General Knowledge Quiz On World Languages

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This is an interesting general knowledge quiz on world languages to assess your awareness of the different languages spoken in the world. This questionnaire is very helpful for the aspirants who are preparing for the competitive exams. So, if you think you can give this quiz a try to check how sharp your memory is, then go ahead. Also, you will gain a lot of information regarding languages with this quiz. Try it out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many languages are there in the world?
    • A. 

      Between 5,000 and 7,000

    • B. 

      Over 7,000

    • C. 

      Over 10,000

    • D. 

      Under 5,000

  • 2. 
    Which country is home to the largest number of languages?
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Papua New Guinea

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      India

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 3. 
    Which of the following countries is home to the most languages?
    • A. 

      Indonesia

    • B. 

      Maldives

    • C. 

      Belarus

    • D. 

      India

  • 4. 
    Most humans on earth today are multilingual.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    When languages are shown to have diverged from a common ancestor, they are called:
    • A. 

      Proto-languages

    • B. 

      Genetically related

    • C. 

      Sisters

    • D. 

      In the same language family

  • 6. 
    Hebrew and Arabic are in the same language family.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are examples of absolute universals in languages?
    • A. 

      Subject comes before object

    • B. 

      Has voiceless stops

    • C. 

      Have consonants and vowels

    • D. 

      Most have nouns and verbs

    • E. 

      If a language has circumfixes, then it also has prefixes and/or suffixes

    • F. 

      If a language has only prefixes and no suffixes, then it also has prepositions.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are examples of relative/statistical universals in languages?
    • A. 

      Subject comes before object

    • B. 

      Has voiceless stops

    • C. 

      Have consonants and vowels

    • D. 

      Most have nouns and verbs

    • E. 

      If a language has circumfixes, then it also has prefixes and/or suffixes

    • F. 

      If a language has only prefixes and no suffixes, then it also has prepositions.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are examples of implicational universals in languages?
    • A. 

      Subject comes before object

    • B. 

      Has voiceless stops

    • C. 

      Have consonants and vowels

    • D. 

      Most have nouns and verbs

    • E. 

      If a language has circumfixes, then it also has prefixes and/or suffixes

    • F. 

      If a language has only prefixes and no suffixes, then it also has prepositions.

  • 10. 
    More than half of the people in Europe speak a second language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    More than half of the people in the United States speak a second language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    A student born in the US who learns English at home and Spanish in high school is an example of which type of bilingual?
    • A. 

      Compound

    • B. 

      Consecutive

    • C. 

      Covert

    • D. 

      Balanced

  • 13. 
    How many extinct languages are there in the world?
    • A. 

      940

    • B. 

      2812

    • C. 

      392

    • D. 

      313

  • 14. 
    How many different sign languages are there?
    • A. 

      More than 300

    • B. 

      Less than 300

    • C. 

      350

    • D. 

      400

  • 15. 
    Who provided one of the first translation of text from Egyptian to Greek?
    • A. 

      Bouchard

    • B. 

      Rosetta Stone

    • C. 

      Jean-Francois Champollion

    • D. 

      Thoth

  • 16. 
    Monolinguals are
    • A. 

      Who speak only one language

    • B. 

      Who speak more than one language

    • C. 

      Can't speak any language

    • D. 

      Who speak more than two language

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