Test Your English Literature Knowledge

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What part of speech is "protuberate", meaning "to swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 2. 
    What part of speech is "proverb", meaning "a brief, pithy saying, condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 3. 
    What part of speech is "providential", meaning "effected by divine guidance"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 4. 
    What part of speech is "provincial", meaning "uncultured in thought and manner"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 5. 
    What part of speech is "proviso", meaning "a clause in a contract, will, etc, by which its operation is rendered conditional"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 6. 
    What part of speech is "prudery", meaning "an undue display of modesty or delicacy"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 7. 
    What part of speech is "prurient", meaning "inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 8. 
    What part of speech is "pseudonym", meaning "a fictitious name, especially when assumed by a writer"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 9. 
    What part of speech is "psychiatry", meaning "the branch of medicine that relates to mental disease"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 10. 
    What part of speech is "psychotherapy", meaning "the treatment of mental disease"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 11. 
    What part of speech is "pudgy", meaning "small and fat"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 12. 
    What part of speech is "puerile", meaning "childish"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 13. 
    What part of speech is "puissant", meaning "possessing strength"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 14. 
    What part of speech is "punitive", meaning "pertaining to punishment"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 15. 
    What part of speech is "pupilage", meaning "the state or period of being a student"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Adjective

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