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  • 1. 
    The word "tree" is a meronym of which of the following words?
    • A. 

      Forest

    • B. 

      Branch

    • C. 

      Desert

    • D. 

      Ent

  • 2. 
    What linguistic term is defined as "a word or phrase with different, but related senses"?
    • A. 

      Polyneme

    • B. 

      Polyseme

    • C. 

      Hetereoseme

    • D. 

      Heteroneme

  • 3. 
    The word "hand" is a holonym of which of the following words?
    • A. 

      Sword

    • B. 

      Finger

    • C. 

      Arm

    • D. 

      Body

  • 4. 
    What term is used for the creation of a new word through the adding of an affix?
    • A. 

      Inflection

    • B. 

      Derivation

    • C. 

      Compounding

    • D. 

      Circumfixion

  • 5. 
    The word "ketchup" originates from a word in which language?
    • A. 

      Japanese

    • B. 

      Vietnamese

    • C. 

      Chinese

    • D. 

      Korean

  • 6. 
    Which of the major language groups consists of over 1500 different languages?
    • A. 

      Trans-New Guinea

    • B. 

      Indo-European

    • C. 

      Austronesian

    • D. 

      Niger-Congo

  • 7. 
    Tamil is a member of which language group?
    • A. 

      Sino-Tibetan

    • B. 

      Tai-Kadai

    • C. 

      Dravidian

    • D. 

      Altaic

  • 8. 
    The Turkic and Mongolic languages are often combined in what controversial language family?
    • A. 

      Afroasiatic

    • B. 

      Oto-Manguean

    • C. 

      Altaic

    • D. 

      Tupian

  • 9. 
    The extinct Etruscan language of Italy is sometimes put into what proposed language family?
    • A. 

      Uralic

    • B. 

      Barbacoan

    • C. 

      Alsean

    • D. 

      Tyrsenian

  • 10. 
    What is the second-most-spoken variety of the Chinese language as of 2012?
    • A. 

      Gan

    • B. 

      Xiang

    • C. 

      Wu

    • D. 

      Pinghua

  • 11. 
    Which dialect of the Scots language lost its last known speaker in 2012?
    • A. 

      Cromarty

    • B. 

      Southwart

    • C. 

      Doric

    • D. 

      Edic

  • 12. 
    What is a geographic area with several languages that feature common linguistic structures?
    • A. 

      Gleichschaltung

    • B. 

      Sprachbund

    • C. 

      Gegenschein

    • D. 

      Dreikanter

  • 13. 
    As of 2012, English is the most widely-spoken language in how many countries?
    • A. 

      39

    • B. 

      59

    • C. 

      79

    • D. 

      19

  • 14. 
    As of 2012, Russian is the most widely-spoken language in how many countries?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      1

  • 15. 
    American Sign Language is closely related to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Spanish Sign Language

    • B. 

      French Sign Language

    • C. 

      French Sign Language

    • D. 

      British Sign Language

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