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Meet Tom Swifty

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Meet Tom Swifty game quiz
"Do you like puns? So you'll like this peculiar kind of word play called Tom Swifty. Explanation given in the first question."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. A Tom Swifty -or Swiftie- is a sentence in which an adverb (but also a verb or a noun) relates both properly and punningly to a sentence of reported speech. An example: "I need a pencil sharpener" said Tom bluntly. Now, if you have enough sense of humor, you'll easily complete the following Tom Swifties choosing the correct adverb.

"This is mutiny!" said Tom...
    emphatically
    willingly
    bountifully
    eagerly


2. "I'd like some Chinese food", said Tom...
    wantonly
    boldly
    gravely
    crudely


3. Not only an adverb can produce a Tom Swifty, but also a noun, as in the following example: "I am wearing a ring" said Tom with...
    pleasure
    regret
    abandon
    enthusiasm


4. "I play tennis every Saturday" said Tom...
    yearningly
    weakly
    daily
    minutely


5. Now let's do it with a verb. Choose the correct one to complete this: "May I sing in church Sunday?" Tom...
    asked
    inquired
    investigated
    wondered


6. "I have a split personality" said Tom...
    talking in the mike
    going to the john
    being frank
    boarding the bus


7. "I love newborn kittens" said Tom
    darkly
    cryptically
    literally
    boldly


8. "I'll read a fairy tale" said Tom ... .
    perraulty
    grimly
    andersenly
    collodily


9. "I've struck oil" said Tom ...
    reverently
    ruthlessly
    candidly
    crudely


10. "I dig it" said Tom ...
    gravely
    absentmindedly
    presently
    spritely


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Compiled Sep 15 12