Unusual And Obscure English Words You Never Heard! Trivia Quiz

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  • 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