Test Your English # 17 - Christmas Words & Facts

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Test Your English # 17 - Christmas Words & Facts

Do you love Christmas songs? Do you know Christmas traditions? Are you familiar with, or interested in, legends and popular culture from Britain and other English speaking countries? Here is a quiz for EFL learners about Christmas words and facts. At the end of the quiz you will also find some explanations about the correct answers. When asked to enter your ID, just write WHERE YOU ARE FROM. Thank you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. Let's start with an easy question about Christmas traditions.The day or evening before Christmas (December 24) is also called ______ ______. (2 words)
  • 2. 
    2. In Britain and some other countries, the day after Christmas, Saint Stephen's Day (December 26), is also known as ______ ______. (2 words)
  • 3. 
    3. Do you know "Jingle Bells"? Fill in the two missing words.Oh, jingle bells, jingle bellsJingle all the wayOh, what fun it is to rideIn a one-horse ______ _____
  • 4. 
    4. Christmas pudding, traditionally served on Christmas Day, in Britain is also known as  Bonfire duff.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
     5. Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Guy Fawkes, Alabaster Snowball, or simply "Santa", are all names for the  legendary figure, generally depicted as a , who is said to bring gifts to the good children.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
       Image from http://www.elsiemarley.com/2009/126. Eggnog is a drink often associated with winter celebrations such as Christmas and New Year. It is traditionally made with milk or cream, sugar, beaten egg, and spices. Various liquors are often added.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    7. Tick ALL the expressions that do NOT relate to Christmas time.
    • A. 

      JACK-O'-LANTERNS

    • B. 

      SLEEPY HOLLOW

    • C. 

      ADVENT CALENDAR

    • D. 

      TRICK OR TREAT

    • E. 

      YULE LOG

    • F. 

      ELVES

    • G. 

      JEEPERS CREEPERS

  • 8. 
    8. Again. Tick ALL the expressions that do NOT relate to Christmas time.
    • A. 

      CAROLING

    • B. 

      CABER TOSS

    • C. 

      WREATHS

    • D. 

      JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

    • E. 

      MISTLETOE

    • F. 

      FIR TREE

    • G. 

      REINDEER

  • 9. 
    9. "Hanukkah" is a word of Yiddish origin that just means "Christmas".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    10. Which of these films is about Santa Claus?
    • A. 

      It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    • B. 

      Brief Encounter (1945)

    • C. 

      The Shining (1980)

    • D. 

      It Happened One Night (1934)

    • E. 

      The Godfather (1972)

    • F. 

      Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

    • G. 

      The Gift (2000)

  • 11. 
    11.  What does "round yon" in this song literally mean? Silent night, holy nightAll is calm, all is brightRound yon Virgin Mother and ChildHoly Infant so tender and mild
    • A. 

      Nothing: "yon" is just a common misspelling for "you"

    • B. 

      "Around yonder" (and "yonder" means "over there").

    • C. 

      Holy halo.

  • 12. 
    12.  In British English, a nativity scene is also called a ______.
    • A. 

      CRECHE

    • B. 

      CHRISTMAS CREEP

    • C. 

      SHRINE

    • D. 

      MACY'S

    • E. 

      YULETIDE

    • F. 

      CRIB

    • G. 

      CANDY

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