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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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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!
Average (10 qns)
jouen58
Feb 14 04
8193 plays
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!
Tough (10 qns)
jouen58
Jan 23 04
8328 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!
Average (10 qns)
jouen58
May 16 09
711 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!
Average (10 qns)
jouen58
Sep 07 03
4233 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.
Average (10 qns)
deepakmr
Sep 20 08
3660 plays
6
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)
deepakmr
Jul 15 08
2895 plays
7
People Who Became Words - 2

Some more questions featuring eponyms - persons whose names became words in the English language.
Average (10 qns)
deepakmr
Jul 18 08
2940 plays
8
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)
deepakmr
Nov 26 08
2904 plays
9
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)
deepakmr
Oct 26 08
2904 plays
10
Eat (and Drink) Your Words

How many of these eponymous dishes and drinks can you recognize?
Average (15 qns)
FatherSteve
Aug 09 10
795 plays
11
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)
deepakmr
Dec 21 08
1530 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?
Average (10 qns)
TabbyTom
Aug 30 03
3144 plays
13
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)
deepakmr
Aug 31 08
2478 plays
14
People Who Became Words - 13

Questions about ten more words that originated from the names of real and fictitious people.
Average (10 qns)
deepakmr
Dec 08 08
2145 plays
15
People Who Became Words - 9

Continuing with the series, the etymologies of few more eponyms are covered in this quiz.
Average (10 qns)
deepakmr
Oct 11 08
1995 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.
Average (10 qns)
deepakmr
Oct 05 08
1347 plays
17
People Who Became Words - 5

More questions on people whose names became words in the English language.
Tough (10 qns)
deepakmr
Aug 22 08
1347 plays
18
People Who Became Words - 3

More questions on English words and the names of people from whom they originated.
Average (10 qns)
deepakmr
Aug 08 08
1197 plays
19
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)
deepakmr
Nov 10 08
1416 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.
Tough (10 qns)
deepakmr
Aug 16 08
1332 plays
21
It Was Named After Whom?

Match the word with the person after whom it was named.
Average (10 qns)
nyirene330
Mar 21 10
891 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.
Average (10 qns)
hitachi
Sep 09 02
1356 plays
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