Dutch Is Fun Yes? Let's Test If You Know The English Representation.

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Dutch Is Fun Yes? Lets Test If You Know The English Representation. - Quiz

Dutch is a West Germanic language. Natives occupy mainly Western Europe, South America, the Caribbean and today, some parts of Africa. If you feel you know much about this people and their language then, take our quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Dutch is one of the closest relatives of which of these countries?

    • A.

      German and French

    • B.

      English and German

    • C.

      French and English

    • D.

      German and Arab

    Correct Answer
    A. German and French
    Explanation
    Dutch is one of the closest relatives of German and French because Dutch shares a significant number of similarities in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation with both German and French. These three languages belong to the West Germanic language family, which also includes English. However, the relationship between Dutch and German is particularly close, as they are both considered Low Franconian languages and have a high degree of mutual intelligibility. Additionally, Dutch has also been influenced by French due to historical interactions between the two countries.

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  • 2. 

    Dutch is native to these countries except?

    • A.

      Suriname

    • B.

      Northern Ireland

    • C.

      Netherlands

    • D.

      Belgium

    Correct Answer
    B. Northern Ireland
    Explanation
    Dutch is not native to Northern Ireland. Dutch is primarily spoken in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname. Northern Ireland, on the other hand, predominantly speaks English and Irish Gaelic.

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  • 3. 

    Dutch occupies what position in terms of spoken language?

    • A.

      Only

    • B.

      1st

    • C.

      2nd

    • D.

      3rd

    Correct Answer
    D. 3rd
    Explanation
    Dutch is spoken as a first language by the majority of the population in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is also spoken by smaller communities in other countries. However, in terms of the number of people who speak it as their first language, Dutch ranks third. This means that there are two other languages spoken by more people as their first language than Dutch.

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  • 4. 

    According to history, Dutch people are predominantly which of these?

    • A.

      Roman Catholics

    • B.

      Protestants

    • C.

      Atheists

    • D.

      Buddhists

    Correct Answer
    B. Protestants
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Protestants. According to history, Dutch people are predominantly Protestants.

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  • 5. 

    The native official name for Dutch language is what?

    • A.

      German

    • B.

      Nederlands

    • C.

      Afrikaans

    • D.

      Latin

    Correct Answer
    B. Nederlands
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nederlands because it is the official name for the Dutch language. Dutch is primarily spoken in the Netherlands and is also one of the official languages of Belgium. It is a West Germanic language and is closely related to German and English. The term "Nederlands" is derived from the word "Nederduits" which means "Low German" and refers to the language spoken in the low-lying regions of the Netherlands.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is not a Dutch dialect?

    • A.

      Hollandic

    • B.

      Lantang

    • C.

      Limburgish

    • D.

      Flemish

    Correct Answer
    B. Lantang
    Explanation
    Lantang is not a Dutch dialect. The other options, Hollandic, Limburgish, and Flemish, are all recognized dialects of the Dutch language. Lantang is not commonly spoken in the Netherlands and is not recognized as a Dutch dialect.

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  • 7. 

    Afrikaans, a daughter language to Dutch is spoken in one of these countries?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Rome

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Saudi Arabia

    Correct Answer
    C. South Africa
    Explanation
    Afrikaans, a daughter language to Dutch, is spoken in South Africa. This is because South Africa has a significant population of Afrikaans speakers who use it as a primary or secondary language. Afrikaans developed from Dutch and is one of the official languages of South Africa, along with English and several indigenous languages. Therefore, South Africa is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these refers to 'low lands?'

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      Nederlands

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    B. Nederlands
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Nederlands. Nederlands refers to low lands because the word "neder" in Dutch means "low" or "lower". The Netherlands is known for its flat and low-lying geography, with a significant portion of the country situated below sea level. This makes Nederlands a suitable option for referring to low lands.

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  • 9. 

    What is the world's population that speak Dutch as their native language?

    • A.

      Over 20million

    • B.

      Over 60million

    • C.

      Over 5million

    • D.

      Over 80million

    Correct Answer
    A. Over 20million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Over 20 million" because Dutch is the native language of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname, as well as being spoken by smaller communities in other countries. These populations combined make up a total of over 20 million people who speak Dutch as their first language.

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  • 10. 

    Why are some Dutch regions referred to as 'low countries'?

    • A.

      They have low economy

    • B.

      They have shallow waters

    • C.

      They are situated below the sea level

    • D.

      They have a low pitch when they speak the language

    Correct Answer
    C. They are situated below the sea level
    Explanation
    The term "low countries" refers to regions in the Netherlands that are situated below sea level. This is because these regions are prone to flooding and have been reclaimed from the sea through extensive land reclamation projects. The land in these areas is lower in elevation compared to the surrounding sea, hence the term "low countries".

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