12/04/2007

Christmas Carol IQ Test (1)


This is the first of 3 Christmas carol IQ tests in which you are challenged to show off your knowledge of not only Christmas carols, but your word power also. Below are 20 titles of familiar holiday songs, but with a twist. The titles have been reworded into ambiguous trifle.
How many can you identify and supply the correct title?

-1) Quadruped with crimson proboscis

-2) 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. without noise

-3) Miniscule hamlet in the far east

-4) Ancient benevolent despot

-5) Adorn the vestibule

-6) Exuberance directed to the planet

-7) Listen, aerial spirits harmonizing

-8) Monarchial trio

-9) Yonder in the haystack

10) Assemble, everyone who believes

11) Hallowed post meridian

12) Fantasies of a colorless December 25th

13) Tin tintinnabulums

14) A dozen 24-hour yule periods

15) Befell during the transparent bewitching hour

16) Homo sapien of crystallized vapor

17) I merely desire a pair of incisors

18) I spied my maternal parent osculating a fat man in red

19) Perambulating through a December solstice fantasy

20) Aloft on the acme of the abode


Results:

15 – 20 Correct — You don’t need any Yuletide spirit!
10 – 14 Correct — You could use something in your stocking!
5 – 9 Correct — Are you sure you have the right holiday?
1 – 4 Correct — Surely you jest!?!

- Answers appear in the comments page.

No.94

5 comments:

Hale McKay said...

- answers

-1) —Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
-2) — Silent Night
-3) — O Little Town of Bethlehem
-4) — Good King Wenceslas
-5) — Deck the Halls
-6) — Joy to the World
-7) — Hark the Herald Angels Sing
-8) — We Three Kings
-9) — Away in a Manger
10) -- Come All Ye Faithful
11) -- O Holy Night
12) — I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
13) — Silver Bells
14) — The Twelve Days of Christmas
15) — It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
16) — Frosty the Snowman
17) — All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
18) — I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus
19) — Walking Through a Winter Wonderland
20) — Up on the Rooftop

How did you do?

Serena Joy said...

What a fun post! And I'm happy to say that with a little thought, I got them all.:)

Duke_of_Earle said...

ALL of them. Of course!

Fun post, Mike.

John

Hale McKay said...

Glad you enjoyed them Serena and John.

I got them all too. I have to admit number 10 was the last one I solved and it took some time too.

Miss Cellania said...

The only one that stumped me was #13. I tried to make something out of "drums" for that one!