The Big Quiz On English Literature

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The story of English literature has begun with the Germanic tradition of the Anglo-Saxon settlers. A bibliophile is a book-lover, and the word first appeared in print in 1824. This quiz is just for fun, and if you are interested in English Literature with a passion, you can play and show us just how much you know about it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What part of speech is "preengage", meaning "to preoccupy"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 2. 
    What part of speech is "preexist", meaning "to exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 3. 
    What part of speech is "preexistence", meaning "existence antecedent to something"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 4. 
    What part of speech is "preface", meaning "a brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 5. 
    What part of speech is "prefer", meaning "to hold in higher estimation"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 6. 
    What part of speech is "preferment", meaning "preference"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 7. 
    What part of speech is "prehensile", meaning "adapted for grasping or holding"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 8. 
    What part of speech is "prelate", meaning "one of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 9. 
    What part of speech is "premature", meaning "coming too soon"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 10. 
    What part of speech is "premise", meaning "a judgment as a conclusion"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 11. 
    What part of speech is "premonition", meaning "foreboding"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 12. 
    What part of speech is "preposterous", meaning "utterly ridiculous or absurd"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 13. 
    What part of speech is "presage", meaning "to foretell"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 14. 
    What part of speech is "prescience", meaning "knowledge of events before they take place"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 15. 
    What part of speech is "prescription", meaning "an authoritative direction"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

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