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English language (For European Languages Day)

Quiz by Rosita Meiluvienė

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  • Q1

    English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years

    False

    True

    30s
  • Q2

    The first dialects of English (spoken in approximately 5th century) are referred to as:

    Middle English

    Old English

    Modern English

    30s
  • Q3

    Middle English began in the late 11th century with the Norman conquest of England.

    False

    True

    30s
  • Q4

    It's incorrect to claim that Modern English has been spreading around the world since the 17th century by the worldwide influence of the British Empire and the United States.

    False

    True

    30s
  • Q5

    English is also known as lingua franca. What does lingua franca mean?

    a language  used as a medium of communication by people whose native languages are different.

    a language which consists of a number of different languages. 

    30s
  • Q6

    Can it be true that in 2010 it was estimated that English consists of 1,022,000  words in total? 

    Yes

    No

    30s
  • Q7

    Guess, is it enough to know 10 000 English words to be pretty fluent? 

    Yes

    No

    30s
  • Q8

    An English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist

    William Shakespeare

    Charles Dickens

    Jane Austen

    30s
  • Q9

    Can it be that this weird text is actually in old English: Hwæt. We Gardena in geardagum, þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon. Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum, monegum mægþum, meodosetla ofteah, egsode eorlas.

    No

    Yes

    30s
  • Q10

    The number of English speakers: 

    543 million

    600 million

    1.120 billion

    1.348 billion

    30s

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