29+ English Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

As used in English, what is the meaning of the Latin phrase "caveat emptor"?
Buyer Beware
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What is a six-letter word meaning "deficiency of blood or red corpuscles"?
Anemia
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What is a 9 letter word meaning "eagerly desirous and aspiring"?
Ambitious
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What is a 5 letter word meaning "the superior of a community of monks"?
Abbot
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A plot arranges what in a story?
Sequence Of Events
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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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What is a 12 letter word meaning "having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease"?
Ambidextrous
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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Which of these defines the Latin root post?
After
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What literary term means a word that has a similar meaning to another word?
Synonym
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What part of speech is "surreptitious", meaning "clandestine"?
Adjective
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What word means prior to the Civil War?
Antebellum
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What is the meaning of the prefix geo?
Earth
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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 "an alloy or union of mercury with another metal"?
Amalgam
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Which one of these words would define the Latin root lingua?
Language
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What part of speech is "supplementary", meaning "being an addition to"?
Adjective
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The word "hotel" originated in which language?
French
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Which U.S. state's two letter abbreviation is first alphabetically?
Alaska
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If something is described as "noisome", what characteristic does it have?
Foul-Smelling
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What is an 8 letter word meaning "to subject to punitive measures"?
Chastise
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What is a 7 letter word meaning "sharp-cornered"?
Angular
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What is a word having same spelling but different sound and meaning?
Heteronym
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What does "minuscule" mean?
Very Small
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English Trivia

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