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Quiz about A British Christmas Lunch
Quiz about A British Christmas Lunch

A British Christmas Lunch Trivia Quiz


Come and enjoy a big Christmas lunch at my house in England. First you have to identify what you're eating. You'll have photos to help, though, so it shouldn't be too difficult.

A photo quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
384,964
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
1511
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: slay01 (7/10), Guest 174 (7/10), MariaVerde (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The main meat eaten for Christmas lunch is usually poultry. Which large bird is most often chosen for the main course? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. For extra flavour, a mixture of breadcrumbs and herbs is often included with the bird. Any herbs can be used, but which one is most often chosen mixed with onion and breadcrumbs? Hint


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Question 3 of 10
3. To accompany the meal, many people cook small sausages wrapped in bacon. What are they called? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. You'll need some potatoes to go with the meal. What name is given to potatoes cooked like the ones in the picture? Hint


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Question 5 of 10
5. Now for some vegetables. These ones that look like mini cabbages are usually included as part of a Christmas dinner. What are they called? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Another vegetable which can be served with the Christmas lunch is shown in the photograph. They might look like rather pale carrots, but they are actually which vegetable, usually served roasted? Hint


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Question 7 of 10
7. To add even more flavour, a sauce is made to go with the poultry, using the berries shown in the picture. What are they? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This very rich fruit pudding is called Christmas pudding. What unexpected, and inedible, item might you have found in it in the past? Hint


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Question 9 of 10
9. Not everyone wants a heavy pudding or dessert, especially the children, who might prefer this dish made with fruit, jelly (Jell-O), custard and cream. What do we call it? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. You probably haven't much room left, but if you are really hungry you might be able to manage one of these traditional Christmas offerings. What are they called? Hint


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The main meat eaten for Christmas lunch is usually poultry. Which large bird is most often chosen for the main course?

Answer: Turkey

Turkey has been the traditional meat in a British Christmas lunch for quite a long time, although in the Middle Ages goose was more often the choice. If you were royal, or belonged to the land owning gentry, you might even eat swan. All of the birds listed might be chosen by some people, but the photograph is definitely of a turkey.
2. For extra flavour, a mixture of breadcrumbs and herbs is often included with the bird. Any herbs can be used, but which one is most often chosen mixed with onion and breadcrumbs?

Answer: Sage

Sage and onion stuffing is the combination used by most people, although another popular choice is parsley and thyme. If the mixture is cooked inside the poultry it is called stuffing, but if it is cooked separately it is known as seasoning. The photograph is of a sage plant.
3. To accompany the meal, many people cook small sausages wrapped in bacon. What are they called?

Answer: Pigs in blankets

The sausages are usually made with meat from a pig, with the bacon wrapped around them, so the name reflects what they look like. In other countries, the name can refer to different versions such as small sausages wrapped in pastry.

The other items listed are real foods too. Toad in the hole describes sausages cooked in batter while bubble and squeak is left over potato and (usually) cabbage mixed together and fried. A Scotch egg is a hard boiled egg, surrounded by sausage meat and breadcrumbs before being deep fried.
4. You'll need some potatoes to go with the meal. What name is given to potatoes cooked like the ones in the picture?

Answer: Roast potatoes

Roast potatoes are cooked in the oven in fat, with many cooks recommending goose fat being the best to use for crispy potatoes. Part boiling the potatoes first also helps. Of course, you might have other potatoes with the meal as well, with either mashed or boiled potatoes being served to go with the roasties, but the photo shows some lovely, crispy roast potatoes.
5. Now for some vegetables. These ones that look like mini cabbages are usually included as part of a Christmas dinner. What are they called?

Answer: Brussels sprouts

All the options listed are members of the cabbage family, but it's Brussels sprouts which are the traditional vegetable to go with the turkey and other items on your plate. Some people hate sprouts but they have been around a very long time, with an early form of them even being referred to in Ancient Roman times.

They are believed to have been grown in fields near Brussels, in Belgium, from around the thirteenth century which may have given them the name by which we call them.
6. Another vegetable which can be served with the Christmas lunch is shown in the photograph. They might look like rather pale carrots, but they are actually which vegetable, usually served roasted?

Answer: Parsnips

The parsnip is a root vegetable, meaning that the part we eat grows underground. It is a relative of the carrot, which is why it looks similar, although they taste rather sweeter. For Christmas, especially, they are usually sliced in half and roasted in the oven.
7. To add even more flavour, a sauce is made to go with the poultry, using the berries shown in the picture. What are they?

Answer: Cranberries

Unlike most fruits, cranberries can have quite a sharp taste and are not normally eaten straight from the plant. They are made into a sauce or jam to be served alongside the turkey or made into a juice to drink. In the United Kingdom, most cranberry sauce is eaten at Christmas, while in the United States, cranberries are mostly associated with Thanksgiving.
8. This very rich fruit pudding is called Christmas pudding. What unexpected, and inedible, item might you have found in it in the past?

Answer: A silver sixpence

The pudding itself is a mixture of fruit, mainly currants, raisins and other dried fruits with various other ingredients which can include honey, egg and various spices. It can be served with custard, cream or brandy butter. By tradition, a silver sixpence was hidden in the pudding and the person who found it in their portion would be blessed with good luck (or a broken tooth).

When Britain's coins were changed to decimal currency, in 1971, the sixpence disappeared, although some families may have kept one or two to continue the tradition.
9. Not everyone wants a heavy pudding or dessert, especially the children, who might prefer this dish made with fruit, jelly (Jell-O), custard and cream. What do we call it?

Answer: Trifle

A traditional trifle is made with fruit, set into jelly, over a layer of sponge cake, then a layer of custard, which is topped with cream and then decorated. The one in the picture looks very like the one I've described. For adults, alcohol, often sherry, can be added to the sponge layer for an extra flavour.

The other puddings are traditional British puddings. Eton Mess is a mixture of meringue, cream and strawberries, while bread and butter pudding is sliced buttered bread cooked with eggs and milk. A jam roly poly is a pastry made from suet, covered with jam and then rolled up to cook.
10. You probably haven't much room left, but if you are really hungry you might be able to manage one of these traditional Christmas offerings. What are they called?

Answer: Mince pies

The pies contain a filling known as mincemeat, which these days is actually a mixture of various fruits, suet and spices. The original recipes did include some meat, even up to Victorian times, which explains the name. It's rare for meat to be included in modern times, with the mince pie being considered a sweet treat, eaten at the end of the meal with a cup of coffee.
Source: Author rossian

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