The Full Wiki

Portmanteau: Quiz


Did you know ...

  • the website got its name when the founder misspelled his original portmanteau of machine and cinema and liked the new version better?

More interesting facts on Portmanteau

Include this on your site/blog:
Question 1: There is a tradition of ________ and neologisms are frequently created from pre-existing words.
Icelandic vocabularyIcelandic literatureLinguistic purism in IcelandicIcelandic language

Question 2: Subsequent to the ________, it became popular to attach the suffix "-gate" to other words to describe contemporary scandals, e.g.
Watergate scandalCheckers speechPat NixonRichard Nixon

Question 3: [1][2][3] In ________ fields, a portmanteau is defined as a blend of two or more function words.

Question 4: Many ________ are examples of blends, but many blends have become part of the lexicon.
NeologismEuphemismAcronym and initialismNonce word

Question 5: "Wikipedia" is an example of a portmanteau word because it combines the word "wiki" with the word "________."
DictionaryEncyclopediaEncyclopædia BritannicaNatural History (Pliny)

Question 6: Likewise, the suffix "________" or "-holic," taken from the word "alcoholism" or "alcoholic," can be added to a noun, creating a word that describes an addiction to that noun.
Benzodiazepine dependenceSocial anxiety disorderAddictionDrug addiction

Question 7: "Jeoportmanteau!" is a recurring category on the American television quiz show ________.
Alex TrebekJeopardy! broadcast historyMerv GriffinJeopardy!

Question 8: In 1964, the newly independent African republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar chose the portmanteau word ________ as its name.

Question 9: ________ used the portmanteau technique to name many of his characters, most notably "Scrooge" which results from the combination of "screw" and "gouge."[citation needed]
Little DorritCharles DickensA Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol (1984 film)

Question 10: For example, a spork is an eating utensil that is a combination of a spoon and ________.
Fast foodEuropeForkCutlery

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address