Here's a quiz for Christmas - there are 32 points to be won. The answers are in the attached document which can be printed off.

 

No.

Question

Answer

Score

1

Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message to the nation and in what year?

2

2

According to the UK National Met Office what year was the last White Christmas in Britain?

1

3

In Victorian England what people were popularly called robins because of their red uniforms

1

4

What animal is Snowball in George Orwell’s Animal Farm?

1

5

What is William Strickland believed to have brought to Britain from North America in 1526?

1

6

Who wrote O Come All Ye Faithful?

1

7

In legend, what did St. Nicholas drop down the chimney?

1

8

What did my true love give to me on the 8th day of Christmas?

1

9

What are the names of Santa’s 8 reindeers (1 point per correct answer)

8

10

Who is supposed to open the first Christmas gift?

1

11

Name the popular red Christmas flower

1

12

Why is Christmas often shortened to Xmas?

1

13

In what year did John Horsley make the first Christmas card? (to within 5 years)

1

14

Which country first had the idea of the Christmas tree?

1

15

What were the first Christmas tree ornaments?

1

16

Name the 4 ghosts in the story A Christmas Carol. (1 point per correct answer)

4

17

In what century was tinsel invented?

1

18

Which two books of the bible tell the story of Christmas? (1 point per correct answer)

2

19

Who banned Christmas between 1647 and 1660?

1

20

What is the popular name for little baked sausages wrapped in rashers of streaky bacon?

1

 

 

 

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