Interesting Quiz On Language Origins

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All languages rely on what mental process of equating signs with meanings?
    • A. 

      Monosis

    • B. 

      Semiosis

    • C. 

      Lexosis

    • D. 

      Phonosis

  • 2. 
    Which region of the human brain has been strongly linked to speech production?
    • A. 

      Broca's Area

    • B. 

      Cuneus

    • C. 

      Fusiform Gyrus

    • D. 

      Hippocampus

  • 3. 
    Which linguist introduced the idea of language as a static system of interconnected units?
    • A. 

      Wilhelm von Humboldt

    • B. 

      Ferdinand de Saussure

    • C. 

      Noam Chomsky

    • D. 

      Jerry Fodor

  • 4. 
    Which linguist was the first to use the term "sociolinguistics"?
    • A. 

      Heinz Kloss

    • B. 

      Basil Bernstein

    • C. 

      Thomas Callan Hodson

    • D. 

      William Labov

  • 5. 
    The language group known as langues d'oil includes which of the following?
    • A. 

      Arabic

    • B. 

      Greek

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      Russian

  • 6. 
    Which country recognizes 22 different official languages as of 2012?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Russia

  • 7. 
    As of 2012, which of the following is an official language of Macau?
    • A. 

      Portuguese

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Dutch

    • D. 

      English

  • 8. 
    As of 2012, Spanish is an official language in which US state as of 2012?
    • A. 

      New Mexico

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Arizona

    • D. 

      Texas

  • 9. 
    As of 2012, Frisian is an official language of which country?
    • A. 

      Switzerland

    • B. 

      Denmark

    • C. 

      Belgium

    • D. 

      Netherlands

  • 10. 
    As of 2012, how many countries recognize more than 10 official languages?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      0

    • D. 

      3

  • 11. 
    According to studies, children are generally fluent in their native language by what age?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 12. 
    As of 2012, the Ainu language is still alive on which Japanese island?
    • A. 

      Hokkaido

    • B. 

      Honshu

    • C. 

      Shikoku

    • D. 

      Kyushu

  • 13. 
    Which US state's name may come from the Basque words for "good oak"?
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Indiana

    • C. 

      Arizona

    • D. 

      Oregon

  • 14. 
    Which US state's name may come from an imaginary island in a 16th century novel?
    • A. 

      Alabama

    • B. 

      Vermont

    • C. 

      Colorado

    • D. 

      California

  • 15. 
    The name Bahrain translates to what in Arabic?
    • A. 

      Two Rivers

    • B. 

      Two Deserts

    • C. 

      Two Mountains

    • D. 

      Two Seas

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