Anne’s Quiz #23

Christmas Carols

I love the music of Christmas. If you want a comprehensive sing-along book and have a bit of music background, I highly recommend The Reader's Digest Merry Christmas Songbook. My copy is around 15 years old now, and showing signs of wear from all the use it gets. When you finish this quiz, don't forget to try my other Christmas Carol quizzes, based on matching lyrics to song names!

1. Which Christmas carol tune was originally written for a lady of easy virtue?
a) Angels We Have Heard on High
b) What Child is This?
c) Angels From the Realms of Glory
d) Go Tell It On The Mountain
2. Which Christmas carol was created by combining lyrics and tune against the express wishes of the author and composer involved?
a) Hark the Herald Angels Sing
b) Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella
c) We Three Kings
d) Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
3. Who was Good King Wenceslas?
a) Duke of Bohemia from 922 to 929
b) King of Poland from 1104 to 1125
c) King of Persia when Jesus was born
d) A fictional creation
4. When was Silent Night written?
a) 7 BC
b) 451 AD
c) 1523 AD
d) 1818 AD
5. What popular Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving?
a) Jingle Bells
b) Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
c) Hey, Ho, Nobody Home
d) Pat-A-Pan
6. What is considered the first Canadian carol?
a) I Saw Three Ships
b) 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
c) The First Noel
d) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
7. How many birds are there in the Twelve Days of Christmas?
a) 6
b) 23
c) 100
d) 184
8. What are the origins of the song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
a) It was written for a Macy's parade in 1951.
b) It was created by Disney in 1964 for the ever-popular TV special.
c) It's a folksong that came from Poland with immigrants in the early 1900's.
d) It was written in 1939 as an advertising gimmick for Montgomery Wards.
9. Which of these carols has been around since the 12th century?
a) Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
b) Joy to the World
c) The Friendly Beasts
d) Oh Come All Ye Faithful
10. Which carol tells of the mass murder of children?
a) The Coventry Carol
b) I wonder as I Wander
c) Carol of the Bells
d) The Holly and the Ivy


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quiz 23 created 12-2-01