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Quiz about Quantity Words In English
Quiz about Quantity Words In English

Quantity Words In English Trivia Quiz


Language being what it is, often offers very precise vocabulary even when in practice many of us would just say: SOME or A LITTLE OF.See how precise your choice of vocabulary would be.

A multiple-choice quiz by flem-ish. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
flem-ish
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
66,018
Updated
Sep 16 22
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
12 / 15
Plays
5418
Last 3 plays: Guest 24 (14/15), max_brand1 (12/15), robbonz (14/15).
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Question 1 of 15
1. Which of these words is a good choice to combine with GARLIC? (Please remember that regional variants are not included, we are looking for the standard term.) Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. Which of these combinations is the most unlikely in an English text? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. 'A SLICE OF' can be combined with three of these words, but is very unlikely with which one? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. Hope is an abstract reality but still we can speak of either a glimmer or a "sp____" of hope. Give the complete word.

Answer: (5 letters, first two being 'sp')
Question 5 of 15
5. We can speak of slips of paper, scraps of paper, sheets of paper, even pieces of paper , but when we mean a precise number of fresh sheets (now 500, formerly 480), as used by printers etc., we use the term: a _______ of paper.

Answer: (One Word)
Question 6 of 15
6. Bananas come in: Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. Which of these words, when used as a quantity word, always suggests 'smell'? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. Of what material might you have to fashion either a wad or a plug? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. There are various situations in which you might add a dash of some of these to a recipe, but which is the most likely word to be combined with 'a shot of'? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Which of these would not normally come in bars? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. In which of these shapes does pure refined sugar normally not come? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. You could speak of a TUFT OF in three of these cases, but normally not when referring to: Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Which of these would, except in a figurative sense, not normally combine with 'BOOKS'? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. In combination with which of these words would "'a chunk of' be a good alternative for a 'piece of'? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. Which of these would you not normally store in casks? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of these words is a good choice to combine with GARLIC? (Please remember that regional variants are not included, we are looking for the standard term.)

Answer: a clove of

A string of garlic is possible too, but has another meaning. Cf. a string of onions.
2. Which of these combinations is the most unlikely in an English text?

Answer: a speck of sanctity

A speck refers to a small spot of something. It is only used in reference to objects with a physical presence, not for abstract concepts such as sanctity.
3. 'A SLICE OF' can be combined with three of these words, but is very unlikely with which one?

Answer: cloth

Slicing cloth is theoretically possible, but seldom will serve any purpose.
4. Hope is an abstract reality but still we can speak of either a glimmer or a "sp____" of hope. Give the complete word.

Answer: spark

5. We can speak of slips of paper, scraps of paper, sheets of paper, even pieces of paper , but when we mean a precise number of fresh sheets (now 500, formerly 480), as used by printers etc., we use the term: a _______ of paper.

Answer: ream

6. Bananas come in:

Answer: bunches

So do flowers, parsley, grapes.
7. Which of these words, when used as a quantity word, always suggests 'smell'?

Answer: whiff

A cloud of perfume suggests smell too, but cloud in itself does not.It could be combined with dust, smoke, even with grasshoppers or flying ants. A 'whiff of' will normally be combined with words suggesting smell: garlic; perfume. Gust and puff usually imply wind.
8. Of what material might you have to fashion either a wad or a plug?

Answer: cotton

The incorrect options can be called, or made into, wads, but not also plugs.
9. There are various situations in which you might add a dash of some of these to a recipe, but which is the most likely word to be combined with 'a shot of'?

Answer: rum

10. Which of these would not normally come in bars?

Answer: chalk

11. In which of these shapes does pure refined sugar normally not come?

Answer: lozenges

Lozenges are small flat sweets, which are either eaten for enjoyment or which contain medicine, and which dissolve when sucked in the mouth. They may contain sugar, but are not a classic shape for pure sugar to come in. Tablets don't seem to be a wide-spread type of presentation either.
12. You could speak of a TUFT OF in three of these cases, but normally not when referring to:

Answer: celery

13. Which of these would, except in a figurative sense, not normally combine with 'BOOKS'?

Answer: a mountain

14. In combination with which of these words would "'a chunk of' be a good alternative for a 'piece of'?

Answer: meat

Chunks often refer to large parts of something edible such as meat, cheese, pineapple. But 'chunk' could be applied to large roughly cut lumps of stone too. Pottery, chalk, etc. might occasionally occur in 'chunks'. For the idiom "a piece of one's mind" there is no alternative with "chunk".
15. Which of these would you not normally store in casks?

Answer: milk

Milk can gain very little from being stored in wood.
Source: Author flem-ish

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