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The Return to the Past Quiz

Through the years many things have changed, and so have word meanings. 8 Questions.

 
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The word ''nice'' has been transformed into what we know today in the 18th century, ''funny, good, happy'', but what was the meaning of the word in the 14th century?

  • Ignorant, foolish, silly
  • Restless, agitated, lacking nerve
  • Mischievous, devious, ecstatic
  • Trustworthy, competent, understanding

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The word ''husband'' has been transformed to what we know of it today in the 17th century, when the term began to be used for ''married man'', but in the 13th century what was its meaning?

  • County administrator
  • Farm peasant
  • House owner
  • Light hearted

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The word ''decimate'' was transformed to what we know it today in the 1660s, where the word meant to ''kill a large proportion'' of, but what did it mean before 1600s?

  • To fear and be loyal to
  • To pay the ultimate price
  • To kill one in ten
  • To fight for ten hours

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The word ''cute'' has been transformed to what we know of it today in the 1830s, ''pretty, charming and dainty'', but what did the word mean before the 1730s up to the end of the 18th century?

  • Keenly perceptive and shrewd
  • Sweetheart
  • Stupid, inconsequential man or contemptible person
  • Full of awe

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The word ''awful'' as we know it today has negative connotations, but what was its meaning before the 13th century?

  • Amazing places
  • Hashish eater
  • Inspiring wonder
  • Broad cast

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The word ''broadcast'' has been transformed to what we know of it today in 1922 by the BBC, but in 1767 what was its meaning?

  • Sowing seeds with a sweeping movement
  • Fine fellow
  • Existing only in imagination
  • A place where something is developed

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The word ''artificial'' has been transformed into what we know today in the 1650s, but what did it mean before the 1530s?

  • Full of artistic and technical skill
  • To utter suddenly and passionately, to exclaim
  • Heavy set
  • A frothy liquid

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The word ''meat'' has been transformed into what we know today of it 13th, but what was its meaning before for thousands of years?

  • Food
  • Sheep
  • Trees
  • Plates

 

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