Vocabulary Test (American Vs British English)

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Vocabulary Test (American Vs British English) - Quiz

Choose the correct answer.
Is each word American or British English?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    SWEETS

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The given answer "BRITISH" is the correct answer because it is the only word that is associated with both "SWEETS" and "AMERICAN". The word "BRITISH" is commonly used to refer to the culture and language of the United Kingdom, which is known for its traditional sweets. On the other hand, "AMERICAN" is a term used to refer to the culture and language of the United States. Therefore, "BRITISH" is the only word that connects both "SWEETS" and "AMERICAN".

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  • 2. 

    CANDY

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
  • 3. 

    CLOSET

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The word "closet" is commonly used in both British and American English to refer to a small enclosed space for storing clothes or other items. However, the word "closet" is more commonly used in American English, while the term "cupboard" is more commonly used in British English. Therefore, the correct answer is "American" because it is the English variant that is more closely associated with the word "closet".

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  • 4. 

    WARDROBE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
  • 5. 

    TIMETABLE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the correct answer is "BRITISH" because the word "TIMETABLE" is written in two columns, labeled "BRITISH" and "AMERICAN". Since "BRITISH" is listed first, it is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    SCHEDULE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
  • 7. 

    COUNTER-CLOCKWISE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
  • 8. 

    ANTI-CLOCKWISE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "BRITISH" because the question asks for a word that can be associated with "ANTI-CLOCKWISE". In British English, the term "anti-clockwise" is commonly used to describe the direction opposite to the movement of the hands of a clock. Therefore, "BRITISH" is the appropriate answer as it aligns with the given term.

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  • 9. 

    RUBBER

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "RUBBER" is associated with the British English term for an eraser. In American English, the word "ERASER" is used instead. Therefore, the correct answer is "BRITISH" as it represents the British English term for this object.

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  • 10. 

    ERASER

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
  • 11. 

    CAB

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The given question consists of two words, "CAB" and "BRITISH". The correct answer, "AMERICAN", can be derived by taking the first letter of each word and forming a new word. By taking the first letter of "CAB", we get "C", and by taking the first letter of "BRITISH", we get "B". Therefore, the combination of these two letters forms the word "CB". However, this is not the correct answer. Instead, we need to take the first letter of the word "AMERICAN", which is "A", and combine it with the previous letters "CB" to form "ACB". Hence, the correct answer is "AMERICAN".

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  • 12. 

    TAXI

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "TAXI" is associated with both British and American English. However, since the question asks for the correct answer, the answer "BRITISH" is correct because the word "TAXI" is commonly used in British English to refer to a car that is available for hire with a driver. In American English, the term "TAXI" is also used, but it is more commonly referred to as a "cab". Therefore, the correct answer is "BRITISH".

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  • 13. 

    BARRISTER

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "BARRISTER" is commonly used in British English to refer to a type of lawyer who is qualified to represent clients in court. Therefore, the correct answer is "BRITISH" as it is associated with the term "BARRISTER" in its typical usage.

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  • 14. 

    ATTORNEY

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The word "ATTORNEY" is commonly used in both British English and American English to refer to a lawyer. However, the word "ATTORNEY" is more commonly used in American English, while "SOLICITOR" is the more commonly used term in British English. Therefore, the correct answer is "AMERICAN" because "ATTORNEY" is more associated with American English.

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  • 15. 

    TRUCK

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The word "TRUCK" is associated with both British and American English, as it is used in both dialects. However, the question asks for the correct answer, which is "AMERICAN." This could be because the word "TRUCK" is more commonly used in American English than in British English.

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  • 16. 

    LORRY

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "LORRY" is associated with British English, as it is the term commonly used in the UK to refer to a large motor vehicle used for transporting goods. In American English, the equivalent term is "TRUCK". Therefore, the correct answer is "BRITISH" as it represents the appropriate English variation for the given word.

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  • 17. 

    TYRE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "TYRE" is spelled in British English, where the letter "Y" is used instead of "I" in the American English spelling of "TIRE". Therefore, the correct answer is "BRITISH" as it represents the British English spelling of the word.

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  • 18. 

    TIRE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
  • 19. 

    VEST

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
  • 20. 

    WAISTCOAT

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The term "waistcoat" refers to a sleeveless garment that is worn over a shirt and under a coat. This term is commonly used in British English. Therefore, the correct answer is "British" as it is the language variant in which the term "waistcoat" is most commonly used.

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  • 21. 

    PETROL

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "PETROL" is commonly used in British English to refer to the liquid fuel used in vehicles, while "gasoline" is the term typically used in American English. Therefore, the correct answer is "BRITISH" as it corresponds to the British English term for this type of fuel.

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  • 22. 

    GASOLINE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The word "GASOLINE" is commonly used in American English to refer to a fuel used in automobiles. Therefore, the answer "AMERICAN" is correct because it is associated with the American English term for this fuel.

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  • 23. 

    STOVE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The word "STOVE" is associated with both "BRITISH" and "AMERICAN" as they both use stoves. However, since the question asks for the correct answer, which is singular, the correct answer would be "AMERICAN" as it refers to the specific type of stove used in American households.

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  • 24. 

    COOKER

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "COOKER" is associated with both "BRITISH" and "AMERICAN" because it is a commonly used term for a kitchen appliance in both British and American English. However, since the question asks for the correct answer, the word "BRITISH" is the correct choice as it directly relates to the given word "COOKER".

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  • 25. 

    RAILWAY

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
  • 26. 

    RAILROAD

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The word "AMERICAN" is the correct answer because it is the only word that is associated with the term "RAILROAD" in a cultural or geographical context. The term "RAILROAD" is commonly used in American English to refer to a railway system, while "BRITISH" is associated with British English. Therefore, "AMERICAN" is the most appropriate and logical choice in this context.

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  • 27. 

    SIDEWALK

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The word "sidewalk" is primarily used in American English to refer to a paved pedestrian pathway along the side of a road. In British English, the term used for the same concept is "pavement." Therefore, the correct answer is "American" because "sidewalk" is an American English term.

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  • 28. 

    PAVEMENT

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The given answer is "BRITISH" because the word "PAVEMENT" is used in British English to refer to the hard surface of a road or sidewalk, while in American English, it is referred to as "SIDEWALK". Therefore, "BRITISH" is the correct answer as it corresponds to the word used in the given context.

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  • 29. 

    MOTORWAY

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "motorway" is commonly used in British English to refer to a major road designed for high-speed traffic, typically with multiple lanes and limited access points. Therefore, the correct answer is "British" as it is the term used in British English.

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  • 30. 

    HIGHWAY

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The given words "HIGHWAY" and "BRITISH" suggest a relationship between a type of road and a nationality. In this case, the correct answer "AMERICAN" can be inferred as it represents the nationality associated with the type of road. Highways are commonly associated with American culture, as they have an extensive network of highways throughout the country. Therefore, it can be concluded that the word "AMERICAN" is the correct answer based on the given context.

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  • 31. 

    MOTORBIKE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "motorbike" is associated with British English rather than American English. In British English, the term "motorbike" is commonly used to refer to a motorcycle, while in American English, the term "motorcycle" is more frequently used. Therefore, the correct answer is "BRITISH" as it reflects the association between "motorbike" and British English.

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  • 32. 

    MOTORCYCLE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The word "MOTORCYCLE" is associated with both "BRITISH" and "AMERICAN" cultures. However, since the question asks for the correct answer, we can deduce that the correct answer is "AMERICAN" because motorcycles are commonly associated with American culture, particularly iconic American motorcycle brands such as Harley-Davidson.

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  • 33. 

    COOKIES

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
  • 34. 

    BISCUITS

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "BRITISH" because biscuits are a type of baked bread product that is popular in British cuisine. In American English, the term "biscuit" refers to a different type of baked good that is similar to a scone. Therefore, the answer "BRITISH" is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 35. 

    TROUSERS

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The word "trousers" is commonly used in British English to refer to a garment that covers the lower part of the body and has separate coverings for each leg. Therefore, the correct answer is "British" as it is the appropriate term used in British English.

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  • 36. 

    PANTS

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
  • 37. 

    TRAINERS

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The given question is incomplete and does not provide any context or information to determine the correct answer. Without any additional information, it is impossible to determine why the correct answer is "BRITISH".

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  • 38. 

    SNEAKERS

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The given words "SNEAKERS" and "BRITISH" suggest a connection between footwear and a nationality. Since "AMERICAN" is the only option that fits this pattern, it is the correct answer.

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  • 39. 

    RUBBISH

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    A. BRITISH
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "BRITISH" because it is the only word in the given options that is spelled correctly and makes sense in the context. "RUBBISH" is a noun meaning waste or garbage, and "AMERICAN" is a nationality. Therefore, "BRITISH" is the correct answer.

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  • 40. 

    GARBAGE

    • A.

      BRITISH

    • B.

      AMERICAN

    Correct Answer
    B. AMERICAN
    Explanation
    The word "GARBAGE" is associated with waste or trash. When we consider the words "BRITISH" and "AMERICAN," it can be inferred that the answer is "AMERICAN" because the term "garbage" is commonly used in American English to refer to waste or rubbish.

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