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Christmas Food and Drink Quiz

Here’s a quick Christmas food quiz. Only five questions but quite hard, we think. Have fun, and Merry Christmas!

  1. In the 17th century, who made the eating of mince pies illegal in Britain?
    1. King Charles I
    2. King Charles II
    3. Oliver Cromwell
    4. Henry Ireton
  2. What are oplatki?
    1. Potato pancakes spiced with cinnamon traditionally served on Christmas Eve
    2. Wafers used in an Eastern European Roman Catholic Christmas Eve tradition
    3. Latvian cakes flavoured with almonds and honey, traditionally served with coffee on Christmas morning
    4. Communal platters of foods prepared for special occasions and celebrations in some Eastern European regions
  3. Who devised the Tom and Jerry, a traditional Christmastime cocktail in the United States?
    1. Egon Ronay
    2. Pierce Egan
    3. Pierce Brosnan
    4. “Professor” Jerry Thomas
  4. Which of the following products is vegetarian?
    1. Guinness
    2. Smarties
    3. After Eight
    4. Liquorice Allsorts
  5. What Christmas culinary treat is known at Cambridge University as Senior Wrangler sauce?
    1. Brandy butter
    2. Cranberry sauce
    3. Bread sauce
    4. Mulled wine

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