You’ve tried our other Geography quizzes… but now it’s time to try the ULTIMATE Christmas geography quiz. With just 10 questions we’ll be able to see how you really feel about 2 very important topics; Christmas and Geography. Get ready to take one of the most important quizzes of your life….
Where was Jesus born?
Where is Santa’s Lapland workshop?
Where did Christmas markets originate?
Where are these Christmas lights?
Where is Krampus not found?
Which of these countries are reindeer NOT native to?
Where is St Nicholas from?
Which continent is Christmas island found in (geographically speaking)?
Where is it coldest?
Where were Ice Skates as they’re made today created?
Looking for some explanations to these questions? Look no further…
- Jesus is said to have been born 10km south of Jerusalem in Bethlehem. Jesus was also known as ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ and walked on the River of Galilee.
- Lapland is an actual place in Finland – and you can visit Santa!
- Christmas markets are a German tradition, which spread across Europe and has grown in popularity across the last century.
- These lights are found on Oxford Street, London.
- Krampus is a terrifying Christmas figure found across Central Europe. He is a mix between a goat and the devil, travelling with Santa to punish naughty children.
- Reindeers are Native across much of northern mainland Europe – namely Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia. They can be found in Iceland, however they were only introduced to the country in the 17th century and thus are not native. They are also native to the North American continent, found in both Canada and USA.
- The original St Nicholas was born in Myra, now known as Demre (as of 2005), which is part of modern-Turkey. At the time it was part of Ottoman-Greece.
- Christmas Island belongs to Australia, but is found in the very southern part of Asia.
- Antarctica has the lowest ever recorded temperature in the world. The average temperature of the South Pole in summer (the coldest time of year in the southern hemisphere) is between -63ºc and -55ºc. This makes the North Pole seem like a sauna, as the average winter temperatures between -28.2ºc and -19.5ºc.
- Ice Skates were first believed to be used in Scandinavia, however, the metal blades used on ice skates as we know them today were made in The Netherlands.