Impossible Language Quiz 1 (30 Questions)

1.) A person with pteromerhanophobia fears what?

2.) What two-word Latin phrase refers to citizenship acquired by place of birth?

3.) What language ranks as the official language of Latvia?

4.) The Canadian slang “silly-sider” refers to what?

5.) What comes out of a hawsehole?

6.) Ships keep what inside their binnacles?

7.) The name of what martial art translates to “way of the sword”?

8.) Words sharing the same written form but having different meanings (e.g.: bear/bear, sow/sow) go by what name?

9.) The term “yoga” derived from what language?

10.) The name of what smelly garden flower translates to “nose twister”?

11.) Avon translates to what English word?

12.) The name of what Japanese car company translates as “50 bells”?

13.) What grammatical term refers to a noun modifying another noun?

14.) The Arabic term “fellah” refers to what type of person?

15.) Oenophiles love what?

16.) An acersecomic person exhibits what physical trait?

17.) What Latin term for “blank slate” usually refers to an empty mind ready for filling with information?

18.) A person receives the title of “digamist” through what behavior?

19.) What “G” term refers to the name of a geographical dictionary listing the names of cities, countries, seas and other places?

20.) L.L. Zamenhof constructed what language in 1887 as an easy-to-learn international language?

21.) Primarily practiced by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States, what “P” term refers to a gift-giving festival in which Native American chiefs give presents to tribal members?

22.) The names of several German cities end in “-berg”. “-berg” translates to what in English?

23.) The Roman name for what English city read Aquae Sulis?

24.) What curved sword whose name stems from the French for “knife” saw use by pirates?

25.) What name belongs to a sentence containing every letter of the alphabet?

26.) What “P” term refers to both an old-fashioned parrot and a dandy or foppish person?

27.) What “-ism” describes the total rejection of established laws?

28.) Natives refer to Easter Island by what name?

29.) The term “yupcap” refers to certain people in the world of investments. The first three letters stand for “young urban professional”; what three words constitute the other half of the acronym?

30.) Not counting pronouns, what noun ranks as the most common in the English language?

Answers
1.) flying
2.) jus soli
3.) Latvian
4.) a left-handed person
5.) a ship’s cable
6.) compasses
7.) kendo
8.) homographs
9.) Sanskrit
10.) nasturtium
11.) river
12.) Isuzu
13.) appositive
14.) a peasant, a farmer or an agricultural laborer
15.) wine
16.) never had a hair cut
17.) tabula rasa
18.) marrying after the death or divorce of his first spouse
19.) gazetteer
20.) Esperanto
21.) potlatch
22.) mountain
23.) Bath
24.) cutlass
25.) pangram
26.) popinjay
27.) nihilism
28.) Rapa Nui
29.) can’t afford property
30.) time

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