January Quiz - Answers

Published: Tuesday 8th January 2013
  1. January is named after the Roman God Janus, of what was he the God? Doorways and Openings.
  2. What is the birthstone of the month of January? Garnet.
  3. What US National holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year? Martin Luther King Jnr. Day.
  4. Which King was born on January 8th 1935? The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.
  5. The first Super bowl was played on January 15th 1967, who were the winners? Green Bay Packers (they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10)
  6. Who had a UK number one hit in 1975 with "January"? Pilot.
  7. Which role did actress January Jones play in the 2011 movie "X-Men: First Class"? Emma Frost.
  8. On which day in January is Burns Night? January 25th.
  9. Which Commonwealth country celebrates its National Day on 26th January? Australia.
  10. Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th or the Sunday between 2nd and 8th of January. What does the feast day commemorate? The visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus.
  11. What was the title of Barbara Dicksons number 11 UK hit in 1980? "January, February".
  12. Which London mainline station was opened on 11th January 1864? Charing Cross Station.
  13. The wearing of seat belts in the front seats of cars was made compulsory in the UK in the January of which year? 1983
  14. The author of such classics as "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", what famous author was born on January 19th 1809? Edgar Allan Poe.
  15. Louis Braille, who was born on January 4th 1809, introduced the Braille system of writing for blind and the visually impaired. What is the maximum number of raised dots used to represent each character? Six (in a 3x2 pattern).
  16. What singer was born with the name David Robert Jones on January 8th 1947? David Bowie.
  17. Which London Street became the first in the world to be lit by gas lights on January 28th 1807? Pall Mall.
  18. With the exception of leap years January always begins on the same day as which other month? October.
  19. Which future US President was born on January 9th 1913? Richard M Nixon.
  20. The first commercial flights of the supersonic plane, Concorde, took place on January 21st 1976. Departing from London and Paris what were their respective destinations? Bahrain and Rio de Janeiro.

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