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Rabbie Burns - His life and Works Quiz

A short quiz about Scotland's National Poet 8 Questions.

 
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When was Rabbie Burns born?

  • 25 January 1758
  • 21 July 1758
  • 25 January 1759
  • 21 July 1759

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Where was Rabbie Burns born?

  • Galloway
  • Halloway
  • Holloway
  • Alloway

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What poem starts with the line "Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie"?

  • "To a Mouse"
  • "To a Moose"
  • "To a Haggis"
  • "Red, Red Rose"

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When did Burns die?

  • 25 January 1796
  • 21 July 1796
  • 25 January 1797
  • 21 July 1797

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What was Burns' first poem?

  • To a Mouse
  • To a Haggis
  • Handsome Nell
  • Handsome Neil

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Burns' "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect" sold out within a month, what year was it published?

  • 1785
  • 1786
  • 1787
  • 1788

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How much would a copy of "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect" have cost when it was first published?

  • 3 Farthings
  • 3 Groats
  • 3 Guineas
  • 3 Shillings

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What Burns song was sung at the opening of the Scottish Parliament?

  • "A Red, Red Rose"
  • "Auld Lang Syne"
  • "A Man's a Man for a' That"
  • "Ode to a Haggis"

 

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