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

Are you a nursery rhyme expert who always knows how to fill in the blanks? Nursery rhymes are a childhood staple and have been for generations and generations. 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 and can be such a big part of children's lives that many adults still love and remember them. They're often referenced in music, movies, books and more. Some of these are meant for kids, while others are meant for adult enjoyment. It might surprise you to learn of some of the famous creators who still play with nursery rhymes.  

Some nursery rhymes are newer, while others are centuries old. Some even date back to the time of Shakespeare or the Middle Ages. This was long before the United States of America was even a country. While some teach rudimentary lessons to kids, others are pure nonsense. In fact, some of the most seemingly fun nursery rhymes actually refer to dark facts of the past. 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! 

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"Baa, baa, _______ sheep / Have you any wool?"
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"An ________ a day / Sends the doctor away"
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"The ________ go marching one by one / hurrah, hurrah"
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"Hi-ho, the derry-o / The ________ in the dell"
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"Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum! / I smell the blood of an _____________."
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"This little pig went to the _________. / This little pig stayed home."
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"Georgie Porgie, puddin' and pie, / Kissed the girls and made them _______."
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"Good night, sleep tight, / Don’t let the bedbugs _______."
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"Hark! Hark! The dogs do bark, / The __________ are coming to town."
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"Here we go 'round the __________ bush, / So early in the morning."
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"Hey, diddle, diddle, / The _______ and the fiddle,"
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"There was an old woman who lived in a ________. / She had so many children, she didn't know what to do."
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"You do the Hokey-Pokey, / And you turn __________ around."
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"Humpty Dumpty sat on a _________. / Humpty Dumpty had a great fall."
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"Hush, little ________, don't say a word / Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird"
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"I see the _________ / and the moon sees me"
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"It's _______, it's pouring; / The old man is snoring."
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"I've been workin' on the __________, / All the live long day."
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"Yankee Doodle came to town, / A-ridin' on a pony; / He stuck a ________ in his hat / And called it macaroni."
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"One for the money, / Two for the ______"
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"Star light, star bright, / First star I _________ tonight,"
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"No doors there are to this stronghold / Yet thieves break in and steal the ________."
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"Monday's child is fair of face, / Tuesday's child is full of _________,"
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"The people always _________ / There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt!"
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"This old man, he played one, / He played knick knack with his ________,"
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"One, two, buckle my _______; / Three, four, knock at the door;"
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"Solomon Grundy, / Born on Monday, / Christened on _________,"
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"Peter, Peter, _________ eater, / Had a wife and couldn't keep her."
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"River Jordan's deep and wide, / Hallelujah. / Milk and ________ on the other side, / Hallelujah."
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"On top of spaghetti, / All covered with _______, / I lost my poor meatball / When somebody sneezed."
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"A man in the wilderness / Asked this of me, / "How many strawberries / Grow in the __________?"
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"________ Piper picked a peck / Of pickled peppers;"
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"The Queen of Hearts, She made some _________ / All on a summer's day."
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"King Boggen, he built a fine new hall / Pastry and piecrust, that was the _______"
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"Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet / Eating her curds and whey / Along came a _______"
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