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

How proficient are you in general knowledge?
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How proficient are you in general knowledge? Are you ready to find out? We thought this test was easy, but no: 60% get only 7/15.


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

  • Question /

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

    • Spanish
    • Hindustani
    • English
    • Mandarin Chinese
  • Question /

    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 /

    What would be the English term for German automaker Volkswagen?

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

    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 /

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

    • America
    • Oceania
    • Asia
    • Africa
  • Question /

    What is India’s national language?

    • Sinhala
    • Hindi
    • Pashto
    • Bengali
  • Question /

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

    • Pets
    • Women
    • Children
    • Men
  • Question /

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

    • Danish
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
  • Question /

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

    • English
    • Latin
    • Greek
    • German
  • Question /

    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 /

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

    • Get
    • Let
    • Bet
    • Set
  • Question /

    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 /

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

    • 6
    • 15
    • 24
    • 32
  • Question /

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

    • 1755
    • 1659
    • 1623
    • 1731
  • Question /

    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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