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QUIZ! Advent Calendar – 13th December

A little treat for you to open every day in the run up to Xmas. No chocolate but 5 tasty literary nibbles on Xmas books and lots of other subjects from The Ghosts of Quizzes Past. Enjoy.

We’ve also just turned our best quizzes into a book that you can keep! Take our quizzes home, or purchase it as a gift for a friend.


  • Question of

    Grantræet is the name of a story by Hans Christian Andersen in its original Danish. How is it known in English?

    • The Fir Tree
    • The Snow Queen
  • Question of

    Which flower is missing from the title: Under the — by Louisa May Alcott

    • Lilacs
    • Foxglove
  • Question of

    The Lion King is loosely based on which Shakespeare play?

    • Hamlet
    • Macbeth
  • Question of

    Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg was originally written in which language?

    • Danish
    • Norwegian
  • Question of

    How many words (to the nearest 1000) are in War and Peace?

    • 587,000
    • 632,000

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