November?
  • Round 2: Film & TV

  • For what movie did Tom Hanks score his first Academy Award nomination?
  • What programme is the UK’s longest-running TV soap: Eastenders or Coronation Street?
  • In Apocalypse Now, Robert Duvall says, “I love the smell of _____ in the morning.”
  • In what 1969 James Bond thriller does the famous spy fall in love and get married?
  • What is the highest-grossing foreign-language film at the U.S. box office?
  • Who plays Michael Scott in the US comedy series The Office?
  • What Martin Scorsese movie holds the all-time record for F-bombs?
  • What is the name of the plane Tom Cruise and Miles Teller use to escape in Top Gun: Maverick?
  • Who played the fourth incarnation of Doctor Who?
  • Who does Adam Driver play in Michael Mann’s film ‘Ferrari’?
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    Round 3: General Knowledge

  • Which singing voice is the highest pitch? Soprano, tenor or baritone?

  • What kingdom is the oldest monarchy in Europe?

  • In which modern-day country was St. Nicholas born in?

  • What’s the name of the oldest university in Europe?

  • What was found on the moon in 2009?

  • When did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbour?

  • When did the Berlin Wall fall down?

  • What is Shakespeare’s shortest play?

  • Who was the youngest British Prime Minister?

  • Approximately, how many heads are on Easter Island?

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    Round 4: Sport

  • When did the last Olympics take place?
  • What do you call it when a bowler makes three strikes in a row?
  • What type of race is the Tour de France?
  • Which boxer fought against Muhammad Ali and won?
  • What is the only sport to be played on the moon?
  • In American football, how many points does a touchdown hold?
  • In what sport do you ski and shoot?
  • On what day of the week does the Le Mans 24 Hours start?
  • How many Olympic gold medals did American swimmer Michael Phelps win during his career?
  • Who was the last English tennis player to win Wimbledon?
  • Round 5: Music

  • Which classical composer was deaf?
  • Which Super Bowl Halftime Show performer was upstaged by a dancing shark?
  • What smells are described in the song “Don’t Stop Believin’?”
  • Who is representing Britain at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest?
  • Which American singer/song writer has worked on a Bond film and a Barbie film?
  • Which member of the band Queen is also an astrophysicist?
  • Which artist released a single called ‘Not Afraid’?
  • Which composer composed the iconic Adagio for Strings? Clue: It has been used in many film and tv soundtracks.
  • What was the name of the band Harry Styles and Niall Horan used to be a part of?
  • How many series of The X Factor were there before it was cancelled?
  • Answers

    Round 1: 2023

  • May 6, 2023
  • Spain
  • Travis Kelce (who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Barbie
  • Rizz
  • January
  • Finland
  • Liverpool
  • Gary Oldman
  • Now and Then
  • Round 2: Film & TV

  • Big
  • Coronation Street
  • Napalm
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Steve Carrell
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • F-14
  • Tom Baker
  • Enzo Ferrari
  • Round 3: General Knowledge

  • Soprano
  • Denmark
  • Turkey
  • University of Bologna
  • Water
  • December 7th, 1941
  • 9th November 1989
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • William Pitt
  • 887

  • Round 4: Sport

  • 2021 – it was meant to have been 2020, but was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Turkey
  • Cycling
  • Joe Frazier
  • Golf
  • Six points
  • The Biathlon
  • Saturday
  • 23
  • Virginia Wade, 1977
  • Round 5: Music

  • Beethoven
  • Katy Perry
  • Wine and cheap perfume
  • Olly Alexander
  • Billie Eilish
  • Brian May
  • Eminem
  • Samuel Barber
  • One Direction
  • 15
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