English Christmas quiz

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Christmas quiz for English lessons
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Celebrate in style with this ultimate end-of-term Christmas quiz for KS3 and KS4 English students.

Working in pairs or teams, there are four rounds for students to answer, with forty questions in total. Starting with a true or false rounds to check their knowledge of famous Christmas scenes in novels, students then move onto a 'Name that book!' picture round.

Round three asks students to identify the literary technique in a Christmassy quotation from a famous text, before defining five literary techniques in just 30 seconds. 

It's a fun, fast and furious race to the finish!

(Includes answers for marking in class.)

Example questions from the PowerPoint quiz: 

6.One of William Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays, which is also set around Christmas time, is called Eleventh Night.

True or false?

7. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry watches as the Christmas puddings are set alight according to Hogwarts’ tradition.

True or false?

8. In A Christmas Carol, the Cratchit family enjoy a roast goose on Christmas day.    

True or false?

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