29+ English Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What is the present participle form of hunt?
Hunting
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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What is a 10 letter word meaning "the act or process of absorbing"?
Absorption
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What is a 9 letter word meaning "eagerly desirous and aspiring"?
Ambitious
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What punctuation mark ends an imperative sentence?
A Period Or Exclamation Point
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If something is described as "noisome", what characteristic does it have?
Foul-Smelling
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What is a 7 letter word meaning "an alloy or union of mercury with another metal"?
Amalgam
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What is the singular possessive form of "boy"?
Boy's
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In "Mary Poppins", the Banks family lived on what street?
Cherry Tree Lane
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What part of speech is "susceptible", meaning "easily under a specified power or influence"?
Adjective
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What is a 6 letter word meaning "a way of approach or entrance; passage"?
Access
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What is the meaning of the Latin root corpus?
Body
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The word "hotel" originated in which language?
French
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As of 2012, which of the following is an official language of Greenland?
Danish
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Which of these is a hyperbole, The Horse Is Eating or I Could Eat A Horse?
I Could Eat A Horse
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What is the meaning of the prefix geo?
Earth
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A plot arranges what in a story?
Sequence Of Events
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What is the word for a second-year student in high school or college?
Sophomore
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Which does an adjective modify?
Nouns And Pronouns
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Who said "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"?
Alexander Pope
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Who said "it is far safer to be feared than loved"?
Niccolo Machiavelli
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What is a 7 letter word meaning "to purify by affliction"?
Chasten
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What part of speech is "surreptitious", meaning "clandestine"?
Adjective
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What is a six-letter word meaning "deficiency of blood or red corpuscles"?
Anemia
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English Trivia

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