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Archaism: Quiz


Question 1: Some may count as ________ and are used for humorous effect.
Carl ReinerJoe PiscopoNeil SimonInherently funny word

Question 2: In history, archaism is used to connote a superior, albeit mythical, "________."
Greek mythologyGolden AgeHeraCyclops

Question 3: Many ________ contain archaisms.
Children's songNursery rhymeCock RobinBaa, Baa, Black Sheep

Question 4: In ________, an archaism (from the Greek: ἀρχαϊκός, archaïkós, 'old-fashioned, antiquated', ultimately ἀρχαῖος, archaîos, 'from the beginning, ancient') is the use of a form of speech or writing that is no longer current.

Question 5: The compound adverbs and prepositions found in the writing of ________ (e.g. heretofore, hereunto, thereof) are examples of archaisms as a form of jargon.
Common lawLawyerLegal educationSharia

Question 6: One example is the use of the archaic familiar second person singular pronoun "________" to refer to God in English Christianity.
English languageOld EnglishThouMiddle English

Question 7: In ________ studies of culture, archaism is defined as the absence of writing and subsistence economy.
Social sciencesSocial anthropologyCultural anthropologyAnthropology

Question 8: Archaisms are most frequently encountered in poetry, law, science, technology, ________ and ritual writing and speech.
GeographyHuman geographyPhysical geographyCartography

Question 9: This can either be done deliberately (to achieve a specific effect) or as part of a specific jargon (for example in ________) or formula (for example in religious contexts).
LawXeerShariaScots law

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