Hidden Christmas Song Link Round: 10 questions

Adding a letter to each of the answers to the below questions gives the name of an animal (e.g. if the question is “what is the name of the Egyptian sun god”, the answer is Ra, and you could add the letter T to that to make the name of an animal, “rat”).Those letters, in order, form the name of a song likely to be heard at Christmas.

For some answers, there may be more than 1 way to add 1 letter to make an animal (e.g. the “rat” in the example above could also be “ray”), but only one option will make the festive song.

  1. Which band have released songs such as Newborn, Time is Running Out, and Stockholm Syndrome?
  2. Which word meaning an agricultural labourer comes from an old French word meaning “one from the countryside”?
  3. Which word derived from Portuguese can mean “the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest”?
  4. Red, White, Black and Yellow can all precede what word to give geographical features?
  5. The volume of which solid is given by the formula v=πr2h/3?
  6. In Japanese, what word can mean all of the following; a specific kind of rice wine, alcoholic beverages in general, or a salmon?
  7. What was the abbreviated name given to the government body which succeded the UK government’s Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform?
  8. What city in Iraq is considered the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan?
  9. What word can be followed by machine and car, and preceded by landing and mail?
  10. What occupation do the following people have in common; Jackie Mason, Lionel Blue, Jonathan Sachs?
  11. What is the name of the festive song obtained by the letters which need to be added to the above answers to make animals?

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  1. Which band have released songs such as Newborn, Time is Running Out, and Stockholm Syndrome?
    A: Muse (O, Mouse)
  2. Which word meaning an agricultural labourer comes from an old French word meaning “one from the countryside”?
    A: Peasant (H, Pheasant)
  3. Which word derived from Portuguese can mean “the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest”?
    A: Lingo (O, Olingo)
  4. Red, White, Black and Yellow can all precede what word to give geographical features?
    A: Sea (L, Seal)
  5. The volume of which solid is given by the formula v=πr2h/3?
    A: Cone (Y, Coney)
  6. In Japanese, what word can mean all of the following; a specific kind of rice wine, alcoholic beverages in general, or a salmon?
    A: Sake (N, Snake)
  7. What was the abbreviated name given to the government body which succeded the UK government’s Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform?
    A: BIS (I, Ibis)
  8. What city in Iraq is considered the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan?
    A: Erbil (G, Gerbil)
  9. What word can be followed by machine and car, and preceded by landing and mail?
    A: Slot (H, Sloth)
  10. What occupation do the following people have in common; Jackie Mason, Lionel Blue, Jonathan Sachs?
    A: Rabbi (T, Rabbit)
  11. What is the name of the festive song obtained by the letters which need to be added to the above answers to make animals?
    A: O Holy Night

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