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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)
Feb 14 04
8193 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)
Jan 23 04
8328 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)
May 16 09
711 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)
Sep 07 03
4233 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)
Sep 20 08
3660 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)
Jul 15 08
2895 plays
People Who Became Words - 2

Some more questions featuring eponyms - persons whose names became words in the English language.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 18 08
2940 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)
Nov 26 08
2904 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)
Oct 26 08
2904 plays
Eat (and Drink) Your Words

How many of these eponymous dishes and drinks can you recognize?
Average (15 qns)
Aug 09 10
795 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)
Dec 21 08
1530 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)
Aug 30 03
3144 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)
Aug 31 08
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)
Dec 08 08
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)
Oct 11 08
1995 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)
Oct 05 08
1347 plays
People Who Became Words - 5

More questions on people whose names became words in the English language.
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 22 08
1347 plays
People Who Became Words - 3

More questions on English words and the names of people from whom they originated.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 08 08
1197 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)
Nov 10 08
1416 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)
Aug 16 08
1332 plays
It Was Named After Whom?

Match the word with the person after whom it was named.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 21 10
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)
Sep 09 02
1356 plays
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