Etymology Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Yankee

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Dutch

    • C.

      German

    • D.

      Old French

    • E.

      Arabic

    Correct Answer
    B. Dutch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dutch because Dutch is one of the languages listed that is not derived from Latin. The other languages listed, such as Latin, German, Old French, and Arabic, all have Latin roots or influences. Therefore, Dutch is the odd one out in this list.

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  • 2. 

    Alcohol

    • A.

      Arabic

    • B.

      Latin

    • C.

      German

    • D.

      Old English

    • E.

      Old French

    Correct Answer
    A. Arabic
    Explanation
    Arabic is the correct answer because it is the language from which the word "alcohol" originated. The word "alcohol" is derived from the Arabic term "al-kuḥl," which refers to a fine powder or essence that was historically used as an antiseptic and cosmetic. The term was later adopted by other languages, including Latin, German, Old English, and Old French, but its origin can be traced back to Arabic.

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  • 3. 

    Nostril

    • A.

      Greek

    • B.

      Arabic

    • C.

      Old English

    • D.

      Middle Dutch

    • E.

      Italian

    Correct Answer
    C. Old English
    Explanation
    The word "nostril" originated from Old English. This can be inferred from the list of languages provided, as it is the only language mentioned that is associated with the Old English period.

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  • 4. 

    Alarm

    • A.

      Arabic

    • B.

      Sanskrit

    • C.

      Middle Dutch

    • D.

      Greek

    • E.

      Italian

    Correct Answer
    E. Italian
    Explanation
    The given list consists of different languages. The word "Alarm" is the same in all the languages except for Italian, where it is different. Therefore, the correct answer is Italian.

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  • 5. 

    October

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      Greek

    • C.

      German

    • D.

      Arabic

    • E.

      Italian

    Correct Answer
    A. Latin
    Explanation
    Latin is the correct answer because it is the only language listed that is not a modern language. Latin was the language of ancient Rome and has had a significant influence on many modern languages, including Italian. The other languages listed are all modern languages that are still spoken today.

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  • 6. 

    Mantra

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      Sanskrit

    • D.

      Greek

    • E.

      German

    Correct Answer
    C. Sanskrit
    Explanation
    The answer is Sanskrit because Sanskrit is the language in which the word "mantra" originated. Although the question does not provide any context or specific information, it can be deduced that the answer is Sanskrit based on the given list of languages.

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  • 7. 

    Planet

    • A.

      Greek

    • B.

      Sanskirt

    • C.

      Latin

    • D.

      Dutch

    • E.

      German

    Correct Answer
    A. Greek
    Explanation
    The given list of words represents different languages. The word "Planet" is the only one that is not a language, but rather a term used in various languages to refer to a celestial body. Therefore, the correct answer is Greek, as it is the only language among the options provided.

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  • 8. 

    Pamper

    • A.

      German

    • B.

      Latin

    • C.

      Greek

    • D.

      Middle Dutch

    • E.

      French

    Correct Answer
    D. Middle Dutch
    Explanation
    The word "pamper" originated from Middle Dutch.

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  • 9. 

    Hazard

    • A.

      Greek

    • B.

      Old French

    • C.

      German

    • D.

      Russian

    • E.

      Dutch

    Correct Answer
    B. Old French
    Explanation
    The word "Hazard" originated from Old French. Old French was the form of the French language that was spoken in the northern regions of France from the 9th to the 14th century. It was during this time that the word "Hazard" entered the French language, and it eventually made its way into English. Therefore, the correct answer is Old French.

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  • 10. 

    Rebate

    • A.

      Greek

    • B.

      Dutch

    • C.

      Old French

    • D.

      Old English

    • E.

      Arabic

    Correct Answer
    C. Old French
    Explanation
    The word "rebate" originated from Old French. Old French was a language spoken in France from the 9th to the 14th century. It was heavily influenced by Latin and also borrowed words from other languages such as Greek, Dutch, Old English, and Arabic. Since "rebate" is not derived from Greek, Dutch, Old English, or Arabic, the most likely source is Old French.

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