29+ English Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

Which of these defines the Latin root post?
After
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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 prefix poly?
Many
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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 one of these words would define the Latin root lingua?
Language
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What part of speech is "surreptitious", meaning "clandestine"?
Adjective
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What is the meaning of the prefix "auto"?
Self
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What is the meaning of the Latin root corpus?
Body
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What word means prior to the Civil War?
Antebellum
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The word "hotel" originated in which language?
French
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What is a 7 letter word meaning "sharp-cornered"?
Angular
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S'agapo means "I Love You" in which language?
Greek
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What part of speech is "supplementary", meaning "being an addition to"?
Adjective
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The work of what famous American poet inspired the musical "Cats"?
T.S. Eliot
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What part of speech is "summary", meaning "an abstract"?
Noun
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Who said "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"?
Alexander Pope
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What part of speech is "susceptible", meaning "easily under a specified power or influence"?
Adjective
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A plot arranges what in a story?
Sequence Of Events
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What is a word having same spelling but different sound and meaning?
Heteronym
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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 the word for a second-year student in high school or college?
Sophomore
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What is an 8 letter word meaning "to subject to punitive measures"?
Chastise
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Which U.S. state's two letter abbreviation is first alphabetically?
Alaska
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What punctuation mark ends an imperative sentence?
A Period Or Exclamation Point
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English Trivia

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