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The BIG English Christmas Dinner Quiz – 50 Questions

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You absolutely cannot beat an English Christmas dinner, especially when my mum makes it! So, I thought I’d do a Christmas dinner quiz!

There are so many traditions around Christmas dinner in England, every year I learn something new. Each household in England will have their own ideas of Christmas fun but as a nation we share a few wonderful traditions.

This quiz is here to test your knowledge of the hugely OTT Christmas dinner in England. How much do you really know about English Christmas dinner general knowledge, the Christmas canapé, our history, desserts and Christmas dinner in popular culture.

Gather your friends, or do it by yourself – either way, here’s the BIG Day Out in England quiz about our country’s Christmas dinner.

There are 5 rounds with 9-10 questions, and then one BIG question at the end for some juicy bonus points.

Good luck!

BIG England Christmas Dinner Traditions Quiz

Let us know how well you do on this Christmas dinner trivia in the comments at the end!

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1. Fill in the blanks general knowledge

Can you fill in the blanks for these statements about Christmas dinner in England?         

1. It’s not technically allowed to eat ___________ on Christmas Day in England?

2. The average person eats ___________ calories at a Christmas dinner

3. Many parts of a (real) Christmas tree can actually be eaten, with the needles being a good source of Vitamin ___________.         

4. Christmas pudding was originally a ___________ dish made with raisins and wine.                

5. In Victorian times, ___________ was often eaten by poorer families.         

6. In A Christmas Carol, Bob Cratchitt was planning to have ___________ before Ebenezer Scrooge surprised him with the prize turkey.

7. A rich, fruity pudding doused in flaming brandy is called ____________.

8. Traditionally Christmas crackers are pulled ______ the meal.

9. Before turkey, the traditional English Christmas dinner included a __________ smothered in mustard?

10. Traditionally the pudding is prepared on _________?


2. Christmas dinner quiz: Name that canapé

Next round on the Christmas dinner quiz, how well do you know your canapés?


questions about christmas dinner

3. The history of Christmas dinner – multiple choice

How well do you know the history of the English Christmas dinner?

20. In Christmas 1398, which English king is meant to have devoured ‘200 tons of wine and 2,000 oxen’? 
a) Richard III             b) Edward II                c) Richard II                     d) Henry VIII  

21. Who was the first English king to have turkey for Christmas?  
a) Richard III              b) Edward II                c) Richard II                     d) Henry VIII

22. What was the Goose Club, which was around in the Victorian era?  
a) A private members’ club    b) A club where men hunted geese  c) A jazz bar d) A way for the poor to save up for a bird

23. Which green vegetable is usually served for a British Christmas dinner?
a) Broccoli             b) French beans             c) Brussels sprouts              d) Garden peas

24. Which of these sauces is NOT usually served with a roast turkey in England? 
a) Cranberry sauce             b) Apple sauce       c)  Bread sauce               d) Gravy

25. Which Christmas dinner was eaten by Elizabeth I to celebrate the English victory over the Spanish Armada?  
a) fish                             b) peacock                     c) goose               d) eel

26. Approximately how many turkeys were purchased at Christmas 2013 in the UK?
a) 1 million                     b)  10 million                 c)  20 million         d) 50 million

27. In which direction should you stir your mincemeat for good luck?  
a) Clockwise ….                         b) Anti-clockwise

28. What Christmas food is made from marsh-whorts?    
a) Stuffing                b) Marshmallows        c) Christmas Cake      d) Cranberry Sauce 

29. In Queen Victoria’s day, which fruit were a treasured Christmas gift in England?
a) Plums               b) Peaches              c) Cherries           d) Oranges

30. What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?
a) Salt                 b) Peppercorns               c) Currants                d) Cloves

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4. Christmas desserts – what am I?

Next up on the BIG Christmas dinner quiz, we describe a festive dessert, and you name it…

31. I’m made from lady fingers, with loads of sherry and cream and custard.

32. I’m made up of layers of sponge cake, cream filling and layers of delicious chocolate ganache, in a kind of tube.

33. I’m a pile of spherical pastrys, filled with cream and covered in chocolate.

34. I’m that coffee dessert, filled with cream that divides friends.

35. How about layers of cinnamon flavoured filo pastry wrapped around some stewed apple?

36. Mmmmm so sticky, so treaclely, yum yum. What am I?

37. I mean, technically it’s toast and spread, but a dessert – but what’s it known as?

38. Eat at Christmas, pour brandy on it and set it on fire, what am I?

39. I’m basically whipped, baked, eggs, but without the yolk…

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5. Christmas dinner in TV, Films and Music

You can’t beat a Christmas dinner for a dramatic cultural focal point at Christmas!

40. In the Christmas song what was ‘Roasting on an Open Fire’?

41. On the Vicar of Dibley Geraldine famously eats 4 Christmas dinners, but what is she left trying to stuff in her mouth?

42. In ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ what do the singers want to be brought?

43. What comes after dessert, but before the after dinner chocolates?

44. What does Mr Bean end up with on his head while trying to stuff it?

45. In The Royle Family, what did Denise make for Christmas dinner starter ‘with a twist’?

46. The real Royal Family have two types of what on Christmas Day? (Clue: one herb and one chestnut)

47. What does Elton John want us to do first in ‘Step Into Christmas’ – ______, drink and be merry.

48. We all know Bridget Jones’ Diary is a Christmas film, so, what colour did she make her soup?

49. Name one thing you could get in the Wizard Crackers in Harry Potter…

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6. BIG Christmas dinner quiz: FINAL QUESTION

Bonus point for every one of these you can get, in the final question on the BIG Christmas dinner quiz.

How many of the 12 Quality Street sweets can you name?


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1. Fill in the blanks general knowledge

Can you fill in the blanks for these statements about Christmas dinner in England?         

1. It’s not technically allowed to eat ____MINCE PIES___ on Christmas Day in England?

2. The average person eats ___9000____ calories at a Christmas dinner

3. Many parts of a (real) Christmas tree can actually be eaten, with the needles being a good source of Vitamin _C______.             

4. Christmas pudding was originally a __meat___ dish made with raisins and wine.                

5. In Victorian times, ___rabbit or goose___ was often eaten by poorer families.         

6. In A Christmas Carol, Bob Cratchitt was planning to have ____goose_____ before Ebenezer Scrooge surprised him with the prize turkey.

7. A rich, fruity pudding doused in flaming brandy is called __Christmas Pudding__________.

8. Traditionally Christmas crackers are pulled __before____ the meal.

9. Before turkey, the traditional English Christmas dinner included a __pigs head____ smothered in mustard?

10. Traditionally the pudding is prepared on __Stir Up Sunday_______?


2. Christmas dinner quiz: Name that canapé

Next round on the Christmas dinner quiz, how well do you know your canapés?

11. Smoked salmon blini

12. Pigs in blankets

13. Devil’s on horseback

14. Devilled eggs

15. Oyster

16. Cheese straw

17. Vol au vent

18. Mini beef Yorkshire pudding

19. Prawn cocktail


questions about christmas dinner

3. The history of Christmas dinner – multiple choice

How well do you know the history of the English Christmas dinner?

20. In Christmas 1398, which English king is meant to have devoured ‘200 tons of wine and 2,000 oxen’? 
c) Richard II                  

21. Who was the first English king to have turkey for Christmas?  
d) Henry VIII

22. What was the Goose Club, which was around in the Victorian era?  
d) A way for the poor to save up for a bird

23. Which green vegetable is usually served for a British Christmas dinner?
a) Broccoli          

24. Which of these sauces is NOT usually served with a roast turkey in England? 
b) Apple sauce      

25. Which Christmas dinner was eaten by Elizabeth I to celebrate the English victory over the Spanish Armada?  
c) goose              

26. Approximately how many turkeys were purchased at Christmas 2013 in the UK?
b)  10 million              

27. In which direction should you stir your mincemeat for good luck?  
a) Clockwise ….                      

28. What Christmas food is made from marsh-whorts?    
d) Cranberry Sauce 

29. In Queen Victoria’s day, which fruit were a treasured Christmas gift in England?
d) Oranges

30. What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?
d) Cloves

dinner at christmas

4. Christmas desserts – what am I?

Next up on the BIG Christmas dinner quiz, we describe a festive dessert, and you name it…

31. I’m made from lady fingers, with loads of sherry and cream and custard.

Trifle

32. I’m made up of layers of sponge cake, cream filling and layers of delicious chocolate ganache, in a kind of tube.

Yule log

33. I’m a pile of spherical pastrys, filled with cream and covered in chocolate.

Profiteroles.

34. I’m that coffee dessert, filled with cream that divides friends.

Tiramisu

35. How about layers of cinnamon flavoured filo pastry wrapped around some stewed apple?

Apple strudel

36. Mmmmm so sticky, so treaclely, yum yum. What am I?

Sticky Toffee Pudding

37. I mean, technically it’s toast and spread, but a dessert – but what’s it known as?

Bread and butter pudding

38. Eat at Christmas, pour brandy on it and set it on fire, what am I?

Christmas pudding

39. I’m basically whipped, baked, eggs, but without the yolk…

Meringue

questions about christmas dinner

5. Christmas dinner in TV, Films and Music

You can’t beat a Christmas dinner for a dramatic cultural focal point at Christmas!

40. In the Christmas song what was ‘Roasting on an Open Fire’?

Chestnuts

41. On the Vicar of Dibley Geraldine famously eats 4 Christmas dinners, but what is she left trying to stuff in her mouth?

Sprouts

42. In ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ what do the singers want to be brought?

Figgy pudding

43. What comes after dessert, but before the after dinner chocolates?

Cheese board

44. What does Mr Bean end up with on his head while trying to stuff it?

Turkey

45. In The Royle Family, what did Denise make for Christmas dinner starter ‘with a twist’?

Cup a soup

46. The real Royal Family have two types of what on Christmas Day? (Clue: one herb and one chestnut)

Stuffing

47. What does Elton John want us to do first in ‘Step Into Christmas’ – ______, drink and be merry.

Eat

48. We all know Bridget Jones’ Diary is a Christmas film, so, what colour did she make her soup?

Blue

49. Name one thing you could get in the Wizard Crackers in Harry Potter…

Real sized hats, wizard chess sets, live mice and jokes

Quiz about Christmas dinner

6. BIG Christmas dinner quiz: FINAL QUESTION

Bonus point for every one of these you can get, in the final question on the BIG Christmas dinner quiz.

How many of the 12 Quality Street sweets can you name?

Caramel Swirl

The Purple One

The Green Triangle

Orange Chocolate Crunch

Orange Creme

Fudge

Strawberry Delight

Milk Choc Block

Chocolate Toffee Finger

Chocolate Caramel Brownie

Toffee Penny

Coconut Eclair’


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