Thursday, May 21, 2009

Old King Cole

Old King Cole
Was a merry old soul,
And a merry old soul was he;
He called for his pipe,
And he called for his bowl,
And he called for his fiddlers three.
Every fiddler, he had a fine fiddle,
And a very fine fiddle had he;
Twee tweedle dee, tweedle dee, went the fiddlers.
Oh, there's one so rare,
As can compare
With old King Cole and his fiddlers three!

King Cole probably called for his bowl, because

A. he wanted to dance.
B. he wanted to sing.
C. he wanted a drink.
D. he wanted to smoke.

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating of curds and whey;
There came a great spider,
And sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Where did the spider land?

A. Next to Miss Muffet
B. On Miss Muffet’s head
C. In Miss Muffet curds and whey
D. On Miss Muffet’s lap

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,

"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!

O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"

They sailed away for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows,

And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."

So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.

They dined on mince, and slices of quince
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;

And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Who lives in the land where the Bong-tree grows?

A. The owl
B. Just the turkey
C. The cat and the owl
D. The pig and the turkey

Who danced by the light of the moon?

A. The pig and the turkey
B. The cat and the turkey
C. The cat and the owl
D. The pig and the owl

Wee Willie Winkle

Wee Willie Winkle
Runs through the town
Upstairs, downstairs, in his nightgown
Tapping at the window, crying through the lock
Are the children in their beds? It’s now eight o’clock!

What time of day does Wee Willie run around?

A. Noon
B. Night
C. Morning
D. Afternoon

Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner
Sat in a corner,
Eating his Christmas pie.
He put in his thumb,
And he pulled out a plum,
And said, "What a good boy am I!"

Why did Jack think he was a good boy?

A. Because he had a Christmas pie.
B. Because he sat in a corner.
C. Because he put his thumb in the pie.
D. Because he found a plum in the pie.

Hey! diddle, diddle

Hey! diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Who played music?

A. The little dog
B. The dish
C. The cow
D. The cat

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jack be nimble

Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over the candlestick.

To be nimble means to be able to

A. count to ten.
B. read letters.
C. jump high.
D. spell well

Tell tale tit

Tell Tale Tit,
Your tongue shall be slit,
And all the dogs in the town
Shall have a little bit.

The person in this poem is being blamed for being

A. stuck-up.
B. nosy.
C. nasty.
D. a tattle-tale.

Lucy Locket lost her pocket

Lucy Locket lost her pocket,
Kitty Fisher found it:
Nothing in it, nothing in it,
But the binding round it.

Lucy Locket's pocket is

A. a ribbon.
B. an empty purse.
C. a purse full of money.
D. a purse with a ribbon in it.

The nursery rhyme in the picture is different than the one underneath the picture because

A. in the picture version the pocket has a penny in it.
B. in the picture version, the nursery rhyme says there's not a penny in it.
C. in the second version the pocket has a penny in it.
D. in the second version, the nursery rhyme says there's not a penny in it.

Goosey goosey gander

Goosey goosey gander,
Whither shall I wander?
Upstairs and downstairs
And in my lady's chamber.
There I met an old man
Who wouldn't say his prayers,
Take him by his left leg
Throw him down the stairs.

Who was in the lady's chambers?

A. an old man
B. a goose
C. the lady
D. All of the above

Little Bo-Peep

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can't tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they'll come home,
And bring their tails behind them.

What will happen next?

A. More sheep will get lost.
B. Bo-peep will find her sheep.
C. The sheep will come home by themselves.
D. The sheep will never come home.

Jack Sprat could eat no fat

Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
His wife could eat no lean;
And so between them both, you see,
They licked the platter clean.

Who did not like fat?

A. Jack Sprat
B. His wife
C. Both
D. Neither

Jack and Jill went up the hill

Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down, and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

In this poem "crown" means

A. pail
B. water
C. hill
D. head

A diller, a dollar

A diller, a dollar,
A ten o'clock scholar,
What makes you come so soon?
You used to come at ten o'clock,
And now you come at noon.

The student is now getting to school

A. two hours later than he used to.
B. two hours earlier than he used to.
C. at the same time as always.
D. at ten o'clock.

A cat came fiddling out of a barn

A cat came fiddling out of a barn,
With a pair of bagpipes under her arm;
She could sing nothing but fiddle-de-dee,
The mouse has married the bumble-bee;
Pipe, cat--dance, mouse--
We'll have a wedding at our good house.

Who is getting married?

A. The cat and mouse
B. The cat and bee
C. The mouse and bee
D. The bagpipe and fiddle