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13 Question Christmas Science Quiz!

How well do you know the worlds of Christmas and science? Take the quiz and find out!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  December 8th 2022

It's the most scientific time of the year! As Christmas Day is fast approaching, our attention turns to three things: presents, food and science!

That's right! Christmas is really scientific, so we've rounded up some tricky questions to see how much you know about this particularly festive month.

Once you've tackled this quiz, why not try our Christmas TV quiz or these unusual Christmas quiz questions?

1/13 Mistletoe and two Brussels sprouts

What type of plant is mistletoe?

2/13 A fox on a comfortable chair

What is Rangifer tarandus?

3/13 Two reindeers

One newspaper calculated it would take how many reindeers to pull Santa's sleigh and 925,000 tons of toys?

4/13 Mayor in gold chains

What is the chemical symbol for gold?


A tea can be made using boiling pine tree needles in water. What vitamins does it mostly contain?

6/13 A scientist wearing a big glove

What do scientists prefer to call snowflakes?

7/13 Relaxing with a Beano and hot chocolate

Why do you need hot water to make hot chocolate?

8/13 A loud exploding Christmas cracker

What makes Christmas crackers go bang?

9/13 Santa Jokes

How fast would Santa have to go to make sure everyone received their presents in one night?


What is a star, exactly?

11/13 Three Christmas candles

What energy is made into heat when you burn a Christmas candle?

12/13 A turkey asking for toilet roll

You can tell if a turkey is a male or female by the shape of its poo. True or false?

13/13 A snowman surrounded by tinsel

At what temperature does water turn into snow?

Result: Oh no

Oh no! Better luck next time!

Result: Good try

Good try! Why not have another go? You might get an even bigger score!

Result: Great

Great! You know a fair bit about science and Christmas. Nice!

Result: Wow

Wow! You're either a scientist or Santa Claus!