The Big James Bond Boxing Day Quiz 2016

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas Bond fans!

It’s that time of year again. The fire is roaring, the presents have been opened and the family bickering has died down and it’s time for some Bond. We have one hundred killer questions for you that will put your Bondian brain to the test. Do you have what it takes?

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  • Dennis James Hardin

    77. I got Q. Hopefully it’s Desmond, but I’d settle for Algernon from NSNA.
    The hints helped immensely in the Connery round (thanks, Chris). I need to brush up on my Danny as I surprisingly scored slightly higher on the Fleming round than I did Danny-boy. Perhaps I’m savoring his era like a fine wine. The music and quotes I got a solid 9 each. Lots of fun!

  • GerardoValero

    68.5 which is about my usual average (If it quacks like a duck and swims like a duck)……it means I’m a Felix Leiter.
    I do want to admit that I did cheat on this test. Having gotten to know you for a while two I suspected a “Do you know how Christmas trees are gone” question would be in there (yet again) so I made sure to listen the song plenty of times last night and boy, did that pay off! If only I’d taken the time to learn every Bond actor’s middle name, I’d be a Q by now!
    Just one comment on the questions themselves: for the life of me, I can’t recall Bond’s passport ever showing up in “Skyfall”. I googled it and the right image with the right name came up but I’m fairly sure the passport itself never appears in the movie.
    And I think one of the reasons why Chris’ always does better than Tom is because his questions are usually thougher!

  • Edgar Chaput

    I barely cracked 50. 51 to be exact.
    Having been a listener since the summer of ’14, I’ve been of playing on Boxing Day 3 years in a row now, and every year it’s with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. My best performance was last year. I believe I was in the low 60s, so I would have been a Felix Leiter, and that was mostly because I had marathoned the films in the leadup to SPECTRE!

    Two years ago I crashed and burned and this year was definitely a dip compared to last year. The questions you guys ask are super difficult! My Bond fandom is continuously put into question after Christmas!

    Honestly, it’s always fun. Great job guys. Hopefully this tradition continues.

    I must say though, of all 3 Boxing Day quizzes my favourite question ever remains the “How many Blofeld’s are there in DAF?” from last year I think. That one still makes me chuckle when I think of it.

  • rahatul alam

    I will never do good in these rounds they are very hard. But love the answers and questions. Please check out my summary of a fan appreciation of Bond mixing with fast and furious movie, and a possible plot its in the youtube comment section of this video. I am currently reading two action book one spy book currently reading for Christmas to books that have Pierce Brosnan in the film adaptation of it. I am reading nothing last forever, The fourth protocol, Mrs. Doubtfire. So really diving in to these genres, they are really cool. Im into Brosnan round and Roger round. I have recently scene Mechanic resurrection, and a lot of bond connections, which was really cool here are some:The picture has been compared with the James Bond film franchise. Actress Michelle Yeoh, who plays Mei in Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), previously starred as Wai Lin and teamed with Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in the earlier James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) which had been made and released around nineteen years earlier and also filmed in Thailand. Vic Armstrong was brought in to take charge of this high-octane squad. Executive Producer Frank DeMartini called Armstrong: “A legend.” DeMartini added: “He’s doubled everyone from Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones series to every James Bond except Daniel Craig. He’s known as one of the top second unit directors and he’s probably the world’s greatest living stuntman. This is the first time Jason [Statham] and Vic [Armstrong] got to work together, and they immediately had a rapport. Throughout the whole movie, Vic was creating action sequences that we didn’t even envision when the script was being written.”The film shot in some exotic locations used to by two earlier James Bond films: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which was an exotic filming location for Moonraker (1979) and Phuket, Thailand which was an exotic filming location for The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).The picture has been compared with the James Bond film franchise. Actress Michelle Yeoh, who plays Mei in Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), previously starred as Wai Lin and teamed with Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in the earlier James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) which had been made and released around nineteen years earlier and also filmed in Thailand.Two of the movie’s key cast and crew personnel have a direct connection with the James Bond film franchise. Second unit action director / stunt co-ordinator and former stuntman and stunt double Vic Armstrong has worked on numerous Bond movies going right back to You Only Live Twice (1967) whilst actress Michelle Yeoh was the leading Bond Girl in the Pierce Brosnan Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). I got tested on Bond book and movie Casino Royale, which so fun to revisit, and I Got them all correct off course, I am such a hard Bond fan, just like how people are big Star Wars fan. Skyfall alias one I did not know thats cool. Whats the money every penny of it, I didn’t know Martin Campbell cameo in Casino Royale and goldeneye thats crazy. John Bryce was cool nod to the books in skyfall. Bill Tanner questions I got a half point. the industries question was really cool. liked that question. Auric industries are real want that to happen.

  • Colin Peters

    The last two years I got 50 and 49. This year…46.5! It’s either getting harder or I am just getting dumber. Great quiz again guys! Hope you had a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

  • Liederhaus

    Sadly I too dropped in my Bondage Scoreage. 43.5- Jack Wade.

    Going to have to redouble the efforts before the Fourth Annual.

    Merry Christmas and here’s to a big announcement regarding Bond 25 by the end of March!

    Happy New Year!

  • Gavin Ludlow-Thompson

    Great BD Quiz. Even though my brother and I are ardent Bond fans, we only managed 52.5%!
    Special thanks to Warren for the recent Fleet concert. I await the release of their wonderful interpretation of the latest Bond theme and offer profound thanks for the James Bond theme podcast. Does he or anyone know the origin of the trumpet segment in the opening to SPECTRE?
    I end with one observation on the JBQuiz 2016: the question about theme songs mentioned in GOLDENEYE has I think 2 possible answers as Q reminds Bond in the same scene that he has a LICENCE TO KILL, not to break the traffic laws.
    Keep up the quality output.

  • Simon Firth

    Bloody hell, that was impossible. 39.
    “For one solitary point, can you name all 89 times Bond appears to be thinking, thoughtfully.” Too many questions requiring a book-length answer.
    Happy new year fellas.

  • Kilian Birner

    Managed 62, only with help and bonus points from Chris (thx mate). Tom, be a little more helpful sometimes.
    Big thanks to you for the fantastic blog!
    Keep up the great work!
    Best wishes from Germany!