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Some words are indelibly linked with a specific time. Here are some examples.
12 quizzes and 130 trivia questions.
  Words by Decade 1961-1970 best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Words that came into the language during "The Swinging Sixties" should be well known to us. Check them out in this multi-choice quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Mar 09 18
Mar 09 18
8438 plays
  Sayings in 1970 top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A chemistry professor at my university claimed we were the generation "that says, 'Ya know' and doesn't." Of course, we were just misunderstood. Do you know the meanings and/or derivations of these idioms current in 1970?
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, May 08 20
May 08 20
7412 plays
  Words of the 2000-2009 Decade best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Every year, societies publish the 'Words of the Year'. These words are amongst the top 25 words of the decade beginning with 2000 and ending in 2009 (as per 'The Language Monitor'). See if you're up to speed on these terms. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Apr 14 23
kyleisalive editor
Apr 14 23
2261 plays
  What We Talked About in 2020! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is based on the list of the 50 words/expressions most used by the English-speaking media, presented on July 3, 2020, by the "Global Language Monitor" (GLM), in the mid-year update.
Easier, 10 Qns, masfon, Nov 29 20
masfon gold member
Nov 29 20
816 plays
  Words by Decade 1951- 1960 top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This decade marked the beginning of the consumer boom in both the U.S.A. and Great Britain.In the background lurked the dangers of the Cold War. However, the new words kept on arriving in the dictionary.
Average, 10 Qns, Philian, Dec 28 22
Dec 28 22
5250 plays
  Merriam Webster's Words of the Year - 20 questions - 6 mins
Merriam-Webster began their Word of the Year list in 2003 based on search hits, popularity and, later on, an online poll on the popular words that year. We'll cover at least one of them per year in this quiz, up to 2019. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, malik24, Mar 20 20
Mar 20 20
368 plays
  Words by Decade 1941-1950 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some people regard the 1940s as the pivotal decade of the century. World War II and the prospect of nuclear explosions continued to keep the new vocabulary flowing.
Tough, 10 Qns, Philian, May 25 22
May 25 22
2303 plays
  Words by Decade 1931-1940 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a decade that begins with the Depression and ends with the Second World War. Check out the only thing not in short supply and that is new words entering English and American English dictionaries.
Tough, 10 Qns, Philian, Apr 24 19
Apr 24 19
2329 plays
  Words by Decade 1900-1910 - 10 questions - 5 mins
The century turns and a whole new bunch of words marches in to join the dictionary. Ten multi-choice questions here test what you know about them. Did they all stay the course?
Tough, 10 Qns, Philian, May 28 19
May 28 19
1299 plays
  Jazz Age Jive popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Defining the BIG WORDS of the Roaring '20s
Average, 10 Qns, DR.NO, Aug 28 15
455 plays
trivia question Quick Question
The American humorist H.L.Mencken coined the word "ecdysiast" in 1940. What sort of entertainer or artist was he trying to name?

From Quiz "Words by Decade 1941-1950"

  Words by Decade 1911-1920 - 10 questions - 6 mins
In this decade dominated by World War I new words or new meanings for old words continued to pour into the dictionary. Test your knowledge of the newcomers with this multi-choice quiz.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Philian, Jan 29 21
Jan 29 21
1008 plays
  Words by Decade 1921-1930 - 10 questions - 6 mins
The "Roaring Twenties" continued the surge of new words that entered in the dictionaries in both the U.S.A. and Great Britain. Check them out here.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Philian, Jan 11 12
Very Difficult
1560 plays
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