This week's quiz challenge is from Etymologic, which I presented last December. It's a good quiz, and the questions are random, so if you took it back then, give it another shot. I'm doing a repeat because I've been off the grid the past week, and I just noticed some comments on the first quiz challenge that indicated that the site I'd been using to find quizzes, FunTrivia, tends to have bogus answer in its quizzes. The commenter, Faldone, is right. I don't want to be spreading bad info.
On to this week's quiz. I just got a 6 out of 10. I can do better than that, surely.
Maybe not today. Another 6 out of 10.
One thing I like about Etymologic is that some of the wrong answers are funny. Here are two I found this week:
- How did the word mortgage work its way into English? Named after a Celtic mythological figure, Mor't'gag, who owed everything he had to trolls.
- What does the phrase I'm from Missouri mean? Literally, "I'm from the Midwest and don't consider myself sophisticated." Usually an apology.
Tell us how you did in the comments. And let us know if you find any bogus answers.