Language quiz. Check your knowledge of the World of Words

Language quiz
Language quiz

Language quiz. Are you ready to test your knowledge of the World of Words? We thought this test was easy, but no: 60% get only 7/15 or less.

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This language quiz can be a real challenge for the novice. How proficient are you in general knowledge?

  • Question of

    Which is the third most widely spoken language in the world?

    • Spanish
    • Hindustani
    • English
    • Mandarin Chinese
  • Question of

    A difficult one for non-speakers… How many letters and vowels are in modern Russian language?

    • 26 letters and 5 vowels
    • 33 letters and 10 vowels
    • 28 letters and 6 vowels
    • 29 letters and 7 vowels
  • Question of

    What would be the English term for German automaker Volkswagen?

    • German car
    • Fast transport
    • People’s car
    • Everybody’s car
  • Question of

    What is the common English translation for the known Latin phrase “carpe diem”?

    • Seize the day
    • Let it be
    • Make my day
    • Skip the line
  • Question of

    “Alkebulan” is the oldest native name of which continent?

    • America
    • Oceania
    • Asia
    • Africa
  • Question of

    What is India’s national language?

    • Sinhala
    • Hindi
    • Pashto
    • Bengali
  • Question of

    Speaking about strange words… In English language, a misandrist is a person who hates what?

    • Pets
    • Women
    • Children
    • Men
  • Question of

    Which language was the first in Western world in publishing its grammar book for study purposes?

    • Danish
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
  • Question of

    “Enneacontakaienneagon” is a word meaning “shape with 99 sides” in what language?

    • English
    • Latin
    • Greek
    • German
  • Question of

    In English, a pangram sentence is one that:

    • Reads just the same from right to left.
    • Has a cryptical meaning by omitting vowels.
    • Contains every letter in the dictionary.
    • Has a cryptical meaning by omitting consonants.
  • Question of

    For dictionary geeks… Which English word has the highest number of definitions?

    • Get
    • Let
    • Bet
    • Set
  • Question of

    How long does it take in modern world to add a new word to English dictionary?

    • Every 24 hours
    • Every 2 hours
    • Every 30 minutes
    • Every 2 days
  • Question of

    Believe it or not, there is a number of English dialects in the U.S. How many?

    • 6
    • 15
    • 24
    • 32
  • Question of

    Some history to reflect upon… The first English dictionary was written in:

    • 1755
    • 1659
    • 1623
    • 1731
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    The German word “Warmduscher” could be translated literally to English as “hot showerer”. What is its real meaning?

    • People that like to take long showers.
    • People that have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone.
    • People that are usually soft-mannered.
    • People that have a real discriminating taste when choosing a hotel.

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Ricardo Gondelles

Written by Ricardo Gondelles

Thirty years of experience in journalism and the publishing world is easily said. Yet, I feel so open to learning that I like to imagine what comes for the next 30 years. As a writer, editor and proofreader, my passion for the written word keep me discovering new realms. Bilingual (Spanish-English), I’m a language lover who’s going through French and Italian as well (I don’t know what comes next, Russian?). My goal in life is to have things done as best as I can, and I take pride in it. Contact me.

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