quizballs 182 - diversity/words quiz 1 - questions without answers
free language diversity and general knowledge quiz - questions and answers - for pub quizzes, pub games, team games, learning and fun
This quiz illustrates the diversity of the English-speaking world. The words in the answers came into the English language from different languages. They reflect cultural diversity - people of different nationalities and ethnicities, etc., mixing together, and often adopting cultural behaviours as well as the language.
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quizballs 182 - free language diversity and general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
Two answers are required for each question -
- the 'non-English' word that was adopted into English, and
- the language from which it came (directly into English)
How many do you know? Some of the source languages are surprising.
- Dust or camouflage colour or material?
- Specialized raiding party soldier?
- Fondness for travel?
- View, and replacement windows?
- Cross symbol with loop for top element?
- Returning hunting weapon?
- Business magnate, originally 'great prince'?
- Gambling house?
- Hot Indian curry thought to refer originally to 'wine garlic sauce'?
- Popular animated movie and personal web pic?
- Dance event or nightclub?
- The Virgin Mary?
- Firm imposed instruction or resolution?
- Whirlpool or great turbulence?
- Vast Arctic mashlands with underlying permafrost?
- Racial segregation?
- Small one-person closed watertight canoe?
- Small four-stringed guitar?
- Unexpected good fortune or prosperous success?
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