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The Grinch Quiz

Test your knowledge of the classic story "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

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  1. The writer "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" went by what pen name?
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    N. W. Clerk
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    Mr. J. T. Gracey
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    Dr. Seuss
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    J.K. ROWLING
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    Dr. Seuss

    Theodor Seuss Geisel was a German-American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring more than 60 children's books under the pen name "Dr. Seuss."

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  2. What year did the book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" come out?
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    1950
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    1965
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    1962
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    1957
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    1957

    The story was published as a book by Random House in 1957. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named it one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children". In 2012 it was ranked number 61 among the "Top 100 Picture Books" in a survey published by School Library Journal – the fourth of five Dr. Seuss books on the list.

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  3. In "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" who is the main character?
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    Cindy Lou Who
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    The Grinch
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    The Whos
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    Mayor Who
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    The Grinch

    The Grinch is a bitter, grouchy, cave-dwelling creature with a heart "two sizes too small" who lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep high mountain just north of the town of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos. His only companion is his unloved, but loyal dog, Max. From his cave, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville. Annoyed, he decides to stop Christmas from coming by stealing their presents, trees, and food for their Christmas feast.

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  4. What is the name of the Grinch's dog?
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    Joe
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    Sam
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    Pat
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    Max
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    Max

    Max is the Grinch's pet dog and only companion on Mt. Crumpit. It is unknown how or when The Grinch got him.

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  5. Who did Dr. Seuss dedicate "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" to?
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    Theodor "Teddy" Owens
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    Helen Palmer
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    John A. Denison
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    Peggy Owens
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    Theodor "Teddy" Owens

    Dr. Seuss dedicated the book to Theodor "Teddy" Owens, the one-year-old son of his niece, Peggy Owens.

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  6. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" has been adapted as a Christmas special twice. What year was the first adaptation made?
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    1960
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    1966
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    1970
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    1962
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    1966

    The first adaptation was a 1966 animated TV film starring Boris Karloff as both the narrator and the voice of the Grinch.

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  7. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" has been adapted as a Christmas special twice. What year was the second adaptation made?
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    2000
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    1999
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    2002
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    2005
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    2000

    The second adaptation was a 2000 live-action feature film.

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  8. Who played the role of the Grinch in the 2000 film "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas?"
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    Jeffrey Tambor
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    Steve Martin
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    Adam Sandler
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    Jim Carrey
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    Jim Carrey

    The 2000 live-action feature film starred Jim Carrey as the Grinch.

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  9. Who played the role of Cindy Lou Who in the 2000 film "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas?"
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    Rachel Winfree
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    Landry Allbright
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    Taylor Momsen
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    Mindy Sterling
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    Taylor Momsen

    Taylor Momsen plays Cindy Lou Who, a young Who who thinks the Christmas spirit in Whoville is lost.

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  10. Who sang the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for the 1966 television special?
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    Irving Berlin
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    Thurl Ravenscroft
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    Burl Ives
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    Bobby Helms
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    Thurl Ravenscroft

    On December 18, 1966, MGM released a soundtrack in conjunction with the television special. The song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," performed by Thurl Ravenscroft, comically describes the level of the Grinch's despicable nature and includes verses of original rhyming lyrics.

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  11. Who sang the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for the 2000 live-action film?
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    Bobby Helms
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    Bill Irwin
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    Steve Martin
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    Jim Carrey
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    Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey comically sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for the 2000 live-action film.

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  12. "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" became the second highest-grossing holiday film of all time, behind what movie?
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    Home Alone
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    The Polar Express
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    Elf
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    Love Actually
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    Home Alone

    The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success, spending four weeks at #1 in the United States and grossing $260 million in the United States and over $345 million worldwide, becoming the second highest-grossing holiday film of all time, with Home Alone being the first.

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