Special Sub-Topic: Write Me A Letter...
|The word that sounds like what watery letter might follow "Red," "Black," or "Dead"?|
C. The Dead Sea is actually a closed lake, sometimes considered part of the Red Sea. It's so salty that life cannot flourish in its waters.
|This insect makes a sweet treat, in two senses. It's a source for honey, and in Indonesia, its larvae are eaten with rice. Which letter, sounding like a word, might describe it?|
B. Bee larvae are often eaten with shredded coconut, and wrapped in banana leaves.
|Call out this letter when you want your horse to turn right -- but golly, you don't have to yell.|
G. Want your horse to turn left? Try saying "Haw!" instead of "Gee!"
|This creature comes in patriotic American colors. It would be a tad forlorn to learn that, nonetheless, not a single one of the United States has adopted it as a state bird. What letter sounds like its name?|
J. Seven states have picked the cardinal as their state bird. It just isn't fair for our poor jay.
|Julie Andrews believes that this letter goes well with jam and bread. I pity the fool who tries to sing as well as Maria, though. Which letter is it?|
T. Tea does go well with a snack -- but then again, what doesn't? "Ti," the note, is what Maria sings about in "The Sound of Music." And Mr. T's real name is Laurence Tureaud; pitying fools is something of a hobby for him.
|Curiosity killed the cat -- perhaps because it asked what questioning letter that sounds like a word?|
Y. The earliest known reference to this proverb is from the playwright Ben Jonson, who wrote that "care will kill a cat." The following year, Shakespeare included this line in his "Much Ado About Nothing": "What, courage man! What though care killed a cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care."
|According to Christian tradition, there was "no room" at a word sounding like which letter for two tired travelers (one nearly ready to give birth)?|
N. Even though there was no room at the inn, Mary and Joseph managed to do pretty well for themselves. Their son was born in a manger and even received some very nice birthday presents, according to the gospel of Matthew.
|Line up for this letter, the result of a hit new movie or a particularly delicious cupcake store. What letter is pronounced just like the five-letter word it begins?|
Q. Rumor has it that not only is "queue" a great word, but in gerund form, it contains a rare string of five vowels: "queueing."
|If you're in class and you've got to urinate, this letter sounds like a word that will come in handy. (You'll save some time by writing it, anyway).|
P. This has nothing to do with the expression "Mind your Ps and Qs." Then again, no one is quite sure where that one comes from. One theory: bartenders in English pubs of yore used a tally sheet to keep track of the pints and quarts their customers consumed.
|When you finish this quiz and need an escape, run away to this letter. It sounds just like a small island or coral reef.|
K. Cay can also be pronounced like the word "key." Tricky little creature, that word.
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