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1. We'll start with the word that inspired this entire quiz - 'waterspout'. We all know that "itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout", but where on Earth was our arachnoid friend?
2. "Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown"
His crown? Is he a king? The most common interpretation of this nursery rhyme is that the 'crown' is actually a part of Jack's body. Which part would that be?
3. "Bye, baby Bunting,
Daddy's gone a-hunting,
Gone to get a rabbit skin
To wrap the baby Bunting in"
In this nursery rhyme 'bunting' is being used as an affectionate term for the baby, but which of the following is another definition of the word?
4. "Cock a doodle do!
My dame has lost her shoe,
My master's lost his fiddlestick"
'Fiddlestick' is certainly a fun word to say, but with which of these musical instruments would you use one?
5. "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,
Catch a tiger by the toe.
If he hollers, let him go,
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe."
I imagine that any animal wouldn't react kindly to being caught by the toe, but how exactly is the tiger responding when he 'hollers'?
6. "Five little speckled frogs"
Sorry, we'll have to stop this one before it even gets going. Speckled? Which of the following words has a similar meaning?
7. "Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock"
What a great rhyme with some really fun words! Whilst 'dickory' is a made-up word, which of the following is a 'hickory'?
8. "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary"
If someone is described as contrary, are they easy to get along with?
9. "Ring a ring o'roses
A pocketful of posies"
Hmm, 'posies' you say? In typical usage, a 'posy' is a small version of which of the following?
10. "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn't know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed."
I think we can all agree that this doesn't sound like a great life for either the mother or for the children, but what kind of food are they eating when they have 'broth'?
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