History of Christmas Carols


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The earliest origins of what would become Christmas carols can be traced to joyful songs performed in the pagan celebrations of what event?

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1. The first religious, Christmas-specific songs were sung almost exclusively by whom?

2. What did St. Francis of Assisi contribute to the history of Christmas carols?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you be sure you understand the history of Christmas carols. Answer questions about major figures and events in the development of these songs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you'll find out what you know about:

  • The origins of Christmas carols
  • St. Francis of Assisi's role in the development of carols
  • The group who sung the first Christmas-specific songs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how St. Francis of Assisi fits in the history of Christmas carols
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Prince Albert's influence on English Christmas carols
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different groups of people related to the history of Christmas carols, including the first group thought to have sung them and the group who tried to do away with them

Additional Learning

Get more information about these traditional songs by reviewing the lesson titled History of Christmas Carols. You will learn about things like:

  • The first recorded evidence of a Christmas song
  • Wassailing
  • Famous examples of Christmas carols
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