History Of English Language - Quiz 1

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History Of English Language - Quiz 1

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  • 1. 
    The total percentage of English words of Latin and French origin is estimated to be:
    • A. 

      45%

    • B. 

      17%

    • C. 

      32%

    • D. 

      None of these

    • E. 

      62%

  • 2. 
    Varieties typical for social groups are called:
    • A. 

      Sociolects

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Jargons

    • D. 

      Slang

    • E. 

      Dialects

  • 3. 
    In Old English grammatical relations were predominantly signaled by endings on nouns and verbs. This means that this language was:
    • A. 

      Analogical

    • B. 

      Synthetic

    • C. 

      Analytic

    • D. 

      Isolating

    • E. 

      Agglutinating

  • 4. 
    A register typical for an occupation is called:
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Sociolect

    • C. 

      Jargon

    • D. 

      Slang

    • E. 

      Dialect

  • 5. 
    Language contact is a type of
    • A. 

      Retroactive change

    • B. 

      External change

    • C. 

      Lateral change

    • D. 

      None of these

    • E. 

      Internal change

  • 6. 
    The last entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle dates from AD:
    • A. 

      874

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      1066

    • D. 

      1350

    • E. 

      1154

  • 7. 
    Regional varieties within a language are called:
    • A. 

      Dialects

    • B. 

      Jargons

    • C. 

      Slang

    • D. 

      None of these

    • E. 

      Sociolects

  • 8. 
    External change is largely
    • A. 

      Unpredictable

    • B. 

      Underdetermined

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Predictable

    • E. 

      Uniform

  • 9. 
    Traditionally, Germanic tribes are said to have reached the British Isles in AD:
    • A. 

      1262

    • B. 

      566

    • C. 

      1066

    • D. 

      449

    • E. 

      380

  • 10. 
    In Modern English grammatical relations are signaled by word order and prepositions. This means that this language is:
    • A. 

      Isolating

    • B. 

      Agglutinating

    • C. 

      Synthetic

    • D. 

      Analytic

    • E. 

      Analogical