Grinch Trivia

70+ Grinch Trivia Questions To Celebrate Christmas

How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic. It depicts the true meaning of the holidays. The gifts aren’t important. Surrounding yourself with your loved ones is important. Here is some How The Grinch Stole Christmas trivia questions to get you in the holiday spirit:

Where does the Grinch live?

Mount Crumpit.

Where does the Grinch have termites?

In his smile.

What did Jim Carrey do to get comfortable with the prosthetic makeup?

He sought counseling from a CIA agent to learn torture resistance techniques.

When Cindy Lou Who catches the Grinch stealing her family’s Christmas tree, what does he say?

He’s taking the tree to his workshop for repairs.

When the Grinch ransacks Whoville, what is the first thing to go?

Stockings.

The Grinch’s heart is full of…

Unwashed socks.

What does the Grinch have in his soul?

Garlic.

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How does the Grinch know that Christmas has come in spite of his interference?

He hears singing.

What do the Whos trim their Christmas trees with?

Bliffer Bloofs, Fuzzle Fuzz, and Bingle Balls.

How long has the Grinch hated Christmas?

Fifty-three years.

Which character does Taylor Momsen portray?

Cindy Lou Who.

What is the Grinch’s dog’s name?

Max.

Who voiced the Grinch in the original TV special?

Boris Karloff.

Which TV network originally aired How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

CBS.

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What is the name of the sequel to How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

Halloween is Grinch Night.

How many sizes did the Grinch’s heart grow that day?

Three.

The Grinch dressed his dog Max as a ______.

Reindeer.

What does the Grinch do after he returns the toys to Whoville?

He carves the Roast Beast.

In one scene, Betty Lou Who was seen on her roof putting up Christmas lights. Who played Betty Lou Who?

Molly Shannon.

Who directed the movie adaptation of Grinch called ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ that was released in 2000?

Ron Howard.

What was the original color of the Grinch according to the book?

The Grinch was black and white with some splotches of red and pink.

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Complete the quote “Maybe Christmas (he thought) doesn’t come from a __. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”

Store.

What does the Grinch take the last can of?

Who Hash.

Who does the Grinch dress up as before he steals all of Whoville’s Christmas trees, presents, and food?

Santa Claus.

What was the last thing the Grinch took from Whoville?

A log from the fire.

When did Jim Carrey agree to take up the role of the Grinch?

When he heard the tape of a choir of kids singing the “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch” song.

Who pulls the Grinch’s sleigh?

The Grinch’s dog, Max.

How old was Cindy Lou Who?

Two.

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Who convinced Dr. Seuss to animate his books?

Chuck Jones.

Who is the narrator in the live-action version?

Anthony Hopkins is the narrator.

Who was the director of the 1966 TV movie adaptation of Dr. Seuss‘s book, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’?

Chuck Jones.

What material was the Grinch’s suit made of?

Yak hair that was dyed green and then sewn onto the spandex suit.

Which famous actor inspired Jim Carrey’s accent in the Grinch?

Sean Connery.

Who played Martha May Whovier in the movie?

Christine Baranski.

What color is the Grinch?

Green.

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Under which category did the movie (2000s adaptation) win an Oscar?

Rick Baker and Gail Rowell-Ryan won for the Best Makeup category.

Who wrote the book that inspired the Grinch?

Dr. Seuss.

Who was the costume designer for the 2000s movie adaptation?

Rita Ryack.

Who gets the first slice of the Roast Beast?

Max.

What is the real name of the author who wrote the book?

Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel.

What Christmas-hating character did Jim Carrey play, other than the Grinch?

He played Ebenezer Scrooge in Disney’s version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ that was released in 2009.

Ron Howard included some people from his family in the movie. Who were they, and what characters did they portray?

His brother, Clint Howards, played Whobris, and his father, Rance Howards, played the Elderly Timekeeper.

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Who played the role of Max, the Grinch’s dog in the movie?

A female dog, Kelley.

Who voiced the Grinch in ‘The Grinch’ (2018) movie, produced by Illumination?

Benedict Cumberbatch.

Which other Dr. Seuss movie did the Illumination company produce?

The Lorax.

Who was the narrator of ‘The Grinch'(2018) movie?

Pharell Williams.

In the 2000s movie adaptation, who were the other famous actors that were considered to play the Grinch?

Eddie Murphy, Jack Nicholson, Tim Curry, and Tom Hanks.

Was Martha May Whovier a part of the plotline of ‘The Grinch'(2018)?

No. Her character was removed from the script.

What are the residents of Whoville called?

The Whos.

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Where do Cindy Lou Who and the Grinch first meet in the live-action movie?

The post office.

What accent did Benedict Cumberbatch provide for the Grinch?

An American accent.

Who was Cindy Lou’s father? What was his job?

Lou Lou Who, the postmaster of Whoville.

Who does the Grinch have a crush on in the book written by Dr. Seuss?

Martha May Whovier.

Who teases the Grinch during his childhood?

Mayor Augustus May Who.

What gift does the Grinch give to Martha May?

A homemade Christmas angel made from antique jewelry and an old bicycle horn.

What does the Grinch save Cindy Lou Who from?

A post office sorting machine.

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Where does the Grinch live with respect to Whoville?

A little North from Whoville, on Mount Crumpit.

What is unique about the character of Martha May Whovier compared to the other Whos?

She is the only adult Who without a snout.

Who are the only people in town who are nice to the Grinch?

Martha May Whovier, Cindy Lou Who.

What did the Grinch do when Augustus May Who bullied him?

He destroyed the class’s Christmas tree and presents.

“No one should be alone on Christmas.” Said who?

Cindy Lou Who.

When was How the Grinch Stole Christmas published?

In the year 1957.

The Grinch was as cuddly as a __?

A cactus.

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The Grinch was as charming as an __?

An eel.

Why was Dr. Seuss skeptical about casting Boris Karloff to voice the Grinch?

Because he thought Karloff would make the Grinch sound scary.

Who says, “Merry Christmas, you hunk of burnin’ Who!”?

Betty Lou Who.

Complete the quote “Jury duty, jury duty, __, blackmail, addiction letter, jury duty, jury duty.”

Pink slip.

“Cute kid, bad judge of character.” Says who?

The Grinch.

 Who proposed marriage to the Grinch’s childhood crush?

Mayor of Whoville.

I gave The Grinch a razor as a present at “The Whobilation”. Who played me?

Jeffrey Tambor.

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I cut myself while shaving. This led to many classmates of mine laughing at me. Who played me?

Josh Ryan Evans played the Grinch as an eight-year-old.

I told The Grinch he could not be in a relationship with Martha, since he was eight years old and had a beard. Who played me?

Ben Bookbinder.

I felt bad for The Grinch when many of my classmates teased him one day in class. Who played me?

Landry Allbright.

The Grinch wins what award?

The Holiday Cheermeister Award.

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