Origins Of Terms

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This quiz concerns the origins of terms and phrases.

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Who invented the term "international"?

Thomas Jefferso

William Shakespeare

Jeremy Bentham

Napoleon Bonaparte

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  • 1. 
    Who invented the term "international"?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      William Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Jeremy Bentham

    • D. 

      Napoleon Bonaparte

  • 2. 
    What does the phrase "coin a term" mean?
    • A. 

      To receive money for saying or writing a word

    • B. 

      To invent a word

    • C. 

      To engrave or stamp a word on a coin

    • D. 

      To copyright a word

  • 3. 
    From which language did the term "tariff" originate?
    • A. 

      Arabic

    • B. 

      Portuguese

    • C. 

      Italian

    • D. 

      Latin

  • 4. 
    Which term refers to the study of the history of words?
    • A. 

      Grammar

    • B. 

      Lexicography

    • C. 

      Entomology

    • D. 

      Etymology