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The Owl and the Pussycat
This quiz follows the tale told in the verses of the famous nonsense poem.
#1 Complete the opening lines: "The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful ____ boat."
#2 In addition to some money, what did they take for the journey?
Plenty of honey
Crackers and chutney
A cuddly bunny
Tinfuls of tunny
#3 The money and food were "wrapped up in a five pound note."
#4 Which of the following statements is correct, according to the poem?
The owl is male; the cat is female.
The cat is male; the owl is female.
We are not specifically told the gender of the animals.
#5 As they sailed beneath the stars, the owl serenaded the pussycat, singing and playing which of these instruments?
#6 After deciding to marry, they "sailed away, for _____".
Many a day
A year and a day
Almost all day
#7 They kept sailing until they came to "the land where the ____ grows".
#8 They bought the wedding ring from a nearby piggy-wig.
#9 Finally, they were married. Which animal officiated?
An orang-utan beneath a waterfall
The hamster who sits on the stone
A senior zebra by the chapel
The turkey who lives on the hill
#10 To celebrate, "They dined on mice, and dogfish on rice, Which they ate with a runcible spoon".
#11 Identify the poet who wrote this. He penned many works of nonsense and is especially known for his limericks.
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