Quiz about Till Death Us Do Part
Quiz about Till Death Us Do Part

Till Death Us Do Part Trivia Quiz


"Till death us do part" is part of the traditional wedding vows of the Church of England. Here are 10 questions on wedding traditions in England, although some are found in other cultures too.

A multiple-choice quiz by HCR1. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
HCR1
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
360,928
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1279
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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1. Traditionally what colour are wedding dresses in the UK and many other Western cultures? Hint

White
Pink
Blue
Beige

2. It is believed to be bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her dress before the wedding. True or false?

True
False

3. What are the names used in the UK for the bride's and groom's pre-wedding parties? Hint

Pre nup parties
Hen night and stag night
Chicks night and Guys night
Booze up parties

4. It is traditional for the bride to toss her bouquet after the wedding. What is the significance attached to the woman who catches the bouquet? Hint

She will be a Godparent to the couple's first child
She will be head bridesmaid if the bride ever gets married again
She has to pay for the honeymoon
She will be married next

5. It is traditional for couples to save the top tier of their wedding cake for use at another celebration - which one? Hint

Their 10th wedding anniversary
The birth of their first child
The bride's next birthday
The Christening of their first child

6. It is considered lucky if the bride sees a chimney sweep on her wedding day. True or false?

True
False

7. Who traditionally accompanies the bride down the aisle at the start of the wedding? Hint

The groom
Her brother
The best man
Her father

8. Although less common these days what was traditionally tied to the back of the car that the bride and groom left in after the wedding? Hint

Ropes
Tin cans
Flowers
Jam jars

9. According to tradition who is supposed to pay for the wedding? Hint

The groom
The father of the bride
The bride and groom
The couple's grandparents

10. It is common for a piece of music called the 'Bridal Chorus' to be played as the bride walks down the aisle. From which opera by Wagner is this piece from? Hint

Die Walküre
Siegfried
Lohengrin
Tannhäuser


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Traditionally what colour are wedding dresses in the UK and many other Western cultures?

Answer: White

The tradition of brides wearing white is believed to have started after Queen Victoria wore white for her wedding in 1840. The white dress is traditionally supposed to signify the purity and chastity of the bride.
2. It is believed to be bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her dress before the wedding. True or false?

Answer: True

This superstition is believed to stem from the time when it was usual for a wedding to be arranged between the bride and groom's families. It was feared that the groom might back out of the wedding if he saw the bride beforehand and didn't like her so it became traditional for the couple to keep apart until the wedding.

As attitudes changed and marriages ceased to be arrangements between families this tradition transformed into the modern superstition that it is bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress before the day.
3. What are the names used in the UK for the bride's and groom's pre-wedding parties?

Answer: Hen night and stag night

The stag and hen nights are a celebration of the bride and groom's freedom before they "settle down". Although referred to as 'nights' it is now common for the celebrations to involve a weekend away rather than just one night. They are usually referred to as batchelor and batchelorette parties in the US.
4. It is traditional for the bride to toss her bouquet after the wedding. What is the significance attached to the woman who catches the bouquet?

Answer: She will be married next

The bouquet toss started as a way to share the couple's luck and good fortune. The bouquet is usually tossed towards the unmarried women at the wedding with the one to catch it supposedly being the next one to marry. A less common tradition involves the groom tossing the bride's garter to the unmarried men with the one to catch it supposedly being the one who will marry next.
5. It is traditional for couples to save the top tier of their wedding cake for use at another celebration - which one?

Answer: The Christening of their first child

This was a tradition that was more common when couples would have children soon after they got married, these days the cake is sometimes eaten at the couple's first wedding anniversary instead. If the couple wants to save their cake the cake needs to be a dark fruit cake as this will keep without going stale if wrapped well.
6. It is considered lucky if the bride sees a chimney sweep on her wedding day. True or false?

Answer: True

In the UK it is believed that chimney sweeps are lucky after one stopped King George II's coach and horses as they bolted saving the King's life and the King declared sweeps lucky by royal decree. These days chimney sweeps often hire themselves out for wedding appearances.
7. Who traditionally accompanies the bride down the aisle at the start of the wedding?

Answer: Her father

This is another tradition which goes back to the time when weddings were arrangements between families. At this time the bride was deemed the property of her father and so he was to 'give her away' to the groom at the altar.
8. Although less common these days what was traditionally tied to the back of the car that the bride and groom left in after the wedding?

Answer: Tin cans

The tradition of tying tin cans to the back of the bride and groom's car is a modern continuation of the medieval belief that some form of 'noise maker' would ward off evil spirits and stop them from stealing the bride. These days the practice is less common not least because the tin cans on the back of the car are deemed very noisy and because British roads are much busier today than they were when the tradition started.
9. According to tradition who is supposed to pay for the wedding?

Answer: The father of the bride

It used to be traditional for the bride's father to pay for the wedding. These days as couples often marry much later and live together before they marry meaning they have more independent lives and are not relying on their parents to the same extent, a recent survey in the UK showed that in the 1960s 44% of weddings were paid for by the bride's father whereas in the 2000s only 17% were.
10. It is common for a piece of music called the 'Bridal Chorus' to be played as the bride walks down the aisle. From which opera by Wagner is this piece from?

Answer: Lohengrin

The 'Bridal Chorus' from Wagner's Lohengrin is the traditional piece of music played when the bride walks down the aisle. It is commonly referred to as 'Here Comes the Bride' or the 'Bridal March', however this final title is misleading as there is a piece called the 'Bridal March' by the composer Felix Mendelssohn.
Source: Author HCR1

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