Fun Trivial Quiz

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Fun Trivial Quiz
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What’s The Word For That?

See what kind of wordsmith you are.

1 How is a cranny different from a nook?

2 What is the warp and weft in weaving?

3 What is the literary term when opposite words are combined like “Jumbo shrimp”?

4 Explain the difference between an oenophile and a wino.

5 Explain the difference between a biblicophile and a biblopole.

6 Breakfast plus lunch created what blended word?  Motor plus hotel?

7 An ananym is a name formed by reversing letters of another name.  Harpo is the ananym for this successful talk-show host’s production company.

8 What do you call words that share the same spelling or pronunciation but have different meanings?  Like “to” and “two”?

9 What do you call words that have opposite meanings like love and hate or hot and cold?

10 A famous example of these phrases that read the same backward or forward is “A man, a plan, a canal – Panama”.  What is the term?

11 This type of wordplay requires that you rearrange one word or phrase to create another.  For example, “astronomer” becomes “moon starer”.

12 What’s the phrase that compares two things using “like” or “as” ?

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1 How is a cranny different from a nook? A cranny is a crack or slit; a nook is a corner.

2 What is the warp and weft in weaving? The weft is the yearm that is threaded over and under the parallel wrap strands.

3 What is the literary term when opposite words are combined like “Jumbo shrimp”? Oxymoron

4 Explain the difference between an oenophile and a wino. A wino is a drunk; an openophile is a wine connoisseur.

5 Explain the difference between a biblicophile and a biblopole. A bibliophile collects rare books; a bibliopole sells them.

6 Breakfast plus lunch created what blended word?  Motor plus hotel? Brunch; motel

7 An ananym is a name formed by reversing letters of another name.  Harpo is the ananym for this successful talk-show host’s production company. Oprah (Winfrey)

8 What do you call words that share the same spelling or pronunciation but have different meanings?  Like “to” and “two”? Antonyms

9 What do you call words that have opposite meanings like love and hate or hot and cold? Antonyms

10 A famous example of these phrases that read the same backward or forward is “A man, a plan, a canal – Panama”.  What is the term? Palindrome

11 This type of wordplay requires that you rearrange one word or phrase to create another.  For example, “astronomer” becomes “moon starer”. Anagram

12 What’s the phrase that compares two things using “like” or “as” ? Simile