64+ Language Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What part of speech is "supplementary", meaning "being an addition to"?
Adjective
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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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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 is a 6 letter word meaning "a way of approach or entrance; passage"?
Access
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S'agapo means "I Love You" in which language?
Greek
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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 Latin root ultra?
Beyond
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Who said "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"?
Alexander Pope
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What is an eight-letter word meaning "one who advocates or practices altruism"?
Altruist
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If something is described as "noisome", what characteristic does it have?
Foul-Smelling
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What is a 9 letter word meaning "eagerly desirous and aspiring"?
Ambitious
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What literary term means a word that has a similar meaning to another word?
Synonym
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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 a word having same spelling but different sound and meaning?
Heteronym
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What is the meaning of the Latin root sol?
Sun
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Which U.S. state's two letter abbreviation is first alphabetically?
Alaska
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Which of these defines the Latin root post?
After
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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What punctuation mark ends an imperative sentence?
A Period Or Exclamation Point
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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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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 the present participle form of hunt?
Hunting
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What part of speech is "surreptitious", meaning "clandestine"?
Adjective
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Language Trivia

Defined as “a system of communication used by a particular country or community,” there are approximately 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. Pretty awesome, right? In these language trivia questions and answers, learn about certain words, expressions, meanings, origins, and more.

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