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Eponyms

written by: cyberpunk
 
For those who don't know, an eponym is a word that is derived from the name of a person - real, fictional or mythical. See how many of these you can recognize.

Question 1:

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The degenerative neurological disease that results in loss of memory is known as ______ disease.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 2:


Which phrase refers to a costly victory that results in losses so high as to make you wonder whether it was worth it?
Pyrrhic victory
Gordian victory
Macedonian victory
Draconian victory

Question 3:


The critique of capitalism and advocacy of proletarian revolution are the primary aspects of this political philosophy.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


Unscramble the letters to get a word which means a remedy or cure for all problems:
aceapna


Question 5:


This English word, meaning an overwhelming destructive force, comes from the title "jagganatha" of the Hindu deity Vishnu.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


What term denotes a unit of electrical resistance?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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This is a cheap homemade explosive device consisting of a bottle filled with gasoline and stuffed with a cloth or rag. The cloth or rag is lit with fire and tossed at something, causing it to explode in a mass of flames.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 8:


Which word refers to a collection of maps in the form of a book?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:

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What is this type of aircraft or airship called? (see picture)  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 10:


This word, derived from the name of the Greek goddess of vengeance, means a source of harm or ruin.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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What is the other name of the ink blot test?
Miller analogy test
Simon Wexler test
Stanford-Binet test
Rorschach test


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Question 12:


What term refers to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?
Parkinson's disease
Tourette syndrome
Lou Gehrig's Disease
Broca's disease

Question 13:


What is another term for the sex drive or libido?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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