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Words Derived from Arabic

written by: cyberpunk
 
Believe it or not many of the words in the English vocabulary originated in the Arabic tongue. In this quiz see how many of them you can identify.

Question 1:


What is the word for a hot dry desert wind in Northern Africa?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


In which branch of mathematics letters and symbols are used to represent numbers or quantities and to express general relationships for all members of a specified set?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


In this medieval version (and forerunner) of chemistry the main objective was to turn base metals into gold and also to discover an elixir of life.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


What is the word for a Muslim temple?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 5:


This is the word for the highest point or peak of something, a synonym of apex.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


What is the word for the number that refers to nothing as in no quantity?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


Which word means the opposite of apex or the highest point of something?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


The word for which highly popular energizing drink derives from the Arabic language?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 9:


In Arabic folklore this is a demon or evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on corpses.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


What is the name of the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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