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THE CROSSWORD
ACROSS
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1 TARBOLTON
4 RUSSIA
6 JAMAICA
8 SIX
9 ALLOWAY
10 SUPPER
11 EDINBURGH
12 AGNES
13 FARMER
2 TAM
3 KILMARNOCK
5 SHILLING
6 JANUARY
7 POET
9 ARMOUR
HEAD AND TAILS EXERCISE: MATCH THE TITLE TO THE FIRST LINE
It is hoped that the answers could be reached without the need to refer to a copy of Burns' works,
however, if this exercise encourages further study it will have been worthwhile.
Halloween
Upon that night when fairies light
Macpherson's farewell
Farewell ye dungeons dark and strong
My gallant braw John Highlandman A Highland lad my love was born
To a haggis
Fair fa your honest sonsie face
To a mountain daisy
Wee modest crimson-tipped flower
To a mouse
Wee sleekit cow'rin tim'rous beastie
Selkirk grace
Some hae meat and canna eat
WORD SEARCH PUZZLE - 15 'BURNS RELATED' WORDS.
Ballochmyle, Mauchline, Edinburgh, Mossgiel, Hornbook, Dumfries, Gilbert, Deil, Kilmarnock,
Ellisland, Glencairn, Oliphant, Cessnock, Alloway and Lochlie.
WORD SEARCH PUZZLE - 28 SCOTTISH WORDS
Coulter, Agley, Thole, Swat, Drouthy, Cantraip, Bogle, Gate, Blellum, Skirl, Unco, Siller, Walie,
Nieve, Staw, Whyles, Luggie, Ingle, Houlet, Cranreuch, Stour, Usquabae, Threave, Skelp, Boddle,
Souter, Guid, Lea.
A BURNS QUIZ
(1) 1759 (January 25th). (2) Alloway. (3) 1796 (July 21st). (4) Dumfries. (5) Armour. (6) 9. (7)
Francis, William, Elizabeth, James, Maxwell. (8) Mt. Oliphant, Lochlea, Mossgiel and Ellisland. (9)
Exciseman. (10) A Mauchline Inn Keeper. (11) The Bachelors' Club. (12) The poet's horse. (13) A
ewe owned by the poet. (14) The poet and a friend - Mrs. Agnes McLehose. (15) Scots Wha Hae.
(16) Auld Lang Syne. (17) A Haggis. (18) The Kilmarnock Edition. (19) 37. (20) Some examples
are - Flora Heather, daisy, primrose and rose. Fauna Lapwing, mouse, mavis (thrush) and dog.
THE BURNS HERITAGE TRAIL
(1) 199 miles.
(2) Clockwise, starting with KILMARNOCK,
MAUCHLINE, CUMNOCK, DUMFRIES,
CASTLE DOUGLAS, NEWTON STEWART,
GIRVAN, KIRKOSWALD, ALLOWAY, AYR,
IRVINE.
(3)
(4) Mauchline. (5) Newton Stewart. (6) King
Robert the Bruce. (7a) Birthplace (b) His farm
near Dumfries. (c) Wrote "Scots Wha Hae" here.
(d) He learned flax - dressing here in 1781. (e)
The first edition of his poems published (1786).
(f) Said the Selkirk Grace here. (g) Studied
maths here (1775). (h) He lived at Mossgiel
Farm, just outside Mauchline (1784 - 86). (i) He
helped to found the Bacherlors’ Club here.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR `TAM OF SHANTER'?
(1) Kate. (2) Pedlars. (3) Set Off. (4) Souter Johnie. (5) Money. (6) Time spent at a mill having corn
ground. (7) Swats. (8) Whisky. (9) Horse - a nag. (10) River in Ayrshire. (11) Shirt. (12) Greasy
Flannel. (13) A French Country Dance. (14) Devil. (15) Tam's horse. (16) Window seat. (17) The
witches and warlocks which chased Tam. (18) Irons. (19) Douglas Graham (of Shanter Farm). (2)
Buttocks. (21) Fire on a hearth. (22) Short chemise. (23) Jean Kennedy. (24) Shaggy Dog. (25) 124.
(26) Guess!. (27) The average length of line is between 6 and 7 words. Does that help!?
THE IMPROVEMENTS
(1) The Agricultural Revolution, The Improvement, The Enclosures. (2) To allow farmers to grow
extra crops, and so have grain or vegetables to sell. (3) To separate crops from farm animals. (4) As
shelter belts, and eventually to sell as timber. (5) Lime. (6) Farm produce, fertiliser and many goods
now need to be transported. (7) They were drained. (8a) - , (b) - . (9) Ploughs became lighter and
horses were quicker and more easily handled than oxen. (10) Clydesdale and Shire. (11) Slaters,
Farriers, Saddlers, Weavers. (12) Bacon and Potatoes. (13) - . (14a) To grow bigger crops and to
use large machinery, e.g combine harvester. (b) - . (15) Mainly in the Highlands and Islands,
especially where many crofts have still got a small amount of land.
OLD FARMING SYSTEM
(1) Run - Rig. (2a) Too many farmers. (b) A huge difference. The old rig was about 11 metres
broad. Most modern fields are far larger. (3a) The part of the township land which was more fertile
than (b) the outfield. (4a) Mainly wood, with a little iron. (b) It was so heavy (c) No - plough each
person's land in turn. (5) Often marshland. (6) The Highlands and Islands. (7a) Malaria (b) Wild
fowl (ducks and geese), peat, turf, sods, reeds and broom. (8a) so that they could expect something
each harvest. (b) The crops would become poorer each year. (c) -. (9) He would waste time going
from one rig to another, and a smaller number of larger units would produce more. (10) They didn't
hand over money, but gave the landowner farm products, like cheese, butter, vegetables or meal as
rent.
Answers to the exercise on
the poets life
1 came work
2 met married
3 was born was
4?
5 lived had built
6?
7 grew
8 saw was educated given
9 read introduced
10 was help
11 moved
12 attended
13 received
14 was noted was
15 paid
16 ?
17 improve was sent
18 was
19 was boarded
20 improve acquired
21 was was becoming
22 was affected
23 was sent
24 learn was
25 ?
26 proved moved
27 ?
28 acquaint
29 worked
30 ?
31 moil
32 lost
33 ?
34 took
35 was
36 began
37 made emigrate
38 raise decided print
39 entitled
40 sold
41 became known received
42 gave
43 went publish
44 ?
45 married moved live work
46 give
47 moved take
48 had published
49 ?
50 died
51 is seen
52 is celebrated
53 aroused
54 are
55 becoming
56 is known
57 ?
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