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138. When did Samuel Johnson publish the first significant English dictionary?

A) In 1755

B) In 1034

C) In 1709

D) In 1500

E) In 1800


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

A) Pronunciation

B) Vocabulary

C) Grammar

D) Punctuation

E) Alphabet


140. Who was Samuel Johnson’s farther?

A) Teacher

B) Wine merchant

C) Bookseller

D) Butler

E) Writer


141. What is the main event of Early Modern English?

A) Publication of the first English dictionary

B) The Industrial Revolution

C) Introduction of Christianity

D) Writing of “The Canterbury Tales”

E) The Great Vowel Shift


142. What are the years of Early Modern English?

A) 1500-1800

B) 1100-1500

C) 1100-1300

D) 1342-1400

E) 1800-Present


143. When was the first English dictionary published?

A) In 1450

B) In 1345

C) In 600

D) In 1604

E) In 1670


144. In what period of history of the English language was printing invented?

A) In Middle English

B) In Early Modern English

C) In Late Modern English

D) In Old English

E) In Proto-English


145. Due to what did books become cheaper and people learnt to read?

A) Due to printing

B) Due to the Great Vowel Shift

C) Due to the Industrial Revolution

D) Due to the Renaissance

E) Due to the English colonization of North America


146. By the time of which famous writer the English language had become clearly recognizable as Modern English?

A) Herbert George

B) Aldington Richard

C) John Kits

D) Geoffrey Chaucer

E) William Shakespeare


147. What are the years of Late Modern English?

A) 1101-1500

B) 1800-Present

C) 1400-1700

D) 1301-1754

E) 1630-1800

148. To what years does Early Modern English belong?

A) 1500-1800

B) 1800-present

C) 1100-1800

D) 1500-1600

E) 1600-1700


149. In what year was the 1st English dictionary published?

A) 1600

B) 1504

C) 1704

D) 1604

E) 1606


150. To what period does Late Modern English belong?

A) 1500-1900

B) 1800-present

C) 1800-1900

D) 1900-present

E) 1500-present


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

A) Spelling

B) Grammar

C) Vocabulary

D) Letters

E) Pronounciation


152. Who did publish the 1st significant English dictionary in 1755?

A) Richard Steele

B) Joseph Addison

C) John Bunyan

D) William Shakespeare

E) Samuel Johnson


153. What was the most significant event of Modern English period in 1455-1485?

A) The English army was routed

B) England and Scotland were united

C) The War of the Roses

D) Scotland’s independence

E) Colonizing


154. Where was printing invented by Johann Gutenberg?

A) In Mayence

B) Edinburgh

C) Strasburg

D) Netherland

E) Agryllshire


155. In what year was there a first attempt at founding an English colony in America?

A) 1674

B) 1684

C) 1594

D) 1584

E) 1774


156. What church was persecuting the Puritans in 17th century?

A) Bannockburn

B) Anglican

C) Lothian

D) Edinburgh

E) Firth-of-Clyde


157. When was the Welsh University founded?

A) 1900

B) 1961

C) 1880

D) 1893

E) 1870


158. In what centuries did renaissance of classical learning take place?

A) 15th century

B) 16th century

C) 17th century

D) 18th century

E) 19th century


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

A) Standartization of dialects

B) Grammatics

C) Spelling

D) Adaptation of foreign words

E) Vocabulary


160. I n the early 17th century the English language penetrated into

A) France

B) Spain

C) Australia

D) America

E) Sweden


161. In what year did the famous ship The Mayflower reach The North America?

A) 1620

B) 1610

C) 1640

D) 1630

E) 1650


162. Which event of the 15th century did help the normalization of spelling?

A) The Great Vowel Shift

B) Introduction of printing

C) Wars of Roses

D) Entering the New World

E) Publishing of the first dictionary


163. Until what century the English Language was only spoken in The British Isles?

A) 14th century

B) 16th century

C) 17th century

D) 15th century

E) 18th century


164. Who did express the idea of a strict norm in language?

A) Christopher Cooper

B) William Shakespeare

C) Samuel Johnson

D) Alexander Gill

E) Edmund Spenser


165. In what place in the late 19th century did the tendency arise to revive the local Celtic language, Welsh, and Celtic culture?

A) Ireland

B) Cornwell

C) England

D) Scotland

E) Wales


166. The language of the commonwealth belongs to the:

A) Late Modern Period

B) Early Modern Period

C) Old English Period

D) Middle English Period

E) Proto English Period


167. In what year did Samuel Johnson publish his dictionary?

A) 1755

B) 1753

C) 1756

D) 1751

E) 1757


168) When did Modern English develop?

A) 1500
B) 1576
C) 1555
D) 1476
E) 1466


169. Where did Johann Gutenberg invent the printing press around 1450?

A) in Germany
B) in England
C) in France
D) in Greece
E) in Denmark


170. To what does standardization of printing refer?

A) to Latin
B) to German
C) to English

D) to Arabian
E) to Greek


171. How many big developments were there in the world at the beginning of Modern English period?

A) five

B) three
C) two
D) four
E) six


172. What words were there during the English Renaissance that most entered English?

A) Greek and Latin

B) German and Danish

C) Arabian and Turkish

D) Latin and German

E) Asian and Indian


173. In what centuries was the English Renaissance?

A) later 15th century to the early 16th century
B) early 16th century to the early 18th century
C) early 17th century to the early 18th century
D) early 16th century to the early 17th century
E) later 17th century to the later 18th century


174. When did the Industrial Revolution begin?

A) 17th century

B) 18th century

C) 19th century

D) 16th century

E) 15th century


175. Where were new technical words added as inventors designed various products and machinery?

A) Computer

B) Book

C) Vocabulary

D) Copy- book

E) In Russian language


176. How many years did Britain Empire exist?

A) 150

B) 100
C) 200
D) 300
E) 250


177. From where did the words “juggernaut” and “ turban” come?

A) Australia
B) Arabia
C) India
D) Asia
E) Africa


178. Into which two states did the English divide in the 18th century?

A) India and Pakistan

B) America and China

C) Egypt and Russia

D) Turkmenistan and Iran

E) New Zealand and Australia


179. English is a state language in India today. Find languages which are state in India:

A) Indian and Persian

B) Turkish and Indian

C) Hindi and Urdi

D) Arabian and Greek

E) American and Chinees


180. When did the local Celtic language-Cornish die?

A) In the 16th century

B) In the 15th century

C) In the 17th century

D) In the 18th century

E) In the 14th century


181. When did the English language penetrate into America?

A) In the 19th century

B) In the late 15th century

C) In the early 13th century

D) In the early 18th century

E) In the early 17th century


182. When did the American English appear?

A) 1920

B) 1935

C) 1925

D) 1930

E) 1922


183. When did the English conquer Canada which before had been a French colony?

A) 1755-1560

B) 1756-1763

C) 1750-1766

D) 1754-1763

E) 1752-1761


184. In what century did social change create the conditions for a great cultural progress and the growth of a national literature?

A) In the 17th century

B) In the 14th century

C) In the 16th century

D) In the 15th century

E) In the 18th century


185. Which literature work was published in 1678 which showed a strong influence of biblical tradition on the one hand, and of the popular language on other?

A) “The Arte of English Poesie” by Puttendham

B) “Bruce” by John Barbour

C) “The Faerie Queene” by Edmund Spenser

D) “The Pilgrim`s Progress” by John Bunyan

E) “The Governor” by Sir Thomas Eliot


186. What ideology did the literatury language of the 16th centuries bear?

A) A Central American ideology

B) A Scotish ideology

C) A local Celtic ideology

D) A Germanic ideology

E) A strong impirint of purian ideology


187. In what century were Australia and many islands in Oceania colonised?

A) In the 15th century

B) In the 16th century

C) In the 13th century

D) In the 17th century

E) In the 19th century


188. What was the most significant event of the Modern English period, which marked the decay of feudalism and the birth of a new social order?

A) Wars of the Roses

B) Revolution

C) Civil wars

D) Death of king

E) Political movement


189. What was the great event in Modern English?

A) The fist poem

B) The introduction of printing

C) The first note-book

D) The first magazine

E) The first lyric


190. Where was printing invented?

A) In Paris

B) In London

C) In Mayence (Germany)

D) In India

E) In Italy


191. By whom was printing invented?

A) Johnson Claim

B) William Caxton

C) William Shakespeare

D) Johann Gutenberg

E) Chaucer


192. When was printing invented?

A) In 1439

B) In 1437

C) In 1436

D) In 1435

E) In 1438


193. By whom was the first English book printed?

A) William Caxton

B) Johann Gutenberg

C) William Shakespeare

D) Geoffrey Chaucer

E) Johnson Claim


194. When did William Caxton found the first English printing office?

A) 1477

B) 1476

C) 1478

D) 1479

E) 1475


195. What process did characterise the 16th century?

A) Wars of the Roses

B) The growth an absolute monarchy

C) The growth of a national literature

D) Civil wars

E) Political movement


196. What is the greatest writer and dramatist in the Modern English period?

A) John Bunyan

B) Geoffery Chaucer

C) Johnson Claim

D) William Shakespeare

E) John Barbour


197. Where was the English language spoken until the 17th century?

A) The Germany

B) The London

C) The Mayence

D) The India

E) The British Isles


198. What dialect was the basis of Scots language?

A) The Scottish dialect

B) The Norman dialect

C) The Northern dialect

D) The East dialect

E) The Puritans dialect


199. Who was the author of the first English Dictionary?

A) Lord Chesterfield

B) Christopher Cooper

C) Samuel Johnson

D) John Wallis

E) William Baker


200. When was the first English Dictionary of Samuel Johnson published?

A) 1775

B) 1800

C) 1755

D) 1450

E) 1645


201. The elements of which language did include into The Scottish language?

A) Germanic

B) Latin and Germanic

C) Greek and Latin

D) Celtic and Germanic

E) British and Scottish


202. By whom was “The Pilgrim’s Progress” created?

A) Samuel Johnson

B) Christopher Cooper

C) John Bunyan

D) William Baker

E) John Wallis


203. When did the Early Modern English period end?

A) 1500

B) 1900

C) 1700

D) 1800

E) 1600


204. Who was the author of “Logonomia Anglica”?

A) Alexander Gill

B) Samuel Johnson

C) Christopher Cooper

D) William Baker

E) Charles Butler


205. When was the first English Grammar of Charles Butler published?

A) 1700

B) 1775

C) 1634

D) 1755

E) 1650


206. Which dialect did Osbern Bokenam use in his poems?

A) Essex

B) Midland

C) South-Western

D) Suffolk

E) London


207. When did the Late Modern English period start?

A) 2000

B) 1900

C) 1600

D) 1700

E) 1800


208. In what year did Samuel Johnson publish the first significant English dictionary?

A) 1780

B) 1700

C) 1605

D) 1604

E) 1755


209. By whom was Printing invented in 1438?

A) By John Shillingford

B) By Thomas Occleve

C) By John Lydgate

D) By Johann Gutenberg

E) By Margaret Paston


210. When were England and Scotland united?

A) 1404

B) 1703

C) 1503

D) 1603

E) 1500


211. The National Welsh Eisteddfod is:

A) Military tattoo

B) A singers’ competition

C) The Cannongate

D) Holyrood Gate

E) Edinburgh Castle


212. Who did write “Rules for True Spelling and Writing English” in 1724?

A) Samuel Perys

B) John Wallis

C) Christopher Cooper

D) William Baker

E) Joseph Addison


213. Who did publish the first English printed book “The Recuyeil of the Histories of Troy”?

A) Philip Massinger

B) Henry Tudor

C) John Capgrave

D) Edmund Spenser

E) William Caxton


214. Who are the publishers of the magazine “The Spectator” (1711 - 1714)?

A) John Dryden and Richard Bentley

B) Charles Butler and Alexander Pope

C) Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

D) John Evelyn and Thomas Sprat

E) John Fletcher and Frances Beaumont


215. In what year was the “Gaelic League” founded, which set as its aim reviving the Irish language by way of lectures, classes, etc.?

A) 1893

B) 1890

C) 1900

D) 1895

E) 1899


216. What did William Caxton found in London in 1476, returning to England?

A) Published the magazine “The Governor”

B) Grammatica Anglicana

C) Grammatica Linguae Anglicanae

D) Published the magazine “The Spectator”

E) The founded the first English printing office


217. By whom were the Puritans being persecuted?

A) Argyllshire church

B) Lothian church

C) Anglican church

D) Firth – of – forth church

E) Edinburgh church


218. Who did establish the first English printing press?

A) Chaucer

B) William Caxton

C) William Shakespeare

D) Germanic

E) Lomonosov


219. When were “The Canterbury Tales ” written?

A) 1488

B) 1388

C) 1588

D) 1688

E) 1788


220. Where was the first daily English language newspaper published?

A) Australia

B) Turkey

C) London

D) India

E) Africa


221. The period of lost endings is:

A) Middle English

B) Modern English

C) Old English

D) Anglo-Saxon period

E) Celtic period


222. How many main dialects were in Old English?

A) 5

B) 4

C) 3

D) 6

E) 7


223. When did the settlement of Britain by Germanic invaders begin?

A) 647

B) 547

C) 447

D) 747

E) 847


224. The period of Old English was in:

A) 1100-1200AD

B) 1100-1500AD

C) 1500 to the present

D) 450-1100AD

E) 450-1200AD

225. Roman invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar was in

A) 56 BC

B) 66 BC

C) 75 AD

D) 85 BC

E) 55 BC


226. The author of The Canterbury Tales, which were written in 1388

A) Chaucer

B) Maugham

C) Smith

D) Shakespeare

E) Brown


227. The name of the first English daily newspaper

A) The Time

B) The daily current

C) The News

D) The daily news

E) The best newspaper


228. By whom was the first English printing press established?

A) P.Durkin

B) A. Chaucer

C) W. Caxton

D) C.Farrell

E) A. Collin


229. The dialect that became the first * standardized* written English is:

A) Mercian

B) Kentish

C) Anglian

D) West Saxon

E) Northumbrian


230. The dialect which was spoken in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia is:

A) Mexican

B) Anglian

C) Kentish

D) Merican

E) Mercian


231. Well-known poem which was recorded in Late West Saxon language is:

A) Karla

B) Mary

C) Anna

D) Judith

E) Latina


232. When did Shakespeare die?

A) 1564

B) 1565

C) 1465

D) 1746

E) 1556


233. Who did establish the first English printing press in 1476?

A) Henry Sweet

B) William Saxton

C) Samuel Johnson

D) Geoffrey Chaucer

E) King Alfred


234. Which two alphabets were in Old English used?

A) English and Latin

B) Greek and Arabian

C) Runic and Latin

D) German and Latin

E) English and German


235. After the Anglo-Saxons came into contact with Roman culture by what language was the Runic alphabet replaced?

A) Arabian

B) Turkish

C) Latin

D) Russian

E) German


236. Where primarily was West Saxon dialect spoken?

A) England

B) Wessex

C) Germany

D) Greece

E) Norman


237. Who of these kings did speak Early West Saxon dialect?

A) King Arthur

B) King William

C) King Alfred

D) King Carl

E) King Henry


238. When did “Winchester standard” gradually fall out of use after the Norman Conquest?

A) 1067

B) 1046

C) 1066

D) 1076

E) 1056


239. An Old English dialect spoken in the area Known as Kent and Surrey is:

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