How to play
This Christmas Quiz could be used within class where pupils work in groups or alternatively it could be used between classes through Zoom.
All you will need
- The questions for each teacher
- Paper and pencil for each group
- A timer
1. Ask each group to:
- Fold a piece of paper in quarters
- Write the categories ‘ music’, ‘traditions’, ‘Christmas story’ and ‘miscellaneous’ one in each quarter
- Write the number 1 to 6 underneath the categories in each of the quarters
2. Read the questions. Set a timer – allow 1 minute between questions.
3. Each correct answer is one point.
4. Each team can choose to play their ‘joker’ to double the points for a particular category, to be decided before playing that round.
5. Mark after each round. If using within the class, swap answer sheets with another group.
6. The teacher announces the scores for each group after each round.
Round 1: Music
- How many maids were milking?
- What colour is Rudolf’s nose?
- Joke: What is Good King Wenceslas’ favourite pizza?
a) Deep pan, crisp and even! (or accept any funny answers!)
- Which Christmas song does this line come from? ‘The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay’?
a) Away in a Manger
- Finish this song title: ‘Frosty the _________’
- How many times is the word ‘the’ used in the first verse of Away in a Manger?
Total available points: 6
Round 2: Traditions
- Who comes down the chimney and leaves presents on Christmas Eve?
- What is the name of the weeks leading up to Christmas?
- What do we traditionally pull at Christmas dinner?
- Which country gives the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square to us every year in thanks for our support in World War II?
- Which pantomime does Buttons traditionally appear in?
- Who gives a speech every year at 3pm on Christmas day?
a) The Queen
Total available points: 6
Round 3: The Christmas Story
- 1. What gifts did the 3 Wise Men give Jesus?
a) gold, frankincense, and myrrh (1 point each plus bonus point for correct spelling)
- Which animal carried Mary to Bethlehem?
- Was Jesus placed in a) a manger b) a water trough c) a hay net
a) A manger
- Why was Jesus born in a stable?
a) Because there was no room at the inn
- Which angel appeared to the shepherds?
- Where were Mary and Joseph from?
Total available points: 11
Round 4: Miscellaneous
- Who thought Christmas was ‘humbug’?
- Who was crowned King of England on Christmas day in 1066?
a) William the Conqueror
- Anagram: Which Christmas word does this anagram make when we move the letters in a different order: missthrac
- What is the 26th December known as?
a) Boxing day or St. Stephen’s Day
- Who invented electric Christmas tree lights?
a) Thomas Edison
- Name the two missing reindeer: Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner (or Dunder), Blitzen, Rudolf
a) Dasher and Dancer (1 point each)
Total available points: 7