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Icelandic language: Quiz


Question 1: For many verbs that require an object, a ________ can be used instead.
Reflexive pronounPreposition and postpositionArticle (grammar)Gender-specific pronoun

Question 2: Icelandic has only very minor ________ differences in sounds.
Dialect continuumEnglish languageDialectGerman language

Question 3: Though Iceland is a member of the ________, the Council uses only Danish, Norwegian and Swedish as its working languages, though it publishes material in Icelandic [6].
Nordic CouncilScandinaviaUnion between Sweden and NorwayDenmark–Norway

Question 4:
What family does Icelandic language belong to?

Question 5: The language of the era of the sagas is called Old Icelandic, a western dialect of ________, the common Scandinavian language of the Viking era.
Old NorseGermanic languagesNorth Germanic languagesOld Norse morphology

Question 6: The modern ________ has developed from a standard established in the 19th century, by the Danish linguist Rasmus Rask primarily.
DiacriticLatin alphabetIcelandic languageIcelandic alphabet

Question 7: The language has both monophthongs and ________, and consonants can be voiced or unvoiced.
Romanian phonologyDiphthongInternational Phonetic AlphabetPortuguese phonology

Question 8: ________ and orthographical changes in each of the languages will have changed spelling and pronunciation.
Irish phonologyInternational Phonetic AlphabetPhonologyEnglish phonology

Question 9: It is the closest living relative of Faroese; these two languages, along with Norwegian, comprise the West Scandinavian languages, descended from the western dialects of ________.
Old Norse morphologyGermanic languagesNorth Germanic languagesOld Norse

Question 10: The vast majority of Icelandic speakers live in ________.


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