Computing Christmas Quiz 2020

The one and only end of term Christmas Quiz 2020 from Nichola Wilkin Ltd.

We’ve all had a demanding year, so why not end 2020 on a high note? My computing Christmas quizzes have become a tradition in many schools with thousands of students and teachers enjoying a fun (and slightly educational) quiz for their last lesson before they break up for Christmas. This year, maybe more than ever, a bit of jollity and normality is needed so I’m excited to be able to provide this quiz for free. I hope that it gives you a little piece of normality in what must be the most stressful teaching year in our lifetimes.

For anyone who has not used this quiz before, let me just briefly explain what it entails.

The zip file contains a non-editable PowerPoint presentation and a PDF answer sheet. Decide how many teams you want to split your class into (it is more fun in teams although if your school’s Covid safety measures prevent this, it will still work individually). Photocopy one answer sheet for each team before the lesson. That’s it, that’s all the preparation you need to do.

To run the quiz, show the presentation to your class and work through each slide one at a time. This means you can play this quiz with your class remotely if you need to. The quiz is split into 9 rounds and each round has 5 questions. At the end of each round you will go through the answers so if you need to cut the lesson short for any reason, you can do so easily. Some rounds are just for fun and some are computer science related rounds which should be accessible for year 7 to year 11.

The 9 rounds this year include:
Round 1 – Guestimation
Round 2 – Computing Emoji
Round 3 – Float or Sink (honestly it was a toss-up between this and “Cheese or Service Station” which also went down very well in my lockdown Zoom quizzes)
Round 4 – Computer Science Multiple Choice
Round 5 – Hidden Celebrity
Round 6 – Thinking Logically
Round 7 – Visual Memory
Round 8 – What am I?
Round 9 – Next Lines

Thank you for everything you are doing in the classrooms, you are true heroes and I just hope you get a chance to relax and enjoy your Christmas holiday.

Happy Christmas

Love Nicky


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Created: Nov 5, 2020

Updated: Jan 19, 2021

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