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Questions

  1. How many mend did the 'grand old Duke of York' have?
  2. If Monday's child is "fair of face", what is Wednesday's child?
  3. Who "kissed the girls and made them cry"?
  4. Solomon Grundy was born on a Monday, but what happened to Solomon on a Thursday?
  5. What are little girls made of?
  6. Lucy Locket lost her pocket, but who found it?




  7. How many blackbirds were baked in the pie in Sing a Song of Sixpence?
  8. In the nursery rhyme "Polly Put the Kettle On", who took it off again?
  9. "And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!" is a line from which nursery rhyme?
  10. Who was tall and slim, and always dressed so neat and trim?
  11. In the nursery rhyme, the little nut tree would bear nothing except a silver nutmeg and what else?
  12. What was the name of the little pony that was whipped, slashed, and rode through the mire?
  13. Who are coming to town, some in rags, some in jags, and some in velvet gowns?
  14. What was each morning's weather described as in Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush?
  15. Which term in the 17th century referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale and was also 18th century slang for a short and clumsy person?
  16. "Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can. Pat it, and prick it, and mark it with"... what letter?
  17. In the nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice, who "cut off their tails with a carving knife"?
  18. "June brings tulips, lillies, roses, fills the children's hands with posies; hot July brings cooling showers, apricots and gillyflowers." What type of well-known flower is gillyflower an archaic name for?"
  19. "When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen" is a line from which nursery rhyme?
  20. Which nursery rhyme, written in 1830 by American novelist Sarah Hale, is based on a true story and was also Thomas Edison’s first recording on his phonograph?
  21. Ring a Ring o' Roses is often associated with which event, although many scholars disagree with this association?
  22. Who killed Cock Robin? And who was the parson with his little book?
  23. Who stepped into a puddle right up to his middle?
  24. What did Little Miss Muffet eat whilst sat on a tuffet?
  25. What's the title of a well-known nursery rhyme associated with a historic market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire?




Answers:

  1. 10,000 men
  2. Full of woe
  3. Georgie Porgie
  4. Solomon took ill
  5. Sugar and spice and all things
  6. Kitty Fisher
  7. 24 (Four and twenty)
  8. Sukey
  9. Oranges and Lemons
  10. Bobby Shafto
  11. A golden pear
  12. Dapple Grey
  13. Beggars (From the rhyme Hark, Hark! The Dogs Do Bark. Note: Jag was a Tudor-period word for a fashionable style of clothing.)
  14. Cold and frosty
  15. Humpty Dumpty
  16. The letter "B"
  17. The farmer's wife
  18. Carnation
  19. Lavender's Blue
  20. Mary Had a Little Lamb
  21. Great Plague (also except bubonic plague or Black Death)
  22. The Sparrow. The Rook.
  23. Doctor Foster
  24. Curds and whey
  25. Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross