Posted by: crisdiaz24 | October 1, 2008

ENGLISH QUESTIONNAIRE

See how many of these questions about the English language and English-speaking culture you can get right.

 

1.      Which English term is the origin of the Polish word “ayskrym”?

2.    “A career change of opportunity” is a euphemism for what situation?

3.    Which word for a pet which is believed to bring good luck actually means “little witch”?

4.    “Rash neck sliced” is an anagram (first name and surname) of which famous 19th Century British writer?

5.    What does the slang expression “to kick the bucket” mean?

6.    Which English expression is the origin of the Lithuanian phrase “muving pikceras”?

7.    What is the past participle of “lay”?

8.    Which important event in a person’s life is an anagram of “real fun”?

9.    A “needs assessment” is a modern euphemism for what event?

10.           Which English expression is the origin of the Japanese word “rushawa”?

11. Which word that means a male teacher is an anagram of “the classroom”?

12.           What do the words “bow”, “row”, “wind”, “wound” and “lead” have in common?

13.           What does X or XXX mean at the end of a letter?

14.           Which English expression is the origin of the Ukrainian word “hercot”?

15.           What was the punishment set down for swearing in a law passed in 1649 in England?

16.           What is special about the English word “month”?

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