# Quiz! Akeelah And The Bee By Doug Atchison

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Written by Doug Atchison, Akeelah and The Bee is a movie telling the story of Akeelah, a brilliant young girl who had to partake in a national spelling bee competition.
What do you know about Akeelah and The Bee Movie? Do you know everything the story tells? Try these questions and prove your knowledge on the movie.

• 1.

### Which word means to be able to use both hands?

• A.

Ambidextrous

• B.

Duodextrous

• C.

Bidextrous

• D.

Dexterity

A. Ambidextrous
Explanation
Ambidextrous is the correct answer because it means the ability to use both hands equally well. This term is commonly used to describe individuals who can perform tasks with either hand, showing a high level of dexterity and coordination. The other options, such as Duodextrous and Bidextrous, do not exist in the English language and therefore cannot be the correct answer. Dexterity, on the other hand, refers to skill and agility in using one's hands, but it does not specifically imply the ability to use both hands equally.

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• 2.

### Which word means to use language in a showy way just to impress people by using difficult words excessively?

• A.

Eloquence

• B.

Grandiloquent

• C.

Eloquent

• D.

Pulchritude

B. Grandiloquent
Explanation
Grandiloquent means to use language in a showy way just to impress people by using difficult words excessively. It is the correct answer because it specifically describes the act of using extravagant or pompous language to make an impression on others. Eloquence and Eloquent also relate to the use of language, but they do not convey the same meaning of excessive showiness. Pulchritude, on the other hand, means beauty and is unrelated to the given question.

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• 3.

### What is the correct spelling of a word that means the essence or inherent nature of a person?

• A.

Quiddity

• B.

Quid

• C.

Quiditiness

• D.

Quidity

A. Quiddity
Explanation
Quiddity is the correct spelling of the word that means the essence or inherent nature of a person. It is derived from the Latin term "quidditas" which refers to the "whatness" or fundamental quality of something. In philosophy, quiddity is used to describe the unique and defining characteristics that make an individual or thing what it is.

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• 4.

### What is the correct spelling of the word that means a yellow discoloration of the skin?

• A.

Zanthosis

• B.

Xanthoses

• C.

Zanthoses

• D.

Xanthosis

D. Xanthosis
Explanation
Xanthosis is the correct spelling of the word that means a yellow discoloration of the skin. The term "xanthosis" is derived from the Greek word "xanthos," which means yellow. It is commonly used in medical terminology to describe the yellowing of the skin due to various underlying conditions, such as liver disease or jaundice.

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• 5.

### What is the correct spelling of the species of Kingfishers known for their laugh-like call?

• A.

Kookabura

• B.

Kukabora

• C.

Kookaborra

• D.

Kookaburra

D. Kookaburra
Explanation
The correct spelling of the species of Kingfishers known for their laugh-like call is "Kookaburra." This is the only option that matches the correct spelling and pronunciation of the bird's name. The other options, "Kukabora" and "Kookaborra" are misspellings, while "Kookabura" is a variation that does not accurately represent the correct spelling. Therefore, "Kookaburra" is the correct answer.

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• 6.

### Which of the following words means someone who sells by deception?

• A.

Mountbank

• B.

Mountbang

• C.

Mountebank

• D.

Mountebang

C. Mountebank
Explanation
A mountebank is someone who sells by deception. This person uses tricks, deceit, or fraud to sell their products or services. They often present themselves as knowledgeable or skilled in order to gain the trust of their customers, but their intentions are dishonest. This term is commonly used to describe a con artist or a charlatan who manipulates others for personal gain.

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• 7.

### Which of the following can be used to describe a kind of secret exclusive organization of individuals gathered for a political purpose?

• A.

Cabalistic

• B.

Canalistic

• C.

Cabalis

• D.

Canalists

A. Cabalistic
Explanation
Cabalistic can be used to describe a kind of secret exclusive organization of individuals gathered for a political purpose. The term "cabalistic" refers to something that is mysterious, secretive, and associated with hidden knowledge or occult practices. In this context, it implies that the organization operates covertly and has a hidden agenda or secretive nature, aligning with the description of a secret exclusive political group.

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• 8.

### Which of the following can be otherwise called verbal diarrhea?

• A.

Diarrhea

• B.

Loggorhea

• C.

Logorrhea

• D.

Gonorrhea

C. Logorrhea
Explanation
Logorrhea can be otherwise called verbal diarrhea. It is a condition characterized by excessive and uncontrollable talkativeness or wordiness. People with logorrhea tend to speak rapidly and incessantly, often without considering the relevance or impact of their words. This term is derived from the Greek words "logos" meaning "word" and "rhein" meaning "to flow," reflecting the excessive flow of words associated with this condition. Diarrhea, loggorhea, and gonorrhea are unrelated medical conditions, making logorrhea the correct answer.

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• 9.

### Which of the  following means to create or compose in a mixture of styles?

• A.

Pastishe

• B.

Parstice

• C.

Parstiche

• D.

Pastiche

D. Pastiche
Explanation
A pastiche refers to the act of creating or composing something using a mixture of different styles. It involves combining elements from various sources or imitating different artistic styles to create a new work. This term is often used in literature, music, and art to describe a piece that pays homage to or mimics the style of another artist or era.

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• 10.

### Which of the following is a type of drama in which action is heightened for catastrophe?

• A.

Catasis

• B.

Catsis

• C.

Catastasis

• D.

Catatasis

C. Catastasis
Explanation
Catastasis is the correct answer because it refers to a type of drama in which the action is heightened for a catastrophe. This term is often used in the context of ancient Greek tragedies, where the plot builds up to a point of intense conflict or crisis. Catastasis is a crucial element in dramatic storytelling as it creates tension and suspense, leading to a climactic event or resolution.

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