Quiz: Can you name the nursery rhyme from just one line?
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Can you name the nursery rhyme from just one line?
by Dyann Joyce
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From the bubonic plague to the beheadings ordered by Bloody Mary, the history behind nursery rhymes is oftentimes not so innocent. Many nursery rhymes were written as political statements or parodies. Can you identify these classic nursery rhymes from only one line? Take our quiz and find out!

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How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!