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How Well Do You Know 17th Century Slang?

You might be able to talk like it's 2018, but can you decipher slang from the 17th century? It's time to find out! Take these 12 tricky slang quiz questions and discover if you could've talked the talk in the 17th century!
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If someone was an "addle-plot," then they were....
A spoil sport.
A gossiper.
An idiot.

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If a person were an "antiquated rogue" then they were a....
Petty thief
Lady of the night
Uneducated person

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If you had a lot of "balsam" what did you have?
Trees
Money
Food

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A "banbury story" was one that was very....
Truthful
Exaggerated
Gripping

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A man described as "beard splitter" was someone who....
Dated a lot of women.
Worked with his hands.
Ate a lot of jerky.

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If your profession was "brother of the quill" in the 17th century, then what job did you have?
Doctor
Writer
Lawyer

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To be "brown study" was to be...
Going to the bathroom
Deep in thought
Writing a paper

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What kind of mood would someone be in if they were "chirping merry?"
A bad mood.
A good mood.
A sad mood.

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A drink that was an "English manufacture" was what kind of drink?
A beer
A soda
A tea

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What might the phrase "farting crackers" be used to describe?
Trousers
Beans
Underpants

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If you were feeling "gut foundered" in the 17th century, then you were likely....
Drunk
Hungry
Sick

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To feel "mulligrubs" was to feel....
A big queasy.
Richer than the king!
Down in the dumps.

C+, 17th Century Slang Stunted

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Bummer! Unfortunately, you didn't pass this 17th century slang quiz! The language and phrases used back in this era left you feeling a bit puzzled and perplexed. Worry not, this was a strange time in history and the slang was far from easy!

B+, 17th Century Slang Ace

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Unlike so many modern Americans, you passed this 17th century slang quiz with ease! Sure, a few of these old fashioned phrases may have left you scratching your head in wonder, but for the most part you know your 17th century slang well!

A+, 17th Century Slang Whiz

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You're a total 17th century slang whiz! Despite the often awkward and confusing wording of 17th century slang words, you passed this quiz with flying colors! You're clearly a history buff with a knack for language and a love of the past. Could you be more impressive? We say no!
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1
If someone was an "addle-plot," then they were....
A spoil sport.
A gossiper.
An idiot.
2
If a person were an "antiquated rogue" then they were a....
Petty thief
Lady of the night
Uneducated person
3
If you had a lot of "balsam" what did you have?
Trees
Money
Food
4
A "banbury story" was one that was very....
Truthful
Exaggerated
Gripping
5
A man described as "beard splitter" was someone who....
Dated a lot of women.
Worked with his hands.
Ate a lot of jerky.
6
If your profession was "brother of the quill" in the 17th century, then what job did you have?
Doctor
Writer
Lawyer
7
To be "brown study" was to be...
Going to the bathroom
Deep in thought
Writing a paper
8
What kind of mood would someone be in if they were "chirping merry?"
A bad mood.
A good mood.
A sad mood.
9
A drink that was an "English manufacture" was what kind of drink?
A beer
A soda
A tea
10
What might the phrase "farting crackers" be used to describe?
Trousers
Beans
Underpants
11
If you were feeling "gut foundered" in the 17th century, then you were likely....
Drunk
Hungry
Sick
12
To feel "mulligrubs" was to feel....
A big queasy.
Richer than the king!
Down in the dumps.

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