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Question 1:
What family does Middle English belong to?

Question 2:
What region does Middle English belong to?

Question 3: With a standardised, printed ________ and Prayer Book being read to church congregations from the 1540s onward, a wider public became familiar with a standard language, and the era of Modern English was underway.
VulgateBible translationsEnglish translations of the BibleBiblical apocrypha

Question 4: Yogh lingers in some Scottish names as z, as in ________ with a z pronounced /j/.
MackenzieWilliam Lyon Mackenzie KingClan MackenzieKenneth Mackenzie

Question 5: Middle English retains only two distinct noun-ending patterns from the more complex system of ________ in Old English.
Polish languageInflectionBulgarian languageGrammatical gender

Question 6: By that time the variant of the Northumbrian dialect (prevalent in Northern England) spoken in southeast ________ was developing into the Scots language.
Northern IrelandUnited KingdomScotlandWales

Question 7: The following is the beginning of the general Prologue from The Canterbury Tales by ________, which is in Middle English and Modern English.
The Knight's TaleGeoffrey ChaucerTroilus and CriseydeThe Legend of Good Women

Question 8: The language of England as used after this time, up to 1650, is known as ________.
Old EnglishMiddle EnglishEarly Modern EnglishEnglish language

Question 9: A text from 1391: ________'s Treatise on the Astrolabe.
Geoffrey ChaucerThe Canterbury TalesThe Knight's TaleThe Legend of Good Women

Question 10: The role of Anglo-Norman as the language of government and law can be seen in the abundance of Modern English words for the mechanisms of government which derive from Anglo-Norman: court, judge, jury, ________, parliament.
Common lawLawsuitAppealCivil procedure







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