Winter Wonderland – The Answers!

Title Photo by Alan Wilson, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Polar Bear (Title Photo)

Dear Readers,  what a splendid showing we had with the quiz this time! It tested everyone to the limit. In third place was Mike from Alittlebitoutoffocus with a very respectable 21 out of 31 (I gave an extra mark for anyone getting the blood-thinner question right on the Christmas food section). In second place was Rosalind and her husband with 23/31. But the overall winners were Fran and Bobby Freelove who got an extraordinary 29/31. Well done to all of you, and thank you for taking part, you are all stars as far as I am concerned. 

Winter Wonderland 1 – Winter Trees

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Question One

B) A Scots PIne

Photo Two by© Copyright Richard Law and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Question Two

C) A Yew

Photo Three by © Copyright johnfromnotts and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Question Three

C) Mistletoe

Winter Wonderland 2 – Christmas Plant Folklore

Photo Four by By Tom Ordelman - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2276835

Question 4) C) A specific hawthorn in Glastonbury was believed to flower at Christmas because it grew from a staff planted by Joseph of Arimithea

Photo Five by By Hectonichus - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35718694

Question Five) D) Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) was believed to flower on Old Christmas Eve (5th January), particularly in the Isle of Man.

Photo Six by Rosser1954, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question Six )B) Ivy (Hedera helix) is considered to be unlucky if brought into the house except between Christmas Eve and Twelfth Night.

Question Seven) A) Holly is actually known as ‘Christmas’ in Cornwall.

Winter Wonderland 3 – Animal Tracks

Photo Eight By DooferKiin - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57543187

Question 8) B) Badger

Photo Nine by © Copyright Michael Graham and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Question 9) D) Fox

Photo Ten by © Copyright Mary and Angus Hogg and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Question 10) A) Otter

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Question 11) C) Hare

Winter Wonderland 5 – Rainbow Birds

Photo Twelve By FWS - USFWS website, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10586270

Question 12 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Photo Thirteen By Almir Cândido de Almeida - https://www.flickr.com/photos/almircandido/4744381560/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11044242

Question 13 Cock of the Rock (Rupicola rupicola)

Photo Fourteen by By Andreas Trepte - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38974913

Question 14 Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

Photo Fifteen by Bernard Spragg. NZ from Christchurch, New Zealand, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Question 15 Rose-ringed (Ring-necked) Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

Photo Sixteen by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Question 16 Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria)

Photo Seventeen by Dawn Scranton from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 17 Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Photo Eighteen by _paVan_ from Singapore, Singapore, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 18 Violet-backed starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster)

Winter Wonderland 5 – Christmas Food Facts

Photo Nineteen by Jonathunder, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 19 – Parsnips B) Parsnips formed part of the tribute paid to the Emperor Tiberius from Germany

Photo Twenty by Eric Hunt, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 20 – Brussel sprout D) – Brussels sprouts should be avoided if you take blood-thinning medication due to their high levels of Vitamin K

Photo Twenty One by Muffet, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo 21 – Cranberries E) – Cranberry came from ‘Crane-berry’ as the flowers are supposed to look like a long-beaked bird. Also D) – Cranberries too have lots of Vitamin K so should be avoided if you are on blood-thinning medication.

Photo Twenty Two by carol, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 22 – Clementine A) Clementines are named after Brother Clement Rodier who discovered the spontaneous cross between a sweet orange and a Mediterranean mandarin in the garden of his monastery in French Algeria.

Photo Twenty Three by Jean Marconi from Brasil, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 23 – Brazil Nuts C) Brazil nuts have the highest level of dietary selenium of any food.

Winter Wonderland 6 – Christmas ‘Carols’ 

Photo Twenty-Four by Alan D. Wilson, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 24 -D)  Polar Bear

Photo Twenty Five by Jan Frode Haugseth, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Question 25) B) – Rock Ptarmigan

Photo Twenty-Six by dfaulder, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 26) G) – Snow Bunting

Photo Twenty-Seven by Tony Hisgett, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Question 27) E) – Snowy Owl and chick

Photo 28 by Alexandre Buisse (Nattfodd), CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 28) A)- Reindeer (the sound you can hear is the tendons in their legs clicking)

Photo Twenty Nine by © Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Question 29) C) – Robin. The call is surprisingly easy to muddle up with the snow bunting I think!

Photo 30 by Anya Schlich-Davies at https://imaggeo.egu.eu/view/12674/

Question 30) F) – Arctic Fox cub

Sound Credits

All animals sounds in Winter Wonderland 6 were from the BBC Sound Archive BBC Sound Effects (bbcrewind.co.uk)

Photo Credits

Title Photo by Alan Wilson, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo One by © Copyright Peter Bond and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Photo Two by © Copyright Richard Law and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Photo Three by John from Notts – see photo for further details

Photo Four  By Tom Ordelman – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2276835

Photo Five By Hectonichus – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35718694

Photo Six by Rosser1954, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Seven by Bugwoman

Photo Eight By DooferKiin – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57543187

Photo Nine by © Copyright Michael Graham and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Photo Ten by © Copyright Mary and Angus Hogg and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Photo Eleven by Andy Perkins at  https://www.flickr.com/photos/133222863@N03/32681499362/

Photo Twelve By FWS – USFWS website, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10586270

Photo Thirteen By Almir Cândido de Almeida – https://www.flickr.com/photos/almircandido/4744381560/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11044242

Photo Fourteen  By Andreas Trepte – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38974913

Photo Fifteen by Bernard Spragg. NZ from Christchurch, New Zealand, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Sixteen by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Seventeen by Dawn Scranton from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Eighteen by _paVan_ from Singapore, Singapore, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Nineteen by Jonathunder, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty by Eric Hunt, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty One by Muffet, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty Two by carol, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty Three by Jean Marconi from Brasil, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty-Four by Alan D. Wilson, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty Five by Jan Frode Haugseth, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty-Six by dfaulder, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty-Seven by Tony Hisgett, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty Eight by Alexandre Buisse (Nattfodd), CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Twenty Nine by © Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Photo 30 by Anya Schlich-Davies at https://imaggeo.egu.eu/view/12674/

 

2 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland – The Answers!

  1. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    Great quiz, very entertaining, although we must say we quite surprised ourselves with the animal noises!

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