History Of English Speaking Societies

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THIS IS YOUR FIRST QUIZ FROM HISTORY OF ENGLISH SPEAKING SOCIETIES. THIS TEST COVERS FROM THE ORIGINS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THE PRE-ENGLISH PERIOD, OLD ENGLISH PERIOD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH,


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  • 1. 
    The period of time before 450.
    • A. 

      MIDDLE ENGLISH

    • B. 

      PRE ENGLISH PERIOD

    • C. 

      OLD ENGLISH

    • D. 

      ANGLO -SAXON

  • 2. 
    The earliest known residents of the British Isles
    • A. 

      CELTS

    • B. 

      ROMANS

    • C. 

      NORMANS

    • D. 

      JUTES

  • 3. 
    If we bear in mind that proto  stands for ―…first in time or order, and especially having others come after it or develop from it; original;‖ (Dictionary of Contemporary English, (1987), Longman) we can say that the Indo-European language is the source of many other languages. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
     The Celts, the Anglo-Saxons, and the ______were people who inhabited the British Isles at the beginning of the Old English Period.  However, their role in the formation of English was a different one. 
  • 5. 
    From what language the English borrowing most of its vocabulary.
    • A. 

      ROMAN

    • B. 

      ANGLO-SAXON

    • C. 

      LATIN

    • D. 

      FRENCH

  • 6. 
    The old english is also called
    • A. 

      ANGLO-SAXON

    • B. 

      INDO-EUROPEAN

    • C. 

      CELTIC

  • 7. 
    The english language belongs to...
    • A. 

      THE WEST GERMANIC BRANCH

    • B. 

      THE INDO-EUROPEAN BRANCH

    • C. 

      THE CELTIC BRANCH

    • D. 

      THE ANGLO-SAXON BRANCH

  • 8. 
    The history of the English language has traditionally been divided into three main periods, which ones are?
  • 9. 
    Danes and Norsemen were also called...
    • A. 

      VIKINGS

    • B. 

      NORMANS

    • C. 

      GAULS

  • 10. 
  • 11. 
    This language was used mostly as the written language during The Middle English Period.
    • A. 

      FRENCH

    • B. 

      ANGLO-SAXON

    • C. 

      LATIN

    • D. 

      NORMAN

  • 12. 
    The english development was mostly influenced by the following languages.
    • A. 

      DUTCH-FLEMISH-NORMAN-GERMAN-DANISH

    • B. 

      CELTIC-LATIN-FRENCH-OLD ENGLISH

    • C. 

      OLD ENGLISH-OLD NORMAN-OLD FRENCH

    • D. 

      ANGLO-SAXON-JUTES-ROMAN-CELT

  • 13. 
    It is a collection of stories about a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury, England.
    • A. 

      BEOWULF

    • B. 

      THE CANTERBURY TALES

    • C. 

      HISTORY OF THE ANGLO-SAXONS

    • D. 

      THE JUTES

  • 14. 
    The Middle English is also characterized for the beginning of the Great Vowel Shift
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      THE NORMAN CONQUEST

    • B. 

      THE GERMANIC INVASIONS

    • C. 

      JULIUS CAESAR CONQUESTS ENGLAND

    • D. 

      THE DISSAPEAR OF THE JUTES