Image SourceQuiz Questions1.The very first word HH ever tweeted was ‘vampire trap’. But where would you find one?A.In a forestB.In a kitchenC.In a theatreD.In a library2.If A = 1, B = 2, and so on, ARM + BEND = ?A.ELBOWB.WRISTC.JOINTD.REACH3.What is tachygraphy?A.Beautiful writingB.Fast writingC.Your own handwritingD.Illegible writing4.In 18th century slang, if you ‘had your crooked stockings on’, you were probably...?A.DeadB.In prisonC.In loveD.Drunk5.What might be subject to ‘feaguing’ and ‘bishoping’ to make it appear younger than it actually is?A.A carB.A houseC.A horseD.A piece of fruit6.When it was written down for the first time in AD 1086, how many letters did the English alphabet have? A.9B.19C.29D.Trick question—267.You’ve got a climb-tack and a vierspannel in your house. So what have you got?A.A wandering cat and a lazy dogB.A noisy tenant and mooching relativeC.An open fire and a cosy armchairD.A freezing cold draught and a damp patch8.Each of these words derives from a number. But which one is the highest?A.DuodenumB.DecimateC.NovemberD.Myriad9.12 is a dozen. 13 is a baker’s dozen. So what’s 11?A.A banker’s dozenB.A butcher’s dozenC.A teacher’s dozenD.A lawyer’s dozen10.Alcove, coffee, sherbet and mattress all arrived in English from what language?A.GreekB.FrenchC.DutchD.Arabic11.Which of these are ‘squadrons’?A.[ and ]B.! and ?C./ and \D.< and >12.What is a ‘portrait-parlé’? A.A vague description of a placeB.A vivid description of someone’s faceC.An incorrect description of a past eventD.An exaggerated description of a victory13.True or false: ‘shitten-luck’ is good luck. A.TrueB.False14.‘The Prisoner’s Restriction’ is a type of deliberately constrained writing. Which of these sentences is written using it?A.Our men soon saw seven womenB.Twenty trendy Frenchmen even met meC.Effaced, dad bagged a bad cabbageD.I do not know where bright doctors practise15.Which of these is true?A.Midwife literally means ‘wife-wife’B.Twilight literally means ‘light-light’C.Sledgehammer literally means ‘hammer-hammer’D.Honeymoon literally means ‘moon-moon’16.Work this out—the word ‘defeat’ could join which of these groups?A.Tow, ether, evens, tiffyB.Hijack, nope, stump, TuvaluC.Ghost, mossy, forty, chimpsD.Automobile, misbehaviour, facetious, authorize17.“That shoful sells nothing but penny-wabble!” Or in other words...?A.“That coffee shop sells nothing but cold coffee!”B.“That poor-quality pub serves watered-down beer!”C.“That swanky restaurant sells the best food in town!”D.“That clothes shop sells all the latest fashions!”18.Shakespeare used the word ‘housekeeper’ in Macbeth. What did he use it to mean?A.Thatched roofB.ArchbishopC.Midday sunD.Guard dog19.Speaking of Shakespeare, when the Globe Theatre burned down in 1613, no one died—but which one of these happened instead?A.A man’s trousers caught on fire and he used his beer to put them outB.A woman’s wig caught on fire and she threw herself in the Thames to put it outC.A dog’s tail caught on fire and it bit Shakespeare’s hand when he tried to put it outD.An early draft of Hamlet in which the prince survived was destroyed20.And finally, you really should know this by now ... What exactly is a ‘haggard’ hawk?A.A captive hawk that escapes into the wildB.A wild hawk caught and trained to hunt in captivityC.A young hawk kept as a pet and never trained to huntD.A crossbred hawk that’s unable to flyQuiz Outcomes1.UH OH...Image SourceLet’s face it, that could have gone better. Worth another go? 2.UH OH...Image SourceLet’s face it—that could have gone better... Worth another go? 3.MUST TRY HARDER...Image SourceNot a bad mark for a tough quiz—but there’s certainly room for improvement...! 4.ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT...Image SourceNot bad for such a tough quiz! But there’s room for improvement... Time for one more go? 5.NOT BAD AT ALL!Image SourceNot a bad score at all for such a tough quiz—well played! 6.HALF MARKSImage SourceNothing wrong with half marks when the questions are as tough as these! Well played. 7.WELL PLAYED!Image SourceA great score for such a tough quiz! Well played. 8.WELL PLAYED!Image SourceAn excellent score for such a tough quiz, well played! 9.A BRILLIANT SCORE!Image SourceBrilliantly played for such a tough quiz—well done! 10.EXCELLENT!Image SourceA superb score all round—consider yourself an honorary Haggard Hawk! 11.TOP MARKS!Image SourceBlimey, you really do know your HH trivia. Ever thought about starting a Twitter account about words...?