What Do You Know About Interpreter? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Interpreter? Trivia Quiz

What Do You Know About Interpreter? There are thousands of languages that are spoken in countries all over the world, and there are some multilingual persons that are tasked with helping people understand whatever message is being passed in a different language. Do you feel like you have what it takes to become an interpreter? Take up this quiz and get to see just how well you know the profession.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A "translator"
    • A. 

      Converts speech in one language into speech in another language.

    • B. 

      Converts written material in one language into written material in another language.

  • 2. 
    An "interpreter"
    • A. 

      Converts speech in one language into speech in another language.

    • B. 

      Converts written material in one language into written material in another langauge.

  • 3. 
    An interpreter should
    • A. 

      Act as an advocate.

    • B. 

      Remain neutral.

  • 4. 
    If someone reambles on, without pausing, you should:
    • A. 

      Tell them they are being rude.

    • B. 

      Wait until they are finished.

    • C. 

      Interrupt. Politely ask them to pause more frequently so that the interpreter can interpret.

  • 5. 
    Typically, bilingual speakers speak both their languages equally well.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Think of your interpreter as:
    • A. 

      Your eyes and your ears.

    • B. 

      Your right arm.

    • C. 

      Your voice and your ears.

  • 7. 
    A chunk is:
    • A. 

      A complete sentence.

    • B. 

      A complete paragraph.

    • C. 

      No more than 7 words.

    • D. 

      A complete thought.

  • 8. 
    In consecutive interpreting
    • A. 

      The speaker pauses and waits for the interpreter to interpret.

    • B. 

      The interpreter interprets while the speaker is still talking.

  • 9. 
    When communicating via an interpreter, speak directly to your interpreter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Bilingual speakers may not know specialized vocabulary in one or both languages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    It's best to position your interpreter:
    • A. 

      Wherever the interpreter wants.

    • B. 

      Next to you.

    • C. 

      Across from you.