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Words and Names: Tax Your Brains!

Some are easy and some are hard, but have a go just for fun. 20 Questions.

 
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1

What decorative band can be worn around a gentleman's waist?

  • Cummerbund
  • Complimentor
  • Coldsash

2

A 19th century pen or piece of jewellery sometimes had a small magnified picture hidden inside it. What were these items then called?

  • Startler
  • Stanhope
  • Storagepipe

3

What is the address of the London city building often refered to as "The Gherkin" ?

  • No. 30 St Anne's Square
  • No. 20 St Paul's Road
  • No. 30 St Mary's Avenue

4

Of the characters in "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy," who was the planetary coastline designer?

  • Slartibartfast
  • Ford Prefect
  • Number Forty Two

5

Which of these places can be found in Cumbria, UK?

  • Shumble
  • Shoudy
  • Shap

6

In MRI scanners. What does the letter R stand for?

  • Radiation
  • Reflective
  • Resonance

7

Which word would you use to describe made to order for a person or individual fitting?

  • Bevel
  • Bespoke
  • Bystand

8

Which word is used as a marker in a game of darts?

  • Oddie
  • Oftie
  • Ockey

9

If you go door to door carol singing, what are you doing?

  • Walkering
  • Wasting
  • Wassailing

10

Which word refers to the art of competitively pulling a face?

  • Gurning
  • Grimping
  • Gobbofrowning

11

What is the word for a decorative useless structure created to adorn a garden or piece of land?

  • Folly
  • Jolly
  • Tolly

12

In ages gone by what was a woman who breast fed someone else's child called?

  • Lactriant nurse
  • Helpnurse
  • Wetnurse

13

What are the lines on a sheet of music manuscript called?

  • Staves
  • Stripes
  • Sterns

14

In Greek Mythology, who had only one eye?

  • Persephone
  • Polyphemus
  • Pandora

15

What country can most famously be succeeded by the word "sling" ?

  • Singapore
  • Senegal
  • Switzerland

16

What are keyhole surrounds called?

  • Espardoes
  • Escutcheons
  • Estuaries

17

What type of animal breed is an "Xoloitzcuintla" ?

  • Donkey
  • Dog
  • Deer

18

Which mineral can be found in Derbyshire, UK?

  • Red Jade
  • Blue John
  • White Amber

19

Which place is in mid-California?

  • Little Briton
  • Middle Wallop
  • Big Sur

20

What is the study of clouds called?

  • Nephology
  • Kaleidascology
  • Nimboscology

 

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