English Vocabulary Trivia Test! Quiz

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The English vocabulary is wide and not even an English person knows what every word means or its definition. Do you believe that you have a way with words and can easily give the right word to a description? Take up the test below and see how wide your vocabulary is so far.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Directions (1-5): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.   One who hides away on a ship to obtain a free passage

    • A.

      Compositor

    • B.

      Stoker

    • C.

      Stowaway

    • D.

      Shipwright

    Correct Answer
    C. Stowaway
    Explanation
    A stowaway is someone who hides away on a ship to obtain a free passage. A compositor is a person who arranges type for printing or typesetting. A stoker is a person who tends to the fuel and boiler on a steamship. A shipwright is a person who builds or repairs ships. Therefore, the correct answer is stowaway.

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  • 2. 

    Clines available at a scene.

    • A.

      Circumstantial

    • B.

      Derivative

    • C.

      Inferential

    • D.

      Suggestive

    Correct Answer
    A. Circumstantial
    Explanation
    The word "circumstantial" means related to or dependent on circumstances or details. In the context of the given question, it suggests that there are various details or pieces of evidence available at a scene. This term implies that these details are not directly conclusive or definitive, but they can be used to infer or make conclusions about the situation. Therefore, "circumstantial" is the most appropriate word among the options provided to describe the availability of clues or evidence at a scene.

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  • 3. 

    An unexpected piece of good for-tune.

    • A.

      Windfall

    • B.

      Philanthropy

    • C.

      Benevolence

    • D.

      Turnstile

    Correct Answer
    A. Windfall
    Explanation
    A windfall refers to an unexpected piece of good fortune or luck. It usually implies receiving a large amount of money or a valuable asset unexpectedly. This term is commonly used to describe a sudden financial gain, such as winning the lottery or inheriting a large sum of money. In this context, windfall is the most appropriate term as it accurately captures the idea of an unexpected and positive event that brings good fortune.

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  • 4. 

    An emolument over and above fixed income or salary.

    • A.

      Honorarium

    • B.

      Sinecure

    • C.

      Perquisite

    • D.

      Prerogative

    Correct Answer
    A. Honorarium
    Explanation
    An honorarium refers to a payment or fee given to someone for their services or expertise, usually for a one-time or occasional assignment. It is an additional compensation that is not part of their regular income or salary. The other options do not accurately describe an additional payment, with sinecure referring to a position with little or no work responsibilities, perquisite referring to a benefit or privilege associated with a position, and prerogative referring to a right or privilege possessed by a person or group.

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  • 5. 

    The animals of a particular region.

    • A.

      Flora

    • B.

      Museum

    • C.

      Zoo

    • D.

      Fauna

    Correct Answer
    D. Fauna
    Explanation
    The term "fauna" refers to the animal life in a particular region. In this context, the question is asking for the correct term that represents the animals of a particular region. "Flora" refers to the plant life, "Museum" and "Zoo" are not relevant to the topic of animals in a particular region. Therefore, "fauna" is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Directions (6-10): In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelled. Find the correctly spelled word. (a) parapharnelia (b) parsimonious (c) peccadilo (d) peadiatrics

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The correctly spelled word is "parsimonious".

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  • 7. 

    (a) measureable (b) manageable (c) marriagable (d) manoevrable

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "manageable" because it is the only word that is spelled correctly and makes sense in the given context. The other options, "measureable," "marriagable," and "manoevrable," are all misspelled or do not fit the context of the question.

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  • 8. 

    (a) tussel (b) tunnle (c) tumble (d) trable

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "c" because "tumble" is the correct spelling of the word. The other options are misspelled variations of the word.

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  • 9. 

    (a) populus (b) pompuous (c) prelious (d) presumptuous

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    The correct answer is (d) presumptuous. The word "presumptuous" means behaving in a way that shows excessive confidence or arrogance, often without justification. It is the only option among the given words that matches the definition. "Populus" is a Latin word for people, "pompous" means arrogant or self-important, and "prelious" is not a recognized word.

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  • 10. 

    (a) impromptue (b) illustrious (c) illusery (d) impetous

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. C

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