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Quiz about Shooting the Breeze
Quiz about Shooting the Breeze

Shooting the Breeze Trivia Quiz


To shoot the breeze is to have an informal conversation with someone. We're going to start with a word and change one letter in each question to reach another related word.

A multiple-choice quiz by eburge. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
eburge
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
392,439
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
1663
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
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Question 1 of 10
1. Let's start with a word that's similar in meaning to 'shoot the breeze'. Which word, four letters in length, means a casual conversation?

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)
Question 2 of 10
2. Now change only one letter from the previous answer to get this one. What item of clothing might you wear on your upper body during colder weather?

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)
Question 3 of 10
3. What black, dirty, rock-like substance, commonly burnt as fuel, is the result of changing only one letter from the previous word?

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)
Question 4 of 10
4. If you change one letter in the previous answer, you'll get this word for a young horse. So, what is this word?

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)
Question 5 of 10
5. Change a letter in the last answer to get this word, which can describe either a type of fencing sword or thin aluminium (or aluminum) that can wrap up food. What is it?

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)
Question 6 of 10
6. Take the previous answer and once again change one of the letters. What word can you then make which means you didn't pass a test?

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)
Question 7 of 10
7. Which four-letter word, which comes about by changing just one letter from the previous word, is another name for the season known as autumn?

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)
Question 8 of 10
8. What sort of structure is a rather Great sight in China and one of particular cultural importance? Change a letter in the previous answer to find out!

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)
Question 9 of 10
9. Take the last answer and change one of the letters. If you were caught running in the corridor, you might get told to slow down and do something else instead. What would this be?

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)
Question 10 of 10
10. Lastly, we're back at another word which means to have a conversation. Of course, you need to change a letter in the previous word to get it. What word are we after?

Answer: (1 word, 4 letters)



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Let's start with a word that's similar in meaning to 'shoot the breeze'. Which word, four letters in length, means a casual conversation?

Answer: chat

Another phrase which means pretty much the same thing as 'shoot the breeze' is 'chew the fat'. There isn't one definite origin of this phrase, but one such possibility is having a conversation with guests after dinner while chewing on leftover fat from the meal. This, of course, is not likely to be something people do these days.
2. Now change only one letter from the previous answer to get this one. What item of clothing might you wear on your upper body during colder weather?

Answer: coat

A coat is not just something that you can wear. Animals also have coats, though it's not actually an item of clothing. The hair or fur on the outside of an animal's body is the coat, and you get all sorts of coats. Take dogs, for instance. An Afghan hound has a long, silky coat, whereas a Bichon Frise can have a shorter, curlier coat.
3. What black, dirty, rock-like substance, commonly burnt as fuel, is the result of changing only one letter from the previous word?

Answer: coal

Coal was used in the days of the old steam trains, when it was burnt at a very high temperature to provide steam which powered the train. Because the crew pretty much had to shovel coal for hours and hours, they'd become extremely dirty. Coal is also a "present" that naughty children might have found in their Christmas stockings, instead of something nice like a clementine.
4. If you change one letter in the previous answer, you'll get this word for a young horse. So, what is this word?

Answer: foal

Foal is one of those words that is both a noun and a verb. As a noun, a foal is specifically a horse under 1 year old. As a verb, to foal is to give birth to a foal.
5. Change a letter in the last answer to get this word, which can describe either a type of fencing sword or thin aluminium (or aluminum) that can wrap up food. What is it?

Answer: foil

Along with the foil, fencing can also use an épée or a sabre. Each of these comes with its own set of rules. For example, if you're wielding a foil, you can only target your opponent's torso, whereas for the épée, all of your opponent's body represents a valid target.

The sport of fencing has been around for hundreds of years, and even has a mention in "The Merry Wives of Windsor", one of Shakespeare's plays.
6. Take the previous answer and once again change one of the letters. What word can you then make which means you didn't pass a test?

Answer: fail

Failure is almost always nothing of which to be ashamed - as many people say, that's how we learn from our mistakes. For instance, if you fail your driving test, it's not the end of the world. You learn what you did wrong, practice more, and take the test again.
7. Which four-letter word, which comes about by changing just one letter from the previous word, is another name for the season known as autumn?

Answer: fall

Fall, or autumn, comes in between summer and winter, as the weather begins to cool down and nature takes on a distinctive red-orange colour. Roughly speaking, this season occurs from September to November in the northern hemisphere and from March to May in the southern hemisphere.
8. What sort of structure is a rather Great sight in China and one of particular cultural importance? Change a letter in the previous answer to find out!

Answer: wall

The Great Wall of China isn't one single wall but a series of walls and barriers constructed by various Chinese dynasties that collectively cover more than 10,000 miles. Other famous walls include Hadrian's Wall, an ancient Roman fortification that runs widthwise across England (but doesn't form the actual border between England and Scotland), and the Berlin Wall, which divided Berlin (and, indeed, Germany) for nearly thirty years during the twentieth century.
9. Take the last answer and change one of the letters. If you were caught running in the corridor, you might get told to slow down and do something else instead. What would this be?

Answer: walk

One of the early things a baby learns to do is walk. For humans, it can take a year or two. For some animals, it can be a matter of hours after birth. Take giraffes, for instance. A baby giraffe will start trying to get on its feet pretty much immediately after birth and will generally be upright and starting to walk after an hour. Within a day, it's not impossible for it to be running around, particularly if the herd needs to make a speedy getaway from predators.
10. Lastly, we're back at another word which means to have a conversation. Of course, you need to change a letter in the previous word to get it. What word are we after?

Answer: talk

We've come full circle - we started by shooting the breeze and now we're ending by shooting the breeze. You might have heard someone say they can 'talk the talk but not walk the walk' - this generally refers to someone whose actions don't quite live up to the things they say.
Source: Author eburge

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