July 2019 Quiz Night

Friends of the Balmain Library present Christmas in July Quiz Night– 26th July 2019

All the important people were there, the Quiz Mistress, Santa Claus and the little Green Elf dressed to the nines in tutu and boots.  And of course the players.  Those who had come along prepared to show off their knowledge about all things Christmas.

Members of the audience got into the spirit of Christmas wearing Santa ties and Christmas jumpers.

The room was appropriately festooned with tinsel and Christmas decorations, brightly coloured tables and carols humming in the background.

The stage was set and the quiz began. Christmas questions about history and literature, Christmas characters, songs and films intermingled with questions about Balmain and local history.

There was an exquisite musical rendition by the Green Elf of Christmas songs for which the players were asked to write in the next line. The room was a ’buzzing.  While no bonbons adorned the tables, hilariously corny jokes were handed around and read out by Santa and his helpers.

Then there was the supper – a Christmas in July feast.  The FOBL committee certainly know how to put on a fantastic spread. Ham, turkey meatballs, mini Christmas puddings, nuts and figs and cheeses, chocolate dates, Christmas cake and lots more – washed down with warm Mulled wine.

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Christmas cheer seemed to hang over the happy bunch with lovely raffles prizes being won (donated by the Hill of Content) and bottles of wine (donated by Shirley Allen) for the winning table.  It was a memorable event.

Here are a few of the questions. Do you know the answers?

  • Which famous ballet is about a young girl’s broken Christmas present?
  • Who banned Christmas celebrations in England in 1647?
  • In what year did Cyclone Tracy devastate Darwin over the Christmas period?
  • Which Balmain-born female author and musician has a Christmas associated first name?
  • Which English king was crowned on Christmas Day?

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