The Library Advent Quiz

We are running an Advent Quiz on our Library Instagram page during December this year, but for the benefit of those who don’t use Instagram we’ll post the quiz on our blog as well.

All you have to do is work out the correct answer for each of the Christmas bookish questions that we post in December.  There will be 14 questions in total.  When you have all 14 answers then write them down and either share them with us (cdennis or hbest) on Google Drive or email them to us at [email protected] .  The winning entries will receive a prize in the  new year!

Here are the questions so far:

Tuesday 1st  December: In which children’s classic is it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?

  1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  2. The Little White Horse
  3. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Wednesday 2nd December

What drink is served to the children on board the Polar Express?

  1. Strong Coffee
  2. Hot Chocolate
  3. Coca Cola


Thursday 3rd December

Which Beatrix Potter tale features a wedding that takes place on Christmas day?

  1. The Tale of Tom Kitten
  2. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
  3. The Tailor of Gloucester

Friday 4th December

In the Harry Potter series, what gift does Mrs Weasley famously give to her family members every Christmas?

  1. Homemade jam
  2. Hand-knitted jumpers
  3. Home-baked cakes

Monday 7th December

The book Letters from Father Christmas was penned by which famous author?

  1. J R R Tolkien
  2. C S Lewis
  3. J K Rowling

Tuesday 8th December

In Charles Dickens’s famous story A Christmas Carol, what is the name of Scrooge’s over-worked, underpaid clerk?

  1. Jacob Marley
  2. Bob Cratchit
  3. Tiny Tim

Wednesday 9th December

What is the name of the song made famous by the film of Raymond Brigg’s book “The Snowman”

  1. Playing in the snow
  2. Walking in the air
  3. Slipping on the ice

Thursday 10th December

‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents’ is the opening line from which classic children’s book?

  1. The Secret Garden
  2. Anne of Green Gables
  3. Little Women

Friday 11th December

What is the name of the Grinch’s dog in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Suess?

  1. Rover
  2. Rex
  3. Max

Monday 14th December

What is the name of the Toymaker in the Nutcracker?

  1. Godfather Drosselmeyer
  2. Godfather Zimmermann
  3. Godfather Schumacher

Tuesday 15th December

In Tom Fletcher’s The Christmasaurus, what does the Christmasaurus want to be?

  1. A reindeer
  2. An elf
  3. A dragon

Wednesday 16th December

Which of these short stories is not from Terry Pratchett’s collection of Christmas stories?

  1. Father Christmas’s fake beard
  2. The legend of the Christmas tree
  3. Judgement day for Father Christmas

Thursday 17th December 

Finish the first line from the festive poem The Night Before Christmas. “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…”

  1. ….all were sleeping and counting sheep
  2. …a party had started, what a racket they made!
  3. …not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

Friday 18th December

Lucy steps into a wardrobe and enters a magical land in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Who is the first character she meets?

  1. The White Witch
  2. Aslan
  3. Mr Tumnus

And that’s all folks!  All you need to do now is to get your answers to us by the end of December.  Use one of the following ways:

  1. Write down your answers on paper with your name and tutor group and put them in the book returns box at the library entrance by Friday 18th December
  2. Email your answers to us [email protected] by 31st December
  3. Type your answers into a Google Doc and share them with us on google drive “cdennis” or “hbest” by 31st December

We’ll be picking the most correct entries to win a prize in January which will be delivered to your tutor group!


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