Quiz: Can You Get 10/15 On This Old School Grammar Test?

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"Wherefore" is a synonym for "why."

This fun trivia quiz tests your knowledge of archaic words and grammatical rules from Early Modern English.

 Sep 28, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

Which verb can agree with "thou"?
hast
shall
doth

2 of 15Pick your answer!

In the 17th century, "th" as in "hath" and "doth" was an ending for _________ verbs.
second person present
past tense
third person present

3 of 15Pick your answer!

"Thy" is a(n) __________ pronoun.
subject
object
possessive

4 of 15Pick your answer!

Which word means "from where?"
wherefore
whence
forthwith

5 of 15Pick your answer!

In Early Modern English, which word would come after "mine"?
eyes
countenance
body

6 of 15Pick your answer!

"Thou" is a ___________ person pronoun.
first
third
second

7 of 15Pick your answer!

In Early Modern English, the verb "wit" meant __________.
love
wish
know

8 of 15Pick your answer!

In Early Modern English, "twain" meant _________.
to be idle
two
dim light

9 of 15Pick your answer!

In Early Modern English, "anon" meant __________.
immediately
anyone
behold!

10 of 15Pick your answer!

In Early Modern English, "fain" meant __________.
to pretend
gladly
a coward

11 of 15Pick your answer!

In Early Modern English, you could refer to all food as _________.
fowl
fish
meat

12 of 15Pick your answer!

A tempest, like the one in the title of Shakespeare's play, is a __________.
war
pathological liar
storm

13 of 15Pick your answer!

A shrew, like the one in the title of Shakespeare's play, is a __________ woman.
drunken
bossy
noble

14 of 15Pick your answer!

In Early Modern English, "comely" meant __________.
strong
deceptive
beautiful

15 of 15Pick your answer!

In Early Modern English, you could refer to all grains as __________.
barley
corn
maize
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