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Quiz about Just Your Plain Old Adventure
Quiz about Just Your Plain Old Adventure

Just Your Plain Old Adventure Trivia Quiz


You're about to embark on a quest to change PLAIN into something more exciting and flavorful, one letter at a time. No rearranging of letters is needed, thus from PLAIN you might get to PLAID, but not to APING.

A multiple-choice quiz by WesleyCrusher. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
394,725
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
522
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Question 1 of 10
1. To start our adventure, look for "The Unvanquished". Change a letter in "PLAIN" to get the first name of French actor Delon (who starred in that film).

Answer: (One Word (five letters))
Question 2 of 10
2. Did you find him? Unfortunately it looks as if "unvanquished" was a misnomer. Change a letter to arrive at a word meaning "killed".

Answer: (One Word (five letters))
Question 3 of 10
3. You'd better not get under suspicion of having done that. Change a letter to get a splotch or blemish.

Answer: (One Word (five letters))
Question 4 of 10
4. You'll need some liquid to wipe that off. Change a letter to get a tankard, primarily used for beer.

Answer: (One Word (five letters))
Question 5 of 10
5. It might be wise to leave the country, preferably by sea. Change a letter to get the rear part of a ship.

Answer: (One Word (five letters))
Question 6 of 10
6. If you're a true vintage sailor, you'll sail only on wooden ships. Change a letter to arrive at a cubic meter of fine wood.

Answer: (One Word (five letters))
Question 7 of 10
7. You wonder if the quality of that wood is really good enough. Change a letter to get a word meaning "gaze" or "ogle".

Answer: (One Word (five letters))
Question 8 of 10
8. You're still not convinced all those planks will be suitable. Change a letter to get some extra or surplus.

Answer: (One Word (five letters))
Question 9 of 10
9. Load up the ship with precious cargo- where will all those goods fit? Change a letter and get some more room.

Answer: (One Word (five letters))
Question 10 of 10
10. What's in those crates anyway? Oh, a fortune in pepper, paprika and saffron! Change a final letter to get a word that could describe all of these, taking care of that "plain" business for good.

Answer: (One Word (five letters))

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. To start our adventure, look for "The Unvanquished". Change a letter in "PLAIN" to get the first name of French actor Delon (who starred in that film).

Answer: ALAIN

Alain Delon is a French actor who has mostly been active from the late 1950s to the 1990s. In spite of an extensive filmography, he has never concentrated on acting alone but also manages several successful luxury brands, including perfume, watches, eyewear and fashion.
2. Did you find him? Unfortunately it looks as if "unvanquished" was a misnomer. Change a letter to arrive at a word meaning "killed".

Answer: SLAIN

"Slain" is a synonym for "killed" and implies a significant degree of physical violence as opposed to, for example, a killing by poison. The word is often used in fantasy literature and sagas where it refers to heroic killing of superior, monstrous foes, such as a dragon.
3. You'd better not get under suspicion of having done that. Change a letter to get a splotch or blemish.

Answer: STAIN

A stain is a blemish or discoloration on a surface, usually difficult to get rid of. A significant part of the detergent industry is dedicated to products claiming to be particularly good at removing stains. As a verb, stain can also mean a specific process of coloring, particularly for wood.
4. You'll need some liquid to wipe that off. Change a letter to get a tankard, primarily used for beer.

Answer: STEIN

"Stein" can mean different kinds of ceramic mug or chalice, but most typically the term is applied to large - at least a pint - mugs for beer. The word is borrowed from German where "Stein" means "stone" and was used to differentiate the ceramic mugs from glass ones.
5. It might be wise to leave the country, preferably by sea. Change a letter to get the rear part of a ship.

Answer: STERN

If you don't want to be utterly ridiculed as a landlubber, you'll want to know at least the terms "bow" (front), "stern" (rear), "port" (left), "starboard" (right) and "head" (toilet) before setting foot on a ship. Be careful with the associated adjectives - while port and starboard can also be used as adjectives to identify the direction, you need "fore" and "aft" - "sternward" or "at the stern" is not proper usage.
6. If you're a true vintage sailor, you'll sail only on wooden ships. Change a letter to arrive at a cubic meter of fine wood.

Answer: STERE

Originally, a stere (from "stereos", meaning solid) was a general term for a cubic meter, but it is now only used for wood. If you buy a stere of wood, you can expect roughly cut material that is relatively densely packed, but it will still be stacked with some space. The most common type of wood sold in steres is firewood.
7. You wonder if the quality of that wood is really good enough. Change a letter to get a word meaning "gaze" or "ogle".

Answer: STARE

We've all been taught that it is impolite to stare, but that only applies to persons of course. Staring at your screen while trying to figure out the latest devious FunTrivia Brain Teaser or staring at a machine to find out why it does not work and how you could fix it are perfectly acceptable uses for wide open eyes intently scrutinizing their target.
8. You're still not convinced all those planks will be suitable. Change a letter to get some extra or surplus.

Answer: SPARE

"Spare" is a word that can be used as an adjective, a noun and a verb, in each case implying a surplus of the commodity at hand with no immediate need to use it. Additionally, it can mean a bowling frame in which the player manages to clear all ten pins, but needs two balls to do so.

A spare scores ten points plus the result of the next ball only while a strike (clearing all ten pins with the first ball) will add the next two balls to the ten.
9. Load up the ship with precious cargo- where will all those goods fit? Change a letter and get some more room.

Answer: SPACE

Space can be used as an abstract concept (without an article), implying the three-dimensional extent of our existence (as opposed to time), the vacuum between stars and planets or just an indeterminate volume implied to be available for filling. Used in a concrete sense, with a, usually indefinite, article, it does represent a delineated volume (as in "my living space" or the blank area between words.)
10. What's in those crates anyway? Oh, a fortune in pepper, paprika and saffron! Change a final letter to get a word that could describe all of these, taking care of that "plain" business for good.

Answer: SPICE

Spices, like herbs, are derived from plants, and are meant to add flavor, aroma, smell or color to food. The difference between herbs and spices is that herbs are derived from leaves, flowers or stems while any other plant part, especially fruits and roots, will result in a spice. Seasonings without a vegetable origin, such as salt, are not classified as spices. With many spices being of exotic origin or hard to grow and harvest, some of them still command considerable prices, although nowhere near what they were worth in earlier centuries - black pepper, for example, was once worth more than its weight in gold.
Source: Author WesleyCrusher

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