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Trivia Quizzes in category Vocabulary
31
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Two 10 questions

Some English words are entirely too much like others, while having completely different meanings. How many of these too-similar words can you properly sort?
Easy
FatherSteve
Sep 17 16
699 plays
32
Witches Are Good at Spell-ing 10 questions

Welcome to Star's School of Practical Spell-ing. Can you graduate without turning yourself into a frog, or worse?
Average
StarStruck60
1728 plays
33
Malapropisms - The Pineapple of Word Quizzes 10 questions

A character from Sheridan's play 'The Rivals', Mrs Malaprop would misuse words by substituting a similar sounding but wrong word in its place - hence malapropism. In this quiz, select the word that should have been used in place of the 'malapropism'.
Very Easy
Honggui
3849 plays
34
Blend words again. More unusual combinations. 10 questions

Join "smoke" with "fog" and you get "smog". It's sometimes that easy to get a new blend word. But do you always know where the bits come from and what the new word means? Some British - some U.S.A.
Average
Philian
4350 plays
35
Belay That Order 10 questions

"Belay" is only one of many English words formed with the prefix "be-". Here's another ten of these words. Can you match them to the clues?
Very Easy
LadyNym
Aug 27 16
684 plays
36
Words Too Easily Confused, Set Five 10 questions

Some English words are entirely too much like others, while having completely different meanings. How many of these too-similar words can you properly sort?
Easy
FatherSteve
Oct 18 16
903 plays
37
Poly wanna learn a new word? 15 questions

There are more than 120 words in my dictionary starting with the letters "poly-". Most (but not all!) of them are based on the Greek-originating prefix meaning "much" or "many". This quiz takes a look at some of these "poly" words.
Average
lorance79
942 plays
38
Strictly Speaking 10 questions

I have an uncanny ability for finding the wrong word. Do you? Try this quiz and see. Words that might need attention will be placed in ALL CAPS.
Difficult
uglybird
3390 plays
39
Am I Clumsy, Unlucky or What? Part Three! 10 questions

Well, you thought I was finished with these stories? I have one more wild adventure to tell you about. For the complete story read the interesting information after the answers.
Average
funnytrivianna
1791 plays
40
As Shakespeare Might Have Said... 10 questions

Many of the words that were commonly used in Shakespeare's time have become what etymologists call archaisms or antique words. How many of these antique words can you identify correctly?
Tough
Cymruambyth
1872 plays
41
Double sound words are fun. Come "can-can" with me 10 questions

We love to shorten words but English also has a nice reservoir of words where we have doubled the sound to make an attractive new word. Can you guess the meaning of these double-sound words ?
Average
Philian
4761 plays
42
Where Did You Get that Hat? 10 questions

Heads up! This is a quiz about hats from around the world. Your task is to match the headgear with its country of origin, its history or its wearer.
Tough
Cymruambyth
1668 plays
43
Commonly Misused Everyday Words 10 questions

As a teacher I have noticed students making the same vocabulary errors again and again. In this quiz, I have focused on common errors in the strict grammatical sense rather than what may be heard colloquially. (British English)
Average
miss g
5427 plays
44
Put the words in the blender. Find strange results 10 questions

Some words are created by shoving two other words together and losing some of the bits.The new "blend" words then either join the dictionary or teeter on the edge.Go on - try some "brunch".
Average
Philian
2406 plays
45
A Portmanteau Edutainment 10 questions

A portmanteau word is a blend of words, their meanings combined into the new word. In the best examples, the new word can be both amusing and "more than the sum of its two parts" ... hence Edutainment to describe the purpose of this quiz.
Easy
jon541
426 plays
46
I Don't Like Four Letter Words 10 questions

Here's some four letter words that I just don't like using. They are words that we do not use around our house. They are just not nice, or decent and downright wrong. Can you guess what these words are that I describe?
Very Easy
linkan
20223 plays
47
Quantity Words In English 15 questions

Language being what it is, often offers very precise vocabulary even when in practice many of us would just say: SOME or A LITTLE OF.See how precise your choice of vocabulary would be.
Average
flem-ish
5037 plays
48
English is a Quirky Language 10 questions

For those of us who learned English as our primary language, we take a lot of its quirks for granted. Here are some examples of parts of the English language that are in categories of their own.
Average
superferd
8268 plays
49
What ends in -ine?? 10 questions

I've always enjoyed words, and -ine ending words are some of my favourites. Have fun joining me in identifying a few!
Easy
Gandi
3627 plays
50
Maybe You Should Think About That 10 questions

So, you think you know your vocabulary? Try these and we'll see!
Easy
Jazmee27
2316 plays
51
What in the World? 20 questions

Following are 20 questions about unusual items found all over the world. Your job is to figure out the correct term to answer each question.
Tough
ravenskye
2301 plays
52
Fine Words Ending in "ine" 10 questions

Lots of words end in "-ine". These are not so common ones that I hope you'll like as I do.
Average
Codeine
Mar 26 17
267 plays
53
Forms of Rulership 10 questions

There are many words that deal with forms of rulership and government. Try this quiz and see how many you know of. Enjoy!
Average
nerthus
1860 plays
54
More Bottle for your Wine 10 questions

You don't have to know the name of the bottle to enjoy the wine, but hey, why not?
Average
sterretjie101
966 plays
55
Stretch Your Vocabulary 10 questions

It would be a futile effort to try to 'know' all the words in the English language. Yet a regular bit of stretching our competence won't do us any harm. Have a try.
Tough
flem-ish
4881 plays
56
"I Spy Jargon" 10 questions

As a reader of spy novels I am intrigued by their jargon or slang in describing their activities. The words in this quiz will all deal with spycraft words.
Average
Irishrosy
438 plays
57
In the Name of the 'Nyms' 10 questions

Can you match the -nym words with their correct definitions?
Average
nyirene330
363 plays
58
Meta-Linguistics: Words About Words 15 questions

Tests your knowledge of words whose definitions refer to words. Xaosdog attests that each word appearing in this quiz has been accepted as a legitimate English word by at least one major dictionary AND one minor dictionary.
Difficult
xaosdog
2685 plays
59
Words For Containers 10 questions

Check how well you know the exact terminology for certain types of "containers". Quiz is written from B.E. point of view, but occasional A.E. divergences have been marked where they might matter.
Average
flem-ish
5043 plays
60
Fortune Telling Words 10 questions

This quiz deals with words that have to do with methods of fortune telling. Some are familiar methods, but there are also some obscure ones. All these words end with 'mancy'.
Tough
nerthus
1239 plays
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