64+ Language Trivia Questions

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If something is described as "noisome", what characteristic does it have?
Foul-Smelling
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What part of speech is "supplementary", meaning "being an addition to"?
Adjective
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A plot arranges what in a story?
Sequence Of Events
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What part of speech is "surreptitious", meaning "clandestine"?
Adjective
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Who said "it is far safer to be feared than loved"?
Niccolo Machiavelli
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What part of speech is "summary", meaning "an abstract"?
Noun
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The work of what famous American poet inspired the musical "Cats"?
T.S. Eliot
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What is the present participle form of hunt?
Hunting
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What is a 7 letter word meaning "to purify by affliction"?
Chasten
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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 9 letter word meaning "eagerly desirous and aspiring"?
Ambitious
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What part of speech is "susceptible", meaning "easily under a specified power or influence"?
Adjective
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What does the saying "Don't cry wolf" mean?
Don't Give A False Alarm
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What is the meaning of the Latin root corpus?
Body
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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What is an 8 letter word meaning "to subject to punitive measures"?
Chastise
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As of 2012, which of the following is an official language of Greenland?
Danish
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What is a word having same spelling but different sound and meaning?
Heteronym
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What word means prior to the Civil War?
Antebellum
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What is the singular possessive form of "boy"?
Boy's
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The word "hotel" originated in which language?
French
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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 meaning of the Latin root sol?
Sun
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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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