Are you a nursery rhyme expert who always knows how to fill in the blanks? For centuries, children in the Western world have sung, spoken, played, learned, recited and been entertained by all kinds of nursery rhymes. These rhymes are so influential, that many adults still love and remember them. We'd bet the farm that you know what comes after the line "hickory dickory dock!" Nursery rhymes are often referenced in music, movies, books and other types of popular culture, like when Maureen references "Hey Diddle Diddle" in the Broadway musical, "Rent."
Some nursery rhymes are relatively modern, becoming part of the canon of nursery rhymes in the 20th century, while others are centuries old. Some even date back to the time of Shakespeare or the Medieval era. While some teach rudimentary lessons to kids, others are pure nonsense. In fact, some of the most seemingly fun nursery rhymes actually refer to darker stories. Do you know which one is partially based on a children's poem about a homicidal chimney sweep? We didn't think so.
If you are a true nursery rhyme lover and a real expert who knows the difference between Monday's Child and Thursday's Child, put your rhyming prowess to the test with this challenging and fun nostalgic nursery rhyme quiz!