History Of Linguistics Trivia Quiz Exam!

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  • 1. 
    The most important debate for Greek philosophers was the relationship between?
    • A. 

      Consonants and vowels 

    • B. 

      Words and meaning 

    • C. 

      Sounds and pronunciation

    • D. 

      Words and structure 

  • 2. 
    The fundamental relation between the sound and the meaning in which words represent the sound of the objects they refer to are called
    • A. 

      Naturalism 

    • B. 

      Onomatopeya 

    • C. 

      Arbitrariness

    • D. 

      Convention 

  • 3. 
    There is some natural connection  between the original meaning and the second application  meaning, for example the words: mouth of the river,  neck of the bottle. That words are called
    • A. 

      Onomatopeia 

    • B. 

      Metaphores 

    • C. 

      Synonymes 

    • D. 

      Conventionalism 

  • 4. 
    The discussions about the regular patterns in languages and exceptions. The terms used for regularity or irregularly in the language patterns were?
    • A. 

      Conventionalism  and naturalism 

    • B. 

      Languages and thought

    • C. 

      Analogy and anomaly 

    • D. 

      Onomatopeia  and metaphores 

  • 5. 
    Philosophers that claimed that languages were essentially systematic and regular were called anomalist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Philosophers that claimed that there are irregularities in the formations of some words of which analogical reasoning is of no avail, were called Anomalist.
    • A. 

      True 

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The science that studies the origin of words is called?
    • A. 

      Morphology 

    • B. 

      Rhetoric 

    • C. 

      Syntax 

    • D. 

      Etymology

  • 8. 
    The main contribution in the study of phonetic that correspond to the  comparison between  words pronounced in isolation and in connected speech was made by ...
    • A. 

      Plato 

    • B. 

      Panini 

    • C. 

      Socrates 

    • D. 

      Aristotle 

  • 9. 
    The  Babylonian traditions dates from 
    • A. 

      First millennium before Christ 

    • B. 

      Two centuries before Christ 

    • C. 

      One century before Christ

    • D. 

      Two millenniums before Christ 

  • 10. 
    The classic fallacy in the  study of languages refers to:
    • A. 

      The priority given by linguists to the study and analysis of oral language over the written language

    • B. 

      The priority of the written language over the oral; priority given, mainly by the Alexandrians in their desire to preserve the purity of the language greek.

    • C. 

      The characteristics that are common to all languages

    • D. 

      The ancient classical features that allow the individual characterization of languages

  • 11. 
    Plato was  famous for the distinctions between:
    • A. 

      Three genres 

    • B. 

      Verbs and nouns 

    • C. 

      Singular and plurals 

    • D. 

      Categories of the speech 

  • 12. 
    The three genres: masculine, feminine and intermediate, were  credited to : 
    • A. 

      Plato 

    • B. 

      Aristotle 

    • C. 

      Protagoras

    • D. 

      Socrates 

  • 13. 
    The adverbs and ad participle of the verbs were recognized by:
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Aristotle 

    • C. 

      Dionysius Thrax

    • D. 

      Socrates 

  • 14. 
    The origin of the language is linked to the origin of?
    • A. 

      Pedagogy 

    • B. 

      Religion 

    • C. 

      History 

    • D. 

      Agriculture 

  • 15. 
    It was considered the mother language that gave rise to modern languages ...
    • A. 

      Sanskrit 

    • B. 

      Urdu

    • C. 

      Greek

    • D. 

      Indo-European 

    • E. 

      Hebreo

  • 16. 
    According to the history of linguistics, it is probably that languages were originated in?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      Greece 

    • C. 

      Rome 

    • D. 

       Anatolia, a  large peninsula in Western Asia 

  • 17. 
    The first studies in syntax were a contribution from?
    • A. 

      Romans 

    • B. 

      Greek 

    • C. 

      Hindi

    • D. 

      Port Royal Grammar 

  • 18. 
    The first studies  in phonethics are  tributed to:
    • A. 

      Sophist 

    • B. 

      Plato 

    • C. 

      Panini

    • D. 

      Dante Aliguiery

  • 19. 
    According to Dante Alighieri the original languages given to humanity as God's gift was?
    • A. 

      Sanskrit 

    • B. 

      Hebrew 

    • C. 

      Greek

    • D. 

      Indo-European