December's Quiz by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

BlomE


Runner(s)-Up:

HightB
Watch this space.


Quiz Description

When you're tired of the family, overstuffed with Christmas cookies and want a break between bowl games, you can look back with fondness to this quiz on December you took at the beginning of the month.

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2 HightB 381 91 00
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3 GoldsteinB 348 85 00
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4 RichmondJ 337 79 00
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5 CarterBurke 332 73 00
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6 KonkelT 302 67 00
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7 FrankJ 272 58 00
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7 NathanL 272 58 00
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9 Tarn 271 50 00
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10 MangaserA 248 44 00
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11 FrostL 246 38 00
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12 MoyseyC 202 32 00
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13 randalleng 117 23 00
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13 StoneE3 117 23 00
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15 HallW 100 14 00
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16 JonesRW 94 8 00
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17 RaiaB 73 2 00
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Questions:

According to the American Gem Trade Association, December has three official BIRTHSTONES. Name any two.

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Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite

**In the United States** THESE TWO FLOWERS are the official birth flowers for December.

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Narcissus and Holly [Poinsettia is the British flower]

The month of December always begins on the same day of the week as THIS MONTH.

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September

Alternately, the month of December always ends on the same day of the week as THIS OTHER MONTH.

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April

Name any TWO of the FOUR NATIONS that lie entirely south of the Tropic of Capricorn (23°26′14.0″ degrees South), the farthest south the sun will be directly overhead, signalling the Winter Solstice on December 21st or 22nd.

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Lesotho, New Zealand, Swaziland, Uruguay

A 1981 episode of M*A*S*H honored THIS SECULAR HOLIDAY by having the enlisted personnel and the officers trade roles like their British counterparts do. Among the role reversals was Major Winchester working in the kitchen and Klinger actually running the 4077th.

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Boxing Day

Every December 1st since 1988 has been designated World [BLANK] Day. Since 2011, the theme for this event has been "Getting to Zero."

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AIDS

"Men are April when they woo, December when they wed" is a line from WHAT SHAKESPEAREAN PLAY?

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As You Like It [It is spoken by Rosalind to Orlando]

WHAT CHRISTMAS song was once banned by the Catholic Archdiocese in Boston because it combined sex with Christmas? After the singer, 13 year old Jimmy Boyd, spoke to the Archbishop of Boston, the ban was lifted.

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

WHAT BAND had a top ten hit with a song with this lyric: "And it's one more day up in the canyons / And it's one more night in Hollywood."

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Counting Crows [Long December is the song]

THIS STATE was the first state to recognize Christmas as a legal holiday in 1836.

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Alabama

The 2004 film "Christmas with the Kranks" is based on the 2001 book "Skipping Christmas" by THIS AUTHOR better known for works of a different genre.

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John Grisham