Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Trivia Tuesday: Homonyms/Heteronyms

Let me preface this week’s Trivia Tuesday by stating that I would never come up with these questions. However, trivia is all about variety. While these questions aren’t in my wheelhouse, this may be perfect for you. Your challenge is to name the word (with a single spelling) based on the two different meanings.

1. A type of tree with hard pale wood. The residue left after a fire.

2. A domesticated animal. To follow closely or persistently.

3. The female reproductive cell in animals. Urge to encourage someone to do something foolish or risky.

4. A religious painting, usually on wood. A picture on a computer screen that represents a specific thing.

5. An improvised performance by a group of musicians. Squeeze or pack tightly into a space.

6. The seventh day after a church festival day. A series of eight musical notes.

7. A type of knitting stitch. A large area of flat land with few trees.

8. A pointed post which is driven into the ground. A sum of money gambled in a game or venture.

9. A lightweight handheld collapsible canopy. A type of insurance policy.

10. Give way under pressure. Produce an agricultural product.

As always please leave your answers in the comments section below and do not use the internet for assistance. If I find that folks are struggling, I'll share the first letter of the word as a clue.

This quiz is courtesy of the fine folks at Stump Trivia.


neena said...

1. Ash
2. Dog
3. Egg
4. Icon
5. Jam
6. Octave
7. Stitch
8. Stake
9. Umbrella
10. Yield

Anonymous said...

7. Plain?

- Hand of Godard (google won't let me sign in)

nichole said...

7. Steppe?

Sean said...

I think we found a topic perfect for Neena as she scored a 9 out of 10. Hand of Godard (and Nichole) noticed the one error. The answer to #7 is plane (or plain).

See you next week for another version of TT!