Quiz about Words About Words
Quiz about Words About Words

Words About Words Trivia Quiz


Onomatopoeia? Oxymoron? Anagram? Do you know these terms? If you don't, try this quiz and find out what they mean. If you do know them, well, you might find this quiz easy. Have fun!

A multiple-choice quiz by minch. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
minch
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
13,622
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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1. Round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran. This is an example of: Hint

palindrome
metaphor
alliteration
onomatopoeia

2. A synonym is a word that means the same as another word. Which of these words is NOT a synonym for huge? Hint

colossal
gigantic
mundane
massive

3. An anagram is a word, or words, made up from another word or words. Which of these is NOT an anagram of 'plate'? Hint

aelpt
pleat
leapt
petal

4. Which of these words is a homophone of 'meat'? Hint

beet
seat
meet
mate

5. Which word is an antonym of reckless? Hint

headstrong
lazy
rash
careful

6. Which of these words is NOT a palindrome? Hint

never
rotor
level
noon

7. A homonym is a word that is spelt the same way as another, but has a different meaning, e.g. pool. What one word can mean fast and also a group of ships?

Answer: (One Word)
8. Onomatopoeia means a word that sounds like its meaning. e.g. crack, buzz. What is the onomatopoeic word that describes the noise a snake makes?

Answer: (One Word)
9. There is no special term that I know of for a word that makes another word when spelt backwards. How about just reversal? What animal's name can be reversed to make a word meaning to run smoothly?

Answer: (One Word four letters)
10. 'Hasten slowly' is an example of what? Hint

onomatopoeia
anagram
alliteration
oxymoron




Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran. This is an example of:

Answer: alliteration

2. A synonym is a word that means the same as another word. Which of these words is NOT a synonym for huge?

Answer: mundane

Mundane means ordinary
3. An anagram is a word, or words, made up from another word or words. Which of these is NOT an anagram of 'plate'?

Answer: aelpt

An anagram is a word that is made up of the same letters as as another word. For example, rate is an anagram of tear; drop is an anagram of prod. Therefore aelpt is a scramble of plate, not an anagram, as there is no such word as aelpt.
4. Which of these words is a homophone of 'meat'?

Answer: meet

A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another but has different spelling. Seat and beet rhyme with meat. Mate is an anagram of meat.
5. Which word is an antonym of reckless?

Answer: careful

Antonym means a word with an opposite meaning. Headstrong and rash are synonyms of reckless.
6. Which of these words is NOT a palindrome?

Answer: never

A palindrome is a word that reads the same when reversed. This is true of level, noon and rotor, but not of never.
7. A homonym is a word that is spelt the same way as another, but has a different meaning, e.g. pool. What one word can mean fast and also a group of ships?

Answer: fleet

8. Onomatopoeia means a word that sounds like its meaning. e.g. crack, buzz. What is the onomatopoeic word that describes the noise a snake makes?

Answer: hiss

9. There is no special term that I know of for a word that makes another word when spelt backwards. How about just reversal? What animal's name can be reversed to make a word meaning to run smoothly?

Answer: wolf

10. 'Hasten slowly' is an example of what?

Answer: oxymoron

An oxymoron is a phrase in which contradictory words are combined. Such as deafening silence and beautiful prison.
Source: Author minch

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