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People Who Became Words - 11
Eponyms (Words from Names)
"In this quiz, we look at ten more words derived from the names of fictional and real people."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
A Derrick is a device used to lift weights especially in docks. Do you know after whom this is named?
A French scientist
An English sailor
An English executioner
An American explorer
Derringer is named after an American called Henry Deringer. But what is a derringer?
A type of gun
A type of dress
A type of vehicle
There is no such word
A person of refined tastes is referred to as an epicure. Do you know the origin of this word?
It is named after the Greek God of banquets
It is named after a French cook
It is named after a Greek philosopher
It is named after a Roman Emperor fond of food
Faunus was the Roman God of forests. I am sure you can guess which word in the English language is named after him.
A Ferris wheel, also known as giant wheel is a favourite ride in most amusement parks. It is named after George Ferris, but do you know where the first wheel he designed was exhibited?
Luigi Galvani was an Italian scientist, after whom the word galvanize is derived. Which of the following is NOT a meaning of this word?
To charge with electric current
A surgical procedure to burn wounds
To stimulate a group of people to do something
To coat by charging with electricity
Madame Georgette de la Plante was a French fashion designer after whom the word 'Georgette' is derived. But what does this word refer to?
A colour combination
A type of cloth material
A type of skirt
A fashion model
Gerrymander is a word derived from the name of a US Governor. This word refers to the process of winning elections by stuffing ballot boxes.
The Guppy is a popular type of fish. It is named after Lechmere Guppy; who was he?
A fish breeder who developed this species
A worker in an aquarium
An explorer who named it after his daughter
A civil engineer who discovered the fish
The Hansom cab was a popular mode of transport in the 19th century, named after its inventor. Which of the following statements about the hansom cab is correct?
It was the first motorized car
It was extremely expensive
It needed a minimum of two horses
It was a horse-drawn carriage
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