Friday, May 8, 2020

A Long Quiz on the Old English Language

  • What was the time period of Old English?
    • A. 

      1550-1800

    • B. 

      350-1066

    • C. 

      450-1066

    • D. 

      Foreva

  •  
  • 2.
    Language uses:
    • A. 

      Words

    • B. 

      Dreams

    • C. 

      Ideas

    • D. 

      Thoughts

    • E. 

      Sentences

    • F. 

      Gestures

    • G. 

      Minds of the listener/reader

    • H. 

      Symbols

  •  
  • 3.
    Language is unique to humans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  •  
  • 4.
    Language is the most ______________ communication system.
  •  
  • 5.
    Language is made up of:
    • A. 

      Meanings

    • B. 

      Actions

    • C. 

      Phrases/sentences

    • D. 

      Sounds

    • E. 

      Music

    • F. 

      Words

    • G. 

      Discourse

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  • 6.
    The study of history of words and how their form and meaning changed is called:
    • A. 

      Antomology

    • B. 

      Etymology

    • C. 

      Ihateenglishology

    • D. 

      Nooooo one wants to study that

  •  
  • 7.
    History of a language consists of:
    • A. 

      Emergence

    • B. 

      Changes over period of its existence

    • C. 

      Causes of change

  •  
  • 8.
    Match the english era with its correct time period.
  •  
  • 9.
    Who fought naked and painted blue in wars?
    • A. 

      Romans

    • B. 

      Celts

    • C. 

      Jutes

    • D. 

      Vikings

  •  
  • 10.
    What did the Celts' lack of political unity make them vulnerable?
    • A. 

      Disease

    • B. 

      Animals

    • C. 

      Poverty

    • D. 

      Enemies

  •  
  • 11.
    Each Celtic tribe was headed by a:
    • A. 

      King

    • B. 

      Chief

    • C. 

      God

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  • 12.
    Each Celtic tribe was them divided by class into:
    • A. 

      Ruids

    • B. 

      Warriors

    • C. 

      Nobles

    • D. 

      Healers

    • E. 

      Commoners

  •  
  • 13.
    Who counted by 20s using fingers and toes?
    • A. 

      Saxons

    • B. 

      Angles

    • C. 

      Celts

    • D. 

      Romans

  •  
  • 14.
    Ceaser invaded England with a Roman army in:
    • A. 

      53BC and 54BC

    • B. 

      54BC and 55BC

    • C. 

      55BC and 56BC

  •  
  • 15.
    How much longer after Ceaser's invasions did the Romans invade and settle?
    • A. 

      80

    • B. 

      90

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      150

  •  
  • 16.
    The Romans controllen England for (approx) __________ years.
  •  
  • 17.
    After the Romans left in the mid-fifth century (410AD), peace and hope followed in England.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  •  
  • 18.
    After the Romans left, they left a ____________ influence.
  •  
  • 19.
    Match the tribes with where they came from.
  •  
  • 20.
    Match the tribes with their established kingdoms.
  •  
  • 21.
    During which centuries did the Germanic tribes carve out kingdoms and fight for land? (all AD)
    • A. 

      5th and 6th

    • B. 

      6th and 7th

    • C. 

      7th and 8th

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  • 22.
    The Germanic tribes migrated to England soon after the __________ left.
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  • 23.
    England was named ____________ then ______________.
    • A. 

      Englaland, Britain

    • B. 

      Anglican, Englaland

    • C. 

      Anglecynn, Englaland

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  • 24.
    Who distinguished same names by job/homeland?
    • A. 

      Romans

    • B. 

      Celts

    • C. 

      Angles, Saxons, Jutes

    • D. 

      Vikings

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  • 25.
    What percentage of modern english is derived from old english?
    • A. 

      1/4

    • B. 

      2/5

    • C. 

      1/5

    • D. 

      1/3

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  • 26.
    The blend of dialects after the wrrival of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes is known as Old English or __________-_____________.
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  • 27.
    England was inhabited by Celts until what time?
    • A. 

      4th century Bc

    • B. 

      5th century Bc

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      Today

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  • 28.
    Who drove the Celts to Wales and Scotland?
    • A. 

      Angles

    • B. 

      Angles and Saxons

    • C. 

      Angles and Jutes

    • D. 

      Jutes

    • E. 

      Jutes and Saxons

    • F. 

      Saxons

    • G. 

      A, d, and f

    • H. 

      B and d

    • I. 

      Either g or h

    • J. 

      Either i or c and f

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  • 29.
    Who was famous for decapitating enemies and wearing their heads on belts?
    • A. 

      Angles

    • B. 

      Vikings

    • C. 

      Jutes

    • D. 

      Celts

  •  
  • 30.
    When the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes arrive, ___________ words are introduced.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      European

    • C. 

      Latin

    • D. 

      Christian

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  • 31.
    The Anglo-Saxons didnt write anything until they became __________________.
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  • 32.
    When did the Vikings come to England?
    • A. 

      8/9th centuries

    • B. 

      8th century

    • C. 

      9th century

    • D. 

      Before 8th century

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  • 33.
    The Vikings renamed Briton _____________.
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  • 34.
    When do the Vikings FIRST invade?
    • A. 

      786 AD

    • B. 

      796 AD

    • C. 

      793 AD

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  • 35.
    The Vikings came from:
    • A. 

      Sweden

    • B. 

      Norway

    • C. 

      Denmark

    • D. 

      Iceland

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  • 36.
    Who distinguished same names by adding the father's name?
    • A. 

      Celts

    • B. 

      Anglo-Saxons

    • C. 

      Romans

    • D. 

      Vikings

  •  
  • 37.
    Normans held the crown for 25 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  •  
  • 38.
    Viking language was called Norse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  •  
  • 39.
    The mixing of Anglo-Saxon and ___________ resulted in a new language.
  •  
  • 40.
    Beowolf is the earliest and greatest poem in ________ English.
    • A. 

      Modern

    • B. 

      Old

    • C. 

      Middle

  •  
  • 41.
    Beowolf was written by Jules Verne.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  •  
  • 42.
    Beowolf was written ___________ years ago.
    • A. 

      1300

    • B. 

      1000

    • C. 

      1150

    • D. 

      1200

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  • 43.
    Beowolf fights ___________, ____________'s mother, and the fiery dragon in the poem.
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  • 44.
    Kennings are:
    • A. 

      Paradoxes formed by hyphonating 2 contradictory words

    • B. 

      Methaphors formed by hyphonating 2 words

    • C. 

      A tribe of Vikings

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  • 45.
    Old English period shows admiration for ____________.
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  • 46.
    Poets redorded deeds of:
    • A. 

      Priests

    • B. 

      Munks

    • C. 

      Heroes

    • D. 

      Kings

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  • 47.
    Kings during the Old English time period wanted:
    • A. 

      Recognition

    • B. 

      Success and immortality

    • C. 

      Action

    • D. 

      Power

  •  
  • 48.
    Old English is symbolic of the ___________ alphabet.
  •  
  • 49.
    The ____________ alphabet was borrowed to write in Old English.
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  • 50.
    In Old English, the pronunciation of vowel and consonant sounds is very:
    • A. 

      Close

    • B. 

      Similar

    • C. 

      Different

  •  
  • 51.
    Old English has many endings for nouns, pronouns, ajdectives, and a ______________ verb system.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Simple

    • C. 

      Vast

    • D. 

      Definite

  •  
  • 52.
    Who is the Duke of Normandy?
    • A. 

      Winston the Conqueror

    • B. 

      William the Conqueror

    • C. 

      William the Duke

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  • 53.
    When did William the Conqueror invade England?
    • A. 

      1057 AD

    • B. 

      1302 AD

    • C. 

      1362 AD

    • D. 

      1066 AD

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  • 54.
    New dialect of old __________ was known as Anglo-Norman.
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  • 55.
    England became _______________ in the Middle English time period.
    • A. 

      Bilingual

    • B. 

      Trilingual

    • C. 

      Europeanized

    • D. 

      Industrialized

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  • 56.
    What does Norman mean?
    • A. 

      A man who is relatively normal (aka not Kira)

    • B. 

      North Man

    • C. 

      Nor this man nor that man

    • D. 

      Idk

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  • 57.
    Approximately how many words were added to English by Normans?
    • A. 

      6000

    • B. 

      13000

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      10000

  •  
  • 58.
    French was spoken in court for ___ centuries.
  •  
  • 59.
    Match the class with the roots of the words they spoke.
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  • 60.
    When did the division between common English and noble English disappear and English become the official language by the decision of Parliament?
    • A. 

      1322 AD

    • B. 

      1366 AD

    • C. 

      1362 AD

  •  
  • 61.
    The Black Death killed what percentage of the population?
    • A. 

      1/2

    • B. 

      1/4

    • C. 

      1/3

    • D. 

      2/3

  •  
  • 62.
    The Black Death lasted for one year in 1349, ending in 1350 AD.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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  • 63.
    In the middle english time period, which social class gained social and economical importance?
    • A. 

      Noble

    • B. 

      Merchant

    • C. 

      Working

  •  
  • 64.
    In 1509, King ____________ the VIII began his reign, ending the middle english era.
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  • 65.
    Middle English looks and works similarly to Modern English and multi-syllable words are used.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  •  
  • 66.
    Match the Norman upperclass (french) words for meat with the English underclass words for animals.
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  • 67.
    There are 4 periods of Middle English literature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  •  
  • 68.
    Match the period of ME with its time frame.
  •  
  • 69.
    Who wrote the Canterbury Tales?
    • A. 

      William Caxton

    • B. 

      Geoffry Chaucer

    • C. 

      Sir Nicholas of Canterbury

    • D. 

      Fredrico Antonio Wellisburg the Third

    • E. 

      Sara Caninininininininini

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  • 70.
    What was the most significant poem written in Middle English in the age of romance?
    • A. 

      Sir Gowan and the White Rose

    • B. 

      Lady Emily and the Black Knight

    • C. 

      Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    • D. 

      Sir Francis and the Green Knight

  •  
  • 71.
    Geoffry Chaucer was born in _______.
  •  
  • 72.
    Chaucer invented Middle English using new words and phrases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  •  
  • 73.
    In the age of transition, what was the most popular book?
    • A. 

      Morte D'Arthur

    • B. 

      Morte D'Adeline

    • C. 

      Morte D'Antoine

    • D. 

      Morte D'Emilie

  •  
  • 74.
    In The Canterbury Tales, who tells stories for entertainment?
    • A. 

      Pilgrims

    • B. 

      Children

    • C. 

      Mothers

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  • 75.
    Who invented the first movable printing press in 1450?
    • A. 

      Joan Guttenberg

    • B. 

      Johannes Gutenberg

    • C. 

      Johannes Gutenbjord

  •  
  • 76.
    William Caxton printed the first books in England in:
    • A. 

      1485

    • B. 

      1490

    • C. 

      1468

    • D. 

      1476

  •  
  • 77.
    Caxton and his printing press were responsible for standardizing spelling and ___________.
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  • 78.
    Caxton's dialect was known as:
    • A. 

      Standard English

    • B. 

      Early Modern English

  •  
  • 79.
    The first ever dictionary was published in _________.
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  • 80.
    At the end of the 17th century, there were about _______ english speakers.
    • A. 

      4 million

    • B. 

      8-10 million

    • C. 

      5-7 million

    • D. 

      3 million

  •  
  • 81.
    Shakespeare's plays and poems impacted ____________.
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  • 82.
    Shakespeare's vocabulary included about __________ words.
    • A. 

      4000

    • B. 

      4400

    • C. 

      2900

    • D. 

      3400

  •  
  • 83.
    1/10 of Shakespeare's words were his own invention.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  •  
  • 84.
    The King James Bible was translated in:
    • A. 

      1655

    • B. 

      1665

    • C. 

      1755

    • D. 

      1760

  •  
  • 85.
    In the 16th century, the use of __________ blossomed.
    • A. 

      Rhymes

    • B. 

      Literary devices

    • C. 

      Commas

    • D. 

      Humour

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  • 86.
    Worldly languages were introduced in which time period?
    • A. 

      Middle English

    • B. 

      Early Middle English

    • C. 

      Modern English

    • D. 

      Early Modern English

  •  
  • 87.
    When was english universally accepted?
    • A. 

      1790

    • B. 

      1800

    • C. 

      1820

    • D. 

      1780

  •  
  • 88.
    ___________ ____________ was a result of the industrial and scientific revolutions and the British Empire.
  •  
  • 89.
    What created the American dialect?
    • A. 

      Loss of British influence

    • B. 

      Blending of worldly languages

    • C. 

      Colonization of North America

    • D. 

      Diminishing power of the British Empire

  •  
  • 90.
    When did Canada become British?
    • A. 

      1723

    • B. 

      1764

    • C. 

      1766

    • D. 

      1763

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  • 91.
    In 1828, __________ _____________ published a dictionary with 20000 entries.
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  • 92.
    English became the universal language of the _______________ world.
    • A. 

      Business

    • B. 

      Social

    • C. 

      Media

    • D. 

      All of the above

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  • 93.
    What fraction of the information stored in computers is in english?
    • A. 

      2/3

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      4/5

    • D. 

      3/4

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