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Quiz about Elementary Wordplay
Quiz about Elementary Wordplay

Elementary Wordplay Trivia Quiz


A mixed bag of puzzles containing clues to ten relatively well known elements.

A multiple-choice quiz by zorba_scank. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
zorba_scank
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
387,771
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
773
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 49 (9/10), Guest 172 (10/10), AceBogie (9/10).
Question 1 of 10
1. Wordwise: Say what you see

UPLATM

Answer: (One Word (8))
Question 2 of 10
2. Hidden Words: Find the element hidden in the sentence below.

Being older and wiser, he fully understood the value of this metal.

Answer: (One Word (4))
Question 3 of 10
3. Fractured Words: Say the words out loud and guess the element.

Hide Row Djinn

Answer: (One Word (8))
Question 4 of 10
4. Rebus: Add together words indicated by the clues to form an element.

Egyptian sun god + University teacher

Answer: (One Word (5))
Question 5 of 10
5. Anagram: Rearrange the capitalized letters to form an element.

Do you think this element is necessary for any vital ORGAN to function?

Answer: (One Word (5))
Question 6 of 10
6. Missing Vowels: Add vowels appropriately to form an element.

CLCM

Answer: (One Word (7))
Question 7 of 10
7. Wordwise: Say what you see

ANTIM
Y

Answer: (One Word (8))
Question 8 of 10
8. Fractured Words: Say the words out loud and guess the element.

Tongues Tin

Answer: (One Word (8))
Question 9 of 10
9. Hidden Words: Find the element hidden in the sentence below.

The car bonnet went up in flames in a matter of seconds.

Answer: (One Word (6))
Question 10 of 10
10. Rebus: Add together words indicated by the clues to form an element.

Police officer + For each

Answer: (One Word (6))

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Wordwise: Say what you see UPLATM

Answer: Platinum

Plat in Um

Classified as a precious metal, platinum is often used to make different types of jewellery. It is named after the Spanish word 'platina', which means 'little silver'.
2. Hidden Words: Find the element hidden in the sentence below. Being older and wiser, he fully understood the value of this metal.

Answer: Gold

beinG OLDer...

The use of gold as an ornament dates back to around 1400 BC and gold has been found in the tombs of royalty ranging from the Pharaohs of Egypt to medieval rulers in China.
3. Fractured Words: Say the words out loud and guess the element. Hide Row Djinn

Answer: Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the most commonly occurring elements. It combines with oxygen to form water.

A djinn, also spelled as jinn, is a spiritual being in Arabian and Islamic mythology.
4. Rebus: Add together words indicated by the clues to form an element. Egyptian sun god + University teacher

Answer: Radon

Radon is a radioactive element that occurs in gaseous form.

Multiple clues could be used for don including the head of a mafia organization, a Spanish gentleman and a senior university teacher especially used of the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge.
5. Anagram: Rearrange the capitalized letters to form an element. Do you think this element is necessary for any vital ORGAN to function?

Answer: Argon

Argon is a noble gas which means it doesn't readily react with other elements. This characteristic led to it being named after the Greek word for 'inactive'. It is found in very small traces in the human body and is not vital for the functioning of any organs.
6. Missing Vowels: Add vowels appropriately to form an element. CLCM

Answer: Calcium

Calcium is essential in order to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Dairy products are a key source of this element.
7. Wordwise: Say what you see ANTIM Y

Answer: Antimony

Antim on Y

The chemical symbol for antimony is Sb based on its Latin name of stibium. Antimony has been used for many years in the production of medicines and cosmetics.
8. Fractured Words: Say the words out loud and guess the element. Tongues Tin

Answer: Tungsten

Tungsten is named after the Swedish words for 'heavy stone'. It has the highest melting point among all metals.
9. Hidden Words: Find the element hidden in the sentence below. The car bonnet went up in flames in a matter of seconds.

Answer: Carbon

...CAR BONnet...

Among the many forms of carbon are diamonds, which are formed when the element is subjected to high temperatures and pressure.
10. Rebus: Add together words indicated by the clues to form an element. Police officer + For each

Answer: Copper

The scientific name for copper is cuprum. The metal was named after Kupros, the Greek name for the island of Cyprus because of the abundant copper deposits found there.
Source: Author zorba_scank

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