Indulge in some friendly competition this year with our fun Easter Quiz.
It’s that time of year again. The chicks are chirping, the flowers are blossoming and the chocolate is wrapped and ready for snacking on. Whilst Easter marks a special day when we can come together with our loved ones to enjoy each other’s company, it’s also a day of feasting. The food of choice? Easter Eggs of course! As the country gears up to organise an Easter egg hunt, the shelves are stocked with a wealth of chocolate goodies for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
However, what do you do when the roast dinner has gone and you can’t fit another chocolate egg in? We’ve put together an Easter quiz to get those brains ticking as you let the food go down a bit. Just make sure you save an egg for a prize; we’re sure the winner can find room for an extra bit of chocolate.
20 Easter quiz questions for kids
Our Easter quiz questions are for all the little ones to enjoy, although big kids at heart are welcome to join!
1. Why do Christians celebrate Easter Sunday?
- Because it was when Jesus was resurrected
- Because everyone loves a Sunday
- Because we needed a date to eat lots of chocolate
2. What dried fruit is in hot cross buns?
3. What is the nation’s favourite chocolate bar?
- Mars bar
- Milky way
4. What is the nation’s favourite way to eat eggs?
5. What type of bun do we traditionally eat during Easter?
- Hot cross bun
- Hot upset bun
- Hot angry bun
6. What date is Easter?
- 12th April
- 20th April
- Easter changes date every year!
7. What does Good Friday honour?
- The day Jesus was crucified
- The day Jesus was resurrected
- The day Jesus ate his last supper
8. In which story does a rabbit carry a pocket watch and says “I’m late!”
- Peter Pan
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Alice in Wonderland
9. What do the clocks do in Spring?
- They stop
- They go backwards
- They go forwards
10. What is the main ingredient in chocolate?
11. What do chocolate eggs look like?
- Chicken eggs
- Penguin eggs
- Crocodile eggs
12. Who wrote the tale of Peter Rabbit?
- Beatrix Potter
- Roald Dahl
- J.K. Rowling
13. What is the darkest chocolate you can buy?
- 70% dark chocolate
- 95% dark chocolate
- 100% dark chocolate
14. What meat is traditionally eaten at Easter?
15. What dance is traditional at Easter?
- Morris dancing
- The Macarena
- The Gangnam Style dance
16. What do people traditionally bake at Easter?
- Simnel cake
- Hot cross buns
- Easter nests
- All three!
17. What colour jacket does Peter Rabbit wear?
18. Who – or what – brings eggs to French children?
- The Easter bunny
- Flying church bells
- By chicks
19. What’s Bambi’s rabbit pal called?
20. Where can we find the largest chocolate Easter egg in the world, weighing over 7,200kg?
20 Easter quiz questions for adults
1. How many Easter eggs are bought and consumed in the UK each year?
- 8 million
- 80 million
- 18 million
2. Which chocolatier produced the first hollow chocolate Easter?
- JS Fry & Sons
- John Cadbury
- Paul A. Young
3. What does the egg symbolise?
- Fertility, rebirth and new beginnings
- Equality, fairness and justice
- Happiness, peace and positivity
4. When was the first Easter egg created?
5. Which civilisation started the tradition of giving eggs as gifts?
- All of the above
6. What part of the cocoa plant does white chocolate contain?
- The bean
- The butter
- The pulp
- All of the above
7. What did people in Mesoamerica originally use cocoa beans for?
- A strengthening drink
- All of the above
8. What did a bar of chocolate prompt the creation of?
- A microwave
- A toaster
- A sieve
9. Where is the best place to store your chocolate?
- In the fridge
- In a cool, dark area
- In a warm and sunny space
10. What was Madonna’s second no.1 single in UK charts over Easter in 1989?
- Like a prayer
- Express yourself
- Like a virgin
11. Which country does Easter Island belong to?
12. How many eggs have gone into the world’s largest omelette?
- 110,000 eggs
- 11,000 eggs
- 1,000 eggs
13. Which country throws a massive water fight to celebrate Easter?
14. Which country switched the Easter bunny image into an Easter bilby?
- New Zealand
15. What is a modern-day, ‘digital’ easter egg
- A digital image of an Easter egg that can be emailed to loved ones
- A term for when the internet buffers
- A message, image or hidden feature found within a film or video game
16. How many Easter bunnies are manufactured each year?
- 90 million
- 9 million
- 900 million
17. What goes on the top of a simnel cake?
- Royal icing
18. How much do households roughly spend a year on Easter?
19. How much did the world’s most expensive Easter egg sell for?
- $8.4 million
20. Why are some eggs dyed red at Easter?
- Because people like the colour red
- To represent the blood of Jesus Christ
- Because it’s the only colour left
5 fun facts about Easter
To round off our Easter quiz we’ve served up some fun Easter facts. Don’t worry, we’ve included answers to these so you don’t have to work that brain anymore
Pretzels used to be synonymous with Easter
We may think of hot cross buns as being closely related to Easter, but the humble pretzel was once associated with this holiday. This is because the two twists in a Pretzel represent arms crossing in prayer. In Germany, it was particularly traditional to eat pretzels and a hard-boiled egg for dinner on Good Friday.
You cannot go clubbing on Good Friday in Germany
Otherwise known as Tamzerbot, Good Friday is marked with a ‘silent public holiday’. Depending on where you are in Germany, you could find your dancing shoes being ground to a halt. Berlin takes a more liberal approach, bringing in the ban from 4 am to 9pm on Good Friday, meaning you still have plenty of time to get those steps in.
Other states such as Bavaria take the prohibition more seriously, and the ban stands in place for 70 hours. Breakers of these rules could find themselves landed with a hefty $1590 fine.
The Easter bunny originates from Germany
Nowadays, we can’t think of Easter without the image of our fluffy furry friend popping into our head. However, the bunny wasn’t always a symbol of Easter. The origins of the Easter bunny dates back to pre-Christian Germany, where the hare was seen as a symbol of the Pagan Goddess of Spring and Fertility.
As Christianity grew around Europe, Pagan holidays merged with Christian festivals, hence why the bunny has now become synonymous with Easter.
The ears are eaten first
How do you approach a chocolate bunny? Do you nibble delicately, smash into pieces or just take a gigantic bite straight away? If you start from the top then you’re not alone: 59% of people eat the ears first. A few begin with the feet or tail and the rest like to keep things surprising, following no plan of action.
If you still need to get a few bunnies for Easter then don’t worry: our Big City Bunny is dressed to impress and ready to find a new home.
Children eat roughly 13 Easter eggs each year
A poll carried out by Retail Active revealed that children between 10-14 will consume a whopping two and a half kilograms of chocolate over Easter. They usually start scoffing their first eggs on Easter Sunday, with 77% of adults allowing children to begin their Easter binge before they’ve even had breakfast.
If you want to make sure your little ones don’t stuff themselves completely before the roast dinner, then our Easter Selectors Collection is the perfect treat. This way. you can control how many chocolates they indulge in (at least until the roast has been eaten!).
Some final thoughts
If you’re still thirsty for more knowledge, we’ve taken a closer look at why we eat chocolate eggs at Easter. Now that you’re all clued up on the latest Easter facts with our Easter quiz, you’re probably ready to dive into some more chocolate. After all, that brain-work tends to work up an appetite. Grab an Easter chocolate that you love and dive in. Although the winner should technically get the prize, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little treat too.