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Quiz about Words to Ham Around With
Quiz about Words to Ham Around With

Words to 'Ham' Around With Trivia Quiz


This quiz of vocabulary is about words containing the word 'ham'. I will give you the definition and you tell me the word. Note that the word does not necessarily start with 'ham'.

A multiple-choice quiz by onlytrivial. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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Author
onlytrivial
Time
8 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
199,516
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
462
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Question 1 of 10
1. I'll start with an easy one. Which 'ham' word is a group of muscles at the back of the thigh and knee?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 2 of 10
2. Which 'ham' word means a three-leaf clover often associated with Ireland and St.Patrick?

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Question 3 of 10
3. This 'ham' word is a unit of currency in Morocco, United Arab Emirates, and other Arab countries.

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Question 4 of 10
4. Which 'ham' word means a spiritual figure within a tribe, who often functions as a priest, healer and intellectual?

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Question 5 of 10
5. Which 'ham' word means a hot Saharan wind, which blows in Egypt for periods of 50 days?

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Question 6 of 10
6. Which 'ham' is a word meaning a flaw in a heroic character in a story which leads to his/her downfall?

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Question 7 of 10
7. Which 'ham' word is a cotton fabric made of dyed yarns to produce a checked or striped pattern?

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Question 8 of 10
8. Which 'ham' word means an illegal bargain whereby a person agrees to pay the costs of a lawsuit if they share in the money or property awarded to the plaintiff?

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Question 9 of 10
9. This 'ham' word is a French creamy white sauce, made from vegetables, milk and roux.

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Question 10 of 10
10. Which 'ham' word means a piece of armour placed on a horses head to protect it in battle?

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I'll start with an easy one. Which 'ham' word is a group of muscles at the back of the thigh and knee?

Answer: hamstring

The hamstring is made up of the biceps femoris, semitendonosus and semimembranosus muscles.
2. Which 'ham' word means a three-leaf clover often associated with Ireland and St.Patrick?

Answer: shamrock

The shamrock is the national symbol of Ireland. Sporting teams wear it, it is a popular decoration on St. Patrick's day, and the Irish National Airline, Aer Lingus, features the shamrock as its trademark.
3. This 'ham' word is a unit of currency in Morocco, United Arab Emirates, and other Arab countries.

Answer: dirham

A Morrocan dirham is equal to 100 centimes. A United Arab Emirates dirham is worth 1,000 fils. A dirham is also a unit of currency of lesser value in Qatar, Libya, Tunisia and Kuwait.
4. Which 'ham' word means a spiritual figure within a tribe, who often functions as a priest, healer and intellectual?

Answer: shaman

Shamans are common in tribes of Northern Asia, Siberia and South America. They are similar to African 'witch-doctors'.
5. Which 'ham' word means a hot Saharan wind, which blows in Egypt for periods of 50 days?

Answer: khamsin

Khamsin means 'fifty' in Arabic. This wind, which fills the air with sand, occurs during March, April and May. It blows for a period of about 50 days.
6. Which 'ham' is a word meaning a flaw in a heroic character in a story which leads to his/her downfall?

Answer: hamartia

So you could say that Achilles' hamartia was his heel.
7. Which 'ham' word is a cotton fabric made of dyed yarns to produce a checked or striped pattern?

Answer: gingham

Quite obsolete now, gingham was a colloquial term for an umbrella, because they were often made of this material.
8. Which 'ham' word means an illegal bargain whereby a person agrees to pay the costs of a lawsuit if they share in the money or property awarded to the plaintiff?

Answer: champerty

It is legal, however, to maintain a plaintiff, meaning to finance the lawsuit but not share in the gains.
9. This 'ham' word is a French creamy white sauce, made from vegetables, milk and roux.

Answer: bechamel

Bechamel sauce was invented by the duke Philippe deMornay, but is named after Louis de Bechameil, steward to King Louis XIV. He named the sauce after himself when he decided he needed some favourable publicity.
10. Which 'ham' word means a piece of armour placed on a horses head to protect it in battle?

Answer: chamfrain

A chamfrain (also spelt chamfron and champfrain) was usually a steel or leather plate.
Source: Author onlytrivial

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