29+ English Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

Who said "it is far safer to be feared than loved"?
Niccolo Machiavelli
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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What is the meaning of the Latin root sol?
Sun
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What is the meaning of the Latin root corpus?
Body
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What part of speech is "surreptitious", meaning "clandestine"?
Adjective
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The word "hotel" originated in which language?
French
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What does "minuscule" mean?
Very Small
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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 a 10 letter word meaning "the act or process of absorbing"?
Absorption
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What is the meaning of the prefix "auto"?
Self
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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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If something is described as "noisome", what characteristic does it have?
Foul-Smelling
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What punctuation mark ends an imperative sentence?
A Period Or Exclamation Point
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What part of speech is "supplementary", meaning "being an addition to"?
Adjective
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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 an eight-letter word meaning "one who advocates or practices altruism"?
Altruist
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Who said "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"?
Alexander Pope
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What is the present participle form of hunt?
Hunting
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Which one of these words would define the Latin root lingua?
Language
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Which of these is an example of personification, The Weary Street or Weary Street Echoes With Pain?
Weary Street Echoes With Pain
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From which language does the name "coyote" originate?
Aztec
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What is a 9 letter word meaning "eagerly desirous and aspiring"?
Ambitious
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What is the meaning of the Latin root ultra?
Beyond
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What is an 8 letter word meaning "to subject to punitive measures"?
Chastise
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English Trivia

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