Happy Easter! While you’re trying to work out which eggs to tackle first, have a go at our fiendish Easter Quiz. It’ll test your knowledge about Easter itself, chocolate, eggs, and the Easter bunny. Let’s get cracking!
Round 1: General Knowledge Of Easter
1. In which ocean would you find Easter Island, famous for its giant stone faces?
2. Which 2012 film sees the Easter Bunny team up with Santa, the Tooth Fairy and other totally not-at-all fictional characters to take on evil?
3. The date of Easter changes each year, but it always falls in either of which two months?
4. In which country (using the modern name) is the idea of an Easter Bunny thought to have originated? (a) Wales, (b) Germany, (c) Turkey, (d) Australia
5. Pictured below is the world’s only museum dedicated to Easter eggs, the Pysanka Museum. Which country would you find it in? (a) USA, (b) Russia, (c) Canada, (d) Ukraine
1. Which well-known rabbit character was created in 1938, and was originally portrayed as a hare?
2. Which film bunny is married to a cartoon human called Jessica Rabbit?
3. Which children’s story features a white rabbit who is always late?
4. What colour is Rabbit in the Disney versions of Winnie the Pooh?
5. What’s the name of the white rabbit in The Secret Life of Pets? (a) Snowflake, (b) Snowbunny, (c) Snowball, (d) Snowjoke.
6. Who is the more famous rabbit sibling of Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail?
7. Who is Bambi’s rabbit friend? (a) Thumper, (b) Thunder, (c) Thumbelina, (d) Bumper
8. Which hill in Hampshire, England gave its name to a well-known tale about rabbits?
9. Which fictional rabbit was created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna, in books that have sold over 85 million copies?
10. Which Disney film features a rabbit protagonist called Judy Hopps?
Egg Heads Picture Round
This image features five well known children’s characters, each of which has been obscured by a giant Easter Egg. Can you name them all, for one point each?
1. What connects the following words: bucket, salt, TV, violet and gloop?
2. Chocolate is based on the cocoa bean. In which part of the world was it originally cultivated?
3. And which part of the world produces most (70%) of the world’s cocoa today? (a) Indonesia, (b) South America, (c) Greenland, (d) West Africa
4. Snickers, invented by the Mars company in 1930, is the world’s most popular chocolate bar. Why was it given this unusual name? (a) Rhyming it with ‘knickers’ was deemed a clever way to ensure people talked about it, (b) a ‘snicker’ is a slang term for peanut, (c) after a horse belonging to the Mars company boss, (d) Nobody knows
5. Which chocolate bar is named after a classic adventure novel when sold in North America, but is instead named after an astronomical feature when sold in the rest of the world?
1. Which living bird lays the largest eggs?
2. Whose arch-nemesis is Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik?
3. According to Dr Seuss, what style off eggs does Sam-I-Am not like? (a) Green eggs, (b) vaporised eggs, (c) invisible eggs, (d) cat’s eggs
4. Aside from ‘eggwhite’, what’s the most common name for the white of an egg?
5. In Portugal on 11 August 2012, some 145,000 eggs were cracked as part of efforts to make what?
Easter General Knowledge
1. The Pacific Ocean
2. Rise of the Guardians
3. March or April
4. (b). The earliest known mention of an Easter bunny is in a German text from 1682.
5. (d) Ukraine. A pysanka is the Ukranian word for Easter egg. The collection contains some 10,000 eggs.
1. Bugs Bunny. His first few adventures all contained the word ‘hare’ in the title, though he lives in a burrow like a rabbit.
2. Roger Rabbit. The pair feature in the 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit as well as several books.
3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
5. (c) Snowflake
6. Peter Rabbit
7. (a) Thumper
8. Watership Down, by Richard Adams. The story is perhaps best know for the animated film version, and its haunting song Bright Eyes (burning like fire).
9. Miffy. Created in 1953, Miffy is still a popular character today.
Egg Heads Picture Round
1. Dora the Explorer
2. Poppy (from Trolls)
4. SpongeBob Squarepants
5. Captain Underpants
1. They’re all names of the children who visited Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory (Charlie Bucket, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee, Violet Beauregarde and Augustus Gloop).
2. Central America or Mesoamerica (Mexico is acceptable).
3. (d) West Africa. Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana are the world’s biggest growers. The equatorial neighbours together account for more than half the world’s cocoa beans.
4. (c) Frank Mars, owner of the company, had a favourite horse called Snickers. Why the horse was given that name is lost to history.
5. The 3 Musketeers bar, which is called a Milky Way outside of the USA and Canada. Full point if you said either name.
1. Ostrich. I specified ‘bird’ because the whale shark has been known to lay even larger eggs.
2. Sonic the Hedgehog. In some versions, he’s called Dr Eggman.
3. (a) Green eggs, from the classic book Green Eggs and Ham.
5. The world’s biggest omelette. It weighed almost 6.5 tonnes.
How Did You Do?
0-5: Egg on your face.
6-10: Your egg knowledge is not all it’s cracked up to be
11-15: You might want to disappear down a rabbit hole
16-20: Not bad, but you might have eggs-pected better
26-30: You truly are an egg-head
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