Do You Know Which Of These Words Were Inspired By People?

Did you know the word sandwich is named for a person? That’s right, the lunchbox special enfolding all food groups between two slices of bread is named for the 4th Earl of Sandwich, an English aristocrat who lived in the 1700s.

Words named after people are called eponyms. How acquainted are you with the people who inspired these words? Take this quiz to see what you know about the people behind the words.

Can’t get enough eponyms? Check out some more here!

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