Special Sub-Topic: Play Around with Letters
|Which letter may be added at the beginning of the word "ALL" in order to create a meaningful English dictionary word?|
All of these (H, M, W). Hall, mall and wall are all meaningful English words and so are ball, call, fall, gall, pall and tall.
|Which of the following continent names contains the most appearances of the letter A?|
Australia. All these continent names start and end with an A. Australia is the only one with three A's. So is Antarctica which was not included as one of the answers. The remaining continent, Europe, starts and ends with an E.
|Which of the following words contains all five English vowels?|
facetious. Facetious has all five vowels. It means "joking, often inappropriately" or "meant to be funny".
Fundamentalist has five vowels, but "A" appears twice while "O" is missing.
Formidable misses a "U".
Outfield misses an "A".
|Please write down the words for the ten digits from zero to nine. Which is the letter that ends four of these words?|
E. This may have taken some of your time and patience, but I hope you found out that it is the letter E that ends the words "one", "three", "five" and "nine".
|Which is the only letter that may be added at the beginning of the words "ALM", "EAR" and "ONE" in order to create three meaningful English dictionary words?|
B. B gives the words Balm, Bear and Bone.
C gives the words Calm and Cone but fails with "Cear".
D gives the words Dear and Done but fails with "Dalm".
F gives the word Fear but fails with "Falm" and "Fone".
|Which of the following words does NOT contain a silent letter?|
insomniac. The letter N is silent in both "hymn" and "column".
The letter M is silent in "mnemonic".
Neither the letter M nor the letter N are silent in the word "insomniac". An insomniac person is one who suffers from sleeping disorders.
|Which of the following letters appears the most times in the word CHARGOGGAGOGGMANCHAUGGAUGGAGOGGCHAUBUNAGUNGAMAUGG?|
C. The letters R and B appear just once. The letter M appears twice. The letter C appears three times. The records for this particular word are held by the letter A with ten appearances, and the letter G with seventeen!
Chargoggagoggmanchauggauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg is a lake located near the town of Webster in central Massachusetts (thus commonly known as Lake Webster). The lake's name means "You fish on your side; I fish on my side; nobody fishes in the middle" in the native American Nimpuc language.
|Which two countries, when their names are correctly spelled, have the letter Q NOT followed by the letter U in their names?|
Iraq and Qatar. The misspelled countries in the question body are Mozambique and Kuwait. Many words with the Semitic letter Qoph (the Arabic Qaf or Hebrew letter Kuf) are transcribed to English with a Q not followed by a U. Two such examples are the Hebrew word Qabalah and the Arabic word Waqf.
|Which of the following words does NOT sound like the name of an English letter?|
key. Sea sounds like the letter C.
Pea sounds like the letter P.
Tea sounds like the letter T.
|Which letter lies right in the middle of the word MEANINGLESSNESS?|
L. In the word MEANINGLESSNESS, the letter L has seven letters to its left (MEANING) and seven letters to its right (ESSNESS).
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