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From the name of what tribes does the word English come?




To which group of Germanic languages does English belong?

A) East Germanic

B) Gothic

C) West Germanic

D) Proto Germanic

E) North Germanic

From the name of what tribes does the word English come?

A) Celts

B) Norsemen

C) Jutes

D) Saxons

E) Angles

3. Which period of English is characterized for the Great Vowel Shift?

A) Modern English

B) Proto English

C) Middle English

D) Old English

E) English Renaissance

 

4. Which tribes did mostly influence on English?

A) Jutes

B) Angles

C) Celts

D) Norsemen

E) Saxon

 

5. From what language did the words: sky, egg, cake derive?

A) Latin

B) Celtic

C) Norse

D) Anglo-Saxon

E) French

 

6. Who did write epic poem Beowulf?

A) Geoffrey Chaucer

B) Unknown author

C) William Shakespeare

D) Robert Burns

E) Charles Dikkens

 

7. The most widely spoken Germanic languages are:

A) Dutch and Afrikaans

B) English and German

C) Swedish and Icelandic

D) Norwegian and Danish

E) Faroese and Gothic

 

8. In what centuries was there the first wave of invasion in England?

A) VI VII

B) VIII IX

C) V VI

D) IX X

E) VII VIII

 

 

9. Which period is notable by triangualism in English, French and Latin?

A) Proto English

B) Old English

C) Modern English

D) Middle English

E) Introduction of Christianity

 

10. Which language was spoken by the Vikings?

A) Celtic

B) Norse

C) Gothic

D) Old Norse

E) Anglo Saxon

 

11. Who was the king of England in the 11th century?

A) Danish king Canute

B) Augustine

C) William the Conqueror

D) William Caxton

E) King Henry

 

12. What is the genre of The Canterbury Tales composition?

A) a collection of stories

B) a novel

C) a set of poems

D) lyrics

E) ballade

 

13. Experts say Beowulf was written in Britain more than

A) three thousand years ago

B) nine thousand years ago

C) two thousand years ago

D) two thousand and five hundred years ago

E) one thousand years ago

 

14. When the warlike Anglo - Saxon tribes invaded Britain where did they push out most of the Celtic speaking inhabitants?

A) Scotland

B) Brittany coast of France

C) Wales

D) Cornwall

E) All the answers are right

 

15. The words of places and rivers such as Kent, York, Dover, Cumberland, Thames, Avon, Trent, Severn have origins:

A) French

B) Norman

C) Anglo - Saxon

D) Norsemen

E) Celtic

 

16. How many events do shape the history of English?

A) 3

B) 5

C) 8

D) 2

E) 4

 

17. Which roots does the Modern English have?

A) Early Old English

B) Middle English

C) Proto English

D) Old English

E) Germanic

 

18. When did the Old English period formally end?

A) Scandinavian settlement

B) Introduction of Christianity

C) Norman conquest

D) The becoming as a ruler of the Danish king, Canute

E) Vikings invasions

 

19. What is the most popular poem of Old English?

A) Hamlet

B) The Shepherd Andreas

C) The Canterbury Tales

D) Beowulf

E) Romeo and Juliet

 

 

20. What language was used by the Norman Kings in 1166?

A) Germanic

B) Anglo-Norman

C) Latin

D) Danish

E) Celtic

 

21. To which group of languages is the English refered?

A) Norman

B) Late West Saxon

C) East Germanic languages

D) Indo European

E) West Germanic languages

 

22. Who did give the beginning to English language?

A) Netherland tribes

B) Latin tribes

C) Norman tribes

E) Germanic tribes

F) Juts tribes

 

23. Which two languages did influence on Middle English?

A) Anglo Norman and Latin

B) Anglo Norman and late Anglo French

C) Latin and Norman

D) Norman and French

E) Late Anglo French and Norman

 

24. Who did write Canterbury Tales?

A) Lois Fundis

B) Unknown author

C) Geoffrey Chaucer

D) Robert Burns

E) Charles Dikkens

 

25. When was Geoffrey Chaucer born?

A) 1330 1400

B) 1400 1460

C) 1335 1400

D) 1340 1400

E) 1340 1390

 

26. Who did write Epic poem Beowulf?

A) Jack London

B) William Shakespeare

C) Geoffrey Chaucer

D) Unknown poet

E) Robert Burns

 

27. To which language family does the Germanic language belong?

A) Anglo Norman

B) Anglo French

C) Indo European

D) Anglo Saxon

E) Old Norman

 

28. Until what period was Old English spoken?

A) 1100 AD

B) 1200AD

C) 1000 AD

D) 1010 AD

E) 1020 AD

 

29. Which languages were spoken after Norman conquest?

A) Middle English

B) French

C) Old English

D) Doil

E) Anglo Norman

 

30. Who were the main characters of the story Canterbury Tales?

A) Rich

B) Poor

C) Conservative

D) Travelers

E) Pilgrims

 

31. Which alphabets were used in Old English?

A) The Germanic and the Latin

B) The Greek and The Norman

C) The Norman and the Anglo-Saxon

D) The Runic and the Latin

E) The Latin and the Greek

 

32. Which division of the English language did Henry Sweet propose?

A) Old English, Modern English

B) Proto-English, Old English, Middle English, Modern English

C) Old English, Middle English, Modern English

D) Early English, Late English, Modern English

E) Norman English, Anglo-Saxon English, Scandinavian English

 

33. Which epic poem of Old English period are the best-known?

A) The Canterbury tales

B) Romeo and Juliet

C) Beowulf

D) Theater

E) Exodus

 

34. With which invasion does the history of the English language begin?

A) Scandinavian conquest

B) Germanic tribes invasion

C) Norman invasion

D) Anglo-Saxon invasion

E) French invasion

 

35. Which dialects are commonly distinguished in Old English?

A) Northern, Midland, Southern

B) Kentish, West Saxon, Mercian, Northumbrian

C) Norman, Saxon, Jutes

D) Northern, Western, Eastern, Southern

E) Celtic, Saxon, Norman

 

36. From which dialect did English language originate?

A) Anglo-Saxon

B) Germanic

C) Anglo-Frisian

D) Kentish

E) Northumbrian

 

37. What language was the language of the ruling class in Middle English period?

A) English

B) French

C) Celtic

D) Latin

E) Greek

 

38. The Norman conquest of England began in .

A) 5-th century B.C.

B) 5-th century A.D.

C) 1066

D) 9-th century

E) 845

 

39. Which dialects are commonly distinguished in Middle English?

A) Northern, Western, Eastern, Southern

B) Southern, Midland, Northern

C) Kentish, West Saxon, Mercian, Northumbrian

D) Norman, Saxon, Jutes

E) Celtic, Saxon, Norman

 

40. Who is the best-known poet of Middle English period?

A) Somerset Maugham

B) William Shakespeare

C) King Alfred

D) Geoffrey Chaucer

E)Adrian Mitchell

 

41. Which language from Old Germanic languages is well known nowadays?

A) French

B) Latin

C) English

D) Gothic

E) Anglo-Norman

 

42. Find Latin words from the next examples:

A) Camp, pillow, butter, be

B) Wine, be, strong, health

C) Water, ocean, sea, street

D) Strong, castle, be, dish

E) Kitchen, cook, fork, street

43. Which words did the romans give to the English language?

A) Water, ocean, sea, street

B) Wine, be, strong, dish

C) Butter, chess, dish, wine

D) Strong, castle, be, dish

E) Camp, pillow, butter, be

 

44. What is the most famous work from the Old English period?

A) Cynewulf

B) The Canterbury Tales

C) Beowulf

D) Runic inscriptions

E) Vifilas`s Gothic Bible

 

45. What was the period of the language when England was ruled by Anglo-Saxon kings?

A) Middle English

B) Proto English

C) Old English

D) Early Modern English

E) Modern English

 

46. To which language family does the Germanic language belong?

A) Romanic

B) Turkic

C) Indo-European

D) Arabian

E) Eastern

 

47. Where exactly was the Germanic language spoken in the 1st century?

A) England

B) Germany

C) America

D) Italy

E) Spain

 

48. How many groups do enter to the Germanic language?

A) 4

B) 5

C) 2

D) 3

E) 6

 

49. Which two alphabets were used in Old English?

A) The Anglo-French and English

B) The Latin and English

C) The Runic and Anglo-French

D) The Runic and Latin

E) The English and Runic

 

50. By what year had the Old English been spoken?

A) 9th century

B) Around 1500 AD

C) Until around 1100 AD

D) 11th century

E) 8th century

 

 

51. What are the years of Middle English?

A) 300-200 BC

B) 1066-1500 AD

C) 1400-1500 AD

D) 500-100 BC

E) 1342-1650 AD

52. Who was the most famous writer of Middle English?

A) Christopher Marlo

B) Geoffrey Chaucer

C) Ernest Hemingway.

D) John Milton

E) Philip Durkin

 

53. By whom was Middle English spelling influenced?

A) By Anglo-Saxons

B) By Geoffrey Chaucer

C) By speakers of the Scandinavian branch

D) By Germanic tribes

E) By Norman

 

 

54. When did Geoffrey Chaucer write The Canterbury tales

A) In the early 1380s

B) In the 1600

C) In the VIII century

D) In 1100

E) in the early 1490

 

55. By whom the Anglo-Frisian dialects were brought to Britain?

A) By Anglo-Saxon kings

B) By Greek tribes

C) By fictional pilgrims

D) By Germanic invaders

E) By Anglo-Saxon authors

 

56. Which words from Old English are used in Modern English.

A) Kitchen, fork and cook.

B) Be, strong and water

C) Butler, chess and dish.

D) Fork, cattle and pounds.

E) Wine and mile.

 

57. When did Old English period formally end?

A) With introduction of Christianity

B) With addition of Latin words

C) With Germanic invasion

D) With the Norman conquest

E) After arriving of Jutes

 

58. To what literary genre does Beowulf belong.

A) Novel

B) Tale

C) Lyric poetry

D) Epic poem

E) Love story

 

59. Who was an author of the epic poem Beowulf?

A) Unknown author

B) Gilbert Chesterton

C) Christian Clerics

D) Geoffrey Chaucer

E) Ernest Hemingway

 

60. To what group of languages does English belong?

A) Baltic

B) Armenian

C) Greek

D) Germanic

E) Venetian

 

61. What language was mostly used for written language, especially that of the Church?

A) Celtic

B) English

C) Germanic

D) Greek

E) Latin

 

62. To what group does English belong?

A) Norman languages

B) Romance languages

C) Germanic languages

D) Latin languages

E) Arabian languages

 

63. Which three Germanic tribes did come to the British Isles from various parts of northwest Germany?

A) Briton, Romans, Celts

B) Incas, Maya, Vikings

C) Aztecs, Celts, Anglo-Saxons

D) Saxons, Angles, Jutes

E) Danes, Vikings, Jutes

 

64. What is the most famous example of Middle English?

A) Martian Chronicles

B) Beowulf

C) Romeo and Juliet

D) Hamlet

E) The Canterbury Tales

 

65. When did Old English exist?

A) 450-1100

B) 1100-1500

C) 1200-1600

D) 500-1200
E) 450-1200

 

66. Which languages do constitute a branch of the Indo-European language family?

A) Latin
B) English
C) Germanic

D) Arabian
E) Greek

 

67. When and where was the Proto-Germanic language spoken?

A) mid-1st millennium BC in Iron Age northern Europe
B) mid-2nd millennium BC in Bronze Age
C) 5 century BC
D) 11 century BC
E) 7 century BC

 

68. What event did bring more Latin words into the English language in 597?

A) the invasion of Normans
B) the introduction of Christianity

C) Williams invasion
D) Conqueror of Arthur king
E) Invasion of Vikings

 

69. Which alphabet was used by Old Germanic in 3 century?

A) Runic
B) Arabian
C) Latin
D) Greek
E) Turkic

 

70. Who first did introduce the concept of a synchronic linguistics as opposed to diachronic?

A) Julius Caesar
B) Kermann Paul
C) Kare Brugmann
D) Berthold Delburk
E) Swiss scholar Ferdinand de Saussure

 

71. When William the conqueror did invade and conquer England?

A) 1066

B) 1056

C) 1076

D) 1046

E) 1060

 

72. How the English language was considered in the Middle period of its developing?

A) unknown language

B) popular language

C) lingua franca

D) widespread tonque

E) vulgar tonque

 

73. What are the centuries of the Great Vowel Shift?

A) 15-20th centuries

B) 14-16th centuries

C) 13-17th centuries

D) 15-18th centuries

E) 16-17th centuries

 

74. The closest undoubted living relatives of English are?

A) Scots and Frisian

B) Anglo - Saxons

C) Norsemen

D) Jutes

E) Normans

 

75. By what time England and France had split?

A) by about 1100

B) by about 1190

C) by about 1700

D) by about 1200

E) by about 1500

 

76. What famous event did bring more Latin words into the Old period of its developing?

A) Celtic influence

B) Vikings invasion

C) William the Conquerors invasion

D) Great Vowel Shift

E) The introduction of Christianity

 

77. When did St. Augustine arrive at Saxon England?

A) in 597

B) in 878

C) in 565

D) in 412

E) in 720

 

78. In what area of France has the Celtic language been spoken yet?

A) Cornwall

B) Northern central Europe

C) North-western coastline of continental Europe

D) Dutch province of Friesland

E) Brittany Coast or Breton

 

79. What language was mostly used in written language in the Middle period for the history of English?

A) Latin

B) Frisian

C) Celtic

D) English

E) French

 

80. What is the most famous example of Middle English (composition)?

A) The Canterbury Tales

B) Beowulf

C) The Shepherd Andreas

D) Printing press

E) Language timeline

 

81. Which is the common ancestor of all the Germanic languages?

A) Proto-Germanic

B) Proto-English

C) Celtic

D) Latin

E) English

 

82. What are the most widely spoken Germanic languages?

A) Roman and Slavic

B) Danish and Swedish

C) English and German

D) Norwegian and Faroese

E) Icelandic and Africans

 

83. When Anglo Saxons did come to the British Isles?

A) During the 5th century

B) During the 6th century

C) During the 8th century

D) During the 1 century

E) During the 7th century

 

84. What event did bring to Saxon England more Latin words into the English language?

A) Great Vowel Shift

B) Scandinavian settlement

C) Norman Conquest

D) Introduction of Christianity

E) The becoming as a ruler of the Danish king, Canute

 

85. Around 878 AD what tribes did invade England?

A) Inks

B) Jutes

C) Celts

D) Vikings

E) Norman

 

86. How many lines do the English poem Beowulf?

A) 3183 lines

B) 2234 lines

C) 4150 lines

D) 3500 lines

E) 3350 lines

 

87. To what branch of the Indo-European family of languages does the English language belong?

A) South Germanic

B) East Germanic

C) North Germanic

D) West Germanic

E) There is no right answer

 

88. What are the years of Middle English?

A) 400-1100 AD

B) 1200-1400 AD

C) 1100-1500 AD

D) 1400-1700 AD

E) 1300-1800 AD

 

89. When approximately did Old English exist?

A) 450-1100 AD

B) 54-1000 AD

C) 54-5 BC

D) 597-800 AD

E) 1000-600 BC

 

90. When the literature of the Middle English period was in Old Norman and Latin?

A) 1056

B) 1500

C) 1235

D 1154

E) 1000

 

91. The languages of which tribes did give rise to the English language?

A) Angles, Saxons, Frisians, Jutes

B) Norwegians, Icelandics, Afrikaans

C) Germans, Indians, Europeans

D) Baltics, Teutons, Vikings

E) Scandinavians, Jutes, Baltics

 

92. The most famous surviving work from the Old English period is

A) "Beowulf"

B) Artificial writing

C) The Canterbury Tales

D) The lovers confession

E) The Voice of the Crying in the Wilderness

 

93. Which words did derive from Old English?

A) linen, mile, mill

B) camp, cheese, cook,

C) inch, kettle, kitchen

D) be, strong and water

E) pillow, pin, pound

 

94. Which event did add more Latin and some Greek words into the Old English period?

A) the introduction of Christianity

B) the Norman conquest

C) the Scandinavian Conquest

D) the battle of Hastings

E) the Celtic invasion

 

95. The most famous writer from the Middle English period is

A) Geoffrey Chaucer

B) A.W. Franks

C) Noah Webster

D) Cecil Rhodes

E) Samuel Johnson

 

96. The most famous work from the Middle English period is

A) The Canterbury Tales

B) Utopia

C) Novum Organum

D) "Beowulf"

E) Artificial writing

 

97. The common ancestor of all the languages in a branch of the Indo-European language family is

A) Proto-Norse

B) Icelandic

C) Proto-Germanic

D) Greenlandic Norse

E) Old Norwegian

 

98. From the time of their earliest attestation, the Germanic varieties are divided into three groups. They are:

A) West, East, North

B) West, South, East

C) East, South, North

D) Middle, South, North

E) East, Middle, North

 

99. Old Germanic languages of East branch are

A) Afrikaans, Norwegian, Swedish

B) Icelandic, Danish, Frisian

C) Old Norse, Old Saxon, Frisian

D) German, Frisian, Yiddish

E) Gothic, Vandalic, Burgundian

 

100. The word originally meant secret, mystery, and later applied to the characters used in writing inscriptions.

A) rune

B) script

C) letter

D) origin

E) dialect

 

101. Which Germanic tribes did come to the British in the 5th century?

A) Angles

B) Saxons

C) Jutes

D) Saxons,Angles,and Jutes

E) None of them

 

101. Which Germanic tribes did come to the British in the 5th century?

F) Saxons

G) Angles

H) Saxons ,Angles,and Jutes

I) Jutes

J) None of them

 

102. In what period did Old English exist?

A) 550-1200AD

B) 550-1100AD

C) 600-1100AD

D) 450-1100AD

E) 480-1200AD

 

103. The most famous example of Middle English is Chaucers

A) Great Vowel Shift

B) Beowulf

C) Germanic language

D) Language Timeline

E) The Canterbury Tales

 

104. The most famous heroic epic poem appeared in Old English period is

A) Beowulf

B) The Canterbury Tales

C) Angles

D) Language Timeline

E) None of them

 

105. Who did write Beowulf?

A) Adrian Mitchell

B) Samuel Johnson

C) Unknown author

D) Leonard Bernstein

E) Arthur Koestler

 

106. The most widely spoken Germanic languages are

A) Norwegian and Danish

B) French and German

C) German

D) English and French

E) English and German

 

107. In what period was Latin mostly used in written form

A) Middle and Modern English

B) Old English

C) Modern English

D) Anglo-Saxon Settlement

E) Middle English

 

108. English is . Language

A) South Germanic

B) West Germanic

C) East Germanic

D) North Germanic

E) Middle English

 

109. When did speakers of the Scandinavian branch conquer and colonize parts of Britain?

A) 8 9 c

B) 10 11 c

C) 11 12 c

D) 13 c

E) 14 15 c

 

110. The most famous literature work from the Old English period is

A) The Canterbury Tales

B) Beowulf

C) House of Fame

D) Sleswick

E) The Vikings

 

111. The common ancestor of all the languages in the Germanic family of languages is

A) Proto English

B) Old English

C) Proto Germanic

D) Middle English

E) Modern English

 

112. The most widely spoken Germanic languages are

A) Icelandic and English

B) English and Dutch

C) Danish and German

D) Swedish and African

E) English and German

 

113. The most famous writer from the Middle English period is

A) W. Shakespeare

B) G. Chaucer

C) A.C. Doyle

D) J. Gutenberg

E) P. Durkin

 

114. In 1145 the literature of the Middle English period was

A) Dutch and Swedish

B) French and Latin

C) Old English and Norman

D) Old Norman and Latin

E) Old Norman and English

 

115. A Heroic epic poem Beowulf was written by

A) D. Dark

B) G. Chaucer

C) J. Brown

D) A. Kont

E) Unknown author

 

116. The beginning of the Great Vowel Shift was in the

A) Middle English

B) Old English

C) Modern English

D) New English

E) Proto English

 

117. Where was Geoffrey Chaucer buried?

A) Nepal

B) London

C) Oxford

D) Engle

E) St. Patrick

 

118. To what period does Early Modern English belong?

A) 1500 1800

B) 1800 2000

C) 1505 1800

D) 1600 1700

E) 1550 1890

 

119. What is the main difference between Early Modern English and Late Modern English?

A) Words

B) Pronunciation

C) Vocabulary

D) Preposition

E) Grammar

 

120. When did Samuel Johnson publish his Dictionary of the English language?

A) 1575

B) 1855

C) 1800

D) 1604

E) 1755

 

121. When was the first English dictionary published?

A) 1604

B) 1755

C) 1800

D) 1605

E) 1700

 

122. By what time had the language become clearly recognizable as Modern English?

A) Modern English

B) Old English

C) By the time of William Shakespeare

D) Early Modern English

E) Proto English

 

123. When did Late Modern English exist?

A) 1800 - 2000

B) 1600 1800

C) 1820 Present

D) 1820 1900

E) 1800 Present

 

124. When was Samuel Johnson born?

A) 1709

B) 1710

C) 1800

D) 1609

E) 1700

 

125. When did the Great Vowel Shifts appear?

A) 15th century

B) 16th century

C) 14th century

D) 17th century

E) 18th century

 

126. When were the Latin words often used with original?

A) 17th century

B) 16th century

C) 18th century

D) 15th century

E) 19th century

 

127. When was The life of Samuel Johnson published?

A) 1791

B) 1800

C) 1780

D) 1807

E) 1785

 


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