Quiz On Language Origins

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  • 1. 
    Which writing system is usually used for the Russian language?
    • A. 

      Arabic

    • B. 

      Cyrillic

    • C. 

      Greek

    • D. 

      Latin

  • 2. 
    Which country's name comes from the Spanish word for "silver"?
    • A. 

      Guatemala

    • B. 

      Nicaragua

    • C. 

      Paraguay

    • D. 

      Argentina

  • 3. 
    Which country's name comes from an Iroquois word for "village"?
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      Belize

    • D. 

      Canada

  • 4. 
    The name Costa Rica translates to what in Spanish?
    • A. 

      Rum Coast

    • B. 

      Sweet Coast

    • C. 

      Beautiful Coast

    • D. 

      Rich Coast

  • 5. 
    The Japanese loanword "kamikaze" translates literally to what?
    • A. 

      Divine Wind

    • B. 

      Last Whisper

    • C. 

      Curled Fist

    • D. 

      Unstoppable Force

  • 6. 
    The name for New York's Coney Island comes from the Dutch word for which animal?
    • A. 

      Cockroach

    • B. 

      Rabbit

    • C. 

      Squirrel

    • D. 

      Seagull

  • 7. 
    The words "maven" and "golem" are loanwords from which language?
    • A. 

      Hebrew

    • B. 

      German

    • C. 

      Chinese

    • D. 

      Sanskrit

  • 8. 
    The words "bog" and "slogan" are loanwords from which language?
    • A. 

      Russian

    • B. 

      Greek

    • C. 

      Arabic

    • D. 

      Irish Gaelic

  • 9. 
    What is the term for a word that represents an audible sound?
    • A. 

      Epistrophe

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Elision

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the best description for the typology of English?
    • A. 

      Subject没verb没object

    • B. 

      Subject-object-verb

    • C. 

      Object没verb没subject

    • D. 

      Verb没object没subject

  • 11. 
    In which of the following countries is English not an official language?
    • A. 

      Tonga

    • B. 

      The United States

    • C. 

      Fiji

    • D. 

      Malta

  • 12. 
    As of 2012, what is the most populous country where Portuguese is an official language?
    • A. 

      Angola

    • B. 

      Mozambique

    • C. 

      Brazil

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 13. 
    As of 2012, what is the most populous country where English is an official language?
    • A. 

      Nigeria

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Pakistan

    • D. 

      India

  • 14. 
    The term hieroglyphs is usually used in relation to the writing system of which civilization?
    • A. 

      Roman

    • B. 

      Egyptian

    • C. 

      Persian

    • D. 

      Almohad

  • 15. 
    The Scandinavian version of which writing system is sometimes called "futhark"?
    • A. 

      Khom

    • B. 

      Cuneiform

    • C. 

      Runes

    • D. 

      Hieroglyphics

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