How Good Is Your Vocabulary Really? Quiz

David Copper

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About This Quiz

Salutations! Are you the spelling bee champion in your family or the word nerd among your coworkers? They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but your vocabulary always gives it all away. Nothing can make you look sillier than using the wrong word! If you want to make sure you're still on top of your word game, let's find out if you are as much of a genius as you think you are! 

You don't have to be a literary whiz to take this quiz, but it helps if you know your way around the library. We'll want to know about books you've read, and we'll check your spelling for mistakes. You won't feel like you're in school again, we promise. You will, however, feel like a well-educated student and be very proud of yourself for doing well at the end. It won't be easy, but we know you can do it! 

Once and for all, find out how others view your vocabulary. Do they hold back laughter when you try to use a big word and get it all wrong, or do they find themselves having to break out a dictionary when you aren't looking? Quiz yourself to find out!

Which of these people is an esteemed author?

What does the word 'averse' mean?

Which of these things do you enjoy the most?

Do you listen to audio books?

Which of these words means 'a misleading appearance?'

Which of these words means 'to avoid?'

Did you do well in English class?

Which of these words means 'to receive?'

Which of these words means 'the act of rising or climbing?'

Which of these people was a famous poet?

Which of these words means 'a lesson from a story or fable?'

Which of these things means 'praise or flattery?'

Which of these was a book by Mark Twain?

Which of these words means 'to look furtively?'

Which of these words means 'to take a survey?'

Which of these words means 'a sense of morality?'

Which of these words means 'to give advice?'

What is "To Kill a Mockingbird" about?

Have you done any reading today?

Which of these means 'illegal or forbidden?'

Which of these words means 'about to happen?'

Which of these people was a famous poet?

Which of these words means 'to surround?'

Which of these words means 'to rule?'

Which of these means 'standing still?'

Which of these words means 'courage or spirit?'

Which of these words means 'compassionate?'

Which of these means 'wary?'

Which of these means 'the absence of war?'

Which of these is a part of a flower?

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