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Take Origins of Phrases - The Mixed Quiz ( Scores )
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
Find It In the Past

Some of the phrases we use today may bear no resemblance to their meanings in the past. Here's a look at the origins of some of them.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 13 16
513 plays
Classical MISquotes

Some common Latin and Greek quotations are consistently misquoted, mispronounced, or misattributed. Take this quiz to learn about these classical MISquotes!
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 16 05
2325 plays
Wonder Where That Expression's From?

Do you ever wonder where some of those everyday expressions come from? Take the quiz and if you don't know the answers already, learn something new!
Difficult (10 qns)
May 13 01
2574 plays
More Interesting Word Origins

Here are some more word origins that you may find interesting.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 24 01
2448 plays
Famous Sermons

Below are quotes from famous sermons by famous preachers and/or political figures. Who spoke these words?
Average (10 qns)
Jan 15 03
453 plays
Who Invented That Phrase?

I will enter the phrase and you check where it originated. I hope it isn't too hard. Just have fun.
Difficult (10 qns)
May 15 01
741 plays
Origin of the Phrase

Have you ever wondered what was the origin of a particular phrase? Here are a few that you may have used yourself, see if you can figure out where they came from.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 14 02
1929 plays
Philosophy, Proverbs and More!

Do you know who made the following philosophically waxing statements or from which country the given proberb originated? All multiple-choice!
Difficult (10 qns)
Jan 29 03
651 plays
You Haven't Got a Prayer

This quiz looks at some of the many colorful expressions people have come up with to describe an eventuality they consider to be (extremely) unlikely.
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 15 16
306 plays
Famous Quotations From Famous People

When top people say something witty , smart or simply unusual we tend to remember.- Just try and see if you remember who these quotes are from. Four options every time.
Tough (10 qns)
Sep 24 01
2025 plays
People Who Became Household Words

How do things get their names? Many are named after their inventors or creators, like "Westinghouse" and "Kellogg". This quiz is about some less well known people and things.
Tough (10 qns)
Apr 09 05
1089 plays
Quotes - Known and Unknown

The world is full of well known statements that are often quoted by politicans, preachers, teachers, et al. Test your knowledge of who made these statements. In the case of biblical quotes, give the name of the person, not the book of the Bible.
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 23 01
741 plays
Origins Of Famous Phrases

Some historical phrases are so popular that they are used even by people who don't know the context in which they were first used. Have a try.
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 12 02
1035 plays
Famous Lines

This is a selection of famous quotes from a variety of sources, politicians, writers, scientists and some famous figures from history. Just pick the person who said it.
Tough (10 qns)
May 07 04
738 plays
Famous English Phrases from the Ancients

Some of our most common phrases and expressions in the English language came to us originally from the Romans and Greeks. Within whose work will you first find the following?
Impossible (5 qns)
Sep 10 00
426 plays
Legendary Comments

This is another look at some of the great quotes of all time
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 20 01
1713 plays
Essays, Speeches and Other Short Works

It doesn't have to be long to be memorable. This is a blend of some 'short' moments in both history and literature.
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 23 01
645 plays
Familiar Quotations

Quotes from movies, television and famous people. You just might surprise yourself at how many of these quotes you know! Good Luck!
Tough (10 qns)
Dec 31 00
1428 plays
Famous Quotes

These are quotes we have all heard, but who said them?
Difficult (10 qns)
Apr 22 01
768 plays
Historic Speeches "Who Said What'

Ever wondered who gave those memorable speeches? I'll give you a line or two from a memorable speech all you have to do is guess who said it? Easy! Hey.....good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 02 02
405 plays

Often people are either mis-quoted or quotes are attributed to the wrong people. See if you know the truth!
Very Difficult (10 qns)
Mar 11 01
714 plays
Battle Of The Sexes

There have been some funny, and pithy, things said on the subject of love and marriage. See if you know who said what in this little collection of gems.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
Mar 31 01
792 plays
Real Famous Quotations

A wee quiz about quotations and mis-attributions.
Difficult (10 qns)
Ivan Drago
May 23 03
654 plays
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