2021 News Words Super Quiz

News Words questions updated Dec. 9, 2021.

How many of these 19 news words do you actually know? New matters filled the 2021 news cycle with new words we had never used before and older words coming back into fashion. Take the quiz!


2021 News Words Quiz

How smart are you today? 20 News Words from our 2021 daily news quizzes when you hit Start Quiz! No time-limit.

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What’s the original meaning of the word ‘Capitol’?

Photo: Tyler Merbler, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Daily news quiz for Jan. 8, 2020 - Capitol riots

2 / 20

The word inauguration stems from the Latin augur. What did that mean originally?

Screenshot: NBC News on YouTube.

3 / 20

What is sedition?

Photo: The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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What’s a “red tide”?

Photo: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC, via Wikimedia Commons

5 / 20

What is “Montjoie Saint Denis!”?

Photo: U.S Department of State, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

6 / 20

What’s Libor?

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When British PM Boris Johnson calls the Trump impeachment over the Capitol attack a ‘kerfuffle,’ what does he mean?

Photo: Ben Shread / Cabinet Office

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What’s the (modern) meaning of the word imbecilic?

Screenshot: The Guardian on YouTube

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In British slang, what does the word Chav stand for?

Photo: Neilt, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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What do the British refer to as Freedom Day?

Photo: Ardfern, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Where did the word Amazon originate?

Photo: Wonder Woman 1984, Warner Bros.

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What does the word conservator mean (in English)?

Screenshot: Framing Britney Spears / NY Times

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What is Blackfishing?

Screenshot: Iggy Azalea on YouTube

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What is a keffiyeh?

Photo: Michael Plutchok, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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What is Oman?

Photo: Andries Oudshoorn, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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What are AirTags?

Image: Apple

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What’s the meaning of the word Metaverse?

Screenshot: The Matrix Resurrections / Warner Bros. Pictures

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What is allyship?

Screenshot: Dictionary.com

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