2021 News Words Super Quiz

News Words questions updates Sep. 1, 2021.

How many of these 18 news words do you actually know? The 2021 news cycle was filled with new words we never used before, and older words coming back into fashion. Take the quiz!

 

2021 News Words Quiz

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

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

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What is sedition?

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What’s a “red tide”?

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What is “Montjoie Saint Denis!”?

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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?

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

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What do the British refer to as Freedom Day?

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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?

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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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