For each definition supply the term
in the box provided. Your reply is monitored
by the "Answer Ghost."
If the Answer Ghost
does not like what you have filled in, he will
erase it. (The Answer Ghost does care about capital letters.)
If you get stuck, you can click in
an "Uncle Box," and the answer will appear briefly.
Of course you will feel somewhat embarrassed at having
had to "cry uncle."
If you use the "Uncle Box" too much, the
Answer Ghost will turn the page yellow and call you
a "cry baby" in the comment box at the end. You will,
of course, experience feelings of shame and inadequacy.
If you succeed in filling in all the boxes and moving your cursor out of the last box
without being called a cry baby, the background color will change
to show that the Answer Ghost is tickled pink. He will
even say so in the comment box.
Naturally, you will experience pride and joy.
Once the Answer Ghost brands you a cry baby, he will
never be tickled pink with you unless you hit "Reset" and start again.
The results are instantaneous and are reported to nobody but you.
This is a puzzle of phonologically linked words. Start with a five-letter word meaning a "bunch of birds" as the answer to the first entry. Change one letter in that word to provide the answer to the subsequent clue. Change one letter again for the next clue. And so on.
(From the San Diego Union-Tribune, 070830, p. E2)
This consummately cool, pedagogically compelling, self-correcting,
definition quiz was produced automatically from a simple
text file of questions using D.K. Jordan's dubiously
original, but publicly accessible
"Cry Uncle" Quiz Maker
of May 5, 2012.