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Quiz about Welcome to the House of Fun

Welcome to the House of Fun Trivia Quiz


Take the first word, drop a letter and rearrange to get the next. Repeat until you're instructed to start adding a letter each time. Let's go!

A multiple-choice quiz by Fifiona81. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Fifiona81
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
370,617
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
765
Last 3 plays: Guest 174 (3/10), PHILVV (10/10), Guest 131 (8/10).
Question 1 of 10
1. Welcome! Let's start with a six letter word meaning welcomes or greetings from a group of people.

Answer: (One Word, plural noun)
Question 2 of 10
2. For now, keep dropping a letter and rearranging what's left to get the answer to each question.

There are eighteen of these in a standard round of golf.

Answer: (One Word, five letters, plural noun)
Question 3 of 10
3. On the next step down the ladder you'll find an item of footwear.

Answer: (One Word, four letters)
Question 4 of 10
4. Moving on, the next word could be a pronoun for the female owner of the aforementioned item of footwear.

Answer: (One Word, three letters)
Question 5 of 10
5. At the bottom of our word ladder today we find the chemical symbol for the element with atomic number 99.

Answer: (One Word, two letters)
Question 6 of 10
6. We're climbing back up, so you'll need to add a letter and rearrange from this point onwards.

Salish, Sargasso and South China are all examples of this type of geographic feature.

Answer: (One Word, 3 letters)
Question 7 of 10
7. Up next is a word meaning of sound mind, sensible or reasonable.

Answer: (One Word, four letters)
Question 8 of 10
8. Climbing can be hard work, why not take a rest and continue your journey in this type of chair? You'll be cosy in the comfortable enclosed seat, but spare a thought for the bearers who will have to pick it up and carry you!

Answer: (One Word, five letters)
Question 9 of 10
9. If you are compensating, atoning or providing redress for a crime or misdeed then you are making these.

Answer: (One Word, six letters)
Question 10 of 10
10. Finally, the top of the ladder! Here you will find either a condition suggesting you are no longer of sound mind, or the band responsible for the songs 'Our House' and 'House of Fun'.

Answer: (One Word, seven letters)

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Most Recent Scores
Jun 17 2024 : Guest 174: 3/10
Jun 12 2024 : PHILVV: 10/10
Jun 01 2024 : Guest 131: 8/10
May 30 2024 : Guest 216: 5/10
May 24 2024 : Basmaa: 0/10
May 18 2024 : gogetem: 6/10
May 10 2024 : TriviaFan22: 10/10
May 08 2024 : mickeyp: 8/10
Apr 21 2024 : TurkishLizzy: 10/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Welcome! Let's start with a six letter word meaning welcomes or greetings from a group of people.

Answer: Hellos

Hello and welcome to this 'drop-a-letter'/'add-a-letter' brainteaser quiz! In addition to being used as a common greeting, the term 'hello' can also be used to attract someone's attention, to demonstrate surprise at a situation or as a common expression for answering the telephone.
2. For now, keep dropping a letter and rearranging what's left to get the answer to each question. There are eighteen of these in a standard round of golf.

Answer: Holes

The 'hole' on a golf course refers not just to the tiny target which golfers are attempting to get their golf balls into, but to the whole combination of tee, fairway, rough, green, bunkers and other hazards. Most golf course, particularly those used at championship level, have 18 holes.

The term 'hole' has many different definitions, but a main one is a gap or an opening. Oddly enough, the homonym 'whole' is also an antonym of 'hole', meaning complete or entire.
3. On the next step down the ladder you'll find an item of footwear.

Answer: Shoe

Shoes are not just fashion items but have an important role in protecting the foot against hazards like sharp rocks or burning hot ground.

Humans must have invented shoes a very long time ago. In 1938 some sandals were discovered in a cave in Oregon, USA that have since been dated to around 7,000 to 8,000 BC - making them somewhere around 10,000 years old!
4. Moving on, the next word could be a pronoun for the female owner of the aforementioned item of footwear.

Answer: She

'She' is an example of a third person, singular, subject case personal pronoun that refers to a female or any object perceived as feminine (such as ships or cars).

In the first person the pronoun used would be 'I' and in the second person pronoun it would be 'you', while the plural version relating to several females would be 'they'. The subject case means that the female is the subject of the sentence, for example "She met Jack for lunch". If the female was the object of the sentence then the pronoun used would be 'her' and the example would read "Jack met her for lunch".
5. At the bottom of our word ladder today we find the chemical symbol for the element with atomic number 99.

Answer: Es

Einsteinium is a synthetic element belonging to the actinide series. It is a by-product of nuclear explosion and was first discovered following the first successful detonation of a hydrogen bomb in 1952. As it is highly radioactive (which should be no great surprise given what you have to do to create it) and most of its isotopes only have a short half-life it is not really used outside of scientific research.

It is named after Albert Einstein. Other chemical elements named after famous scientists include fermium (Enrico Fermi), bohrium (Niels Bohr) and copernicium (Nicolaus Copernicus).
6. We're climbing back up, so you'll need to add a letter and rearrange from this point onwards. Salish, Sargasso and South China are all examples of this type of geographic feature.

Answer: Sea

The Salish Sea lies between the Canadian province of British Columbia and the US state of Washington. It is a relatively new term for the area, believed to have been first proposed in an attempt to promote conservation awareness. The name was formally ratified by the United States Board on Geographic Names in 2009 and the British Columbia Geographical Names Office in 2010.

The Sargasso Sea is a northern region of the Atlantic Ocean known for both its ecologically important marine plant life and the amount of floating rubbish that has accumulated there. The South China Sea is a region of the Pacific Ocean that is, unsurprisingly, south of China.
7. Up next is a word meaning of sound mind, sensible or reasonable.

Answer: Sane

The word 'sane' is an adjective describing a person's mental state that derives from the Latin term 'sanus', meaning 'healthy'.

It was also the name of two ancient Greek cities, opening up the possibility of all sorts of jokes related to living 'in Sane'. I'll refrain from including any here though in order to preserve everyone's sanity.
8. Climbing can be hard work, why not take a rest and continue your journey in this type of chair? You'll be cosy in the comfortable enclosed seat, but spare a thought for the bearers who will have to pick it up and carry you!

Answer: Sedan

Sedan chairs were a common form of transport (for the rich) in the 17th and 18th centuries and consisted of a box containing a single seat, mounted on poles, and carried by two bearers. They were often highly decorated and ornate.

The term 'sedan' is also commonly used in the USA, Canada and New Zealand for cars with fixed roofs and four to six seats.
9. If you are compensating, atoning or providing redress for a crime or misdeed then you are making these.

Answer: Amends

The use of the term 'amends' and the related idiom 'make amends' in relation to compensation or the need to give compensation can be dated back to the 14th century. 'Amends' comes from the French term 'amendes' meaning fines or penalties.

Perhaps you need to make amends to the bearers who carried your chair up the previous step of the ladder?
10. Finally, the top of the ladder! Here you will find either a condition suggesting you are no longer of sound mind, or the band responsible for the songs 'Our House' and 'House of Fun'.

Answer: Madness

Madness are an English band, originally formed in London in 1976. Their hit song 'House of Fun' spent two weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1982. 'Our House' became the band's most successful single in the US when it reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.

"Welcome to the House of Fun" is the first line of the chorus from 'House of Fun' and also the final line of the song.
Source: Author Fifiona81

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