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Quizmas (with a mostly wildlife flavour)

Posted: Tuesday 20th December 2016 by Victoria Hill

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Have a go at this fun festive quiz. Congratulations, if you get more than six correct!

Q1) In the Twelve Days of Christmas, after the five gold rings come four ‘colly birds’, but what species are they?

Q2) What is the technical name of mistletoe plant genus, and also Latin for glutinous?

Q3) Which Christmas condiment is made from fruit sometimes referred to as marshworts?

Q4) What do Ukrainians decorate their Christmas trees with to bring good luck?

Q5) The predatory big cat 'uncia uncia' is better known by what name?

Q6) What red-blooming Christmas plant came originally from Mexico?

Q7) Pine needles are said to be a good source of which vitamin?

Q8) What animal is the Scandinavian Christmas Julbock symbol? 

Q9) What is a baby turkey more correctly called, other than a chick?

Q10) Name the two reindeer that are named after weather phenomena?

Q11) Which of the gifts, presented by the three wise men, is also known as olibanum?

Q12) How many birds in total are mentioned in the Twelve Days of Christmas? 

 

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