The Advanced Vocabulary Quiz

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1. What is numismatics?
Using compressed gas for propulsion
Coin collection
A medical procedure
The study of grammar
2. If you defenestrated someone, what did you do to him?
Threw him out the window
Kicked him
Rebutted his argument
Undressed him
3. Which of the following is a sartorial mishap?
A mispronounced word
A Freudian slip
An out-of-tune note
A wardrobe malfunction
4. What does chthonic mean?
Pertaining to time
Pertaining to the underworld
Pertaining to money
Pertaining to donkeys
5. What is atavism?
Cheapness
Reversion to an ancestral characteristic
The literal interpretation of the Bible
Purposeful understatement
6. Who does a hagiographer write about?
Kings
Artists
Saints
Musicians
7. What is a person who is garrulous?
Voluble
Virtuous
Vituperative
Virile
8. What do you do if you ululate?
Hiccup
Swallow
Defer a decision
Make a wavering, high-pitched sound
9. What is an arrondissement?
A round-about way of saying something
A district of Paris
The first appearance of a debutante
An elaborate lie
10. Which group composed the demimonde?
Minor gods and goddesses
Mercenaries
A king's advisors
Mistresses of wealthy men

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