History Of The English Language! Trivia Questions Quiz

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History Of The English Language! Trivia Questions Quiz

The English language is one of the secondary languages in most countries around the world. This language has evolved over the years from the Germanic dialects it was derived from. Do you consider yourself a linguist and think that you can comfortably handle the history of the English language trivia questions quiz below? How about you check it out and see what new facts you might learn. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the time period of Old English?
    • A. 

      1550-1800

    • B. 

      350-1066

    • C. 

      450-1066

    • D. 

      Foreva

  • 2. 
    Language uses:
    • A. 

      Words

    • B. 

      Dreams

    • C. 

      Ideas

    • D. 

      Thoughts

    • E. 

      Sentences

    • F. 

      Gestures

    • G. 

      Minds of the listener/reader

    • H. 

      Symbols

  • 3. 
    Language is unique to humans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Language is the most ______________ communication system.
  • 5. 
    Language is made up of:
    • A. 

      Meanings

    • B. 

      Actions

    • C. 

      Phrases/sentences

    • D. 

      Sounds

    • E. 

      Music

    • F. 

      Words

    • G. 

      Discourse

  • 6. 
    The study of history of words and how their form and meaning changed is called:
    • A. 

      Antomology

    • B. 

      Etymology

    • C. 

      Ihateenglishology

    • D. 

      Nooooo one wants to study that

  • 7. 
    History of a language consists of:
    • A. 

      Emergence

    • B. 

      Changes over period of its existence

    • C. 

      Causes of change

  • 8. 
    Who fought naked and painted blue in wars?
    • A. 

      Romans

    • B. 

      Celts

    • C. 

      Jutes

    • D. 

      Vikings

  • 9. 
    What did the Celts' lack of political unity make them vulnerable?
    • A. 

      Disease

    • B. 

      Animals

    • C. 

      Poverty

    • D. 

      Enemies

  • 10. 
    Each Celtic tribe was headed by a:
    • A. 

      King

    • B. 

      Chief

    • C. 

      God

  • 11. 
    Each Celtic tribe was them divided by class into:
    • A. 

      Ruids

    • B. 

      Warriors

    • C. 

      Nobles

    • D. 

      Healers

    • E. 

      Commoners

  • 12. 
    Who counted by 20s using fingers and toes?
    • A. 

      Saxons

    • B. 

      Angles

    • C. 

      Celts

    • D. 

      Romans

  • 13. 
    Ceaser invaded England with a Roman army in:
    • A. 

      53BC and 54BC

    • B. 

      54BC and 55BC

    • C. 

      55BC and 56BC

  • 14. 
    How much longer after Ceaser's invasions did the Romans invade and settle?
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      90

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      150

  • 15. 
    The Romans controllen England for (approx) __________ years.
  • 16. 
    After the Romans left in the mid-fifth century (410AD), peace and hope followed in England.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    After the Romans left, they left a ____________ influence.
  • 18. 
    During which centuries did the Germanic tribes carve out kingdoms and fight for land? (all AD)
    • A. 

      5th and 6th

    • B. 

      6th and 7th

    • C. 

      7th and 8th

  • 19. 
    The Germanic tribes migrated to England soon after the __________ left.
  • 20. 
    England was named ____________ then ______________.
    • A. 

      Englaland, Britain

    • B. 

      Anglican, Englaland

    • C. 

      Anglecynn, Englaland

  • 21. 
    Who distinguished same names by job/homeland?
    • A. 

      Romans

    • B. 

      Celts

    • C. 

      Angles, Saxons, Jutes

    • D. 

      Vikings

  • 22. 
    What percentage of modern english is derived from old english?
    • A. 

      1/4

    • B. 

      2/5

    • C. 

      1/5

    • D. 

      1/3

  • 23. 
    The blend of dialects after the wrrival of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes is known as Old English or __________-_____________.
  • 24. 
    England was inhabited by Celts until what time?
    • A. 

      4th century Bc

    • B. 

      5th century Bc

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      Today

  • 25. 
    Who drove the Celts to Wales and Scotland?
    • A. 

      Angles

    • B. 

      Angles and Saxons

    • C. 

      Angles and Jutes

    • D. 

      Jutes

    • E. 

      Jutes and Saxons

    • F. 

      Saxons

    • G. 

      A, d, and f

    • H. 

      B and d

    • I. 

      Either g or h

    • J. 

      Either i or c and f

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