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Longest word in English: Quiz


Question 1: According to Eckler, the longest words likely to be encountered in general text are deinstitutionalization and ________, with 22 letters each.
Counter-revolutionaryAction Fran├žaiseVichy FranceMonarchism

Question 2: The 58-character name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the famous name of a town on ________, an island of Wales.
Isle of AngleseyHolyheadAberffrawPenmon

Question 3: Length may be understood in terms of orthography and number of written letters, or (less commonly) phonology and the number of ________.
International Phonetic AlphabetEnglish languageEnglish orthographyPhoneme

Question 4: The identity of the longest word in English depends upon the definition of what constitutes a word in the ________, as well as how length should be compared.
CanadaEnglish languageSouth AfricaAmerican English

Question 5: The longest officially recognized place name in an English-speaking country is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu (85 letters), which is a hill in ________.
United KingdomNauruAustraliaNew Zealand

Question 6: The longest place name in the United States (45 letters) is ________, a lake in Webster, Massachusetts.
Lake ChaubunagungamaugDudley, MassachusettsConnecticutOxford, Massachusetts

Question 7: The longest word in any of the major ________ dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a word that refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano.
CanadaEnglish languageAmerican EnglishSouth Africa

Question 8: In ________, the longest place name is Dysart, Dudley, Harcourt, Guilford, Harburn, Bruton, Havelock, Eyre and Clyde, a township in Ontario, at 68 letters.
United StatesUnited KingdomBarbadosCanada

Question 9: ________
English languageList of the longest English words with one syllableReceived PronunciationGeneral American

Question 10: Research has discovered that this word was originally a hoax; medically, it is the same as ________.
PneumoniaSilicosisChronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseAsthma

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