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The Jack Russell terrier gets its name from a British parson who bred the original members of the breed. Cheddar cheese is named for the English village where it was first produced. There are many more words whose origin comes from the name of a person or place.   

There are 22 quizzes and 225 trivia questions in this category.
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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!
Average (10 qns)
8241 plays
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!
Tough (10 qns)
8337 plays
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!
Average (10 qns)
723 plays
People Who Became Words - 7

Still more questions on fictional and real people from whose names words in the English language are derived.
Average (10 qns)
3684 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
3039 plays
People Who Became Words - 2

Some more questions featuring eponyms - persons whose names became words in the English language.
Average (10 qns)
2952 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
2973 plays
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.
Tough (10 qns)
2919 plays
Eat (and Drink) Your Words

How many of these eponymous dishes and drinks can you recognize?
Average (15 qns)
810 plays
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!
Average (10 qns)
1533 plays
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?
Average (10 qns)
3168 plays
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!
Average (10 qns)
4233 plays
People Who Became Words - 6

In this quiz, we look at words that have their origins from the names of fictional and legendary characters.
Average (10 qns)
2478 plays
People Who Became Words - 13

Questions about ten more words that originated from the names of real and fictitious people.
Average (10 qns)
2145 plays
People Who Became Words - 9

Continuing with the series, the etymologies of few more eponyms are covered in this quiz.
Average (10 qns)
1998 plays
People Who Became Words - 8

This quiz in the series is about famous laws and principles and the people after whom these are named.
Average (10 qns)
1347 plays
People Who Became Words - 5

More questions on people whose names became words in the English language.
Tough (10 qns)
1350 plays
People Who Became Words - 3

More questions on English words and the names of people from whom they originated.
Average (10 qns)
1200 plays
People Who Became Words - 11

In this quiz, we look at ten more words derived from the names of fictional and real people.
Average (10 qns)
1419 plays
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.
Tough (10 qns)
1335 plays
It Was Named After Whom?

Match the word with the person after whom it was named.
Average (10 qns)
891 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
1359 plays
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