Christmas Quiz – Accelerated Literacy Project – Hothouse Theatre
Christmas Quiz
Hothouse Theatre

Accelerated Literacy Project

Hothouse Theatre’s Accelerated Literacy Project is a response to Covid-19 and the loss of dedicated learning time for many young people.

The aim is to make literacy fun using podcasts, audio plays and other such nonsense.

This quiz was put together as part of one of our session especially for publication here.

The some of the answers to the questions can be found in the various posts on the Brickyard Crews Advent Calendar.

The answers will be placed on Oh My Nottz on Chritmas Day.

Round 1
So you think you know Christmas?

1. What day of the week is Christmas Day this year?

2. How many days are there in Christmas?

3. To the nearest 10 years when were the first Christmas Cards printed?

4. According to the New Testament, what gifts did the Three Wise Men bring?

5. The early cartoonist Thomas Nest is credited with being the first to draw what kind of suit associated with Christmas?

6. To the nearest whole sprout, how many sprouts do we eat, per head in the UK over the festive period?

Total points possible – 6

Round 2
Festivities Around the World

1. In what country does Christmas happen in the school summer holiday and Santa’s sleigh is often depicted being pulled by Kangaroos?

2. In which European Language is Joyeux Noël, Merry Christmas?

3. In Mexico Christmas last from 12th Dec to 6th Jan. On what night does Santa come?

4. How many days does Diwali, the festival of light in the Hindu, Sikh, Jain religions, last for?

5. Lidat is the Rastafarian celebration of the birth of Christ. It is not on 25th December. On what day does it take place?

6. In Austria and Bavaria, St. Nicholas (Santa) has a companion, Krampus, the half-man, half-goat. What kind of children is Krampus there to frighten?

Total points possible – 6

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Round 3
Christmas films

1. This 2018 film tells the story of a character who goes around stealing Christmas presents and decorations. What is the name of the Film?

2. In Mickey Mouse’s A Christmas Carol, which Disney character plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge?

3. In A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) what was the name of the dog?

4. In what decade was Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas released?

5. The song “White Christmas” was sung by Bing Crosby in two films. White Christmas was one. What was the other?

6. The 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life was nominated for 6 Oscars: Best Film; ; Best Director (FrankCapra); Best Leading Actor (James Stewart); Best Film Editing (William Hornbeck); Best Sound Recording (John Aalberg); Technical Achievement (RKO Radio Studio Special Effects Dept.) for the snow. How many did it win?

Total points possible – 6

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Round 4
Christmas Songs

1. Prefect is to date Ed Sheeran’s only UK Christmas No 1. In what year did it happen? (5 points for a correct answer. Take off a point for every year you are out)

2. Do They Know it’s Christmas, by Band Aid 20 got to No 1 in 2004. In what year did the song first get to No. 1?

3. Which Christmas record has sold the most world wide?

4. Which Christmas song contains the words, “What will your daddy do When he sees your Mama kissin' Santa Claus?”

5. Who released I Love Sausage Rolls as a Christmas song in 2019?

6. Only one of these songs got to No. 1 at Christmas. Which one was it?
Wham - Last Christmas (1984); John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (1971 & 1980); Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin Stevens (1985); Aled Jones - Walking In The Air (1985); Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (1973).

Total points possible – 10

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