QUIZZES & GAMES
So how much have you been paying attention over the years? All our classic word and language quizzes are now archived on these pages. Click through to the quiz you want below, or scroll down to browse them all.
All these quizzes are the same format: no time limits, just 20 fiendish word, language and etymology questions for you to pit your wits against. As always, let us know how you get on over on Twitter—and good luck!
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WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ
The very earliest HH quiz game, put together to celebrate our 500th Word of the Day.
Published May 2015
Compiled for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, here are 12 Shakespearean quotes, each with a word missing. Just choose the correct word to complete the quote. In each case, the missing word is a word we owe to Shakespeare himself.
Published April 2016
To mark the release of The Accidental Dictionary in 2016, this quiz tested your knowledge of how words have changed over time.
Published October 2016
We celebrated the 90,000 followers landmark over on Twitter with this fiendish game. Can you to figure out these 20 words from their hangman-style templates?
Published May 2022