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1 Eponymous Literary Characters
Are you Pickwickian or Pecksniffian? This quiz features certain characters from classic literature and drama whose names have found their way into the English language. Enjoy!
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jouen58
Feb 14 04
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2 Eponymous Locales
Certain words in the English language are derived from the names of countries, cities, and places, some of which are no longer extant. See how much you know about them. Good Luck!
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jouen58
Jan 23 04
8193 plays
3 Eponymous Clergymen
The names of these various and diverse men of the cloth have found their way into the vernacular, often in unexpected and unusual ways. Enjoy!
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jouen58
May 16 09
672 plays
4 Eponyms: The People Behind the Words
A quiz on certain words derived from notable individuals who gave their names to the English language. Good Luck!
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jouen58
Sep 07 03
4119 plays
5 People Who Became Words - 7
Still more questions on fictional and real people from whose names words in the English language are derived.
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deepakmr
Sep 20 08
3492 plays
6 People Who Became Words - 10
This quiz has questions on the origins of the words and phrases that were named after fictitious and real people.
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deepakmr
Oct 26 08
2811 plays
7 People Who Became Words - 1
Many words in the English language originated from the names of various persons. This quiz features a few persons who became words.
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deepakmr
Jul 15 08
2454 plays
8 People Who Became Words - 2
Some more questions featuring eponyms - persons whose names became words in the English language.
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deepakmr
Jul 18 08
2766 plays
9 Eat (and Drink) Your Words
How many of these eponymous dishes and drinks can you recognize?
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FatherSteve
Aug 09 10
714 plays
10 People Who Became Words - 12
This quiz series has questions on words (eponyms) that originated from the names of real and fictional people. Here are ten more questions on such words and their origins.
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deepakmr
Nov 26 08
2814 plays
11 People Who Became Words - 6
In this quiz, we look at words that have their origins from the names of fictional and legendary characters.
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deepakmr
Aug 31 08
2079 plays
12 Eponymous Noblemen
Many things are named after their discoverers or inventors. If these were British noblemen, the name that's used may be the title, not the surname. Can you work out the titles of the following nobs who have left their mark on the language?
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TabbyTom
Aug 30 03
2994 plays
13 People Who Became Words - 13
Questions about ten more words that originated from the names of real and fictitious people.
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deepakmr
Dec 08 08
1878 plays
14 People Who Became Words - 9
Continuing with the series, the etymologies of few more eponyms are covered in this quiz.
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deepakmr
Oct 11 08
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15 People Who Became Words - 14
This is the last quiz in this series on words that originated from the names of real and fictional people. Hope you enjoyed playing the quizzes as much as I enjoyed making them!
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deepakmr
Dec 21 08
1302 plays
16 People Who Became Words - 8
This quiz in the series is about famous laws and principles and the people after whom these are named.
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deepakmr
Oct 05 08
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17 People Who Became Words - 3
More questions on English words and the names of people from whom they originated.
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deepakmr
Aug 08 08
1173 plays
18 People Who Became Words - 11
In this quiz, we look at ten more words derived from the names of fictional and real people.
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deepakmr
Nov 10 08
1257 plays
19 People Who Became Words - 5
More questions on people whose names became words in the English language.
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deepakmr
Aug 22 08
1326 plays
20 People Who Became Words - 4
Many companies and brands have become so famous, that their names are used as words in the English language. This quiz is about such famous brands and the person who gave their names to the brands.
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deepakmr
Aug 16 08
1308 plays
21 It Was Named After Whom?
Match the word with the person after whom it was named.
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nyirene330
Mar 21 10
852 plays
22 Webster's Dictionary & Other Eponymous Terms
Noah Webster published his opus "An American Dictionary of the English Language" in 1828. His name has been synonymous (or even eponymous) with dictionaries every since. Dictionaries are also havens for other eponyms, which are featured in the quiz.
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hitachi
Sep 09 02
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Last Updated Dec 03 14 3:28 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* She didn't invent this 19th century female clothing, just advocated it.
* Even though feminists have kept his name in circulation, anyone with a fanatic fervor for their own kind owes the insult to him.
* Istanbul used to be named for this eponymous ruler.
* An English physician who promoted a diet of ground beef is forever immortalized in this eponym.
* James Thomas Brudenell was a 7th Earl. Like the previous man, he was a soldier who served in the Crimea, where he led a famous charge. He gave his name to a knitted woollen jacket with buttons. What was his earldom?


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