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Dictionary Quizzes & Trivia

It is one of the most common books in the world that you have never read entirely. You check it every time you do not understand a word and it never fails to deliver. It is hard to imagine a modern-day world without dictionaries. Nevertheless, how much do we really know about dictionaries themselves? Enough to answer some questions about them? Let’s give it a try then.

What are the oldest dictionaries ever discovered in the world? In what year was the first English monolingual dictionary published? What is the approximate number of words listed by the Oxford English Dictionary? What is considered to be the most difficult aspect of creating a bilingual dictionary? Answer all the questions and make sure you don’t run out of words.
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Questions: 21  |  Attempts: 820   |  Last updated: Dec 7, 2014
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    The rhyme of a syllable is optional.

the quiz will be challenging to the students. it will have many differnt parts to it,and it will reflect on the students knowledge on dictionary skills

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 389   |  Last updated: Jan 24, 2013
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    How do you find words in a dictionary?

This quiz is on how to use a dictionary. You will tell me wihich words are in the correct order.

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 568   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    Which order would put these words in dictionary form?dog,cat, kick, zoo 

This quiz consists 25 questions, you have 40 minutes and you may use your dictionary. Good luck.

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 390   |  Last updated: Jan 28, 2013
  • Sample Question
    A : My son was promoted yesterday. B : ............

Practice making the PLAIN PRESENT (dictionary) form from the POLITE (masu) form. Remember, working out which GROUP the verb belongs to first will help.

Questions: 24  |  Attempts: 1280   |  Last updated: Jan 3, 2013
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