As the winter winds start to whisper and the holiday season draws near, there’s one magical train journey that captures the hearts of young and old alike – the Polar Express. This enchanting tale, originally a children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, has become a cherished part of the festive tradition, inviting readers and viewers into a world where belief in the extraordinary reigns supreme.
Beyond its heartwarming story and captivating animation, the Polar Express offers a treasure trove of trivia waiting to be discovered. From the film’s production intricacies, voice cast, and nods to the original book, to the subtle details that make the journey to the North Pole truly unforgettable – there’s a wealth of facts and tidbits that add a whole new layer of magic to this holiday classic.
Join us on a ride through 40 captivating
Polar Express trivia questions that will test your knowledge and rekindle your love for this timeless tale. From the number of tickets punched to the names of the children aboard, from the meanings behind the story’s symbols to the behind-the-scenes anecdotes that shaped its creation – get ready to immerse yourself in the world of the Polar Express like never before. So, stoke the fire, pour a cup of hot cocoa, and prepare to journey through a wintery wonderland of facts and fun!
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Polar Express Trivia
#1. What is the name of the boy who is the main character in "The Polar Express"? #2. What is the name of the magical train in "The Polar Express"?
Polar Express #3. Who is the author of the book "The Polar Express," on which the movie is based?
Chris Van Allsburg
J.K. Rowling #4. What is the destination of the train journey in "The Polar Express"?
South Pole #5. What is the first gift of Christmas given to the boy in "The Polar Express"?
Candy Cane #6. Who serves as the conductor on the Polar Express train?
Hobo #7. What does the boy lose during his journey on the Polar Express? #8. What is the name of the mysterious hobo-like character the boy encounters on the roof of the train?
Hobo Joe #9. What is the name of the girl the boy meets on the train? #10. What does Santa Claus give to the boy as the first gift of Christmas in "The Polar Express"?
Bell #11. What is the name of the train car where the children are served hot chocolate?
Chocolate Express #12. What is the reason the children can hear the bell ring in "The Polar Express"?
Magic #13. What is the last word of advice Santa gives to the boy before he leaves the sleigh?
Believe #14. What does the boy ask Santa for as his Christmas gift?
Snow Globe #15. What is the significance of the sleigh bell in "The Polar Express"?
It's a musical instrument
It's a decoration
It signals arrival of the train
It brings good luck #16. Who is the narrator of "The Polar Express" movie?
Santa Claus #17. What is the name of the boy's younger sister in "The Polar Express"? #18. What type of animal is seen on top of the train in "The Polar Express"?
Seal #19. What is the boy's response when the bell is silent for him at the end of the movie?
He cries #20. What phrase is repeated as a theme throughout "The Polar Express"?
Polar power! #21. Who is the director of the animated film adaptation of "The Polar Express"?
Chris Columbus #22. What is the name of the mountain the train slides down in "The Polar Express"?
Snow Mountain #23. What sound does the bell of the Polar Express make?
Ring-ring #24. What is the name of the passenger who is the know-it-all on the train?
Wise Guy #25. What does the girl believe that Santa will give her for Christmas?
Doll #26. What is the color of the ticket the boy receives for the Polar Express? #27. How does the boy wake up on Christmas morning after the train journey?
In Santa's sleigh
On the train
Under the Christmas tree
On his bed #28. What is the word written on the bell that Santa gives the boy? #29. What is the boy's name revealed to be at the end of the movie? #30. What is the name of the mysterious train that arrives at the boy's house on Christmas Eve?
Icy Express #31. What does the boy think he hears at the end of the movie?
Bells ringing #32. What is the color of the conductor's pocket watch chain? #33. What is the first gift the boy receives in "The Polar Express" story?
Bell #34. What is the final destination of the Polar Express?
Toy factory #35. What phrase does the conductor say to those who do not believe?
Off you go.
Stay on the train. #36. Who is the author of "The Polar Express" book?
Chris Van Allsburg #37. What is the girl's advice to the boy when he can't hear the bell ring?
Think happy thoughts.
Close your eyes and believe.
Imagine it ringing.
Just listen harder. #38. What is the name of the lead character in "The Polar Express" movie?
Hero Boy #39. What is the final word the narrator uses to end the story in "The Polar Express"?
Imagine. #40. What is the name of the girl who takes a seat next to the boy on the train? #41. Who serves as the narrator in "The Polar Express" movie?