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1. William Archibald Spooner was a professor after whom a term 'spoonerism' was named. Which of the following is an example of spoonerism?
2. A silhouette is a view of an object consisting an outline and a featureless interior. The word is derived from the name of Etienne de Silhouette; who was he?
3. A popular facial hairstyle was named after Ambrose Burnside. What was the name of this hairstyle?
4. The word Quisling is used to refer to a traitor. Who was the man Quisling from whose name this word is derived?
5. The term 'Achilles heel' is named after a Greek mythological character named Achilles. Which of the following best describes the meaning of this term?
6. The word 'casanova' is derived from the name of a person called Giacomo Casanova. He was a fictional character who was a womanizer and libertine.
7. Mikhail Kalashnikov was a Russian who is famous in history for having invented the object named after him. What was this object?
8. Charles Lynch was an American revolutionary from whose name the word 'lynch' is derived. What does this word mean?
9. The word 'Machiavellian' is derived from the name of Niccolo Machiavelli. Who was he?
10. The word 'hooligan' is used to refer to a thug. The word is derived from the name of a Irish person/persons.
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