Are You Whiz At Nursery Rhymes? Quiz!

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Are You Whiz At Nursery Rhymes? Quiz!

Were you aware that nursery rhymes reflect historical events? From Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt to bomb the English Houses of Parliament to the Bubonic plague and more. The following quiz will test to see how much of a whiz you are at Nursery Rhymes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Georgie Porgie refers to the lover of what historic figure?
    • A. 

      Queen Elizabeth

    • B. 

      Henry VIII

    • C. 

      King James I

    • D. 

      Napoleon

  • 2. 
    What is the cost of a Hot Cross Bun?
    • A. 

      One a penny, two a penny

    • B. 

      Three a penny

    • C. 

      Six a penny, seven a penny

    • D. 

      Four penny

  • 3. 
    What historic figures does Jack and Jill refer to?
    • A. 

      Cleopatra and Marc Antony

    • B. 

      Orpheus and Eurydice

    • C. 

      Lancelot and Guinevere

    • D. 

      King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette

  • 4. 
    What is Jack jumping over?
    • A. 

      A bridge

    • B. 

      A building

    • C. 

      A candlestick

    • D. 

      A person

  • 5. 
    What nursery rhyme was the first to be recorded by Thomas Edison?
    • A. 

      London Bridge is Falling Down

    • B. 

      Mary had a Little Lamb

    • C. 

      Humpty Dumpty

    • D. 

      Jack Sprat

  • 6. 
    What nursery rhyme do most people get the words wrong to?
    • A. 

      Monday’s Child

    • B. 

      A Wise Old Owl

    • C. 

      Ring Around the Rosy

    • D. 

      Rock a Bye Baby

  • 7. 
    Where did Peter Pumpkin Eater originate?
    • A. 

      Great Britain

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      South America

  • 8. 
    What duo of sisters wrote Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?
    • A. 

      Charlotte and Emily Bronte

    • B. 

      Anne and Jane Taylor

    • C. 

      Plath and Smart

    • D. 

      Unknown

  • 9. 
    What nursery rhyme speaks to the influx of German immigrants into North America?
    • A. 

      Diddle Diddle Dumpling

    • B. 

      Queen of Hearts

    • C. 

      John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

    • D. 

      Round and round the garden

  • 10. 
    In Three Blind Mice, who does the ‘farmer’s wife’ refer to?
    • A. 

      Queen Elizabeth I

    • B. 

      Queen Victoria

    • C. 

      Queen Mary I

    • D. 

      An unknown peasant woman

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