Are You In Love With Words?

Are you in love with words? Most writers I know are. Many readers are. So for this month’s fun quiz, let’s test our word knowledge. How many do you know? You’re on your honor—answer to the best of your knowledge. Scroll down the page to find the answers. Don’t cheat and look the answer up.   Quiz Questions A manzanilla is what?  What is entomophobia?  An arctophile collects what?  What do philatelists collect?   An irrational fear of trees is called? What is the blob of toothpaste on your toothbrush called?  How long is a zeptosecond?  What are fulgurites?  Do you know what mondegreen means? What is Tenebrescence? Bonus Questions Three of eight 2019 Spelling Bee Champions spelled these words correctly. Do you know what they mean? Auslaut is the word for what sound? Pendeloque describes what? What is an aiguillette? Answers A manzanilla is what? A light sherry. What is entomophobia? An irrational fear of insects. An arctophile collects what? Teddy Bears What do philatelists collect?  Stamps The word for an irrational fear of trees is? Dendrophobia. What is the blob of toothpaste on your toothbrush called? Nurdle How long is a zeptosecond? A trillionth of a billionth of a second. Read […]

How Long Would You Survive?

Did you ever want to run away from home? Did you pack a bag? If you had to go off-grid, how long would you survive on what you packed? Perhaps you were six-years-old, packed your toys, and really didn’t plan to survive off-grid—you planned to walk to grandma’s house. Or you might have been thirteen and tired of sharing with your older brother or sister, so you packed a little more aware of what you needed to survive. But how long would you survive on what you packed?  My protagonist and his siblings in Fellowship must run for their lives. They escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with little more than what’s on their back. They use evasion and survival skills but the mountains aren’t very forgiving. Will they survive? Today’s internet and reality TV may make you think you know how to survive in that kind of a situation, but do you really? Survival Quiz Here’s a quick quiz to test your knowledge. No cheating. Answer to the best of your ability without looking up the answer or reading ahead. How long can a healthy adult live without water? List four different ways to find water. Name […]