Unusual And Obscure English Words You Never Heard! Trivia Quiz

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Unusual And Obscure English Words You Never Heard! Trivia Quiz

This trivia quiz is perfect for teaching you some of the unusual and obscure English words you never heard! The English word is made up of numerous words and sayings that have an underlying meaning most people don’t know or confuse. By taking the quiz, you will not only learn most of them but will get to see how knowledgeable you are of the language.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which famous military leader gave us the expression "turn a blind eye"?
    • A. 

      Nelson

    • B. 

      Wellington

    • C. 

      Rommel

    • D. 

      Cardigan

  • 2. 
    A scurryfunge is
    • A. 

      A rare tree fungus

    • B. 

      A last minute tidy up before the arrival of guests

    • C. 

      A small mouse-like mammal from New Zealand

    • D. 

      A medieval kitchen implement for whisking eggs

  • 3. 
    Boscaresque means
    • A. 

      A set of boxes stacking inside each other

    • B. 

      Traveling by railroad

    • C. 

      A scenic grove of trees

    • D. 

      An ugly sea creature

  • 4. 
    Ullage is
    • A. 

      A form of crop rotation

    • B. 

      A medieval measurement of wool

    • C. 

      The empty portion of a container, especially a wine bottle

    • D. 

      To vomit

  • 5. 
    Bombilate is a verb meaning to
    • A. 

      Explode

    • B. 

      Buzz or hum

    • C. 

      Vary in altitude

    • D. 

      Be round in shape

  • 6. 
    The chess term checkmate came from which language?
    • A. 

      Norse

    • B. 

      Persian

    • C. 

      Russian

    • D. 

      German

  • 7. 
    Gadzookery is
    • A. 

      Comical displays of magic

    • B. 

      The deliberate use of old-fashioned language

    • C. 

      An invented word from the 1930s

    • D. 

      A type of jazz music

  • 8. 
    A xylophile loves
    • A. 

      Words

    • B. 

      Wood

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Wine

  • 9. 
    A zwodder is a
    • A. 

      Dyke / irrigation system

    • B. 

      Drowsy state

    • C. 

      Clog

    • D. 

      Flooded pasture

  • 10. 
    Bumptious is another word for
    • A. 

      Clumsy

    • B. 

      Aggresive

    • C. 

      Sleepy

    • D. 

      Arrogant