Quiz: Can You Complete These Nursery Rhymes?
Can You Complete These Nursery Rhymes?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Are you a nursery rhymes expert? Almost everyone knows a nursery rhyme or two. Many people grew up hearing them as children. Some are funny, some teach lessons and some are just purely absurd. Children love fantastical situations, talking animals, and all sorts of things which wholly defy reality. These can often be seen in nursery rhymes which often feature all sorts of impractical characters in ridiculous situations.   

Nursery rhymes are traditional poems are songs. Many of the most famous ones in the western world originated in Britain, but they exist in many countries and cultures in various forms. They can also be called Mother Goose Rhymes, as Mother Goose is one of the most famous characters of the most popular nursery rhymes out there. Nursery rhymes as we know them today initially appeared in English plays and later books. These go back a few centuries, specifically to about the 17th and 18th centuries. The first collection of English nursery rhymes called "Tommy Thumb's Song Book," was published before the 1740s. It even had a sequel.  

If you think you know your nursery rhymes well enough to complete them, then put your knowledge to the test with this rhimey wimey quzi! 

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"One, two, buckle my shoe Three, four, shut the ________ Five, six, pick up sticks Seven, eight, lay them straight"
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"Little Bo-Peep has lost her _________, and doesn't know where to find them;"
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"There was a farmer, had a _______, and Bingo was his name-o.
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"Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. Bake me a _______ as fast as you can."
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"Hush, little baby, don't say a word Mama's gonna buy you a mockin'bird. If that mockin'bird don't sing Mama's gonna buy you a diamond _________"
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"Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her __________ and whey."
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"Rain, rain, go away, Come again another ______."
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"Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the __________."
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"Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was ________ as snow."
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"Some like it hot, Some like it ________, Some like it in the pot, Nine days old."
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"Up and down the City road, In and out the Eagle, That’s the way the money goes, _______! goes the weasel."
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"The clock struck two The ________ said "boo"Hickory Dickory Dock"
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"All the king's horses and all the king's ________ Couldn't put Humpty together again."
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"Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Catch a _______ by the toe."
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"Cock a doodle _____! My dame has lost her shoe,"
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"Ring around the rosies, pocket full of _________, ashes, ashes, we all fall down."
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"A-tisket a-tasket A green and yellow __________"
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"Baa, baa, ________ sheep, have you any wool?"
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"Five little speckled frogs sat on a speckled _______"
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"Morning Bells are Ringing, Morning Bells are __________. Ding, dang, dong! Ding, dang, dong!"
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"The cow jumped over the moon, The little dog laughed to see such fun, And the _______ ran away with the spoon."
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"Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns, one a ______, two a penny, hot cross buns,"
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"I'm a little ________, short and stout Here's my handle, here's my spout."
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"It's raining; it's pouring.The old _________ is snoring."
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"Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain So the itsy bitsy ________ climbed up the spout again."
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"Jack and _______ went up the hill, to fetch a pail of water."
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"Little boy blue come blow your horn.The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the ________."
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"London ________ is falling down, my fair lady."
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"Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your _________ grow?"
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"Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard, to give the poor dog a ________; When she came there, the cupboard was bare, and so the poor dog had none."
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"One, two, three, four, five. Once I caught a ______ alive."
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"Jack Sprat could eat no _______. His wife could eat no lean."
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"Here we go round the mulberry ________ so early in the morning."
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"Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it; Not a ______ was there in it, Only ribbon round it."
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"Oh there's none so rare, as can compare, with King Cole and his _______ three."
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