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Quiz about Elementary Drop a Letter
Quiz about Elementary Drop a Letter

Elementary Drop a Letter Trivia Quiz


There is a loosely repeated theme of elements of the Periodic Table.

A multiple-choice quiz by Ampelos. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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Author
Ampelos
Time
8 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
370,344
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
17 / 20
Plays
1362
Last 3 plays: zlajamilivojev (20/20), MikeMaster99 (20/20), jeltje1 (20/20).
Question 1 of 20
1. One of the alkali metals (6 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 2 of 20
2. DROP A LETTER and find "the food of love" according to Shakespeare (5 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 3 of 20
3. DROP A LETTER and get what is found on the surface of ponds.

Answer: (One Word)
Question 4 of 20
4. DROP A LETTER and put two numbers together (3 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 5 of 20
5. DROP A LETTER and get the chemical symbol for one of the Lanthanide rare earths (2 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 6 of 20
6. ADD A LETTER and get an abbreviation for a university in Halifax, Nova Scotia, or another in Dallas, Texas (3 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 7 of 20
7. ADD A LETTER and find these birds in Australia (4 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 8 of 20
8. ADD A LETTER and find the nine children of Zeus and Memory (5 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 9 of 20
9. ADDING A LETTER pleases Queen Victoria? (6 letters)

Answer: (One Word)
Question 10 of 20
10. DROP A LETTER and get what is found on pants and shirts (5 letters - plural)

Answer: (One Word)
Question 11 of 20
11. DROP A LETTER and get the Sunday service at the Vatican (4 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 12 of 20
12. DROP A LETTER and find an animal which talked to Balaam (3 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 13 of 20
13. DROP A LETTER and get the chemical symbol for a poison familiar to mystery writers, and to Cary Grant (2 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 14 of 20
14. ADD A LETTER and get the acronym for a learned organisation founded in 1820 in London to investigate celestial phenomena (3 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 15 of 20
15. ADD A LETTER and fly like an eagle (4 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 16 of 20
16. ADD A LETTER and finish John Denver's song title, "Take me Home, Country ..." (5 letters)

Answer: (One Word)
Question 17 of 20
17. ADD A LETTER and someone decorates themself (6 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 18 of 20
18. DROP A LETTER and get element number 86 (5 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 19 of 20
19. DROP A LETTER and get an animated explorer (4 letters).

Answer: (One Word)
Question 20 of 20
20. DROP A LETTER and get a measurement also known as a perch or a pole (3 letters).

Answer: (One Word)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. One of the alkali metals (6 letters).

Answer: Cesium

The alkali metals form group 1 of the periodic table. These include sodium and potassium, and all react violently with water. Cesium (or caesium) is element 55, a silvery-white metal, used in atomic clocks; one isotope (Cesium 137) is used in radiation for treating cancer.
2. DROP A LETTER and find "the food of love" according to Shakespeare (5 letters).

Answer: Music

This is the opening line of Shakespeare's excellent comedy, "Twelfth Night", spoken by the lovesick and melancholy Duke Orsino.
3. DROP A LETTER and get what is found on the surface of ponds.

Answer: Scum

The phrase "pond scum" is currently used in common parlance for anything worthless or disgusting.
4. DROP A LETTER and put two numbers together (3 letters).

Answer: Sum

The basic technical terms in arithmetic are addition (sum), subtraction (difference), multiplication (product), and division (quotient).
5. DROP A LETTER and get the chemical symbol for one of the Lanthanide rare earths (2 letters).

Answer: Sm

Samarium, element number 62, one of the lanthanide rare-earth series (elements 57-71), is a silvery-white metal, used with cobalt to make magnets. One isotope (samarium 153) is used in a medication to treat various cancers, another (samarium 149) is a component of absorption rods in a nuclear reactor.
6. ADD A LETTER and get an abbreviation for a university in Halifax, Nova Scotia, or another in Dallas, Texas (3 letters).

Answer: SMU

SMU can be used as the abbreviation for St Mary's University in Halifax, one of the perennial sports powers among Canadian universities, or for Southern Methodist University in Dallas, founded by the United Methodist Church in 1911.
7. ADD A LETTER and find these birds in Australia (4 letters).

Answer: Emus

The emu, Dromaius novaehollendiae, is the largest native Australian bird and one of that country's national symbols, found with the kangaroo on the official coat of arms.
8. ADD A LETTER and find the nine children of Zeus and Memory (5 letters).

Answer: Muses

Zeus and Memory (Mnemosyne) produced the nine Muses, each the patron of a separate genre of literature: Calliope (epic), Melpomene (tragedy), Thalia (comedy), Clio (history), Urania (astronomical poetry), Euterpe (lyric poetry), Terpsichore (dance), Polyhymnia (hymns to the gods), and Erato (love poetry).
9. ADDING A LETTER pleases Queen Victoria? (6 letters)

Answer: Amuses

By the early 20th century, the quotation 'We are not amused.' was attributed to Queen Victoria. But sources disagree when she may have said it or whether she actually ever said it all.
10. DROP A LETTER and get what is found on pants and shirts (5 letters - plural)

Answer: Seams

The word "seam" is most commonly used for a place where two pieces of cloth are stitched together, but can also denote a vein of mineral, especially coal, and also for a technique in cricket, where a "seam bowler" delivers the ball with the main seam upright. The adjective "seamy" means something that is sordid and disreputable.
11. DROP A LETTER and get the Sunday service at the Vatican (4 letters).

Answer: Mass

The term "mass" is most commonly used in Roman Catholic and High Anglican churches to denote the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion or the Eucharist. The name comes from the dismissal at the end of the Latin rite, "Ite, missa est", which means "Go, this the dismissal", or more commonly, "Go, the mass is ended".
12. DROP A LETTER and find an animal which talked to Balaam (3 letters).

Answer: Ass

The story is told in the Old Testament, in the Book of "Numbers" chapter 22. Balaam has been beating his she-ass for not obeying his directions and for stomping on his foot. At this point the creature speaks to him and asks why he is beating her.
13. DROP A LETTER and get the chemical symbol for a poison familiar to mystery writers, and to Cary Grant (2 letters).

Answer: As

"As" is the chemical symbol for arsenic, element number 33. It occurs in nature with other elements such as sulphur, and is notoriously toxic to biological life. For that reason, it appears frequently in detective fiction, such as Dorothy L. Sayers' "Strong Poison", Agatha Christie's "4:50 from Paddington", and Frank Capra's 1944 film "Arsenic and Old Lace", where Cary Grant's character discovers that his aunts are systematically poisoning old and lonely men.
14. ADD A LETTER and get the acronym for a learned organisation founded in 1820 in London to investigate celestial phenomena (3 letters).

Answer: RAS

In 1820 the Royal Astronomical Society was founded in London to promote the study of astronomy, principally at that time by private individuals and amateur astronomers. It organises regular public meetings and publishes two formal journals a year, as well as a more popular magazine.
15. ADD A LETTER and fly like an eagle (4 letters).

Answer: Soar

For some reason the phrase "soar like an eagle" has become the standard way to describe the flight of these majestic birds.
16. ADD A LETTER and finish John Denver's song title, "Take me Home, Country ..." (5 letters)

Answer: Roads

"Country Roads" was released in 1971 on John Denver's very successful album, "Poems, Prayers and Promises". As a single it reached number two on the US charts, and is now regarded as John Denver's signature song. It has become the unofficial anthem of the state of West Virginia.
17. ADD A LETTER and someone decorates themself (6 letters).

Answer: Adorns

The verb comes from the Latin "ad" ("to") and "ornare" ("add lustre"). Synonyms include "decorate", "embellish", and "beauty".
18. DROP A LETTER and get element number 86 (5 letters).

Answer: Radon

Radon is element number 86 and belongs to the group of elements known as the "noble gases" -- these include helium, neon, and argon. It has no stable isotopes in nature, as all 36 known isotopes are radioactive to some degree. It was discovered in 1900.
19. DROP A LETTER and get an animated explorer (4 letters).

Answer: Dora

"Dora the Explorer" is an animated series that made its début on Nickelodeon in 2000, and centers on the adventures of a girl named Dora and her travels all over the world.
20. DROP A LETTER and get a measurement also known as a perch or a pole (3 letters).

Answer: Rod

The "rod" is a unit of measurement used principally in surveying. It corresponds to 5.5 yards, 16.5 feet, one-quarter of a surveyor's chain, and 5.0292 metres.
Source: Author Ampelos

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