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Quiz about Poring Over a Perigon
Quiz about Poring Over a Perigon

Poring Over a Perigon Trivia Quiz


Starting with 'perigon', drop and add letters to find another word, reshuffling as required. Question 10 will ask you for the link between them.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
351,566
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
635
Question 1 of 10
1. Starting with PERIGON, and dropping one letter will give you which word, meaning 'someone who states a point of view'?

Answer: (One Word (6 letters))
Question 2 of 10
2. Dropping one letter from the previous answer will give you which word, with the meaning 'to lie face downwards'?

Answer: (One Word (5 letters))
Question 3 of 10
3. Lose another letter to discover which word, which can mean the same as 'unlocked'?

Answer: (One Word (4 letters))
Question 4 of 10
4. Another lost letter, which will give you which word meaning 'a very long time'?

Answer: (One Word (3 letters))
Question 5 of 10
5. One final lost letter to find which abbreviation for an Executive Order?

Answer: (One Word (2 letters))
Question 6 of 10
6. Time to start adding now to find which alternative name for the Igbo tribe of Nigeria?

Answer: (One Word (3 letters))
Question 7 of 10
7. Add another letter to discover the name of which scientist, who gave his name to a particle in physics?

Answer: (One Word (4 letters))
Question 8 of 10
8. Add another letter to discover which word, maybe a less familiar spelling, which means 'to haul with a tackle'?

Answer: (One Word (5 letters))
Question 9 of 10
9. Add a letter to discover which final word, which can mean dull or slow-witted?

Answer: (One Word (6 letters))
Question 10 of 10
10. Finally, not a letter dropping clue, but general knowledge one. What mathematical term links perigon to the final word? This word has other definitions, including a viewpoint.

Answer: (One Word (5 letters, singular).)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Starting with PERIGON, and dropping one letter will give you which word, meaning 'someone who states a point of view'?

Answer: Opiner

An opiner is someone who states an opinion. The word originates from the Latin word 'opinari'.
2. Dropping one letter from the previous answer will give you which word, with the meaning 'to lie face downwards'?

Answer: Prone

Prone can also be defined as 'being likely to do a particular action'. When used in the sense of lying down, it specifically refers to lying on one's front and is the opposite of 'supine', meaning lying face upwards.
3. Lose another letter to discover which word, which can mean the same as 'unlocked'?

Answer: Open

Open means 'not closed or blocked up' and can be used in the literal sense of being unlocked or figuratively as in being 'open minded' and considering new ideas.
4. Another lost letter, which will give you which word meaning 'a very long time'?

Answer: Eon

Eon can also be spelled aeon, and means an immeasurably long period of time, often equivalent to eternity. Its derivation is Greek, aion meaning 'age' and the word came into English via Latin.
5. One final lost letter to find which abbreviation for an Executive Order?

Answer: EO

An executive order is one issued by the US government, particularly by the President. They can also be issued by State governors.
6. Time to start adding now to find which alternative name for the Igbo tribe of Nigeria?

Answer: Ebo

The Ebos, or Igbos, live in the southern part of Nigeria and are one of the largest ethnic groups of the country.
7. Add another letter to discover the name of which scientist, who gave his name to a particle in physics?

Answer: Bose

Satyendra Nath Bose developed the statistical theory about the particles with Albert Einstein, and it bears the name of 'Bose-Einstein statistics'. The particles were given the name of bosons in honour of the Indian born scientist.
8. Add another letter to discover which word, maybe a less familiar spelling, which means 'to haul with a tackle'?

Answer: Bouse

Bouse can also be spelled as bowse, and refers to the haulage of heavy items by means of a block and tackle. Unusually, the origin of the word is listed as unknown.
9. Add a letter to discover which final word, which can mean dull or slow-witted?

Answer: Obtuse

Obtuse is used to describe someone who is slow to understand. It can also refer to an item which is not sharp, such as a knife, or a leaf which is rounded at the end.
10. Finally, not a letter dropping clue, but general knowledge one. What mathematical term links perigon to the final word? This word has other definitions, including a viewpoint.

Answer: Angle

A perigon is an angle of 360 degrees, and an obtuse angle measures between 90 and 180 degrees. Angle can also relate to fishing, particularly with a rod and line, and can also refer to a particular standpoint in an argument.
Source: Author rossian

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