Boxing Day MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

11. In Sydney, Australia, what major race starts every year on Boxing Day?

  1. Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
  2. Sydney marathon
  3. Sydney triathlon
  4. The Great Escapade

12. In the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man, December 26th is also known by which name (due to the tradition of hunting a bird then parading through the town with it)?

  1. Thrush Day
  2. Robin Day
  3. Wren Day
  4. Starling Day

13. In what former British colony is Boxing Day known as Day of Goodwill?

  1. Zimbabwe
  2. India
  3. United States
  4. South Africa

14. In which Scandinavian country is Boxing Day also known as Annandagsbandy, which marks the start of the bandy season?

  1. Denmark
  2. Norway
  3. Finland
  4. Sweden

15. Its a bank holiday in the UK but which country does not regard it as a public holiday?

  1. USA
  2. New Zealand
  3. Nigeria

16. On Boxing Day 1898, Pierre and Marie Curie announced to the French Academy of Sciences that they had discovered which radioactive chemical element?

  1. Uranium
  2. Thorium
  3. Plutonium
  4. Radium

17. On Boxing Day, costumed Gombey dancers perform through which mid-Atlantic island (which is a British Overseas Territory)?

  1. Turks and Caicos Islands
  2. Montserrat
  3. British Virgin Islands
  4. Bermuda

18. On Boxing Day, it is traditional to give presents to people who have rendered a service in the past year. People who work in which of the following professions would not be given a present on Boxing Day?

  1. mail carrier
  2. doorman
  3. porter
  4. Lawyer

19. Some historians think that Boxing Day was created to give servants a day off so they could go see their families. In the past, what did employers give their servants on Boxing Day?

  1. gift boxes
  2. cakes
  3. ribbons
  4. money

20. St Stephens Day is celebrated in Sweden with a game of bandy, but what is bandy?

  1. A game played on ice with sticks and a ball
  2. A tabletop game involving moving coins
  3. A version of football but with four nets
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