US Language Questions

The word “in” is commonly used as what part of speech?
  • Verb 38,331
  • Preposition Correct 331,104
  • Conjunction 134,596

182,533 eliminated Language

What punctuation mark indicates emphasis or high volume?
  • Question mark 5,433
  • Exclamation mark Correct 423,205
  • Semicolon 2,738

11,742 eliminated Language

What word can mean both “documents” and “underwear”?
  • Boxers 30,009
  • Briefs Correct 448,357
  • Commando 7,423

45,248 eliminated Language

What term refers to a sensationalist headline designed to manipulate web surfers into reading a story?
  • Checkmate 2,790
  • Clickbait Correct 121,816
  • Clean slate 1,745

11,156 eliminated Language

The Spanish phrase “mano a mano” literally translates to what?
  • Man to man 39,033
  • Hand to hand Correct 44,712
  • Face to face 2,923

42,992 eliminated Language

What term describes a gift that turns out to be an inconvenience?
  • White elephant Correct 222,896
  • Red rooster 32,641
  • Golden tiger 10,891

47,621 eliminated Language

Which of these words describes a person who falsely acts like an expert?
  • Hedonist 34,134
  • Charlatan Correct 184,433
  • Neophyte 54,392

95,394 eliminated Language

Which of these types of spirits literally means “noisy ghost”?
  • Banshee 144,736
  • Poltergeist Correct 169,330
  • Specter 6,003

156,056 eliminated Language

What letters would you expect to find in the gerund form of a verb?
  • -ing Correct 176,322
  • -ed 71,636
  • -er 67,756

146,556 eliminated Language

The Pennsylvania Amish traditionally speak a dialect of what language?
  • Dutch 1,562
  • German Correct 832
  • Norwegian 76

1,649 eliminated Language

Meringue is NOT typically included in which of these desserts?
  • Pavlova 14,670
  • English trifle Correct 31,778
  • Dacquoise 12,651

29,157 eliminated Language

Which of these scary words comes from the Latin root for “rock”?
  • Petrified Correct 293,997
  • Mortified 54,352
  • Terrified 26,647

86,398 eliminated Language