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Quiz about Kangaroo Words
Quiz about Kangaroo Words

10 Kangaroo Words Questions | Word Play Trivia Quiz


Kangaroo word is a playful term for a word that carries within it a synonym or antonym of itself- how many of these examples can you get? (Detailed Instructions in Q1)

A multiple-choice quiz by Rowena8482. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Rowena8482
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
396,635
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
231
Question 1 of 10
1. The King does this in a *regulated* way.
(Remember, pick out the synonym from the starred word. The letters of the answer are not consecutive, but are in the right order within the parent word)

Answer: (4 letters)
Question 2 of 10
2. Can one feel *animosity* and friendship at the same time?

Answer: (5 letters)
Question 3 of 10
3. Store food in a *container* of one kind or another.

Answer: (3 letters)
Question 4 of 10
4. Angelic or *devilish* - when he's bad, he's very bad.

Answer: ( 4 letters)
Question 5 of 10
5. To cause *destruction* is to do this...

Answer: (4 letters)
Question 6 of 10
6. Spring *blossom* and flowers...

Answer: (5 letters)
Question 7 of 10
7. A *chicken* by any other name...

Answer: (3 letters)
Question 8 of 10
8. Take close notice to *observe* this answer.

Answer: (3 letters)
Question 9 of 10
9. It started out *rambunctious* then got loud...

Answer: (7 letters)
Question 10 of 10
10. Is there a *masculine* man lurking?

Answer: (4 letters)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The King does this in a *regulated* way. (Remember, pick out the synonym from the starred word. The letters of the answer are not consecutive, but are in the right order within the parent word)

Answer: rule

Did you spot it? RegULatEd
Both 'regulate' and 'rule' derive from the Latin word regula, meaning "straight piece of wood".
2. Can one feel *animosity* and friendship at the same time?

Answer: amity

An antonym this time - AniMosITY
Perhaps oddly, considering its nice meaning, the word amity pops up in several horror movies - "Jaws"(1975) and "The Awakening"(2017) being two examples.
3. Store food in a *container* of one kind or another.

Answer: tin

Synonym this time - conTaINer or ContAiNer
Preserving food in sealed, heat treated containers has been around for at least 300 years, with actual metal "Tin cans" dating to the early 1800s.
4. Angelic or *devilish* - when he's bad, he's very bad.

Answer: evil

Did you get this one? dEVILish
Not to be confused with champion poker player Dave Ulliott who is nicknamed "Devilfish"!
5. To cause *destruction* is to do this...

Answer: ruin

A bit more tricky this time - destRUctIoN
Sadly, destruction of habitat is one of, if not the major, cause of species extinction in modern times.
6. Spring *blossom* and flowers...

Answer: bloom

Another synonym - BLOssOM.
The title character in the tv series "Blossom" (1991 - 1995) was played by Mayim Bialik, who also played Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler in "The Big Bang Theory" (2007 - 2019).
7. A *chicken* by any other name...

Answer: hen

Did you spot the "two bird roast" in cHickEN?
In 2007 a scientific study found evidence that chickens are closely genetically related to Tyrannosaurus rex!
8. Take close notice to *observe* this answer.

Answer: see

obSErvE - did you see it?
The highest astronomical observatory on Earth is 18,500 feet above sea level. It is run by Tokyo University, and is in the Atacama desert in Chile.
9. It started out *rambunctious* then got loud...

Answer: raucous

This one was a bit more tricky - RAmbUnCtiOUS
The first example of rambunctious in print dates to the USA in 1830. It is thought that it could be a derivative of the British rumbustious, which dates to at least the 1700s.
10. Is there a *masculine* man lurking?

Answer: male

One last synonym to finish off - MAscuLinE
The word masculine first appeared in the 14th century, and is thought to be a derivative of the Latin masculus.
Source: Author Rowena8482

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