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Quiz about Snow Time Like Christmas
Quiz about Snow Time Like Christmas

Snow Time Like Christmas Trivia Quiz


Christmas is coming, the nights are drawing in, the snow is beginning to fall. The world of entertainment has many snow- and Christmas-themed media. Here's ten.

A multiple-choice quiz by eburge. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
eburge
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
364,673
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Top 10% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which 1988 blockbuster action film starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman takes place on Christmas Eve? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Will Ferrell is a human raised amongst Santa's helpers in which 2003 comedy film? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A boy and his wintry friend fly across England to the North Pole in which iconic British animated film? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which aptly-titled festive episode of British sci-fi programme 'Doctor Who' from 2005 was the first to properly feature David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor opposite the menacing Sycorax, following the Ninth Doctor's regeneration in 'The Parting of the Ways'? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In which C S Lewis novel do the Pevensie children first enter the wintry world of Narnia? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Christmas is now virtually synonymous with Victorian England, thanks to 'A Christmas Carol', a classic novel written by which British author? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' was written by Midge Ure and which Irish singer, known as being the frontman of The Boomtown Rats? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 'Last Christmas' is a song performed in 1984 by which British duo? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Freezeezy Peak, a Christmassy, wintry wonderland, is found in which Nintendo 64 musical-sounding game by Rareware, featuring a bear, a bird and a witch? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which caped superhero is the central character in the 2013 video game subtitled 'Arkham Origins', where a bounty is placed on his head on the night before Christmas and the city's baddest criminals come out to play? Hint



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1. Which 1988 blockbuster action film starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman takes place on Christmas Eve?

Answer: Die Hard

Regarded as Bruce Willis' big break into films, the action-packed 'Die Hard' saw Willis' character, John McClane, a New York policeman, face off against German criminal Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman. After Gruber breaks into the Nakatomi vault to steal some $600 million, McClane begins working to stop Gruber and his men escaping and blowing up the building.

This high-octane action flick was based on the novel 'Nothing Lasts Forever', by Roderick Thorp, which was published some nine years before the film's release.
2. Will Ferrell is a human raised amongst Santa's helpers in which 2003 comedy film?

Answer: Elf

As a baby in an orphanage, Ferrell's character crawls into Santa's sack on Christmas Eve and is unknowingly taken back to the North Pole, where he grows up amongst the elves. Named Buddy, he is obviously much taller and bigger than normal elves, but does not notice this while he grows up. One day, Papa Elf breaks the news to him that he was given up for adoption and that his real father is in New York City. What follows is a series of amusing events as Buddy tries to ingratiate himself in normal society, all the while spreading Christmas wishes and searching for his estranged father.
3. A boy and his wintry friend fly across England to the North Pole in which iconic British animated film?

Answer: The Snowman

Less than half an hour long, the animated adaptation of Raymond Briggs' children's book has been one of the most popular Christmas films since it was first broadcast in 1982. A boy builds a snowman, which comes to life later that night. Entranced, the boy goes on a journey with the snowman, flying all the way to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas who gives him a scarf.

When the boy wakes up the next morning, he finds his snowman friend melted. Its memorable soundtrack included 'Walking in the Air', written specifically for the film and performed by choirboy Peter Auty.

The song later saw success in 1985 when it was covered by Welsh singer Aled Jones.
4. Which aptly-titled festive episode of British sci-fi programme 'Doctor Who' from 2005 was the first to properly feature David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor opposite the menacing Sycorax, following the Ninth Doctor's regeneration in 'The Parting of the Ways'?

Answer: The Christmas Invasion

After his brief appearance at the end of Series 1 (2005), David Tennant's Tenth Doctor faced the Sycorax in the first of the revived series' annual Christmas specials. 'The Christmas Invasion' featured the return of Penelope Wilson as Harriet Jones, the newly-elected Prime Minister of Great Britain, after last appearing as an MP in 'Aliens of London' and 'World War Three' alongside the Ninth Doctor. Highlights of 'The Christmas Invasion' include a deadly Christmas tree in the Tyler's flat, a huge spaceship hovering over London, and the Doctor's hand growing back moments after having it cut off.
5. In which C S Lewis novel do the Pevensie children first enter the wintry world of Narnia?

Answer: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, having been evacuated and set to live with a professor in his large house in response to the Blitz threatening London, discover a magical land in a wardrobe, and the wonders and dangers it holds. Ruled over by the White Witch, the children enlist the help of the lord of Narnia, a lion named Aslan, to bring an end to the White Witch's permanent winter in Narnia.

Despite it being chronologically the second book in the series, after 'The Magician's Nephew' (which was written after 'The Lion...' as a sort of "origin of Narnia" story), it was the first to feature the Pevensie children.
6. Christmas is now virtually synonymous with Victorian England, thanks to 'A Christmas Carol', a classic novel written by which British author?

Answer: Charles Dickens

'A Christmas Carol' is the quintessential piece of literature in Charles Dickens' bibliography. Often cited as his best work, the story centres around the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge after the death of Jacob Marley, Scrooge's former partner in business. Visited by the ghost of Marley, as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, Scrooge is shown that continuing his life as a grumpy, Christmas-hating, unkind miser will end with no one liking him, no one attending his funeral, and no one tending to his grave. Moved by the images shown to him by the ghosts, Scrooge vows to abandon his current outlook on life and embrace the warmth and joy of Christmas, attempting to atone for his miserable and parsimonious ways.
7. 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' was written by Midge Ure and which Irish singer, known as being the frontman of The Boomtown Rats?

Answer: Bob Geldof

Written in 1984, 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' was performed by all the members of Band Aid, a collection of many bands and solo artists coming together in aid of the Ethiopian famine. Despite Geldof's initial forecast was that the single would raise around £70,000 for the cause, its popularity skyrocketed, receiving plenty of radio air time and raising a few million pounds from sales. Controversially, Geldof stood up to the government at the time who were refusing to remove the Value Added Tax on the single. Overwhelmed by the public backlash caused by this, the tax was eventually donated to the cause.
8. 'Last Christmas' is a song performed in 1984 by which British duo?

Answer: Wham!

Formed of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, Wham! vyed for the coveted Christmas #1 in the UK with 'Last Christmas', but lost out to the aforementioned 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. It was, however, highly successful in its own right, reaching #2 on the UK, Norwegian, Hungarian, Dutch and Swedish Singles Charts, and similarly high up on singles charts in other countries including Australia and Greece. Since its release, it has been featured on many Christmas compilation albums and many artists have produced their own versions of the song, including the Crazy Frog (which really should be forgotten).
9. Freezeezy Peak, a Christmassy, wintry wonderland, is found in which Nintendo 64 musical-sounding game by Rareware, featuring a bear, a bird and a witch?

Answer: Banjo-Kazooie

Freezeezy Peak is the fifth world in the game, following Bubblegloop Swamp. This snowy area is home to polar bears, a walrus, and sentient Christmas lights, among others, who all have rewards for Banjo and Kazooie in one form or another. Freezeezy Peak is fondly remembered amongst 'Banjo-Kazooie' fans for its lively, cheerful music and giant snowman that dominates the central part of the world.

Its long, red and yellow scarf serves as a walkway for Banjo and Kazooie to reach the top of the snowman. Parts of Freezeezy Peak returned in 'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' forming part of Banjoland, an amalgamation of some of the most memorable locations visited by the bear and bird.
10. Which caped superhero is the central character in the 2013 video game subtitled 'Arkham Origins', where a bounty is placed on his head on the night before Christmas and the city's baddest criminals come out to play?

Answer: Batman

Serving as a prequel to the acclaimed 'Batman: Arkham Asylum' and 'Batman: Arkham City', 'Batman: Arkham Origins' saw development shift from Rocksteady Studios to Warner Bros. Montreal. Keeping much of the series' basics, 'Origins' attempted to tell the story of Batman in his earlier vigilante days.

His recklessness and brute force is clear to see, a stark contrast from the relatively introspective and level-headed Batman seen in 'Asylum' and 'City'. A mysterious individual named Black Mask places a bounty on Batman's head, spurring a number of the city's most notorious bad guys into coming out of hiding. Amongst them is the Joker, Batman's most dangerous (and persistent) enemy.

The game was released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Source: Author eburge

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