Language Facts

Language Facts

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1.

What percentage of the Internet is in the English language?

34%
55%
86%
98%
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2.

Which of the following languages does NOT derive from the same family as the others listed?

English
Latin
Japanese
Greek
Sanskrit
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3.

What is etymology?

The history of a word
The various ways in which a word can be pronounced
The study of unwritten languages
The study of dead languages
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4.

A regional variety of a language that has variations in pronunciation, vocabulary or meaning is called:

Accent
Slang
Dialect
Narrative
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5.

Approximately how many languages are spoken in the world?

500
2,700
4,300
7,500
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6.

Approximately how many dialects are spoken in the world?

2,000
7,000
9,000
24,000
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7.

There is only one country in Africa in which the entire nation speaks the same language. Which is it?

Ethiopia
Somalia
South Africa
Kenya
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8.

Which is the most widely spoken language in the world?

English
Hindi
Spanish
Chinese, Mandarin
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9.

Which is the second most widely spoken language in the world?

English
Hindi
Spanish
Chinese, Mandarin
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10.

What are the official languages of Israel?

Hebrew and Arabic
Hebrew and Yiddish
Hebrew and English
Arabic and English
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