29+ English Trivia Questions

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Which one of these words would define the Latin root lingua?
Language
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What is a 7 letter word meaning "employing harsh words or ill treatment"?
Abusive
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What is the meaning of the prefix geo?
Earth
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What is the meaning of the prefix "auto"?
Self
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What literary term means a word that has a similar meaning to another word?
Synonym
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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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As used in English, what is the meaning of the Latin phrase "caveat emptor"?
Buyer Beware
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What does the saying "Don't cry wolf" mean?
Don't Give A False Alarm
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What part of speech is "summary", meaning "an abstract"?
Noun
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What is a 5 letter word meaning "the superior of a community of monks"?
Abbot
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What is an 8 letter word meaning "to subject to punitive measures"?
Chastise
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What is the meaning of the Latin root corpus?
Body
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What is a 7 letter word meaning "to purify by affliction"?
Chasten
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As of 2012, which of the following is an official language of Greenland?
Danish
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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 "an alloy or union of mercury with another metal"?
Amalgam
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What punctuation mark ends an imperative sentence?
A Period Or Exclamation Point
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Which does an adjective modify?
Nouns And Pronouns
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If something is described as "noisome", what characteristic does it have?
Foul-Smelling
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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 "the act or process of absorbing"?
Absorption
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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What is the present participle form of hunt?
Hunting
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English Trivia

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