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Dysphemisms Quiz 1

1. bleeding-heart

Who would most likely be described as a "bleeding-heart"?

a. a heart surgeon

b. a human rights activist

c. an anti-immigration activist

2. bureaucrat

If an official is called a "bureaucrat", they've probably

a. impressed somebody

b. pleased somebody

c. upset somebody

3. class warfare

Who's most likely to accuse people of "class warfare"?

a. a highly-paid executive

b. a highly-trained soldier

c. a poorly-paid worker

4. control freak

If you're often called a "control freak", you probably

a. don't control enough

b. control yourself too much

c. control other people too much

5. do-gooder

If someone calls you a "do-gooder", they're

a. insulting you

b. praising you

c. helping you

6. extremist

Politicians use the word "extremist" when describing people they

a. strongly disagree with

b. strongly agree with

c. partly agree with

7. greenie

People who call environmentalists "greenies" probably

a. like environmentalists

b. dislike environmentalists

c. protect natural environments

8. insurgent

Calling political activists "insurgents" makes them sound like

a. very bad people

b. very good people

c. very strong people

9. liberal

If a conservative American calls you a "liberal", they're

a. praising you

b. insulting you

c. liberating you

10. loser

Who would most likely be called a "loser"?

a. a factory owner

b. a factory worker

c. a factory manager

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. bleeding-heart - Who would most likely be described as a "bleeding-heart"?: a) a heart surgeon b) a human rights activist c) an anti-immigration activist

2. bureaucrat - If an official is called a "bureaucrat", they've probably: a) impressed somebody b) pleased somebody c) upset somebody

3. class warfare - Who's most likely to accuse people of "class warfare"?: a) a highly-paid executive b) a highly-trained soldier c) a poorly-paid worker

4. control freak - If you're often called a "control freak", you probably: a) don't control enough b) control yourself too much c) control other people too much

5. do-gooder - If someone calls you a "do-gooder", they're: a) insulting you b) praising you c) helping you

6. extremist - Politicians use the word "extremist" when describing people they: a) strongly disagree with b) strongly agree with c) partly agree with

7. greenie - People who call environmentalists "greenies" probably: a) like environmentalists b) dislike environmentalists c) protect natural environments

8. insurgent - Calling political activists "insurgents" makes them sound like: a) very bad people b) very good people c) very strong people

9. liberal - If a conservative American calls you a "liberal", they're: a) praising you b) insulting you c) liberating you

10. loser - Who would most likely be called a "loser"?: a) a factory owner b) a factory worker c) a factory manager

Contributor: Matt Errey