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Victorian Christmas Quiz - A Fun Festive Quiz For All Ages

Christmas in our household always involves one very fun Christmas tradition - a Christmas Quiz! And of course, here at Imagining History we love to give our quizzes a bit of a history twist. Perhaps you've already checked out our Christmas History Quiz and you're looking for something even trickier to get your teeth into. Or perhaps you just love to learn about the Victorians (who doesn't!). Either way, we've got a treat in store for you with our latest Christmas Quiz on Victorian Christmas Traditions.

Top tip: If you're a newbie to learning about the Victorians or you haven't done a lot of Christmas Quizzes before, we recommend having a look through our Very Victorian Christmas Traditions blogs (you can read part 1 here and part 2 here). This will help you out enormously! Take a read through the blogs then head back here to test your memory.

If you're feeling confident and want to challenge yourself, dive straight in with question 1 below, no information cramming required.

You can find a link to the answers at the bottom of this article - no cheating!

Good Luck!

Question 1

Where did the Victorians put their presents before they were handed out to be unwrapped?

a. They put them in the stables with horses pretending to be reindeers

b. The put them in a stocking

c. They hung them off the tree like ornaments

d. They hid them around the house

Question 2

Is this statement True or False:

Queen Victoria was known to serve roast swan as part of her Christmas Dinner.

Question 3

Name one thing that the first ever Christmas Cracker (invented in the Victorian Era) and a modern Christmas Cracker have in common:

a. They both have to be pulled by two people to be opened

b. They both have jokes inside them

c. They both make a “bang” noise when pulled

d. They both have treats inside them

Question 4

Is this statement True or False:

Mince Pies from the Victorian Era were suitable for vegetarians.

Question 5

Queen Victoria didn’t just give gifts to her family and friends, who else did she give Christmas presents to?

a. Her servants

b. Her enemies

c. The homeless

d. People in jail

Question 6

Is this statement True or False:

The Christmas carol Away In A Manger was written during the Victorian Era.

Question 7

In the Victorian Era, how long after the first postage stamps were invented did Sir Henry Cole start printing the first commercial Christmas Cards?

a. 1 year later

b. 2 years later

c. 3 years later

d. 4 years later

Question 8

Is this statement True or False:

The Victorians traditionally handed out their Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve, not on Christmas Day.

Question 9

Which of the following Christmas traditions was NOT made popular by the Victorians in England?

a. Christmas Pudding with lots of alcohol

b. Christmas Markets

c. Boxing Day

d. Indoor Christmas Trees

Question 10

Is this statement True or False:

The invention of factories and steam trains made Christmas gifts really expensive to buy during the Victorian Era.


Well done! Click here to head to the answers page to find out how well you've done! Each correct answer is worth one point. How many points did you score?

1 - 3 : Victorian Christmas Fledgling

Feeling a bit Bah Humbug? Not to worry, you can't learn anything without making a few mistakes now and then. Why not have a read through our Very Victorian Christmas Traditions blogs to level up your knowledge and then give the quiz another go.

4 - 6: Victorian Christmas Apprentice

Good try! This is a good base to build your knowledge from. Why not give it another try and earn yourself a new high score?

7 - 8: Victorian Christmas Expert

Great job! You clearly know a thing or two about those Victorians. To earn full bragging rights, why not return to the quiz and try to get full marks?

9 - 10: Victorian Christmas Royalty

Impressive! You're basically Queen Victoria herself reincarnated. We can tell you love all things Victorian and all things Christmas. Keep up the good work, your eminence!


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