Christmas family pub quiz 2022 - general knowledge, sport, films, food, geography and more

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Who is the brain box in the family and who doesn’t have a clue when it comes to emojis?

As the family gather for Christmas, what better way to start the annual dispute than with a quiz?

The winners get to sit back and watch Christmas telly with bellies full of food and drink. The losers get to do the washing up and put all those stickers on the kids’ toys.

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We’ve got something for everyone - from sport to geography, emojis to top tens and, of course, a Christmas round. Scroll down to view the questions and answers to test your family,

General Knowledge

  1. Which dinosaur’s name means ‘fast thief’?
  2. Who did Will Smith slap at the 2022 Oscars?
  3. What is the smallest country in the world?
  4. Can you name the four train stations in Monopoly?
  5. A Kumquat is a small Japanese variety of what sort of fruit?
  6. Which film ends with the line: "Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads."
  7. Who claimed that ‘in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes’
  8. Which pudding was named after a Russian ballerina?
  9. In which year did the Great Fire of London break out?
  10. Who invented dynamite?

Emoji film titles

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Christmas questions

  1. How many years ago was a Muppets Christmas Carol released?
  2. What was the first company that used Santa Claus in advertising?
  3. Which event on Christmas Eve 1968 was, at the time, the most watched broadcast ever in the history of television?
  4. Which country traditionally gives a Christmas tree to Britain every year?
  5. Which Doctor Who made his debut in the show’s 2005 festive special called The Christmas Invasion?t
  6. What type of bird features on the seventh day of Christmas in the song The Twelve Days Of Christmas?
  7. Which country did eggnog come from?
  8. In the Pogues Christmas song ‘Fairy Tale of New York’, which choir "are singing Galway Bay"?
  9. What fast food do an estimated 3.6 million Japanese families treat themselves to at Christmas?
  10. What was the movie title of Tim Burton’s ghoulish 1993 Christmas tale?


  1. What ten events make up the Men’s Decathlon?
  2. What colour jersey does the leader of the Tour de France wear?
  3. How many players are there on a polo team?
  4. Which city will host the Winter Olympics in 2024 - to become the first to host both the summer and winter games?
  5. Rock star Elton John was twice the owner of which football club?
  6. Which ‘set piece’ is used in Rugby Union but does not feature in Rugby League?
  7. How many times have Argentina won the men’s FIFA World Cup?
  8. Over what distance is a drag race normally run?
  9. What follows in this sequence of Olympic Games venues: Montreal, Moscow, Los Angeles...
  10. What is the name of the only racehorse to win the Grand National three times?

Top Ten

Can you list the ten most widely spoken languages in the world?

You have three minutes. One point for each correct answer and an extra point for any you rank in the right spot in the top ten.


  1. Before the Euro was introduced 1999, what was the currency of Holland?
  2. What is the capital city of Kenya?
  3. If I was to order the dish Poutine, what nation would I likely be in?
  4. Brazil has borders with 10 of the 12 South American countries. Can you name the only two it doesn’t border?
  5. What is the Indian city once named Bombay now called?
  6. How many stars are there on the Chinese flag?

Food and drink

  1. Lincolnshire sausage is flavoured with which herb?
  2. Which ‘T’ is a Greek yoghurt containing cucumber?
  3. The Newcastle Brown Ale brand of beer is owned by which European brewing company?
  4. What is the main ingredient for the German Blutwurst?
  5. The beetroot soup with sour cream garnish known as Borscht is from which country?
  6. Autumn King, Figaro and St Valery are all varieties of which vegetable?

Tallest, longest, deepest

  1. What is the highest capital city in the world?
  2. What is the largest carnivore on land?
  3. What is the longest continental mountain range?
  4. What is the name of the deepest point in the ocean?
  5. What is the name of the world’s tallest building?
  6. Which country has the largest bread consumption per capita?

Scroll down for all the answers

General Knowledge answers

  1. Velociraptor
  2. Chis Rock
  3. Vatican City, measuring just 0.2 square miles
  4. Fenchurch, Liverpool Street, Marylebone, Kings Cross
  5. Orange
  6. Back to the Future - Dr Emmett Brown says to Marty McFly
  7. Andy Warhol
  8. Anna Pavlova
  9. 1666
  10. Alfred Nobel

Emoji film title answers

  1. Silence of the Lambs
  2. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  3. Castaway
  4. E.T.
  5. The Sixth Sense
  6. Edward Scissorhands
  7. Blood Diamond
  8. Psycho
  9. Les Miserables
  10. Brokeback Mountain
  11. Moneyball
  12. King’s Speech

Christmas answers

  1. 30 years. Released in 1992
  2. Coca Cola
  3. Apollo 8 orbiting the moon
  4. Norway
  5. David Tennant
  6. Swan. Seven swans are swimming
  7. England
  8. NYPD
  9. Kentucky Fried Chicken. In 1974, KFC began a ‘Kentucky for Christmas’ marketing campaign and it took off.
  10. Nightmare before Christmas

Sport answers

  1. Day 1: 100 metres; Long jump; Shot put; High jump; 400 metres. Day 2: 110 metres hurdles; Discus throw; Pole vault; Javelin throw; 1500 metres
  2. Yellow
  3. Four
  4. Beijing
  5. Watford
  6. Line out
  7. Three: 1978, 1986 and 2022.
  8. 1/4 mile
  9. Seoul
  10. Red Rum: 1973, 1974 and 1977

Top ten - languages answers

  1. English 1,132 million
  2. Mandarin Chinese 1,117 million
  3. Hindi 615 million
  4. Spanish 534 million
  5. French 280 million
  6. Standard Arabic
  7. Bengali 265 million
  8. Russian 258 million
  9. Portuguese 234 million
  10. Indonesian 199 million

Geography answers

  1. Guilder
  2. Nairobi
  3. Canada - Chips, gravy and cheese.
  4. Chile, Ecuador.
  5. Mumbai
  6. Five

Food and drink answers

  1. Sage
  2. Tzatziki
  3. Heineken
  4. Blood
  5. Russia
  6. Carrot

Tallest, longest, deepest answers

  1. La Paz in Bolivia (11942 feet / 3,640 metres)
  2. Polar bear (880 pounds to 1,320 pounds / 400 to 600 kilograms)
  3. The Andes in South America (4,700 miles / 7,600 kilometres)
  4. Mariana Trench - specifically the area named Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean (36,070 feet / 10,994 metres)
  5. Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai, UAE (2,717 feet / 828 metres)
  6. Turkey (440 pounds / 199.6 kilograms)
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