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A Boiled Egg Is Hard To Beat Trivia Quiz


Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, see if you can 'unscramble' these ten hidden words. Thanks go to highfells for the title suggestion.

A multiple-choice quiz by Jennifer5. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Jennifer5
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
344,001
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1480
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Question 1 of 10
1. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, John Keats wrote one to a nightingale and another on a Grecian urn. What 'poetic' word is this?

Answer: (One Word, Three Letters)
Question 2 of 10
2. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, what word can mean an edible flatfish or to pat paint onto a surface using short, quick brushstrokes? An expert would be a ___ hand at this.

Answer: (One Word, Three Letters)
Question 3 of 10
3. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, do you know the portmanteau word that refers to a personal website which is usually frequently updated, where opinions can be recorded?

Answer: (One Word, Four Letters)
Question 4 of 10
4. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, complete the title of this Hitchcock film '____M For Murder'

Answer: (One Word, Four Letters)
Question 5 of 10
5. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, what word can mean a sphere, a theatre associated with Shakespearean plays or a type of artichoke?

Answer: (One Word, Five Letters)
Question 6 of 10
6. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, which word can mean either a large bird of prey or a golfing term? (Not the albatross!)

Answer: (One Word, Five Letters)
Question 7 of 10
7. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, which word can be taken to mean either a constricting snake or a fashion accessory often, but not always, made from feathers?

Answer: (One Word, Three Letters)
Question 8 of 10
8. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, what word, sounding like an animal body part, means a sharp bend?

Answer: (One Word, Six Letters)
Question 9 of 10
9. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, name India's smallest state by area, which has its west coast on the Arabian Sea. This state's main industry is tourism and its largest city, although not its capital, is Vasco da Gama.

Answer: (One Word, Three letters)
Question 10 of 10
10. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, which breed of dog shares its name with the ship made famous by Charles Darwin?

Answer: (One Word, Six Letters)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, John Keats wrote one to a nightingale and another on a Grecian urn. What 'poetic' word is this?

Answer: ode

English Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) was a contemporary of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley. He spent some years studying medicine before giving up his training, having decided his real love was poetry. He wrote his six famous odes in 1819, just two years before his death from tuberculosis at his home in Rome, which is now the Keats-Shelley Memorial House, a museum dedicated to his life and works.
2. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, what word can mean an edible flatfish or to pat paint onto a surface using short, quick brushstrokes? An expert would be a ___ hand at this.

Answer: dab

The dab is a similar fish to the plaice. It is native to northern Europe and the North Sea.

The phrase 'dab hand', meaning someone who has a talent for something, is a British slang term of unknown origin, believed to date from the 17th century.
3. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, do you know the portmanteau word that refers to a personal website which is usually frequently updated, where opinions can be recorded?

Answer: blog

The word 'blog' is derived from the two words 'web' and 'log'. Blogs are often interactive, allowing others to add comments to them. A portmanteau word is one which blends together two existing words to make a new one. 'Brunch' (breakfast and lunch) and 'camcorder' (camera and recorder) are two well-known examples.
4. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, complete the title of this Hitchcock film '____M For Murder'

Answer: dial

This 1954 Hitchcock thriller starred Ray Milland and Grace Kelly. It focuses on a man's plot to have his wife murdered, a plan which goes wrong when she defends herself against the attacker he has blackmailed into carrying out the murder, stabbing him fatally in the process. The film then follows her lover, Mark Halliday's (Robert Cummings), efforts to save her from being executed for the murder and prove what really happened. In true Hitchcock manner there is plenty of suspense along the way.

The film was honoured by the American Film Institute, being placed ninth best mystery film. Alfred Hitchcock films featured strongly in the Top 10, with 'Vertigo', 'Rear Window' and 'North by Northwest' also placed.
5. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, what word can mean a sphere, a theatre associated with Shakespearean plays or a type of artichoke?

Answer: globe

The original Globe Theatre in London was built in 1599 but was short-lived as it was destroyed in a fire fourteen years later and, although rebuilt in 1614, was later demolished in 1644. Under the leadership of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was sympathetically reconstructed, and opened in 1997 not far from the original site.

The name 'Globe' is synonymous with Shakespeare's works; there are other Globe Theatres around the world which also perform plays by him and other playwrights.
6. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, which word can mean either a large bird of prey or a golfing term? (Not the albatross!)

Answer: eagle

The eagle is a bird of prey, of which there are many different species. The name for an eagle's nest is an eyrie; this is normally built high up in inaccessible places such as clifftops or treetops. The eagle is a national symbol in several countries and is featured on many coats of arms. The bald eagle is the national bird and symbol of the USA.

In the world of golf, an eagle is a score of two strokes under par on a hole. Another large bird, the albatross, represents a score of three under par.
7. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, which word can be taken to mean either a constricting snake or a fashion accessory often, but not always, made from feathers?

Answer: boa

Boa constrictors are found in North, Central and South America and also on some Caribbean islands. They are large non-venomous snakes which kill by constricting their prey which includes mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. They are often kept in zoos and as pets and can become very easy to handle. Feather boas on the other hand are long 'scarves' made of feathers, mainly from the ostrich, which are often dyed in various colours to accessorise with outfits.
8. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, what word, sounding like an animal body part, means a sharp bend?

Answer: dogleg

Generally used in the context of a road, a dogleg is a sharp angled bend in a road, so called because its shape resembles a dog's hind leg. The term can also mean a staircase with a sharp turn at a half landing.

In golf, a dogleg is a bend in the fairway between the tee and the green, making the green difficult to see from the tee. If there are two such bends this is known as a double dogleg.
9. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, name India's smallest state by area, which has its west coast on the Arabian Sea. This state's main industry is tourism and its largest city, although not its capital, is Vasco da Gama.

Answer: goa

Goa is in South West India and is one of India's richest states. Its capital city is Panaji. Steeped in history, Goa has many historical sites including two World Heritage sites, several wildlife sanctuaries and other places of interest. A former Portuguese colony, it has interesting examples of architecture in the Portuguese style, and is renowned for its beaches and cuisine.
10. Using only the letters in A BOILED EGG, which breed of dog shares its name with the ship made famous by Charles Darwin?

Answer: beagle

HMS Beagle was the name of the ship sailed on by Charles Darwin, the English naturalist and author of 'On the Origin of Species' who was famous for his Theory of Evolution. He sailed on HMS Beagle for his epic voyage which lasted nearly five years and took in many places including the Galapagos Islands.

Beagles belong to the Hound group of dogs and have an excellent temperament. The modern breed was developed in England. They feature strongly in films and literature. Charlie Brown's dog Snoopy from Charles Schulz's comic strip 'Peanuts' is one of the most well-known.
Source: Author Jennifer5

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