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Trivia Quiz - A to Z Vocabulary (Z Words)
Find the definitions for these words that begin with the letter "Z" by taking this vocabulary quiz.
February 27, 2011
Grammar & Vocabulary
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1. What is the meaning of the word zebu?
A. a Burmese meeting hall
B. an ornamental holder for a coffee cup
C. a small South african lizard
D. a type of ox found in India
2. What is the meaning of the word zither?
A. an African percussion instrument
B. a gypsy
C. a large, black woolen shawl
D. a musical instrument with 20-40 strings
3. What is the meaning of the word zeitgeist?
A. an animal spirit
B. the general intellectual, moral, and cultural states of an era
C. a lightning storm
D. a medical treatment using raw meat
4. What is the meaning of the word zuccheto?
A. a bath sponge
B. a Greek wind instrument
C. a small, round skullcap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics
D. a spiny, fruit bearing shrub
5. What is the meaning of the word zabaglione?
A. frothy custard
B. an Italian bagpipe
C. a variety of donut
D. vodka flavored with sweet grass
6. What is the meaning of the word zenana?
A. an expression of joy among Arab women
B. a harem
C. an older nun in charge of younger nuns
D. a sheepskin jacket
7. What is the meaning of the word ziti?
A. a variety of chipmunk
B. medium-sized tubular pasta
C. an old Russian unit of weight
D. a variety of European perch
8. What is the meaning of the word zydeco?
A. an aromatic root resembling ginger
B. a Caribbean disco dance
C. a type of music which is popular in Louisiana
D. the west wind
9. What is the meaning of the word zenzic?
A. a cross between a yak and a cow
B. a hollow vessel
C. the square of a number
D. a Turkish wind instrument
10. What is the meaning of the word zibib?
A. a Caribbean idol
B. a colorless alcoholic drink made from raisins
C. a Hebrew religious song sung at sabbath meals
D. an Israeli stringed instrument played with mallets
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