Word Power Quiz Book

By |2014-10-04T00:41:37+00:00June 16th, 2014|All Puzzles, Puzzle Books|0 Comments

I picked Word Power Quiz Book as one of a set of three. The others are “Quotable Quotes” and “Life in this United States.”; packaged as “Quips, Quotes, and Quizzes”. This book is a set of 50 lists of words to test your knowledge. This has been a long time feature of Reader’s Digest. As an Engineer, who considers his “word knowledge” rather minimal, this book was very enjoyable. Each list has 20 words with 4 meanings to choose from. My scores ranged from 12 to 17 and rated as excellent. These little tests made me feel pretty good but I would hardly consider my skills in word power as excellent. One thing that surprised me was that many common word’s meanings are misunderstood. To add a little spice most lists have one or two words I’ve never heard of. That’s twice, who says you can’t end a sentence with a preposition? For a taste of what’s in this little book.

What is an Elision?

What is a Metro gnome? It is a city elf.

There are a lot of one-liners scattered throughout the book.

“A rare book: One that comes back after you’ve lent it.”

If you’ve read “An Exaltation of Larks” by James Lipton, you’ll like the slant of these:

“Raft of survivors.”

“Drive of cars.”

“Pound of hammers”

A great little tome to pass the time while the King sits on the Throne and I’ve still got two more to go! You can purchase this book at Amazon.

 

About the Author:

Retired engineer who loves birds, puzzles and books. Has personal library of 7000 tomes.

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