Quiz: If You Can Name The Origins Of These Words, You Must Be A Genius

Calling all geniuses!

 Jan 31, 2017
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Question: 1/10Where does this word come from?

The name of an elephant
The name of a mountain
The name of a person

Question: 2/10Where does this word come from?

A kind of make-up used in Imperial China
The string Theseus used to find his way in the labyrinth
A type of food eaten in Victorian England

Question: 3/10Where does this word come from?

Greek word for “slave”
Latin word for “the future”
Czech word for ‘forced labor”

Question: 4/10Where does this word come from?

Centaur – Greek mythological figure
Circe – Greek sorceress
Ceres – Roman god of agriculture

Question: 5/10Where does this word come from?

A mountain nymph doomed to repeat what she heard
A Roman princess who liked to gossip
An Egyptian priestess who spoke to the dead

Question: 6/10Where does this word come from?

Thyme - the herb
Thor - the Norse god

Question: 7/10Where does this word come from?

Scorned women from African legend
Monsters from Japanese folklore
Ancient Greek figures from hell

Question: 8/10Where does this word come from?

A Maori legend of a woman whose love was never returned
Writings from Plato about love without romance
A Norse figure who never fell in love

Question: 9/10Where does this word come from?

The Roman god who could see the entire world
The African king who liked to travel
The Greek Titan who held the world on his shoulders

Question: 10/10Where does this word come from?

The goddess of luck
A man who struck gold and ended his poverty
A princess who was known to be lucky
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