64+ Language Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

Which one of these words would define the Latin root lingua?
Language
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S'agapo means "I Love You" in which language?
Greek
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Which literary term means the person opposing the protagonist?
Antagonist
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What is a 5 letter word meaning "the superior of a community of monks"?
Abbot
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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 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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What is a word having same spelling but different sound and meaning?
Heteronym
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A plot arranges what in a story?
Sequence Of Events
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What word means prior to the Civil War?
Antebellum
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What is a six-letter word meaning "deficiency of blood or red corpuscles"?
Anemia
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The work of what famous American poet inspired the musical "Cats"?
T.S. Eliot
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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 "sharp-cornered"?
Angular
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What is a 7 letter word meaning "employing harsh words or ill treatment"?
Abusive
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What is an 8 letter word meaning "to give credit or authority to"?
Accredit
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The word "hotel" originated in which language?
French
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What is the meaning of the Latin root corpus?
Body
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What is an 8 letter word meaning "to subject to punitive measures"?
Chastise
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What is the present participle form of hunt?
Hunting
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As of 2012, which of the following is an official language of Greenland?
Danish
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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What is a 6 letter word meaning "a way of approach or entrance; passage"?
Access
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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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