Is English A Crazy Language?

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Is English A Crazy Language?

This quiz is based on facts about the English language. Written by Richard Lederer, Crazy English makes us laugh at the oddities of this language. Let's have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What color is a blackbird hen?
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Brown

    • C. 

      Black

    • D. 

      Beige

  • 2. 
    What is a horned toad?
    • A. 

      A reptile

    • B. 

      A marsupial

    • C. 

      A bird

    • D. 

      An amphibian

  • 3. 
    What is a guinea pig?
    • A. 

      A marsupial from Australiasia

    • B. 

      A pig from Central Africa

    • C. 

      A bird from Asia

    • D. 

      A rodent from South America

  • 4. 
    What is an apiary?
    • A. 

      A place where apes are raised

    • B. 

      A place where beehives are collected

    • C. 

      A place where birds are kept

    • D. 

      A place where peas are grown

  • 5. 
    What is a votary?
    • A. 

      A person who votes

    • B. 

      An electoral college

    • C. 

      An enthusiast of a cause

    • D. 

      A revolving tool

  • 6. 
    What is herpetology?
    • A. 

      The study of herbs

    • B. 

      The study of reptiles

    • C. 

      The study of female pets

    • D. 

      The study of herpes

  • 7. 
    What is hippophobia?
    • A. 

      The fear of horses

    • B. 

      The fear of hippopotami

    • C. 

      The fear of getting fat

    • D. 

      The fear of hippies

  • 8. 
    What is capitonym?
    • A. 

      The use of capital letters instead of small letters

    • B. 

      The study of the cases of capitalization

    • C. 

      The origin of the origins of the capitals

    • D. 

      The change of pronunciation and meaning with capitalization

  • 9. 
    What is ecophobia?
    • A. 

      Fear of echoes

    • B. 

      Fear of spoiling the environment

    • C. 

      Fear of home

    • D. 

      Fear of economic problems

  • 10. 
    What are oxymorons?
    • A. 

      Words made up from first letters

    • B. 

      Words that are the same when read backwards

    • C. 

      Words composed of two identical parts

    • D. 

      Words that mean the opposite used in the same term