Words quiz

Quiz 106 – Round 3 – Language

What is the meaning of these cockney rhyming slang phrases?

1. Baker’s Dozen

Cousin

2. Two and Eight

State

3. Pat and Mick

Sick

4. Dustbin Lid

Kid

5. Dicky Bird

Word

6. Lionel Blairs

Flares

7. Baked Bean

Queen

8. Whistle and Flute

Suit

9. Pea Shooter

Hooter/nose

10. Yarmouth Bloater

Motor

 

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Words quiz

Quiz 104 – Round 6 – Language

The following are loanwords that are used in the English language but have been taken from other languages. Can you identify which language the words come from?

1. Denim

French (originally ‘serge de Nîmes’, meaning it came from the town of Nîmes)

2. Origami

Japanese

3. Polka

Czech

4. Aficionado

Spanish

5. Safari

Arabic/Swahili

6. Doppelgänger

German

7. Kiwi

Maori

8. Gazette

Italian

9. Apartheid

Afrikaans (Accept also Dutch)

10. Slalom

Norweigan

 

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Foreign Languages Quiz

Quiz 73 – Round 5 – Foreign Languages

1. ‘Bein’ is the German word for which part of the body?

Leg

2. If you were to order ‘huevos fritos’ in Spain, what would you receive?

Fried eggs

3. If wine is described as ‘doux’, what kind of taste does it have?

Sweet

4. What is the Italian word for ‘meat’?

Carne

5. How would you say hello in Portuguese?

Olá

6. ‘Kiitos’ is thank you in which language?

Finnish

7. What is the official language of Ghana?

English

8. How many letters exist in the Greek alphabet?

24

9. From which language does the word ‘futon’ originate?

Japanese

10. What is the French word for ‘yesterday’?

Hier

 

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Language Quiz Questions

Quiz 71 – Round 4 – Language

Acronyms quiz – What do these acronyms and abbreviations stand for?

1. ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

2. UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

3. PDSA

People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals

4. UCAS

University and Colleges Admissions Service

5. GPS

Global Positioning System

6. AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

7. ME (Medical condition)

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Myalgic Encephalopathy

8. NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

9. Ofcom

Office of Communications

10. CD-ROM

Compact Disc-Read Only Memory

 

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Merry Christmas in Different Languages

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 4 – Christmas Language

This quiz is all about wishing Merry Christmas in different languages. In which language are these ‘Merry Christmas’ wishes?

1. Joyeux Noël

French

2. Buon Natale

Italian

3. Nadolig Llawen

Welsh

4. Mutlu Noeller

Turkish

5. Feliz Navidad

Spanish

6. God Jul

Swedish/Norwegian

7. Frohe Weihnachten

German

8. Wesołych Świąt

Polish

9. Mele Kalikimaka

Hawaiian

10. Kala Christouyenna

Greek

 

To download our ‘Merry Christmas in Different Languages’ quiz as a PDF contestant question paper please click on the link below:

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Americanisms

Quiz 59 – Round 2 – Americanisms

1. In England the ‘Where’s Wally?’ book series is very successful – who do they search for in the USA?

Waldo

2. In the UK one would attach braces to a pair of trousers to hold them up – what would they use in America?

Suspenders

3. What is the British English equivalent of zucchini?

Courgette

4. What do our US counterparts call a babies’ dummy?

Pacifier

5. What would someone from the US call a fringe in a person’s hair?

Bangs

6. Which famous novel was renamed ‘Murder on the Calais Coach’ when it was released in the USA?

Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

7. What would a funeral director/undertaker commonly be called in the USA?

Mortician

8. If you tried to buy a bottle of white spirit in the US, under what name would you find it?

Mineral spirits

9. What is a ‘Realtor’?

Estate Agent

10. When the 1970s hit UK comedy series ‘The Good Life’ was shown in America its name was changed to avoid confusion with an existing show. What did they rename the show?

Good Neighbors

 

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Words

Quiz 54 – Round 6 – Language

This round is a cockney rhyming slang quiz. What do the following mean?

1. Syrup

Wig (Syrup of fig)

2. Rosie 

Tea (Rosie Lee)

3. Peckham Rye

Tie

4. Ruby

Curry (Ruby Murray)

5. Jimmy

Piddle (Jimmy Riddle)

6. Adam and Eve

Believe

7. Uncle Bert

Shirt

8. Biscuits

Knees (Biscuits and Cheese)

9. Chalfonts

Piles (Chalfont St. Giles)

10. Titfer

Hat (Tit for tat)

 

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Words

Quiz 44 – Round 4 – Language

This round is all about cockney rhyming slang. What do the following mean?

1. Ayrton Senna

Tenner (10 pounds)

2. Wallace and Gromit

Vomit

3. Mushy Peas

Keys

4. Muswell Hill

Bill (in a restaurant)

5. Bag For Life

Wife

6. Dolly Mixtures

Pictures

7. Adrian Mole

Dole

8. Acker Bilk

Milk

9. Haddock and Bloater

Motor

10. Tea Leaf

Thief

 

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Language Quiz Questions

Quiz 33 – Round 2 – Language

How good is your spelling? All you need to do is correctly spell the following notoriously difficult words.

1. Armageddon

2. Reminiscent

3. Millennium

4. Accommodate

5. Questionnaire

6. Receive

7. Privilege

8. Supersede

9. Rhythm

10. Daiquiri

Similar Quizzes:

Foreign Languages Quiz

Quiz 20 – Round 4 – Foreign Languages

1. ‘Veni, vidi, vici’ is a Latin phrase attributed to Julius Caesar – how does it translate into English?

I came, I saw, I conquered

2. If you were eating a ‘Wurst’ in Germany, what would it be?

A sausage

3. ‘Typhoon’, ‘cummerbund’ and ‘bungalow’ are words which originate from which language?

Urdu (Accept also Hindi, as lines of origin are very blurred)

4. From which language did we acquire musical terms such as ‘a cappella’, ‘crescendo’ and ‘arpeggio’?

Italian

 5. In a French clothes shop, what would you be buying if you wanted a ‘jupe’?

A skirt

6 What, on an Indian menu, is ‘kulfi’?

A type of ice cream

7. What does RSVP at the end of a letter stand for?

Répondez s’il vous plaît

8. ‘Carpe diem’ is the Latin for..?

Seize the day

9. What does ‘adios’ mean?

Goodbye (in Spanish)

10. Which well-known French phrase literally means ‘outside the work’?

Hors d’oeuvre

 

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Words quiz

Quiz 8 – Round 3 – Language

1. What is the name of the covering, usually made of plastic, at the end of a shoelace?

Aglet

2. What is the name of the metal ring on the end of a pencil which holds the eraser on the end?

Ferrule

3. What is the French word for tomorrow?

Demain

4. From which language do we get the word ‘confetti’?

Italian

5. And from which language do we get the word ‘poltergeist’?

German

6. What occurs twice in a lifetime, but once in a year, twice in a week but never in a day?

The letter ‘E’

7. What has keys but will open no locks, has space but hasno room and which will allow you to enter but not to go in?

A computer keyboard

8. Which language is the most spoken language in the world? (The list includes data based on the number of native speakers of each language)

Mandarin Chinese

9. What is the name of the dot above a lowercase ‘i’ or a ‘j’?

A tittle

10. What is the nautical term for the back of a ship?

The stern

 

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes:

Words

Quiz 7 – Round 5 – Language

This week’s language quiz is all about Cockney Rhyming Slang. We give you the slang, you tell us what it means.

1. Chevy Chase

Face

2. Harry Nash

Cash

3. Happy hours

flowers

4. Penny bun

Sun

5. Stammer and stutter

Butter

6. South of France

Dance

7. Skin and blister

Sister

8. Read and write

Fight

9. Pitch and toss

Boss

10. Old King Cole

The dole

Similar Quizzes:

Language Quiz Questions

Quiz 1 – Round 4 – Language

1. What is the French word for ‘Tuesday’?

mardi

2. How many points is the letter J worth in a game of Scrabble?

8 points

3. Head is to hat, as hand is to… which word?

glove

4. The word ‘bungalow’ is derived from which language?

Accept both Bengali and Hindi – ‘Bangla’ is a Hindi word for a house. The word also exists with a different meaning in Bengali.

5. What is the correct spelling of millennium?

Millennium – double l and double n

6. The German word ‘Luft’ translates into English as what?

Air

7. Which famous celebrity is ‘A Pretender’ – when the letters of his name are rearranged?

Peter Andre

8. Algophobia is a fear of what?

Pain

9. What is the official language of Togo?

French

10. If I were ‘acersecomic’, what would I have never done?

I would have never had my hair cut

 

To download the language quiz questions as a contestant question paper, please click on the grey box below:

 

 

 

Similar Quizzes: