What's Your Nursery Rhymes IQ? Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    In the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle", who had a fiddle?

    • A.

      The Dish

    • B.

      The Cat

    • C.

      The Cow

    • D.

      The Moon

    Correct Answer
    B. The Cat
    Explanation
    In the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle," the line "Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle" indicates that the cat had a fiddle. The rhyme describes various characters and their activities, and in this case, it states that the cat played the fiddle.

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  • 2. 

    How many blind mice ran after the farmer's wife?

    • A.

      Eleven

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Sixty-Five

    • D.

      Three

    Correct Answer
    D. Three
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Three because the question is referring to the nursery rhyme "Three Blind Mice." The rhyme states that three blind mice ran after the farmer's wife.

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  • 3. 

    How many fiddlers did Old King Cole call for?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    Old King Cole called for three fiddlers.

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  • 4. 

    What color was Mary's little lamb?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Brown

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    B. White
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "White" because in the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb," it is explicitly mentioned that the lamb's fleece was "white as snow." Therefore, the color of Mary's little lamb is white.

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  • 5. 

    What did "Old Mother Hubbard" go to cupboard for?

    • A.

      To Get Her Dog A Bone

    • B.

      To Get Her Ringing Phone

    • C.

      To Get A Pan Of Corn

    • D.

      For An Album Of The Rolling Stones

    Correct Answer
    A. To Get Her Dog A Bone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "To Get Her Dog A Bone". This is because the nursery rhyme "Old Mother Hubbard" tells the story of a woman who goes to her cupboard to find something to feed her dog, but realizes that it is empty. So, she goes out to buy a bone for her dog.

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  • 6. 

    How many dwarves did Snow White get associated with?

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Seven

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    C. Seven
    Explanation
    Snow White got associated with seven dwarves. In the classic fairy tale, Snow White encounters seven dwarves named Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, and Dopey. These seven dwarves live together in a cottage in the woods and become Snow White's friends and protectors. They play a crucial role in the story, helping Snow White escape from the Evil Queen and ultimately leading to the Queen's defeat. Thus, the correct answer is seven.

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  • 7. 

    What did the farmer's wife use to cut off the tails of the "Three Blind Mice"?

    • A.

      A Carving Knife

    • B.

      A Steak Knife

    • C.

      A Bread Knife

    • D.

      A Butter Knife

    Correct Answer
    A. A Carving Knife
    Explanation
    The farmer's wife used a carving knife to cut off the tails of the "Three Blind Mice". A carving knife is a sharp and long-bladed knife specifically designed for slicing meats, making it suitable for this task. It is typically used to carve large cuts of meat, such as roasts or poultry, and its sharpness and length would make it effective for cutting off the mice's tails.

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  • 8. 

    In "Hush, Little Baby", what will the mother buy the baby if the diamond ring turns to brass?

    • A.

      A Looking Glass

    • B.

      A Pony

    • C.

      A Pair of Glasses

    • D.

      Pearls

    Correct Answer
    A. A Looking Glass
    Explanation
    In the song "Hush, Little Baby", the mother promises to buy the baby a looking glass if the diamond ring turns to brass. A looking glass refers to a mirror, so if the valuable diamond ring loses its worth, the mother will provide the baby with a mirror instead. This implies that the mother's love and care for the baby will remain constant, regardless of any material possessions.

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  • 9. 

    Who did "Simple Simon" meet when he went to the fair?

    • A.

      A Pieman

    • B.

      A Farmer

    • C.

      A Fireman

    • D.

      A Plumber

    Correct Answer
    A. A Pieman
    Explanation
    Simple Simon met a Pieman when he went to the fair. This is evident from the nursery rhyme "Simple Simon" which states that Simple Simon met a Pieman going to the fair.

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  • 10. 

    What does "Little Miss Muffet" eat?

    • A.

      Porridge

    • B.

      Curds And Whey

    • C.

      Oats And Bran

    • D.

      Cornflakes

    Correct Answer
    B. Curds And Whey
    Explanation
    "Little Miss Muffet" is a nursery rhyme character who is famously known for being frightened by a spider while eating. The rhyme states that she is eating "curds and whey". Curds and whey are dairy products that are commonly associated with cheese-making. Curds are solid and whey is the liquid that separates from the curds. Therefore, the correct answer is "Curds And Whey".

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  • 11. 

    How did Georgie Porgie make the girls cry?

    • A.

      He Took Their Toys

    • B.

      He Pulled Their Hair

    • C.

      He Kissed Them

    • D.

      He Ran Away

    Correct Answer
    C. He Kissed Them
    Explanation
    Georgie Porgie made the girls cry by kissing them. This action may have been unwanted or unexpected, causing the girls to feel uncomfortable or violated. Kissing without consent can be seen as a form of harassment or assault, leading to emotional distress and tears.

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  • 12. 

    What did Yankee Doodle call the feather he stuck in his cap?

    • A.

      Spaghetti

    • B.

      Noodle

    • C.

      Macaroni

    • D.

      Uncle

    Correct Answer
    C. Macaroni
    Explanation
    Yankee Doodle called the feather he stuck in his cap "Macaroni". This refers to the fashion trend in the 18th century where young men from England would wear exaggerated and extravagant clothing, including large feathers in their hats. The term "Macaroni" became associated with these fashion-forward individuals. In the song "Yankee Doodle," it is used as a playful way to mock the American colonists, suggesting that they were trying to imitate the sophisticated English fashion but failing.

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  • 13. 

    In "She Sells Seashells" where were the seashells sold?

    • A.

      At The Mall

    • B.

      At The Grocer's

    • C.

      At The Restaurant

    • D.

      On The Seashore

    Correct Answer
    D. On The Seashore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "On The Seashore". The phrase "She Sells Seashells" implies that the person is selling seashells, and it is logical to assume that the seashells would be sold on the seashore, where they can be easily found and collected.

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  • 14. 

    Going on a "Ring Around the Rosie" there's a pocket full of what?

    • A.

      Posies

    • B.

      Roses

    • C.

      Coins

    • D.

      Daisies

    Correct Answer
    A. Posies
    Explanation
    "Ring Around the Rosie" is a popular children's nursery rhyme and game. The line "there's a pocket full of posies" refers to carrying a small bouquet of flowers, specifically posies, which are small bunches of flowers. This line is often accompanied by children holding hands and moving in a circular motion, mimicking the action of going around in a ring. Therefore, the correct answer is "Posies."

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  • 15. 

    What did the Knave of Hearts steal in the nursery rhyme "The Queen of Hearts"?

    • A.

      Darts

    • B.

      Tarts

    • C.

      Carts

    • D.

      Charts

    Correct Answer
    B. Tarts
    Explanation
    In the nursery rhyme "The Queen of Hearts," the Knave of Hearts stole tarts. This can be inferred from the line in the rhyme that says "The Knave of Hearts, he stole the tarts." The word "tarts" refers to small sweet pastries, and it is mentioned specifically in the rhyme as the item that the Knave stole.

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