How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To "12 Days Of Christmas"?

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How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To "12 Days Of Christmas"? - Quiz

"12 Days of Christmas" is an English Christmas carol that cumulates a series of gifts on each of the twelve days of Christmas. The song was published in England in 1780 without music and slowly became a Christmas classic. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on the lyrics to "12 Days of Christmas"!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: A ___________ in a pear tree."

    • A.

      Golden ring

    • B.

      Partridge

    • C.

      Dove

    • D.

      Calling bird

    Correct Answer
    B. Partridge
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Partridge because in the traditional Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," the first day starts with "On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: A partridge in a pear tree." This line is repeated throughout the song, with each subsequent day adding a new gift. The partridge in a pear tree is the first gift mentioned in the song.

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  • 2. 

    "On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Two _____________ and a partridge in a pear tree."

    • A.

      Golden rings

    • B.

      Sunbeams

    • C.

      Turtle doves

    • D.

      Birds

    Correct Answer
    C. Turtle doves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Turtle doves." This is because the question is referencing the popular Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," which lists gifts given by a true love each day. On the second day, the true love sends two turtle doves along with a partridge in a pear tree.

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  • 3. 

    "On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three ______________, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree."

    • A.

      French hens

    • B.

      Golden geese

    • C.

      Shiny rings

    • D.

      Turtle doves

    Correct Answer
    A. French hens
    Explanation
    "On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree." This is the correct answer because in the traditional Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," on the third day, the true love sends three French hens as a gift. The song progresses with each day adding a new gift to the previous ones, and the mention of French hens specifically corresponds to the lyrics of the song.

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  • 4. 

    "On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Four ______________, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree."

    • A.

      Shiny doves

    • B.

      Golden rings

    • C.

      Love poems

    • D.

      Calling birds

    Correct Answer
    D. Calling birds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Calling birds." In the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," the fourth day of Christmas is associated with receiving four calling birds as a gift from the true love. This is a traditional interpretation of the lyrics and has been widely accepted in popular culture.

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  • 5. 

    "On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Five _____________, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree."

    • A.

      Housemaids

    • B.

      White swans

    • C.

      Golden rings

    • D.

      Calling birds

    Correct Answer
    C. Golden rings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Golden rings." This is the correct answer because in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," on the fifth day, the true love sends "Five golden rings." This is a well-known line from the song and is often associated with the fifth day of Christmas.

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  • 6. 

    "On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Six ______________ a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree."

    • A.

      Swans

    • B.

      Birds

    • C.

      Doves

    • D.

      Geese

    Correct Answer
    D. Geese
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Geese" because in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," on the sixth day, the true love sent six geese a laying.

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  • 7. 

    "On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Seven swans a ____________, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree."

    • A.

      Laying

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Sitting

    • D.

      Walking

    Correct Answer
    B. Swimming
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Swimming," is correct because it completes the line from the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas." The line states that on the seventh day, the true love sent "Seven swans a swimming." This fits the pattern of the song where each day introduces a new gift, and in this case, it is seven swans swimming.

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  • 8. 

    "On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Eight ______________ a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying..."

    • A.

      Maids

    • B.

      Hens

    • C.

      Cows

    • D.

      Geese

    Correct Answer
    A. Maids
    Explanation
    In the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," the eighth day is represented by the line "Eight maids a milking." Each day of the song adds a new gift, and on the eighth day, the true love sends eight maids who are milking. The other options, hens, cows, and geese, are not mentioned in this particular line of the song.

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  • 9. 

    "On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Nine ______________ dancing, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming..."

    • A.

      Girls

    • B.

      Women

    • C.

      Ladies

    • D.

      Men

    Correct Answer
    C. Ladies
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ladies" because in the traditional song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," each verse adds a new gift to the list. On the ninth day, the gift mentioned is "Nine Ladies dancing." This refers to a group of women who are dancing, and it fits with the pattern of the song where each day adds a new group or type of gift.

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  • 10. 

    "On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Ten ____________ a leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming..."

    • A.

      Ladies

    • B.

      Cows

    • C.

      Hens

    • D.

      Lords

    Correct Answer
    D. Lords
    Explanation
    This question is referencing the lyrics of the popular Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas." The song describes a series of gifts given by a true love over twelve days. Each day, a new gift is added to the list. In this particular line, the gift on the tenth day is "ten lords a leaping." Therefore, the correct answer is "Lords."

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