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Can I Con You into Taking This Quiz?


Each one-word answer contains the word "con." With homage to Ravenskye's many Words Within Words quizzes (if you like vocabulary quizzes, you should check out this category).

A multiple-choice quiz by robynraymer. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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Author
robynraymer
Time
8 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
105,891
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
9 / 15
Plays
2192
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Question 1 of 15
1. Permission?

Answer: (7 letters)
Question 2 of 15
2. A nunnery?

Answer: (7 letters)
Question 3 of 15
3. An amenity such as a public toilet?

Answer: (11 letters)
Question 4 of 15
4. Touching or communication?

Answer: (7 letters)
Question 5 of 15
5. To be kind and thoughtful is to show _______.

Answer: (13 letters)
Question 6 of 15
6. A fire?

Answer: (13 letters)
Question 7 of 15
7. An antiquated word for tuberculosis?

Answer: (11 letters)
Question 8 of 15
8. A competition or a verb meaning "to dispute"?

Answer: (7 letters)
Question 9 of 15
9. To chat or talk?

Answer: (11 letters; related to "fable")
Question 10 of 15
10. As Jiminy Cricket sang to Pinocchio, "Always let your ______ be your guide!"

Answer: (10 letters)
Question 11 of 15
11. A marine mollusk with a spiral-shaped shell?

Answer: (5 letters)
Question 12 of 15
12. To baffle, frustrate, or mix up?

Answer: (8 letters--NOT "confuse")
Question 13 of 15
13. Dismay or trepidation?

Answer: (13 letters)
Question 14 of 15
14. An antiquated word for a daily walk taken to promote good health?

Answer: (14 letters)
Question 15 of 15
15. Prurience or eroticism?

Answer: (13 letters)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Permission?

Answer: consent

Related words and expressions include "consenting adults," "parental consent," and "consentual sex."
2. A nunnery?

Answer: convent

Queen Guineviere went to live in one after she betrayed King Arthur with Sir Lancelot.
3. An amenity such as a public toilet?

Answer: convenience

A "convenience store" is one that is close by and open most of the time, such as 7-11. A "marriage of convenience" is one entered into primarily for gain rather than affection.
4. Touching or communication?

Answer: contact

American football is a "contact sport." If you are "out of contact" with someone, you haven't communicated for awhile.
5. To be kind and thoughtful is to show _______.

Answer: consideration

In the novel "Pride and Prejudice," the heroine's mother, Mrs. Bennet, is always asking her husband to show some consideration for her "poor nerves."
6. A fire?

Answer: conflagration

A conflagration is a large, disastrous fire. This word is composed of con + flag + ration.
7. An antiquated word for tuberculosis?

Answer: consumption

If pulmonary tuberculosis is not stopped, the body wastes away, or is "consumed." Yuck. Showoff spendthrifts with money to burn practice "conspicuous consumption."
8. A competition or a verb meaning "to dispute"?

Answer: contest

You can win a contest or contest a will.
9. To chat or talk?

Answer: confabulate

This word's root is the Latin word "fabula," or story.
10. As Jiminy Cricket sang to Pinocchio, "Always let your ______ be your guide!"

Answer: conscience

A "crise de conscience" is a moral crisis. A conscientious person does his or her best.
11. A marine mollusk with a spiral-shaped shell?

Answer: conch

Pronounced like "conk," as in "conk out." Did you know that conch shells are often used to make cameos?
12. To baffle, frustrate, or mix up?

Answer: confound

You can confound an evil scheme, or a math problem can confound you.
13. Dismay or trepidation?

Answer: consternation

Antonyms include sangfroid and aplomb.
14. An antiquated word for a daily walk taken to promote good health?

Answer: constitutional

A person's constitution is his or her general physical health. (So, someone with a strong constitution can combat disease well.)
15. Prurience or eroticism?

Answer: concupiscence

This word has the same root as "cupid."
Source: Author robynraymer

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