SCOTTISH QUIZ

_______________________Week 33_______________________

So, you think you know Scotland?

Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions

Caerlaverock Castle, near the town of Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

1. Robert Burns was born in which year?

a。1749 

b。1759 

c。1769 

2. Which Burns Club has the longest, continuous record of Anniversary Dinners?

a。Dalry Burns Club 

b。Greenock Burns Club 

c。Paisley Burns Club 

The Dalry Burns Club was established in 1825 and has an uninterrupted record of Anniversary Dinners (‘Burns Suppers’) since then.

3. The song ‘Rantin’,Rovin ‘Robin’ is normally sung to which tune?

a。”Dainty Davie”

b。“The Quaker’s Wife “

c。”The White Cockade”

4. In which poem do the lines ‘O wad some Power the giftie gie us,/ To see oursels as ithers see us’ occur?

a。To A Mouse’

b。“To A Louse’

c。”To A Mountain Daisy 

5. What was Burns’s wife’s name?

a。Jean Armour 

b。Jean Geddes 

c。Nancy MacLehose 

6. Burns was born in 1759. Which composer died in the same year?

a。Bach 

b。Handel 

c。Mozart 

7. What was Robert Burns’s first song?

a。’Auld Lang Syne’

b。’Handsome Nell’

c。Green Grow the Rashes, O’

‘Handsome Nell’ was written in 1774 for Helen Blair. Burns later wrote that he ‘first committed the sin of rhyme’ with this work. It was the custom to pair young couples to gather the harvest and his partner was ‘a bewitching creature…a bonie, sweet sonsie lass’.

8. Supply the missing words from “Tam O’Shanter’:”Three priests’ hearts,rotten,black as muck,Lay——,—– in every neuk.”

a。foetid,rank 

b.clachert,steuch 

c。stinkin,vile

9. Where was Robert Burns born?

a。Alloa 

b。Alloway 

c。Alva 

10. Which of Robert’s brothers was his partner in the farm at Mossgiel?

a。Gilbert 

b。John 

c。Thonmas

Learn more about our scotland through weekly questions

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