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What is an oxymoron? An oxymoron is word or group of words that is self-contradicting.

Trivia Questions

  1. Give the oxymoron title of the Simon & Garfunkel song released on September 12, 1965?
  2. What name is given to a war between organized groups within the same state or country?
  3. What term is used by the American military for incidents that NATO used to term blue on blue?
  4. An oxymoron which is an operetta by Noel Coward and also part of a song title by the Verve?
  5. The title of which 1970 American Western film starring Dustin Hoffman is an oxymoron?
  6. Which four word phrase used by Hamlet is to cause someone pain for his or her own good?

  7. Which word meaning a second-year university student in America translates from Greek as "wise fool"?
  8. Which word in modern usage is a blend of two words meaning "buddy" and "foe"?
  9. Complete the oxymoron meaning for not many options, "only ....."? The answer is one word!
  10. Give the two word oxymoron at the end of this line from Romea & Juiet: "Good night, good night! Parting is such ..... ....."?
  11. Which two word oxymoron is a blanket term for the horror franchise that originated from a 1968 film about zombies?
  12. Why English king was called 'the wisest fool in Christendom'?
  13. A 2008 romantic comedy-drama film starring Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher has the two word title, 'Definitely' what?
  14. Which well known term and two word oxymoron means a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world?
  15. Which two word phrase is often used casually to describe something that looks out of control but which functions according to unseen rules or organization?
  16. Complete the well known phrase and oxymoron: Act ....?
  17. Complete the following Bing Crosby quote with one word: "We're busy doing ...."?
  18. Who once said: "You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap."?
  19. Complete this Oscar Wilde quote with one word: "I can resist everything but ...."?
  20. According to W.C. Fields the best cure for what, is to get a lot of sleep?


  1. The Sound of Silence
  2. Civil War
  3. Friendly fire
  4. Bitter Sweet (the full song title by the Verve is "Bitter Sweet Symphony")
  5. Little Big Man
  6. Cruel to be kind
  7. Sophomore
  8. Frenemy
  9. Only choice, or only option
  10. Sweet sorrow

  11. Living Dead
  12. James I
  13. Definitely, Maybe
  14. Virtual reality
  15. Controlled chaos
  16. Act naturally
  17. Nothing
  18. Dolly Parton
  19. Temptation
  20. Insomnia