Episode 231

The Night Before Quizmas


December 23rd, 2022

1 hr 6 mins 30 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Quizmasters Lee and Marc meet for a semi-Holiday-themed trivia quiz with topics including Christmas Traditions, U.S. Holidays, Cartoon Characters, Vegetables, Star Wars, Medical, Etymology and more!

Round One

  • CARTOON CHARACTERS - Gumble is the last name of what Simpsons character?
  • CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS - What Christmas tradition was first developed by German Lutherans in the 1700s as a celebration of the liturgical season?
  • VEGETABLES - Alpha, Nevada and Snow Crown are types of which vegetable?
  • U.S. HOLIDAYS - Which holiday originated in the U.S. in the wake of the L.A. Watts riots and whose seven principles include unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith?
  • ETYMOLOGY - The word wiki, as in Wikipedia, means 'quick' in what language?
  • STAR WARS - After meeting the Sith Lord for a photo in 1977, which singer introduced herself to Star Wars actor Mark Hamill as “Darth Vader’s Wife”, but left her San Franciscan rock group before they famously performed “Light the Sky on Fire” during the cult-classic Star Wars Holiday Special?

Round Two

  • PARTIES - What kind of holiday party first took place in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2000, setting off an annual trend for decades to come?
  • 2010’S TELEVISION - What TV show that premiered in 2017 has had episodes including "Cape Canaveral, Schrödinger's Cat, and Cyndi Lauper's Hair", "An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius" and "Graduation"?
  • CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS - Mari Lwyd is a Southern Welsh Christmas Time tradition where townsfolk go from door to door requesting food and drink through song, while wearing the skeleton of what kind of animal
  • SCIENCE - The Koppen-Geiger system, first developed in 1884, with modifications made by both scientists, is ud to classify what?
  • MEDICAL - According to the American Association for Anatomy's Anatomical Science Education Journal, The Twelve Days of Christmas Song is "Ingrained in medical school folk law" as a mnemonic device to help remember which twelve parts of the brain?
  • NFL - How many regular season games does each team play in the NFL?

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  • MOVIES - Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy consists of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End. Name the color that represents each film, per the director.

Final Questions

  • TECHNOLOGY - What were the first man-made objects to break the sound barrier?
  • CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS - In Catalonia, it is a Christmas tradition to include a joke figurine called a caganer in their nativity scenes. What is the caganer doing in the nativity scene?

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