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  • 1. 

    The word "hotel" originated in which language?

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      English

    • C.

      Latin

    • D.

      French

    Correct Answer
    D. French
    Explanation
    The word "hotel" originated in French. French is known for its influence on the English language, and "hotel" is one of the many words that have been borrowed from French. The French word "hôtel" originally referred to a large townhouse or mansion, but over time, its meaning evolved to refer to an establishment that provides lodging and other services for travelers. This word has since been adopted by various languages, including English, to refer to a place where people can stay temporarily.

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  • 2. 

    What does the saying "That's corny" mean?

    • A.

      It's Quite Simple

    • B.

      I Will Never Reveal The Secret

    • C.

      Stop Being Silly And Get Serious

    • D.

      It's Sentimental

    Correct Answer
    D. It's Sentimental
    Explanation
    The saying "That's corny" means that something is overly sentimental or cheesy. It implies that the thing being referred to is overly emotional or sappy in a way that may be considered old-fashioned or lacking in sophistication.

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  • 3. 

    "He's a real ham", means what?

    • A.

      You've Said Something Offensive

    • B.

      He Brings Home The Family Money

    • C.

      We Had A Great Time

    • D.

      He's A Frustrated Actor

    Correct Answer
    D. He's A Frustrated Actor
    Explanation
    The phrase "He's a real ham" is commonly used to describe someone who loves to perform or be the center of attention. This is often associated with actors who enjoy being in the spotlight and may be overly dramatic or exaggerated in their actions. Therefore, the correct answer "He's a frustrated actor" implies that the person being referred to has a strong desire to act or perform but is unable to do so professionally or to the extent they desire.

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  • 4. 

    What does the saying "He's a bad egg" mean?

    • A.

      He Informed Others About My Secrets

    • B.

      Don't Be Afraid Of Trying Something

    • C.

      Don't Let Him Get You Upset

    • D.

      He Cannot Be Trusted

    Correct Answer
    D. He Cannot Be Trusted
    Explanation
    The saying "He's a bad egg" means that the person referred to cannot be trusted. This phrase is often used to describe someone who is dishonest, unreliable, or untrustworthy. It suggests that this person has negative qualities or intentions and should be avoided or treated with caution.

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  • 5. 

    What is a secret name?

    • A.

      Heteronym

    • B.

      Meronym

    • C.

      Cryptonym

    • D.

      Autonym

    Correct Answer
    C. Cryptonym
    Explanation
    A secret name is commonly referred to as a cryptonym. A cryptonym is a code name or a disguised name used to conceal the identity of a person, organization, or operation. It is often used in intelligence and espionage activities to maintain secrecy and protect sensitive information. Cryptonyms are designed to be difficult to decipher, ensuring that only those with the necessary clearance or knowledge can understand their true meaning.

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  • 6. 

    What is a name containing two parts or terms?

    • A.

      Caconym

    • B.

      Teknonymy

    • C.

      Dionym

    • D.

      Retronym

    Correct Answer
    C. Dionym
    Explanation
    A dionym is a name that consists of two parts or terms. It is derived from the Greek word "di" meaning two, and "onym" meaning name. Dionyms are often used to refer to people who have two given names or to describe a naming convention that uses two terms to identify something. For example, John Smith is a dionym because it consists of two parts, John and Smith.

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  • 7. 

    What is a "pleasing or beautiful name"?

    • A.

      Allonym

    • B.

      Euonym

    • C.

      Patronym

    • D.

      Exonym

    Correct Answer
    B. Euonym
    Explanation
    A "pleasing or beautiful name" is referred to as a Euonym. This term is used to describe a name that is aesthetically pleasing or has a positive connotation. It is often used to highlight names that are well-suited to a person's character or profession.

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  • 8. 

    What is a name for a town or country in a foreign language?

    • A.

      Euonymous

    • B.

      Acronym

    • C.

      Hypernym

    • D.

      Exonym

    Correct Answer
    D. Exonym
    Explanation
    An exonym is a name for a town or country in a foreign language. It is used by people who do not speak the language of that place. For example, "Germany" is an exonym for the country known as "Deutschland" in German. Exonyms are commonly used to refer to places in international communication or by travelers who are not familiar with the local language.

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  • 9. 

    What is a name consisting of several words?

    • A.

      Homonym

    • B.

      Tautonym

    • C.

      Dionym

    • D.

      Polyonym

    Correct Answer
    D. Polyonym
    Explanation
    A name consisting of several words is called a polyonym. This term is used to describe a name or term that is made up of multiple words or elements. It is often used in linguistic and naming studies to categorize names that have more than one word in their composition.

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  • 10. 

    What is a new name as modification of older term used alone?

    • A.

      Trionym

    • B.

      Retronym

    • C.

      Metonymy

    • D.

      Autonym

    Correct Answer
    B. Retronym
    Explanation
    A retronym is a new name that is created as a modification of an older term used alone. This is often necessary when a new version or variation of something is introduced, requiring a way to differentiate it from the original. For example, the term "analog watch" was coined as a retronym after the introduction of digital watches. It is a term used to describe a specific type of watch, distinguishing it from the newer digital watches.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these might have filled the room with modulation?

    • A.

      Piano Playing

    • B.

      Fresh Spring Breeze

    • C.

      Cooking Aromas

    • D.

      Bright Sunshine

    Correct Answer
    A. Piano Playing
    Explanation
    Piano playing might have filled the room with modulation because playing the piano involves using different techniques to vary the volume, tone, and expression of the music being played. Modulation refers to the process of changing the key or tonality of a piece of music, and pianists often use modulation techniques to add variety and emotion to their performances. Therefore, piano playing is a likely cause for filling the room with modulation.

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  • 12. 

    What is the Polish word for "beer"?

    • A.

      Dobry

    • B.

      Jestem

    • C.

      Zwoty

    • D.

      Piwo

    Correct Answer
    D. Piwo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Piwo" because "Piwo" is the Polish word for "beer".

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  • 13. 

    What does the Japanese word "Mate" (pronounced (mah-tay) mean?

    • A.

      Punch

    • B.

      Kick

    • C.

      Block

    • D.

      Stop

    Correct Answer
    D. Stop
    Explanation
    The Japanese word "Mate" (pronounced (mah-tay) means "Stop". This word is commonly used in various contexts to indicate a halt or cessation of an action or movement. It is often used in sports or martial arts to signal a pause or end to a match or practice. In everyday language, "Mate" can also be used to ask someone to wait or hold on for a moment.

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  • 14. 

    What does Zip stand for in Zip Code?

    • A.

      Zonage Insurrection Partition

    • B.

      Zone Instruction (For) Postage

    • C.

      Zoning Improvement Plan

    • D.

      It Doesn't Stand For Anything

    Correct Answer
    C. Zoning Improvement Plan
    Explanation
    The term "Zip" in Zip Code stands for "Zoning Improvement Plan." The Zip Code system was introduced in the United States in 1963 to improve mail delivery efficiency. It divided the country into postal zones, allowing for more accurate sorting and delivery of mail. The term "Zoning Improvement Plan" reflects the purpose of the system, which was to improve the organization and efficiency of mail distribution.

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  • 15. 

    What does FHA stand for when referring to Housing?

    • A.

      Federal Housing Administration

    • B.

      Federal Housing Authority

    • C.

      Federal Housing Agency

    • D.

      Fundamental Housing Administration

    Correct Answer
    A. Federal Housing Administration
    Explanation
    FHA stands for Federal Housing Administration. The Federal Housing Administration is a government agency that provides mortgage insurance on loans made by approved lenders to borrowers with low to moderate incomes. The agency's goal is to make homeownership more accessible and affordable for individuals and families.

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