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This quiz will teach you a lot about wassail!
#1 The word "wassail" originated from the Anglo-Saxon phrase "wæs hal" or the Norse variation of the same phrase, "ves heill".
#2 "Wassail" is sometimes used as a toast when drinking to someone's health.
#3 "The Wassail Song" is a Christmas carol that celebrates the New Year.
#4 The chorus of "The Wassail Song" starts like this: "__________ come to you, / And to you your wassail, too".
May good cheer
Love and joy
May good health
Life and joy
#5 The "Gloucestershire Wassail" is a traditional carol that dates back to the Middle Ages.
#6 The first verse of the "Gloucestershire Wassail" starts like this: "Wassail, wassail all over the town / Our _____ it is white and our _____ it is brown".
#7 The first verse of the "Gloucestershire Wassail" continues like this: "Our _____ it is made of the white maple tree / With the wassailing _____, we'll drink to thee".
1 word, 4 letters.
#8 What kind of a drink is wassail? (Pick the best answer.)
A mixture of many sour fruit juices
Ale or wine mixed with sugar and spices
Sugared water mixed with ginger
#9 The Orchard-Visiting wassail is a practice very similar to caroling.
#10 The Orchard-Visiting wassail is usually held on Old Twelfth Night, or _______.
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