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  In the 'Dog' Box   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Doggone it! Can you match the right dog to the right description? If you can, then you are a top dog indeed. If not, don't worry about being placed in the dog box.
Easier, 10 Qns, KayceeKool, Jan 02 24
KayceeKool gold member
Jan 02 24
646 plays
  Looking for a 'MAN'    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This match quiz features questions that have the word "MAN" somewhere in the word, usually, but not always at the front of the word. Good luck.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, LeChampion14, Mar 18 24
Very Easy
Mar 18 24
1003 plays
  A Quiz About POTs and PANs   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 14 Qns
Even if not necessarily related to cooking or baking, all the words in this quiz contain either "pot" or "pan". How many of them do you know?
Very Easy, 14 Qns, LadyNym, Aug 01 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Very Easy
LadyNym gold member
Aug 01 23
493 plays
  Over and Over (and Over)   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All the answers contain the word 'over'. It's over to you to find the right words. You might want to mull over the answers, but you shouldn't need to go over them with a fine-toothed comb, nor should you need to bend over backwards. Over and out!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Mar 22 23
Very Easy
Lottie1001 gold member
Mar 22 23
708 plays
  Flag Down a Laggard   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of the answers in this quiz contain the word 'lag'. Match the word with its definition. Hop to it!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, May 04 23
Very Easy
VegemiteKid gold member
May 04 23
656 plays
  Better "Late" Than Never   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This match quiz is dedicated to a few of the many English words that contain the word "late".
Very Easy, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Nov 25 22
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Very Easy
LadyNym gold member
Nov 25 22
670 plays
  Vocabulary: Some Like It 'Hot'   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The contents of this quiz may be hot! See what you know of common expressions all containing the word "hot" (based on North American English expressions). Good luck!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, May 30 22
Very Easy
LeoDaVinci editor
May 30 22
811 plays
  Want to Make a "Bet"?   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Yet another installment in my "Words Within Words" series of vocabulary quizzes. This time, all of the words featured in this quiz contain "bet" - and they are also all nouns.
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Nov 29 22
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9,10,11,12
LadyNym gold member
Nov 29 22
283 plays
  In the Long Run   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
As one of the most common words in the English language, "run" appears in quite a few other words and phrases. How many of them do you recognize?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Jul 09 19
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8
Very Easy
LadyNym gold member
Jul 09 19
995 plays
  Vocabulary: An Arm and a Leg    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about words that begin either with 'arm' or 'leg'.
Easier, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Sep 01 22
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Upstart3 gold member
Sep 01 22
648 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What deceptive maneuver can be added to the front of VENT to create a word that is synonymous with a nunnery?

From Quiz "VENTing in Quizzyland"

The Secret
  The Secret   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten words for you all related to the word "Secret" in some way. Part of each answer is given to you in a photo clue. Remember to check the number of letters required each time - and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 19 17
Creedy gold member
Nov 19 17
1144 plays
  A Catacomb of CAT Words   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Don't be a fraidy-cat when it comes to CAT words: words that begin with "cat", or have "cat" lurking in the middle somewhere. Some of these are straightforward, some come from the sciences, and some are purr-fectly obscure. How many can you identify?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, gracious1, Mar 27 21
Recommended for grades: 9,10
Very Easy
gracious1 gold member
Mar 27 21
808 plays
  Hidden Dogs in Other Words...   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of these words contain man's best friend, but there's not a canine in sight! Can you match the 'doggy' word with its meaning or synonym?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Mar 25 20
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Very Easy
MikeMaster99 gold member
Mar 25 20
722 plays
  Words with the Word "Wind" in Them   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Four Winds (shuehorn, Lones78, zorba_scank and JanIQ) are happily in the Fifth Leg of the first Amazing Fun Trivia Race! Please join us as we try to find words containing the word "wind".
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Feb 27 12
shuehorn gold member
4824 plays
  Green, Yellow, Red or Blue   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
English is a very colourful language. Can you work out which colour should be added to the following words to make new words or phrases?
Easier, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Sep 21 16
Lottie1001 gold member
1394 plays
  A Very Short Quiz    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Short can mean the opposite of tall, as well as, for a brief amount of time. When used in a slightly different form or combined with another word it has a whole new meaning. Here's bit of a mix proclaiming its diversity.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, sally0malley, Aug 22 19
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Very Easy
sally0malley gold member
Aug 22 19
1227 plays
  Do You Know "No" Words? Know What I Mean?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All these words will include the word 'no.' No way, you think you know them all? Give it a try.
Easier, 10 Qns, linkan, Sep 02 13
linkan gold member
4476 plays
  Time For Tea    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You are invited to join me for a tea party! I have a serving of tea for you to find with each of the clues in this quiz. For example: A puzzle to solve = BrainTEAser
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Dec 21 20
reedy gold member
Dec 21 20
984 plays
  Jack-in-the-Box   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you help Jack find all of the answers in this quiz which contain the word 'box'?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Mar 08 24
Very Easy
Mar 08 24
1653 plays
  Bats?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
You might be mad to try this quiz. All the answers contain "bat", but what are the questions?
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Apr 24 19
649 plays
  LOLita   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Lolita was laughing out loud at some words she found which contained 'lol'. We will start with an easy word, but they will get harder as they go along. Can you match these words with their definition?
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Feb 10 14
3081 plays
  Oh! Those Four Letter Words!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not all four letter words are rude, naughty, or taboo, in fact there are hundreds, maybe thousands, that aren't - here are 10 acceptable ones found within the letters of "A four letter word".
Easier, 10 Qns, delboy22, Jul 06 20
Jul 06 20
2321 plays
  An 'Int' Test   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Looking for words with an INT, which may be at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the word. Hope this quiz is INTeresting and scINTillating and does not disappoINT.
Easier, 10 Qns, PDAZ, May 14 22
PDAZ gold member
May 14 22
291 plays
  May Is Amazing    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you believe how many words contain the word "may"? Maybe you can; maybe you can't. In any case, this is a quiz about those words. May you live long and prosper...and do well on this quiz. Come what may.
Easier, 10 Qns, JepRD, May 15 21
JepRD gold member
May 15 21
576 plays
  Vocabulary: The 'Low' Down   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Following are vocabulary words either containing or ending with the word 'low.'
Average, 15 Qns, ravenskye, Apr 10 11
4687 plays
  Get "Down" to It    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match the words containing the word 'down' to the clues given?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Earthboy, May 04 18
Very Easy
May 04 18
748 plays
  I'll Know It When I See It    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The wonderful word 'it' will be a part of all the answers in this quiz. The first five answers will start with 'it' and the last five will end with 'it'. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Mar 22 17
Triviaballer gold member
718 plays
  What Kind of 'Cat' Am I?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some are easy, some will make you think, but it's a great game to play with your kids.
Easier, 10 Qns, Oddball, Sep 28 21
Sep 28 21
2531 plays
  This Quiz Is All About Finding Her    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The answers to this quiz have only words with the letters "her" somewhere in them. Pick the right 'her' word to score a perfect 10. I'll give you a good short hint, and you pick whichever "her" word best fits. Here's to your good time with this one.
Easier, 10 Qns, Windswept, Sep 08 16
Windswept gold member
856 plays
  All You Need is a Good Laugh   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Laughter makes the world go round, here it adds a new meaning. Add one of these laughter elements, one of HA, HE, or HO, to selected words to create the new ones defined.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Apr 06 13
pollucci19 gold member
443 plays
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Words Within Words Trivia Questions

1. What six-letter "may" word is often repeated in radio communications to signal distress in many kinds of situations -- a sinking ship, a malfunctioning airplane, for example?

From Quiz
May Is Amazing

Answer: mayday

The rhyming vocal alarm "mayday" was devised by an air-traffic controller in London in the 1920s. It coincided with the French distress call "m'aidez", meaning "help me". Other acknowledged calls for assistance include "pan pan" and "declaring emergency".

2. What term describes a person who imparts knowledge?

From Quiz Time For Tea

Answer: teacher

TEAcher A teacher is anyone who helps others to learn things. While this is something done at an informal level, the term 'teacher' is generally attached to the educational profession, interchangeable with the term 'educator'. Historically, teachers for the wealthy were hired tutors, like Confucius, for example, but it took some time for the establishment of teacher training at colleges and universities. The first examples came during the Middle Ages with the founding of universities, such as Cambridge University, founded in 1209. 'Teach' is derived from the Old English word 'tæcan', meaning to show, point out, declare, or demonstrate.

3. Add one letter to FAR to find what you pay the ferryman - or just the bus driver.

From Quiz Splash's F A R Fetched Word Cruncher

Answer: Fare

In ancient Greek mythology a coin was placed into the eyes of the dead to allow them to pay the ferryman who carried their remains across the River Styx to the 'other side'. Failure to pay would mean the soul would wander the shores for eternity.

4. Which word with a CAT hiding in it means, in a nutshell, to lie?

From Quiz A Catacomb of CAT Words

Answer: prevaricate

To prevaricate is to be so deliberately ambiguous or vague as to mislead or withhold information; so it is a form of lying. The word 'prevarication" appeared in English in the late 14th century, to mean "divergence from a right course, transgression". It came from Old French 'prevaricacion', that is, "breaking of God's laws, disobedience (to the Faith)". This came from the Latin 'praevaricationem', meaning "duplicity, collusion, or stepping out of line", from past-participle stem of 'praevaricari' meaning figuratively "to make a sham accusation, deviate" and literally "to walk crookedly". Broken down further, it's from 'prae' "before" and 'varicare' "to straddle", from 'varus' "bowlegged, knock-kneed". Though the noun appeared in the 14th century, the verb 'prevaricate', however, didn't appear until the 1580s.

5. Which three letters could be added to the front of VENT to create a word which is synonymous with avert?

From Quiz VENTing in Quizzyland

Answer: pre

To prevent or to avert can be defined as an action to stop something from happening, particularly one that would result in a negative outcome. An example would be to prevent a forest fire by extinguishing a campfire. Prevent stems from fourteenth century Middle English when its meaning was to precede or anticipate.

6. Which word beginning with 'it' describes a cursive typesetting font?

From Quiz I'll Know It When I See It

Answer: Italic & italics

The italic typeface is thought to have originated in Italy around 1500 and it is a style of calligraphy. In popular word processing applications like Microsoft Word italic is a popular typeface option alongside bold and underline.

7. Add two letters to 'over' to get a plant whose rarer four leafed variety is considered to be lucky.

From Quiz It's All Over

Answer: Clover

The clover belongs to the pea family and is generally found to have three leaves. Traditionally, four leaved clovers were considered to be lucky given their rare occurrence.

8. This PIG is a French mushroom.

From Quiz What Can Be Done with the Pigs?

Answer: champignon

Mushrooms are a delicious fungus. Especially good for fun guys and gals who love Fun Trivia.

9. Which word containing 'arch' refers to the male head of a family or clan?

From Quiz I Have an Arch, too

Answer: Patriarch

In the Old Testament of the Bible, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are referred to as the 'Patriarchs of Israel'.

10. Which 'key' word is enjoyed by many people when Thanksgiving Day comes around?

From Quiz Keys and More Keys

Answer: turkey

The turkey is a large bird that is used across the western world as a meal for special occasions such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. They are related to birds such as chickens and pheasants. The turkey is such a famous bird in North America that Benjamin Franklin wanted to use the wild turkey the national bird of America rather than the bald eagle.

11. What does your eye do, without requiring any conscious effort on your part, many times a day? Contains 'ink'.

From Quiz Think Ink

Answer: Blink

Blinking is a semi-automatic closing and opening of an eye and helps to keep the eye moist. It is not unusual to blink ten times a minute, but when the eye is focused, such as in reading, it may only occur three or four times a minute. The word contains 'ink'.

12. The suffix -nym is used to describe different classes and relationships of words, but what is the origin of 'nym'?

From Quiz In the Name of the 'Nyms'

Answer: from the Greek 'onoma'

Did you get this right? So much of our language originated from the Greeks, and this particular suffix is no different. From the Greek word 'onoma' which means name or word, -nym literally means name. You may find the size of the 'nym family' surprising, so won't you play along with me to 'Nym That Tune'? If you're interested in the incorrect choices, I made them up from Swift's 'houyhnhnms', and Brooklyn rapper 'Nymrod', to the French word 'agile' which translates to 'nimble'. Pretty eclectic, eh?

13. Which word ending with 'dow' is used to describe a woman who has lost her husband and not remarried?

From Quiz Dow on my Mind

Answer: Widow

The term for a man in a similar situation is widower. Vrindavan is a town located ten kilometers away from Mathura, the birth place of the Hindu god Krishna according to mythology in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is known as the 'City of Widows' as a large number of these women abandoned by their families after the death of their husbands make their way here to live out their days in the various ashrams of the city by eking out a livelihood through begging.

14. Which word containing CAT is a set of decorative arches on the side of a building?

From Quiz Dogs Not Allowed

Answer: Arcature

An arcature is a set of blind arches used on a side of a building for decorative purposes, or a small arched passageway. A fine example can be seen inside the cloisters at the Monreale Abbey on the Isle of Sicily. Brocatel is a type of fabric. Hecatomb is a sacrifice to the gods. Sacaton is a coarse perennial grass.

15. 'Luther' is a British psychological crime TV series (2010-2013) where the protagonist is a rozzer named John Luther. What does rozzer mean?

From Quiz Lost in the Land of Oz

Answer: Policeman

Rozzer is a slang term for policeman used in England, mainly London and often in TV and films. There are various explanations for its origin, the prevailing one being from "Robert" as in Robert Peel, the British statesman who established the Metropolitan Police Force in London in 1829.

16. What word containing TEA is an animal that is a consumer of small social insects?

From Quiz 'Tea'-terring on the Brink

Answer: Anteater

anTEAter There are four species of anteaters, and all have tongues that can extend up to two feet. They also have very sharp claws and no teeth. The anteater is the mascot of University of California at Irvine. The word 'anteater' was first recorded in the mid-1700s to describe literally the animals which catch ants and termites with their long sticky tongues.

17. Ash has flown to the UK in his private plane, but landed on the beach near Dover instead of at the airport. In other words, he's landed where?

From Quiz My Friend Ash

Answer: Seashore

The seashore is defined as the land bordering the sea or ocean, and legally consists of the ground between the high water and low water marks. Landing on beaches was quite common in the early days of flying, but Ash would have done better to aim for one of the many airports in the southern part of England.

18. Starting with an easy one, Lolita was laughing out loud while she is sucking on a fruity boiled sweet on a stick. What 'lol' word is it?

From Quiz LOLita

Answer: Lollipop

A lollipop, or lolly, is a hard sweet candy on a stick, normally flavoured with fruit or mint that come in many shapes and sizes. An iced lollipop is a frozen desert on a wooden or plastic stick which can contain frozen flavoured water or ice cream.

19. What four-letter word means to complete an action again?

From Quiz Words With the Word Red in Them

Answer: redo

Re means again, so redo means to do again. Redo can also be defined as to make over, such as when someone redoes their house.

20. Which four letter word, including the letters WHY, is a byproduct in the manufacture of cheese and was something Little Miss Muffet was eating when the spider frightened her away?

From Quiz Words containing WHY?

Answer: Whey

Another term for whey is milk serum. It is the remaining byproduct found after milk has been curdled and strained. This substance has many uses including being a nutritional supplement, and a flour conditioner in the baking process.

21. Come on over to my house, where I am growing salad vegetables for our supper. Which colourful house is it?

From Quiz Come on Over to my House

Answer: Greenhouse & glasshouse

Greenhouses are made from a frame covered with glass panes, or plastic, and are designed to grow plants which need a warm environment. This is particularly important in climates such as that of the United Kingdom, where plants such as grapes would be hard to cultivate outside. The principles of growing plants in greenhouse type structures have been traced back to Roman times.

22. Add three letters to HEAT to form a synonym for swindler.

From Quiz Spreading the Heat

Answer: Cheater

Other synonyms that can be used for cheater are trickster, deceiver and fraudster.

23. It all began when Tommy Trotter set off to 'Funchal' on his travels. On which island renowned for its wine production was Tommy enjoying himself whilst visiting this capital city?

From Quiz An Expedition Full of FUN!

Answer: Madeira

Madeira is a Portuguese island territory situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, renowned for its wine production which enjoys ever increasing in popularity as a holiday resort. The name Funchal derives from the copious amounts of fennel growing naturally in the area, 'funcho' being the local name for this herb. Honshu is the largest of the four principal islands of Japan, with a population exceeding 100,000,000. Guernsey is situated in the English Channel, being the second largest of the Channel Islands after Jersey. Tourism, dairy farming and banking are probably the three main contributors to the island's stable economy. Saint Helena is a UK territory situated in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a volcanic island with a population of just over 4,000. Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled on the island by the British government in 1815.

24. Smacka Jack figured himself for a BASS player. We had to snigger because the way he beats on that instrument he should have been playing the drums. Add either of HA, HE or HO to BASS to create a new word that means beats.

From Quiz All You Need is a Good Laugh

Answer: Bashes

Solution is as follows: basHEs. The word bash carries with it a tone of violence and can be used to indicate a beating or an assault. It also indicates the delivery of a blow or a series of heavy blows such as a boxer laying into and bashing his opponent. The meaning of bash, however, need not always be about physical violence, it can also be used to denote criticism. A good example may be the criticism of government officials being called "polly bashing". A good bash is another way of indicating a good party. I can only wonder if our good friend Smacka took lessons from Paul Simonon, the bass player of the band The Clash. Simonon once smashed his bass guitar on the side of the stage. The photograph taken of this event became the iconic cover of the band's 1979 album "London Calling".

25. What six letter word means 'painful'?

From Quiz Chin Up

Answer: Aching

Tony Bennett sang, "I Wonder". "My heart is aching, I'm a fool To let it go on breaking Maybe I'll awake and find that I'm mistaken I wonder." When I think of aching hearts, I think of Billy Ray Cyrus and his "Achy Breaky Heart" song.

26. Add seven letters to ill to create a word that means to brighten with light.

From Quiz I'm Ill, When No One's Around

Answer: Illuminate

Illuminate can also mean to decorate with lights or allow someone to understand. An alternate answer to this question may have been "illustrate"; however, its meaning is more about enlightenment than brightening with light.

27. This word means the day before today.

From Quiz The Answer is Always Yes

Answer: yesterday

This is also a song by The Beatles.

28. Which 'last' word is a destroyer of images, who opposes the worship of images?

From Quiz The Last Word

Answer: Iconoclast

Iconoclasm, destroying icons or religious symbols, can be carried out from genuine belief but can also be done for political reasons. For instance, an occupying power may destroy the symbols of the subject people to exert their authority. An example would be the destruction of the figures of Buddha in Afghanistan by the Taliban. Iconoclast can also be used in a less literal sense to describe someone who challenges the status quo.

29. One, prohibit, put on. What is the word of 7 letters (1,3,3) meaning to give something up?

From Quiz Put It All Together One More Time

Answer: abandon

a (one), ban (prohibit), don (put on). Abandon: v. to give up wholly and finally; n. careless freedom.

30. This six-letter word containing the word WIND denotes something in a house or other building that allows us to see outside without being exposed to the elements. What word am I thinking of?

From Quiz Words with the Word "Wind" in Them

Answer: WINDOW

Though we use windows today without giving them a second thought, the first windows were simple holes in roofs with no covering whatsoever to let in light. The first glass windows date back to the Roman Imperial period and were made of thick irregular blown glass. These windows were meant for insulation and safety rather than to let people look through them or receive internal lighting. The most common place to find the first glass windows was in the Roman baths.

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