English Vocabulary Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 

    One who eats human flesh is called?

    • A.

      Nomadic

    • B.

      Cannibal 

    • C.

      Non-vegetarian

    • D.

      Litigant

    Correct Answer
    B. Cannibal 
    Explanation
    A person who eats human flesh is called a cannibal. Cannibalism is a practice that involves consuming the flesh or organs of another human being. This term is derived from the Spanish word "caníbal" which was used to describe the Carib people of the West Indies, who were believed to engage in cannibalistic practices. Cannibalism is considered taboo in most cultures and is often associated with extreme cases of survival or ritualistic practices in certain societies.

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  • 2. 

    A roundabout way of speaking.

    • A.

      Alliteration 

    • B.

      Ambiguous 

    • C.

      Circumlocution 

    • D.

      Euphemism 

    Correct Answer
    C. Circumlocution 
    Explanation
    Circumlocution refers to the use of excessive words or indirect language to avoid being straightforward or to express something in a roundabout way. It involves speaking in a manner that is intentionally vague, ambiguous, or evasive. This answer fits the given description of "a roundabout way of speaking" and aligns with the meaning of circumlocution. Alliteration, on the other hand, refers to the repetition of similar sounds at the beginning of words in a sentence or phrase. Ambiguous means having multiple possible meanings or interpretations. Euphemism refers to the use of mild or indirect language to replace harsh or unpleasant words or phrases.

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  • 3. 

    A person who is difficult to please.

    • A.

      Robust 

    • B.

      Body builder

    • C.

      Sadist

    • D.

      Fastidious 

    Correct Answer
    D. Fastidious 
    Explanation
    Fastidious means being very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. A person who is difficult to please can be described as fastidious because they have high standards and are very particular about what they want or expect. They pay close attention to every detail and expect things to be done exactly as they want. This person may be hard to satisfy or impress because they have specific preferences and requirements.

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  • 4. 

    The art of spelling words correctly.

    • A.

      Philology

    • B.

      Orthography 

    • C.

      Calligraphy 

    • D.

      Paleography 

    Correct Answer
    C. Calligraphy 
    Explanation
    Calligraphy is the art of writing beautifully and skillfully. It involves the creation of artistic and decorative handwriting or lettering using a variety of writing instruments. While philology is the study of language and its historical development, orthography refers to the conventional spelling system of a language, and paleography is the study of ancient handwriting. However, calligraphy specifically focuses on the aesthetic aspects of writing, making it the correct answer for the art of spelling words correctly.

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  • 5. 

    Plutocracy is:

    • A.

      Government by the rich

    • B.

      Government by the nobles

    • C.

      Government by the officials 

    • D.

      Government by the people 

    Correct Answer
    A. Government by the rich
    Explanation
    Plutocracy refers to a form of government where the wealthy individuals or the upper class hold the majority of the political power and influence. In this system, decisions and policies are often made to benefit the interests of the rich, leading to an unequal distribution of wealth and resources. The term "plutocracy" is derived from the Greek words "ploutos" meaning wealth and "kratos" meaning rule or power.

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  • 6. 

    What is meant by 'arsenal'? 

    • A.

      A person with an evil reputation 

    • B.

      A person's peculiar habit 

    • C.

      A place where weapons and ammunition are stored 

    • D.

      A position for which no salary is paid 

    Correct Answer
    C. A place where weapons and ammunition are stored 
    Explanation
    An 'arsenal' refers to a place where weapons and ammunition are stored. It is commonly used to describe a facility or a building where military equipment, firearms, and other weapons are kept. This term is often associated with military or defense establishments where weapons are stockpiled and maintained.

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  • 7. 

    An act of killing one's own family 

    • A.

      Homicide 

    • B.

      Genocide 

    • C.

      Suicide 

    • D.

      Patricide

    Correct Answer
    B. Genocide 
    Explanation
    Genocide refers to the deliberate and systematic extermination of a particular racial, ethnic, or religious group. It involves the mass killing of a large number of people based on their identity. The act of killing one's own family is not considered genocide as it does not involve the targeting of a specific group. Instead, it would be more accurately described as familicide or filicide.

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  • 8. 

    'Bibliophile' means 

    • A.

      Bird lover

    • B.

      Plant lover

    • C.

      Book lover

    • D.

      One who loves the bible 

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Book lover
    Explanation
    The word "bibliophile" is derived from the Greek words "biblio" meaning book and "phile" meaning lover. Therefore, a bibliophile is someone who loves books.

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  • 9. 

    One who is neither intelligent nor dull.

    • A.

      Diligent 

    • B.

      Mediocre

    • C.

      Sober

    • D.

      Impulsive

    Correct Answer
    B. Mediocre
    Explanation
    The word "mediocre" means average or ordinary, neither outstanding nor terrible. In the context of the given question, someone who is neither intelligent nor dull can be described as mediocre. This suggests that the person possesses average or moderate intelligence and lacks any extreme qualities in terms of intelligence. Therefore, "mediocre" is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Person who walks in sleep.

    • A.

      Night walker

    • B.

      Street walker 

    • C.

      Somnambulist

    • D.

      Dreamer

    Correct Answer
    C. Somnambulist
    Explanation
    A person who walks in their sleep is known as a somnambulist. This condition, also known as sleepwalking, occurs during the non-REM stage of sleep, where the person is partially awake but still in a sleep state. Somnambulists may perform various activities while sleepwalking, such as walking, talking, or even driving, without any awareness or memory of their actions. It is considered a sleep disorder and can be triggered by factors like sleep deprivation, stress, or certain medications.

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  • 11. 

    A person Indifferent to pleasure and pain.

    • A.

      Stoic

    • B.

      Natural 

    • C.

      Critic 

    • D.

      Egoist

    Correct Answer
    A. Stoic
    Explanation
    A stoic is someone who is indifferent to pleasure and pain. Stoicism is a philosophy that teaches individuals to detach themselves from emotions and desires, and instead focus on living a virtuous life. Stoics believe that by not being swayed by pleasure or pain, one can achieve inner tranquility and peace of mind. They strive to remain calm and rational in the face of adversity, and accept whatever comes their way with equanimity.

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  • 12. 

    A hater of learning and knowledge.

    • A.

      Illiterate 

    • B.

      Bibliophile 

    • C.

      Misologist

    • D.

      Misogynist

    Correct Answer
    C. Misologist
    Explanation
    A misologist is someone who hates or distrusts learning and knowledge. This person has a strong aversion towards intellectual pursuits and may actively avoid or criticize any form of education or intellectual discussion. This term accurately describes an individual who has a negative attitude towards learning, making it the correct answer in this context.

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  • 13. 

    Animals that feed on grass.

    • A.

      Carnivorous 

    • B.

      Herbivorous 

    • C.

      Insectivorous

    • D.

      Graminivorous

    Correct Answer
    D. Graminivorous
    Explanation
    Graminivorous refers to animals that primarily feed on grass. This term is derived from the Latin word "gramen" meaning grass. Animals such as cows, horses, and sheep are examples of graminivorous creatures as they have specialized digestive systems that allow them to efficiently break down and extract nutrients from plant material. Unlike carnivorous animals that feed on meat or insectivorous animals that feed on insects, graminivorous animals have adapted to consume and digest grass as their main source of food.

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  • 14. 

    That which cannot be seen through.

    • A.

      Oblivion 

    • B.

      Opaque 

    • C.

      Transparent 

    • D.

      Translucent 

    Correct Answer
    B. Opaque 
    Explanation
    Opaque is the correct answer because it refers to something that cannot be seen through. Unlike transparent or translucent, which allow light to pass through and are therefore see-through, opaque objects do not allow any light to pass through them, making them impossible to see through. Oblivion, on the other hand, refers to a state of being completely forgotten or unknown, and is not related to visibility.

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  • 15. 

    The school or college in which one has been educated.

    • A.

      Matinee 

    • B.

      Alumni

    • C.

      Alma mater

    • D.

      Calvin

    Correct Answer
    C. Alma mater
    Explanation
    Alma mater refers to the school or college where a person has received their education. It is a Latin phrase that translates to "nourishing mother". It is commonly used to indicate the educational institution that someone has attended and is often used with a sense of pride and nostalgia.

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  • 16. 

    One who believes in God.

    • A.

      Atheist 

    • B.

      Theist

    • C.

      Blasphemy 

    • D.

      Pilgrimages 

    Correct Answer
    B. Theist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Theist". A theist is someone who believes in the existence of God or gods. This belief is often based on faith and religious teachings. Theism is the opposite of atheism, which is the belief in the absence of God or gods. The term "theist" can be used to describe individuals who follow various religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, or Judaism, among others.

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