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Take this hour's trivia quiz: Origins of Phrases - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 225 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
1
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)
pollucci19
Feb 13 16
522 plays
2
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)
pu2-ke-qi-ri
2325 plays
3
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)
TemplarLLm
2574 plays
4
Famous Sermons

Below are quotes from famous sermons by famous preachers and/or political figures. Who spoke these words?
Average (10 qns)
skylarb
453 plays
5
More Interesting Word Origins

Here are some more word origins that you may find interesting.
Average (10 qns)
robert362
2454 plays
6
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)
Foxicat
1932 plays
7
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)
finlady
744 plays
8
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)
Engadine
651 plays
9
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)
jon541
Feb 15 16
306 plays
10
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)
flem-ish
2028 plays
11
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)
rblayer
1089 plays
12
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)
noregap
741 plays
13
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)
flem-ish
1035 plays
14
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)
joey7
738 plays
15
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)
thejazzkickazz
429 plays
16
Legendary Comments

This is another look at some of the great quotes of all time
Tough (10 qns)
robert362
1713 plays
17
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)
robert362
648 plays
18
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)
littleone522
1428 plays
19
Famous Quotes

These are quotes we have all heard, but who said them?
Difficult (10 qns)
finlady
771 plays
20
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)
striker99goal
411 plays
21
Mis-Quotes

Often people are either mis-quoted or quotes are attributed to the wrong people. See if you know the truth!
Very Difficult (10 qns)
ladymacb29
714 plays
22
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)
romaz
792 plays
23
Real Famous Quotations

A wee quiz about quotations and mis-attributions.
Difficult (10 qns)
Ivan Drago
657 plays
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