Can You Beat the Epic English Quiz?

For this English challenge, you'll need your spelling, vocabulary and some grammar! Are you ready to test your language knowledge and skill? Then you have quite a few questions ahead of you. Good luck!
 
 
If you're sick, are you nauseated or nauseous?
Nauseous
Nauseated
 
 
Is 'firstly' a word?
No, 'firstly' is NOT a word.
Yes, 'firstly' is a word.
 
 
And how about 'irregardless'?
'Irregardless' is NOT a word.
'Irregardless' is a word.
 
 
To praise is to:
Complement
Compliment
 
 
A signal for action is a:
Queue
Cue
 
 
And a group of musical notes is a:
Cord
Chord
 
 
Spell the plural of the word 'criterion':
Criterions
Criteria
 
 
The standing height of a body is:
Stature
Statute
Statue
 
 
The word 'Irony' means:
Contrary to what you are expecting.
Something that is funny.
 
 
And the word 'Ultimate' means:
The only, the one
The last item of a list.
 
 
Smug can also be called:
Complaisant
Complacent
 
 
Spell the plural of the word 'radius':
Radii
Radae
 
 
Relating to climate is:
Climactic
Climatic
 
 
Pick the correct spelling:
Supposably
Supposedly
 
 
Pick the correct statement:
'Conversate' is not a word.
'Conversate' means to negotiate.
'Conversate' means to have a conversation.
 
 
If somebody is 'bemused', he is:
Confused
Amused
 
 
Spell the plural of the word 'phenomenon':
Phenomena
Phenomenas
 
 
The word 'Compelled' means:
To do something voluntarily.
To be forced /obligated to do something.
 
 
A preface or an introduction is a:
Forward
Foreword
 
 
To draw out a reaction is to:
Illicit
Elicit
 
 
Which of the following is used as an object, rather than a subject?
Who
Whom
 
 
Most important is:
Principle
Principal
 
 
Spell the plural of the word 'moose':
Mooses
Moose
 
 
Spell the plural of the word 'oasis':
Oases
Oasises
 
Shall We Try Again?
You may be tired and unfocused, or it could be that's it's been too long since you sat down and read a good book! Our vocabulary doesn't last forever, and if we don't start reading things that use a larger variety of words we may never regain it. Please have a look at the answers to see where you went wrong, and perhaps challenge yourself with some of our other English quizzes.
 
Good Work!
You did really well for yourself! You obviously have a good vocabulary and know how to use it to your advantage. Perhaps you still read books (unlike most people) and don't mind going to the dictionary to learn those words you don't know yet. That is the best way of enriching our vocabulary and our language. Check out the answers to learn from the mistakes you did make.
 
You Aced It!
Your lexicon is extraordinary. You're obviously a verbal person, or one who is an avid reader of books. Only by reading do we get such a wonderful and wide vocabulary. We hope you always continue enriching your language. In an age when people can barely write text messages, people like you are in short supply indeed. Way to go!
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