29+ English Trivia Questions

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What is the present participle form of hunt?
Hunting
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What is the meaning of the Latin root corpus?
Body
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The work of what famous American poet inspired the musical "Cats"?
T.S. Eliot
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What is a 12 letter word meaning "having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease"?
Ambidextrous
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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 literary term means a word that has a similar meaning to another word?
Synonym
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What word means prior to the Civil War?
Antebellum
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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Who said "it is far safer to be feared than loved"?
Niccolo Machiavelli
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What is the meaning of the prefix geo?
Earth
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What is an eight-letter word meaning "one who advocates or practices altruism"?
Altruist
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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 a 10 letter word meaning "to mix or blend together in a homogeneous body"?
Amalgamate
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What is the singular possessive form of "boy"?
Boy's
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What is the meaning of the Latin root ultra?
Beyond
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In "Mary Poppins", the Banks family lived on what street?
Cherry Tree Lane
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What is an 8 letter word meaning "to give credit or authority to"?
Accredit
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What punctuation mark ends an imperative sentence?
A Period Or Exclamation Point
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Which one of these words would define the Latin root lingua?
Language
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What does "minuscule" mean?
Very Small
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What is the meaning of the Latin root sol?
Sun
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As used in English, what is the meaning of the Latin phrase "caveat emptor"?
Buyer Beware
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Who said "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"?
Alexander Pope
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English Trivia

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