Quiz about Random Abbreviations and Acronyms
Quiz about Random Abbreviations and Acronyms

Random Abbreviations and Acronyms Quiz


Quiz yourself on random abbreviations and acronyms with this quiz. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by xo_cinnabon. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
xo_cinnabon
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
260,468
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
11317
Last 3 plays: Guest 50 (10/10), sally0malley (7/10), Bowler413 (10/10).
1. Your next door neighbor sends you an invitation to his 1st annual BBQ and all of your friends are going. Your little cousin asks, "What is a BBQ?".

What do the letters BBQ stand for?
Hint

basic barn quest
bee bee queens
barbecue
back to back questions

2. You arrive at the barbecue and the hot dogs and hamburgers are on the grill. Boy, it sure is getting hot out here! You go into the house to cool off where the A/C is running. Your little cousin asks, "What's an A/C?".

What does A/C mean?
Hint

air credit
air cooled
air conditioning
air calmer

3. You noticed inside the house there is a huge map on the wall with little marks that represent the places your neighbor has travelled. You notice he's been to Connecticut.

What is the abbreviation for Connecticut?
Hint

CN
CT
CI
CO

4. In the next room, you notice your neighbor's little boy is doing his homework and you bring your cousin over to see if the boy would like to play with her. The boy says, "I'm almost done, I just need to figure out what 'cm' stands for."

What does 'cm' stand for?
Hint

cement
centimeter
comment
computer

5. Seeing the little boy with his homework really reminded you of your times at school. You are reminded of Health class where they taught you cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It's much easier to say the abbreviation of it though.

What is the abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resuscitation?
Hint

CRP
CPUR
CAPURE
CPR

6. "Oh my! It's getting late!" shouts your friend, Peter, "I have to go to the USPS before it closes!" He gets in the car and quickly drives away with an envelope. Your little cousin asks, "Where is he going?".

What does USPS stand for?
Hint

United States Puppy Station
United States Postal Service
United States Photography Service
United States Pattern Stitchers-mart

7. It's getting boring and you ask if you can get on the computer. You have to type some Hyper Text Markup Language codes for work.

What is the abbreviation for Hyper Text Markup Language?
Hint

HTML
MPTXML
HYTEMALA
HTLM

8. Phew! You got your work done and join the rest of the group again. You see that another family has arrived with a foreign exchange student. You greet the family and then ask the exchange student where she is from. She answers, "I'm from South Africa."

What is the abbreviation for South Africa?
Hint

SAF
SCAF
CAF
RSA

9. You chat with the family with the foreign exchange student and you ask how they know your next door neighbor since you've never seen them before. They say that they just moved here and received a friendly phone call from your neighbor. You say that you got an invitation with the letters 'RSVP' on the bottom.

What is the language of the words that stand for RSVP?
Hint

German
Spanish
English
French

10. You're really hitting it off with the new family and you notice their son's shirt says 'FBI'. The family jokes about it and explains their son has always wanted to work for the FBI. Soon enough, the day has ended and it is time to go back home.

But, what does the FBI stand for?
Hint

Father Brother Ideas
French Banking Industry
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Frank and Ben Inc.


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Your next door neighbor sends you an invitation to his 1st annual BBQ and all of your friends are going. Your little cousin asks, "What is a BBQ?". What do the letters BBQ stand for?

Answer: barbecue

A barbecue is a cook out when you cook meat on a grill or an open fire. In North America, barbecues began in the late 1800s during cattle drives in the West.
2. You arrive at the barbecue and the hot dogs and hamburgers are on the grill. Boy, it sure is getting hot out here! You go into the house to cool off where the A/C is running. Your little cousin asks, "What's an A/C?". What does A/C mean?

Answer: air conditioning

An air conditioner is a system that controls the temperature of the air. An air conditioner makes the air drier and/or colder. The public started to use the air conditioner in the 1920s. The air conditioner was publicized in a movie theater which called this cool air 'man made weather'.
3. You noticed inside the house there is a huge map on the wall with little marks that represent the places your neighbor has travelled. You notice he's been to Connecticut. What is the abbreviation for Connecticut?

Answer: CT

Here are some state symbols of Connecticut: The state tree is the Charter Oak. The state bird is the American Robin and the state song is Yankee Doodle. Connecticut was granted statehood on January 9, 1788. It became the 5th state in the United States.
4. In the next room, you notice your neighbor's little boy is doing his homework and you bring your cousin over to see if the boy would like to play with her. The boy says, "I'm almost done, I just need to figure out what 'cm' stands for." What does 'cm' stand for?

Answer: centimeter

Centimeters form part of linear measurement in the metric system. A French man named Gabriel Mouton proposed the metric system around 1690.
5. Seeing the little boy with his homework really reminded you of your times at school. You are reminded of Health class where they taught you cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It's much easier to say the abbreviation of it though. What is the abbreviation for cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Answer: CPR

CPR is an emergency procedure. CPR is used to restore normal breathing after cardiac arrest. To do CPR, you need to lay the person down, then put your hands on the person's chest and press the chest 30 times, then use mouth to mouth and give two slow breaths. You have to repeat this until the person is breathing or until the paramedics arrive.
6. "Oh my! It's getting late!" shouts your friend, Peter, "I have to go to the USPS before it closes!" He gets in the car and quickly drives away with an envelope. Your little cousin asks, "Where is he going?". What does USPS stand for?

Answer: United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service began over two centuries ago in 1775. The USPS delivers hundreds of millions of letters every day!
7. It's getting boring and you ask if you can get on the computer. You have to type some Hyper Text Markup Language codes for work. What is the abbreviation for Hyper Text Markup Language?

Answer: HTML

According to Dictionary.com, HTML is the standard protocol for formatting. HTML also is used to display documents on the World Wide Web.
8. Phew! You got your work done and join the rest of the group again. You see that another family has arrived with a foreign exchange student. You greet the family and then ask the exchange student where she is from. She answers, "I'm from South Africa." What is the abbreviation for South Africa?

Answer: RSA

South Africa was originally settled by Bantu people in the 5th century AD. The southern area of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean border South Africa.
9. You chat with the family with the foreign exchange student and you ask how they know your next door neighbor since you've never seen them before. They say that they just moved here and received a friendly phone call from your neighbor. You say that you got an invitation with the letters 'RSVP' on the bottom. What is the language of the words that stand for RSVP?

Answer: French

Répondez S'il Vous Plaît means to respond if you please. RSVP is most often seen on invitations.
10. You're really hitting it off with the new family and you notice their son's shirt says 'FBI'. The family jokes about it and explains their son has always wanted to work for the FBI. Soon enough, the day has ended and it is time to go back home. But, what does the FBI stand for?

Answer: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI is a US federal agency that does investigations. Members of the FBI also guard national security. The FBI actually wasn't established until 1908.
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