Christmas Carol Quiz
Tuning up for Christmas 8 Questions.
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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
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
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
Good King Wenceslas was based on which historical figure?
Vaclav the Good, ruler of Bohemia
Peter the Great of Russia
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
The lyrics for the carol "In the Bleak Midwinter" were taken from a poem by which poet?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Which carol is also known as Adeste Fideles?
We Three Kings
I Saw Three Ships
O Come All Ye Faithful
The tune for "while Shepherds Watched" was taken from an opera by which composer?
George Frederick Handel
Georg Phillipp Telemann
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