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Broad Ripple Brewpub Quiz
posted: Jan. 12, 2023

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Questions from the December 20, 2022, Brewpub Quiz. The winning team was Smooth Criminal Referral with 44 points. Best Team Name Competition Winners: Two Girls One World Cup.

Christmas Movies
1) In the 2002 sequel to the 1994 movie The Santa Clause, Scott Calvin, played by Tim Allen, discovers he has to do what by the following Christmas Eve or else he'll no longer continue being Santa Claus?
2) In the 2004 movie The Polar Express, what object, given by Santa, seems to make no sound to anyone who doesn't believe in him?
3) In 1954, the song Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep was nominated for an Oscar rather than the title song from what popular Christmas movie, as that song had already won an Oscar in 1943?
4) What Christmas movie, released in 2000 and based on a famous children's book, not surprisingly won legendary movie make-up artist Rick Baker the sixth of his seven Academy Awards?
5) Moneyball Question: David Niven was originally supposed to play the part of Dudley the angel, until Cary Grant joined the cast, meaning that Niven ended up playing the husband of the title character in what 1947 Christmas movie?

Picture Round - People Born on Christmas Day
1) Who is this singer/songwriter? What collective name is given to his most ardent fans?
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2) Who is this actress whose stage name uses the three initials of her given names rather than just her first name? She played Mo'at, the mother of Neytiri, played by Zoe Saldana, in a motion-capture performance in what 2009 science fiction film?
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3) Who is this actor? What actress was he married to from 1945 until his death in 1957?
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4) Who is this country singer? How many of her sisters appeared with her on the variety show that she hosted during the early 1980s?
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5) Who is this singer/songwriter? What popular Christmas song that he co-wrote and recorded with his band in 1987 is one of his best-known songs?
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Fill in the Blanks - Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol
1) What is the missing word from the following passage from A Christmas Carol: "_____ was dead: to begin with."?
2) What is the missing word from the following passage from A Christmas Carol: "But you were always a good man of business, Jacob," faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself. "Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "_____ was my business."?
3) What is the missing word from the following passage from A Christmas Carol: "I see a vacant seat," replied the Ghost, "in the poor chimney corner, and a _____ without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the Future, the child will die."?
4) What is the missing word from the following passage from A Christmas Carol: "He said that Christmas was a _____, as I live!" cried Scrooge's nephew. "He believed it, too!"?
5) Moneyball Question: What are the missing three words from the following passage from A Christmas Carol: "I am in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas _____?" said Scrooge. The Spirit answered not, but pointed onward with its hand?

Christmas Miscellany
1) According to tradition, when the Three Wise Men visited the infant Jesus, Balthazar brought a gift of Myrrh, and Caspar brought a gift of Frankincense. Who brought a gift of Gold?
2) According to a legend, St. Nicholas helped a poor widower with no money to provide dowries for his daughters by leaving gold coins for the three women while they were sleeping. Where did he put the gold coins, which now forms the basis for a Christmas tradition?
3) What professional North American sporting league held its very last Christmas Day game in 1971, deciding that in the future its players should have the holiday off?
4) Two cities, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia and what Latvian capital, both claim to be the birthplace of the Christmas tree?
5) Moneyball Question: Due to an extremely popular series of episodes from the Disneyland television program, what kind of hat was given as a gift to many young boys for Christmas in 1955?

G. A. M. E. S.
1) One of these answers begins with the letter "G", one with the letter "A", one with the letter "M', one with the letter "E" and one with the letter "S"
2) What game that provides various parts and tools to allow the building of different objects has an equivalent British made product known as Meccano?
3) What early version of a board game developed in the 1930s by an architect named Alfred Butts was given the name Lexiko by its creator?
4) What video game launched in 2005 lets you earn points by playing along accurately to a rock music soundtrack?
5) What board game introduced by Hasbro in 1963 was inspired by Rube Goldberg machines?
6) Moneyball Question: In different incarnations of what video game series introduced in 2007 do the protagonists take part in historical conflicts such as The Crusades, The French And Indian War, and World War I?

Christmas Music
1) The Waltz Of The Flowers comes from what piece of Classical music?
2) An instrumental version of what well-known Christmas carol plays during the opening and closing credits of the 1984 movie A Christmas Story and its 2022 sequel A Christmas Story Christmas?
3) What is the missing word in the following lyrics from a Christmas novelty song first released in 1955: "I'm gettin' _____ for Christmas, Mommy and Daddy are mad"?
4) The story told in the Christmas carol Good King Wenceslas takes place on what date in December?
5) Moneyball Question: The oldest song written for Christmas is Jesus Illuminates All composed by St. Hilary of Poitiers not long after the Christian church chose December 25th as the official birthdate of Jesus. In what early first millennium century did she compose the hymn?
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