Language Quiz: What Do You Know About The Meaning Of Names?

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Language Quiz: What Do You Know About The Meaning Of Names?

A language quiz for brainy people. 10 QUESTIONS TOTEST YOUR KNOWLEDGEabout the meaning of names.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What English given name means 'rock' or 'stone'?
    • A. 

      Rocky

    • B. 

      George

    • C. 

      Peter

    • D. 

      Richard

  • 2. 
    What English family name means 'barrel maker'?
    • A. 

      Brown

    • B. 

      Brinkworth

    • C. 

      Clark

    • D. 

      Cooper

  • 3. 
    Ivan, Ian and Ieuan are all related to the common English name:
    • A. 

      George

    • B. 

      John

    • C. 

      Jason

    • D. 

      Gavin

  • 4. 
    Vera Lynn's real name was Vera Welch
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The most common surname in France:
    • A. 

      Lefebre

    • B. 

      Lefevre

    • C. 

      Martin

    • D. 

      Marteau

  • 6. 
    Which of the following surnames is NOT patronymic
    • A. 

      Smith

    • B. 

      Jones

    • C. 

      James

    • D. 

      Samuels

  • 7. 
    Find the odd one out
    • A. 

      Brooke

    • B. 

      Russell

    • C. 

      Thorpe

    • D. 

      Hill

  • 8. 
    O' and Mac / Mc are well known features that prefix Celtic surnames (O'Connor and MacDonald, for example). What is the Welsh version of the Irish / Scots O' and Mac?(Two letters)
  • 9. 
    Over half of all ethnic Koreans share the family name Kim, Lee or Bak (Park). How many Korean family names are there?
    • A. 

      Roughly 25-35

    • B. 

      Roughly 95-110

    • C. 

      Roughly 280-300

    • D. 

      Roughly 995-1025

  • 10. 
    The Chinese family name Wong / Wang has many variants. What is the usual English translation of 'Wong'?
    • A. 

      Eldest son

    • B. 

      Youngest son

    • C. 

      King

    • D. 

      Prince

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