English Literature Terms Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What part of speech is "shiftless", meaning "wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 2. 
    What part of speech is "shrewd", meaning "characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 3. 
    What part of speech is "shrivel", meaning "to draw or be drawn into wrinkles"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 4. 
    What part of speech is "sibilate", meaning "to give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 5. 
    What part of speech is "sidereal", meaning "pertaining to stars or constellations"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 6. 
    What part of speech is "signification", meaning "the meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 7. 
    What part of speech is "simplify", meaning "to make less complex or difficult"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 8. 
    What part of speech is "sinister", meaning "evil"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 9. 
    What part of speech is "sinus", meaning "an opening or cavity"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 10. 
    What part of speech is "siren", meaning "a sea-nymph, described by homer as dwelling between the island of circe and scylla"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 11. 
    What part of speech is "sirocco", meaning "hot winds from africa"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 12. 
    What part of speech is "sisterhood", meaning "a body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 13. 
    What part of speech is "skeptic", meaning "one who doubts any statements"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 14. 
    What part of speech is "skiff", meaning "usually, a small light boat propelled by oars"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 15. 
    What part of speech is "skirmish", meaning "desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Verb

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