English Literature Test: Would You Pass?

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 132

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English Literature Quizzes & Trivia

English literature is very wide and only a few know how to use all the word correctly but this takes time and a lot of reading. The quiz below is designed to test your literature skills and see where you stand among other English heads. Give it a try and share your results.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What part of speech is "purgatory", meaning "an intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 2. 
    What part of speech is "purveyor", meaning "one who supplies"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 3. 
    What part of speech is "pusillanimous", meaning "without spirit or bravery"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adverb & Adjective

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 4. 
    What part of speech is "pyre", meaning "a heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 5. 
    What part of speech is "pyromania", meaning "an insane propensity to set things on fire"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 6. 
    What part of speech is "pyrotechnic", meaning "pertaining to fireworks or their manufacture"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 7. 
    What part of speech is "quadrate", meaning "to divide into quarters"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 8. 
    What part of speech is "qualification", meaning "a requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 9. 
    What part of speech is "qualify", meaning "to endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 10. 
    What part of speech is "qualm", meaning "a fit of nausea"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 11. 
    What part of speech is "quandary", meaning "a puzzling predicament"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 12. 
    What part of speech is "quarrelsome", meaning "irascible"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 13. 
    What part of speech is "quarter", meaning "one of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 14. 
    What part of speech is "quartet", meaning "a composition for four voices or four instruments"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 15. 
    What part of speech is "quarto", meaning "an eight-page newspaper of any size"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

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