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Germanic languages: Quiz


Question 1: Pennsylvania German (spoken by the ________ and other groups in southeastern Pennsylvania)

Question 2: Their exact relation is difficult to determine from the sparse evidence of runic inscriptions, and they remained mutually intelligible throughout the ________, so that some individual varieties are difficult to classify.
Early Middle AgesByzantine EmpireGermanic peoplesMigration period

Question 3:
Which out of the following is a child of Germanic languages?

Question 4:

Question 5:
What region does Germanic languages belong to?
Originally from Western China to Siberia and Eastern Europe
East, North, Central, and West Asia and Eastern Europe
In northern, western and central Europe
Central Southern and Southeastern Europe

Question 6: Others, such as English, Swedish, and ________ have moved toward a largely analytic type.
Dutch languageAfrikaansTswana languageZulu language

Question 7: The table below shows the succession of the significant historical stages of each ________ (vertically), and their approximate groupings in subfamilies (horizontally).

Question 8: Germanic languages differ from each other to a greater degree than do some other language families such as the Romance or ________.
Slavic languagesPolish languageSlavic peoplesRussian language

Question 9: In print, German used to be prevalently set in ________ typefaces (e.g.
CalligraphyBlackletterTypographic ligatureLower case

Question 10: Some, such as Icelandic, and to a lesser extent German, have preserved much of the complex inflectional morphology inherited from the ________.
Indo-European studiesProto-Indo-European languageCentum-Satem isoglossArmenian language


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