My friend Paul Hobbs has just sent me a quiz that is so much fun I must share it with you. It is 100 questions long and can be completed alone or with family and friends. I think it would be good as a pre or after Christmas Dinner Brain Tuner – possibly with a competitive element. We will be 10 for dinner on Boxing Day and I have my 2 teams drawn up already! It is based on the well known format of identifying a popular phrase from a collection of numbers and letters. So the answer to question 1 – ‘JB is 007’ is (obviously) ‘James Bond is 007’ …… the others are not so obvious!

I will give you the answer to the last one – a plug by Paul for his excellent Quantum Reading training programme: ‘Q R at S of 20,000 – 30,000 WPM’ = Quantum Reading at a speed of 20,000 to 30,000 words per minute’. Our productivity and personal effectiveness in managing high volume, often complex, workloads is, in part, dependent upon the speed at which we can read, absorb and retain critical written work. Paul helps here.

So, how many of the other 98 can you get? You can view the answers here so you will be all set up for Christmas.

Here’s the questions:

A Christmas quiz

1. J B is 007

2. 2 H are B T 1

3. H 57 V

4. A B in the H is W 2 in the B

5. W F at 32 D F

6. 7 D S

7. 2s C, 3s a C

8. 11 P P

9. 1 2 B my S

10. 22 Y in a C

11. 6 G a L

12. The 12 D

13. 24 H from T

14. 7 C in a R B

15. 27 B in the N T

16. B 787 D

17. 101 D

18. 1,000 Y in a M

19. 2 T D

20. 6 B to an O in C

21. S W and the 7 D

22. The F 5 by E B

23. 4 S in the F of N Z

24. 9 L D

25. 26 L in the A

26. 52 W in a Y

27. 12 D D

28. 18 H G C

29. 4 C B

30. D of the 7 V

31. The 3 S

32. 60 M in an H

33. C 22 by J H

34. 10 L a L

35. 12 S of the Z

36. 7 D of the W

37. A B and the 40 T

38. 52 C in a P (E Js)

39. 25 Y is a S A

40. 3 F H

41. 1 P in a P T

42. 15 M of F

43. 3 B M, S H T R

44. 5 P for a T and 2 for a C

45. 76 T led the B P

46. 90 D in a RA

47. 365 D in a Y

48. 16 O in a P

49. 7 S a S

50. 9 P in the S S

51. 77 S S

52. Cs have 9 Ls

53. 4 and 20 B B B in a P

54. F has 29 D in a L Y

55. 13 is U F S

56. 3 C in a F

57. 50 Y is a G A

58. 5 G R

59. 7 B for 7 B

60. 12 P = 1 S

61. 12 D of C

62. 8 M A M

63. 15 M on a D M C

64. G C in O 11

65. 9 11 D of the N Y T C

66. 2012 for the L O

67. 6 S in the F of A

68. 2 S = 1 F

69. A A380

70. 12 M in the Y

71. No 1 L is the H of the D of W

72. 60 Y is a D A

73. M 40 D C = M 40 D F

74. 13 S in the F of the U S A

75. R R RB 211

76. U of the 3 A

77. The T of P 123

78. S of L is 186,000 M P S

79. L O 2012

80. The M 7

81. M on 34th S

82. D ‘WHI’ 1212 for N S Y

83. 4 for an A; 3 for a K; 2 for a Q and 1 for a J

84. Bs 7

85. 12 A M

86. B 1 G 1 F

87. A M DB9

88. 40 D and 40 N

89. 147 M B in S

90. 3 W M

91. 5 M B

92. 21 G S

93. S has 9 R

94. C has 2 U Ss

95. 7 W of the W

96. W B at 212 D F

97. 21 S = 1 G

98. H is 31st O

99. M 273 D C is A Z

100. Q R at S of 20,000 – 30,000 WPM

There you go – good fun and great brain food!

You can find the answers here: https://richardmaybury.co.uk/2010/12/family-friendly-christmas-quiz-answers/

Richard MayburyDecember 20, 2013 at 11:49 amYes, David, I do – I know you too! Seriously, though, Paul is great for developing speed reading skills.

David WickerDecember 20, 2013 at 10:52 amHi Richard,

You know some strange people!

But it’s great that you’re encouraging colleagues to have a Great Christmas

Have a very prosperous 2014