English 101 Literature Quiz

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English literature is quite a fascinating study. Literature is the communication of thoughts, ideas, and feelings through the written word. The story begins with the Germanic tradition of the Anglo-Saxon settlers in English literature. How much do you know about English 101? Take this quiz up and see test out what you remember from our class. All the best!


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  • 1. 

    What does S.A.T. stand for?

    • A. 

      Student Achievement Test

    • B. 

      Smell All Toes

    • C. 

      Scholars Achievement Test

    • D. 

      Scholastic Aptitude Test

    Correct Answer
    D. Scholastic Aptitude Test
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Scholastic Aptitude Test. The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It measures students' readiness for college by assessing their knowledge and skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The test is designed to evaluate a student's critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills, which are considered essential for success in college. The term "scholastic" refers to academic or educational matters, while "aptitude" refers to a natural ability or talent. Therefore, the Scholastic Aptitude Test assesses a student's aptitude or readiness for scholastic or academic pursuits.

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  • 2. 

    In Golf, if you "Bogey" a hole, what happened?

    • A. 

      Shot One Stroke Over Par

    • B. 

      Shot The Ball In The Water

    • C. 

      Shot One Stroke Under Par

    • D. 

      Shot Par For The Hole

    Correct Answer
    A. Shot One Stroke Over Par
    Explanation
    In golf, when you "Bogey" a hole, it means that you shot one stroke over par for that particular hole. Par is the predetermined number of strokes that a skilled golfer is expected to complete the hole in. So, if you bogey a hole, it means you took one more stroke than what is considered the ideal score for that hole.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the best definition of lummox?

    • A. 

      A Lumberjack

    • B. 

      A Stupid Clumsy Person

    • C. 

      A Measurement Of Light

    • D. 

      A Soapy Film

    Correct Answer
    B. A Stupid Clumsy Person
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A Stupid Clumsy Person." This definition accurately describes a lummox as someone who is not only unintelligent but also lacks coordination and is prone to being clumsy. The term "lummox" is often used to refer to someone who is awkward and bumbling in their actions, suggesting a lack of grace and finesse.

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  • 4. 

    What is a "satyr"?

    • A. 

      Half Goat - Half Horse

    • B. 

      Half Man - Half Goat

    • C. 

      Half Man - Half Horse

    • D. 

      Two Headed Dog

    Correct Answer
    B. Half Man - Half Goat
    Explanation
    A satyr is a creature from Greek mythology that is depicted as half man and half goat. They are known for their mischievous and lustful nature. The combination of human and goat features represents the wild and untamed aspects of nature, as well as the primal and instinctual side of human behavior. Satyrs are often associated with wine, music, and revelry, and are commonly depicted in art and literature as playful and jovial beings.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these words means "ornamental glass"?

    • A. 

      Milfoil

    • B. 

      Millefiori

    • C. 

      Millefleur

    • D. 

      Mille-Feuille

    Correct Answer
    B. Millefiori
    Explanation
    Millefiori is the correct answer because it is a term used to describe ornamental glass that is made by fusing together multiple colored glass rods and then cutting them to reveal intricate patterns. The word "millefiori" is derived from the Italian words "mille" meaning thousand and "fiori" meaning flowers, which reflects the floral patterns often seen in this type of glass. The other options, Milfoil, Millefleur, and Mille-Feuille, do not refer to ornamental glass and are unrelated to the given question.

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  • 6. 

    What does the abbreviation Ste. stand for in a mailing address?

    • A. 

      Street

    • B. 

      Store

    • C. 

      Site

    • D. 

      Suite

    Correct Answer
    D. Suite
    Explanation
    The abbreviation "Ste." in a mailing address stands for "Suite." This is commonly used to indicate a specific office or unit within a larger building or complex. It helps to differentiate between different businesses or individuals that may be located within the same address.

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  • 7. 

    What does NHL stand for?

    • A. 

      National Hockey League

    • B. 

      National Hooker's Legion

    • C. 

      New Hampshire's Ladies

    • D. 

      National Horses Legion

    Correct Answer
    A. National Hockey League
    Explanation
    The correct answer is National Hockey League. The NHL is a professional ice hockey league in North America, consisting of 31 teams. It is widely recognized as the premier professional ice hockey league in the world.

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  • 8. 

    In the old days, what did the 3 R's stand for?

    • A. 

      Rock, Roll And Rumble

    • B. 

      Reading, Writing, And Arithmetic

    • C. 

      Read Rather Rarely

    • D. 

      Railroads, Runways And Rowboats

    Correct Answer
    B. Reading, Writing, And Arithmetic
    Explanation
    The 3 R's, which stood for Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, were the fundamental skills taught in schools in the past. These skills were considered essential for a basic education and were the building blocks for further learning. Reading allowed individuals to comprehend and gain knowledge from written texts, writing enabled them to express their thoughts and ideas, and arithmetic provided them with the ability to solve mathematical problems and understand numbers. These skills formed the foundation of education and were necessary for success in various aspects of life.

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  • 9. 

    What is the abbreviation for Square in an address?

    • A. 

      Sq.

    • B. 

      Sqa.

    • C. 

      Squ.

    • D. 

      Sqr.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sq.
    Explanation
    The abbreviation for Square in an address is "Sq." This is a commonly used abbreviation to represent the word "Square" in an address.

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  • 10. 

    What do the letters TB stand for?

    • A. 

      Taste Buds

    • B. 

      Tall Buildings

    • C. 

      Tough Bones

    • D. 

      Tuberculosis

    Correct Answer
    D. Tuberculosis
    Explanation
    TB stands for Tuberculosis, which is a contagious infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It primarily affects the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. Tuberculosis is transmitted through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. It is a serious disease that can be life-threatening if left untreated.

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  • 11. 

    What does the acronym "VFW" stand for?

    • A. 

      Veterans Of Foreign Wars

    • B. 

      Villains Of Financial Worlds

    • C. 

      Villains Of Foreign Wars

    • D. 

      Veterans Of The Foreign World

    Correct Answer
    A. Veterans Of Foreign Wars
    Explanation
    The acronym "VFW" stands for Veterans Of Foreign Wars. This organization is dedicated to supporting and advocating for veterans who have served in foreign conflicts. They provide assistance and resources to veterans, as well as promote patriotism and honor those who have served their country.

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  • 12. 

    What does the acronym "FDA" stand for?

    • A. 

      Food And Drug Administration

    • B. 

      Food And Drink Association

    • C. 

      Fun And Dance Administration

    • D. 

      Food And Drug Agency

    Correct Answer
    A. Food And Drug Administration
    Explanation
    The acronym "FDA" stands for Food And Drug Administration. This is a government agency in the United States responsible for regulating and supervising the safety and efficacy of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and other products. The FDA plays a crucial role in protecting public health by ensuring that these products are safe for consumption and use.

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  • 13. 

    In medical terms, what does "SOB" stand for?

    • A. 

      Short On B Vitamins

    • B. 

      Standard Of Balance

    • C. 

      Sorry Old Bird

    • D. 

      Shortness Of Breath

    Correct Answer
    D. Shortness Of Breath
    Explanation
    "SOB" is a commonly used medical acronym that stands for "Shortness Of Breath." This term is used to describe the feeling of difficulty or discomfort in breathing, often accompanied by a sensation of not getting enough air. It can be caused by various medical conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, heart failure, or anxiety.

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  • 14. 

    In medical terms, what does "UTI" stand for?

    • A. 

      Upper Tracheal Infection

    • B. 

      Urinary Tract Infection

    • C. 

      Under Tongue Infection

    • D. 

      Under Toenail Infection

    Correct Answer
    B. Urinary Tract Infection
    Explanation
    "UTI" stands for Urinary Tract Infection, which is a common medical condition characterized by an infection in any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. This infection is usually caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra and can cause symptoms such as frequent urination, pain or burning during urination, cloudy or bloody urine, and pelvic pain. UTIs are more common in women than in men and can be treated with antibiotics.

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  • 15. 

    What does "NR" stand for on a prescription?

    • A. 

      No Resuscitation

    • B. 

      No Refills

    • C. 

      No Restrictions

    • D. 

      No Rest

    Correct Answer
    B. No Refills
    Explanation
    "NR" stands for "No Refills" on a prescription. This means that the medication prescribed cannot be refilled without a new prescription from the doctor. This is often indicated when the medication is a controlled substance or requires close monitoring by the healthcare provider. It helps prevent misuse or overuse of the medication and ensures that patients have regular check-ups with their doctor to assess the effectiveness and safety of the medication.

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  • 16. 

    What is a synonym for "tangible"?

    • A. 

      Pliable

    • B. 

      Irrelevant

    • C. 

      Palpable

    • D. 

      Tasty

    Correct Answer
    C. Palpable
    Explanation
    The word "tangible" means something that can be touched or felt physically. Among the given options, the word "palpable" is the most suitable synonym for "tangible" as it also refers to something that can be felt or touched, making it the correct answer. "Pliable" means flexible or easily bent, "irrelevant" means not connected or unrelated, and "tasty" means having a pleasant flavor, none of which are synonyms for "tangible".

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  • 17. 

    What does B.C. stand for?

    • A. 

      Before Christianity

    • B. 

      Before Christ

    • C. 

      Birth Of Christ

    • D. 

      Born Of Christ

    Correct Answer
    B. Before Christ
    Explanation
    B.C. stands for "Before Christ," which refers to the time period before the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a historical dating system commonly used to count years before the start of the Gregorian calendar. The term "Before Christ" is used to indicate the years that occurred prior to the birth of Jesus, while the term "Anno Domini" (A.D.) is used to indicate the years that occurred after his birth.

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