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Burns Night Vocabulary Quiz

Do you ken a muckle or jist a wee bit aboot Rabbie's verse?

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  February 3rd 2022

Burns Night Vocabulary Quiz


What does 'drouthy' mean?


Translate this line from Scots to English: 'Ha! whare ye gaun, ye crowlan ferlie!'


When Burns describes a 'Wee sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie' which animal is he describing? 


Burns describes a haggis as 'sonsie'  but what does that means?


What does 'Days of Auld Lyne Syne' actually mean?


Which of these is the Scots word the devil, as featured in the epic poem Tam o' Shanter ?


Complete this line: 'My love is like a red red rose that's....'?


What are you doing if you're 'Bletherin'?


Tam o' Shanter is the hero of one of Burns' poems - but what is else does it mean?


Which of these is a real Scots world?

Yaldi! Ye ken pure loads aboot tha' Ploughman Poet! Full merks! 

Braw, yon quizzer kens mair than ye might supose!

Och, it's shan ( a shame) that ye couldnae score mair but ye can always huv another go! 

Jings, crivens! Can ye no dae better than that? Ach, awa' wi' you and try again!