64+ Language Trivia Questions

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What is a 10 letter word meaning "the act or process of absorbing"?
Absorption
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What part of speech is "summary", meaning "an abstract"?
Noun
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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 "susceptible", meaning "easily under a specified power or influence"?
Adjective
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What part of speech is "surreptitious", meaning "clandestine"?
Adjective
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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 "minuscule" mean?
Very Small
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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 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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The work of what famous American poet inspired the musical "Cats"?
T.S. Eliot
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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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From which language does the name "coyote" originate?
Aztec
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Which U.S. state's two letter abbreviation is first alphabetically?
Alaska
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What is the meaning of the Latin root sol?
Sun
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A plot arranges what in a story?
Sequence Of Events
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What is the meaning of the prefix poly?
Many
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Which of these defines the Latin root post?
After
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What is the present participle form of hunt?
Hunting
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What punctuation mark ends an imperative sentence?
A Period Or Exclamation Point
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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 the meaning of the Latin root ultra?
Beyond
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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 is an 8 letter word meaning "to subject to punitive measures"?
Chastise
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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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