Language Origins Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following languages belongs to the Celtic language family?
    • A. 

      Hindi

    • B. 

      Icelandic

    • C. 

      Welsh

    • D. 

      Latvian

  • 2. 
    As of 2012, what is the official language of the Commonwealth of Nations?
    • A. 

      German

    • B. 

      English

    • C. 

      Spanish

    • D. 

      French

  • 3. 
    Which kind of word is used to give more information about a noun?
    • A. 

      Indirect Object

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Conjunction

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 4. 
    What does the word "utopia" mean in the original Greek?
    • A. 

      Wide Place

    • B. 

      Good Place

    • C. 

      Strange Place

    • D. 

      No Place

  • 5. 
    The common prefix "therma" comes from a Greek city known for what?
    • A. 

      Bitter Winters

    • B. 

      Pottery

    • C. 

      Gold Deposits

    • D. 

      Hot Springs

  • 6. 
    The word "saffron" stems back to the Arabic word for which color?
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Red

  • 7. 
    The word "October" stems partly from the Latin word for which number?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 8. 
    Which disease takes its name from the Italian phrase "bad air"?
    • A. 

      Scurvy

    • B. 

      Pneumonia

    • C. 

      Malaria

    • D. 

      Typhoid Fever

  • 9. 
    Which Native American tribe's language was famously used as a code in World War II?
    • A. 

      Seminole

    • B. 

      Sioux

    • C. 

      Cherokee

    • D. 

      Navajo

  • 10. 
    What name is given to the study of word origins and how words change over time?
    • A. 

      Graphetics

    • B. 

      Semiotics

    • C. 

      Etymology

    • D. 

      Phonetics

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an official language of Singapore?
    • A. 

      Javanese

    • B. 

      Laotian

    • C. 

      Japanese

    • D. 

      English

  • 12. 
    As of 2012, Khmer is the official language of which country?
    • A. 

      Malaysia

    • B. 

      Thailand

    • C. 

      Cambodia

    • D. 

      Myanmar

  • 13. 
    As of 2012, what is the official language of Vatican City?
    • A. 

      Greek

    • B. 

      Italian

    • C. 

      Latin

    • D. 

      English

  • 14. 
    As of 2012, which of the following is an official language of Greenland?
    • A. 

      German

    • B. 

      Polish

    • C. 

      Finnish

    • D. 

      Danish

  • 15. 
    As of 2012, Persian is an official language in which country?
    • A. 

      Iran

    • B. 

      Jordan

    • C. 

      Syria

    • D. 

      Iraq

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