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Nonsense Poems

Test your fun poetry knowledge

  1. Who wrote the poem 'On the Ning Nang Nong' which featured in the 1959 book Silly Verse For Kids?
  2. "Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem in which 1871 novel?
  3. In the nonsense poem by Edward Lear, who presided over the wedding of the owl and the pussycat?
  4. "Green Eggs and Ham" is a story told completely in repetitive rhyming verse by which author?

  5. Who wrote the nonsense poem "Sneezles", about parents taking care of a child with a cold?
  6. Revolting Rhymes is a 1982 poetry collection by which author?
  7. Most famous for "A Shropshire Lad", which poet also wrote fun children's verse "The Crocodile"?
  8. Complete the title of the Lewis Carroll poem: "The Hunting of the..."?
  9. Which Lewis Carroll characters told Alice the story of "The Walrus and the Carpenter"?
  10. Originally appearing in A Book of Nonsense, complete the Mervyn Peake poem: "The Trouble with..."?


  1. Spike Milligan
  2. Through the Looking-Glass (written by Lewis Carroll)
  3. The Turkey who lives on the hill
  4. Dr. Seuss
  5. A.A. Milne
  6. Roald Dahl
  7. A. E. Housman
  8. Snark (The Hunting of the Snark)
  9. Tweedledee and Tweedledum
  10. Geraniums (The Trouble with Geraniums)