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Christmas Carol Quiz

Tuning up for Christmas 8 Questions.

 
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1

In the Middle Ages the term carol did not refer to an exclusively Christmas song, but to what?

  • A celebration drink
  • A religious song
  • A song to accompany a dance

2

Where does the famous "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" take place on Christmas Eve?

  • King's College Chapel, Cambridge
  • St Pauls Cathedral
  • Keble College Chapel, Oxford

3

The "Coventry Carol" would be sung by which characters in the Coventry Mystery Plays?

  • Mary and Joseph
  • The mothers of young children in Bethlehem
  • Angels singing to the infant Jesus

4

Good King Wenceslas was based on which historical figure?

  • Vaclav the Good, ruler of Bohemia
  • Saint Nicholas
  • Peter the Great of Russia

5

Why did Austrian priest Joseph Mohr write Silent Night to be accompanied by a guitar?

  • His children played the guitar
  • Organ music was banned
  • The church organ was not working

6

The lyrics for the carol "In the Bleak Midwinter" were taken from a poem by which poet?

  • Christina Rossetti
  • John Clare
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

7

Which carol is also known as Adeste Fideles?

  • We Three Kings
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • O Come All Ye Faithful

8

The tune for "while Shepherds Watched" was taken from an opera by which composer?

  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • George Frederick Handel
  • Georg Phillipp Telemann

 

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