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Question 1: Even before the theory of ________ made discussion of more animal-like human ancestors commonplace, philosophical and scientific speculation on the function of language in man was frequent throughout history.
Natural selectionPopulation geneticsIntroduction to evolutionEvolution

Question 2: Some like to make parallels with ________, where it is not possible to make a well-defined distinction between one species and the next.

Question 3: In ________ philosophical terminology, the same word, logos, was a term for both language or speech and reason, and the philosopher Thomas Hobbes used the English word "speech" so that it similarly could refer to reason, as presented below.
Attic GreekAncient GreekDoric GreekAeolic Greek

Question 4: Chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans have been taught hand signs based on ________.
American Sign LanguageMadagascarSingaporeCanada

Question 5: ________ received the Nobel Prize in 1973 for his proof of the language and dialects of the bees.
Konrad LorenzKarl von FrischNikolaas TinbergenFrancis Crick

Question 6: A programming language is a formal language endowed with ________ that can be utilized to control the behavior of a machine, particularly a computer, to perform specific tasks.
PragmaticsFormal semanticsLinguisticsSemantics

Question 7: Linguists do not consider these to be "language", but describe them as ________, because the interaction between animals in such communication is fundamentally different in its underlying principles from human language.
Animal cognitionAnimal communicationBird vocalizationEthology

Question 8: Other auxiliary languages with a relatively large number of speakers and literature are Interlingua and ________.
EsperantidoLingua Franca NovaEsperantoIdo

Question 9: The fantasy language of the ________ race has in recent years been developed by fans of the Star Trek series, including a vocabulary and grammar.
Star Trek: The Motion PictureStar Trek V: The Final FrontierStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryKlingon

Question 10: The English word derives from Latin lingua, "language, tongue," with a reconstructed Proto-Indo-European root of *dnghû-, "tongue," a ________ based on the use of the physical organ in speech.

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