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Newspeak: Quiz


Question 1: Newspeak is closely based on English but has a greatly reduced and simplified vocabulary and ________.
LinguisticsSyntaxGrammarGenerative grammar

Question 2: When new and complex developments come along, new words are invented (or old words adapted) to hold the ________ as a gestalt.
Evolutionary psychologyMemeEvolutionMemetics

Question 3: Orwell had been exposed to Esperanto in 1927 when living in ________ with his aunt Ellen Kate Limouzin and her husband Eugène Lanti, a prominent Esperantist.
ParisMarseilleÉvry, EssonneVersailles

Question 4: [citation needed] The antithesis is, of course, that there are many natural languages, such as Finnish, whose corpus of words is very small, but which easily ________ new words and concepts by agglutinization.
NeologismAcronym and initialismNonce wordEuphemism

Question 5: It is possible that Orwell modeled aspects of Newspeak on ________; for example "ungood" is constructed similarly to the Esperanto word malbona.
Reformed EsperantoEsperanto grammarEsperantoEsperantido

Question 6: The Newspeak term for the ________ is Oldspeak.
American EnglishSouth AfricaCanadaEnglish language

Question 7: Newspeak is a fictional language in ________'s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
George Orwell bibliographyBurmese DaysHomage to CataloniaGeorge Orwell

Question 8: The genesis of Newspeak can be found in the constructed language ________, which Orwell promoted from 1942 to 1944 before emphatically rejecting it in his essay "Politics and the English Language".
Canadian EnglishBasic EnglishInternational EnglishAmerican English

Question 9: Since the Party does not want people to be intelligent in multiple fields, there is no word for "________".
SciencePseudoscienceScientific methodSocial sciences

Question 10: ________ discusses the plausibility of Newspeak.
Anthony Burgess bibliographyNinety-nine NovelsA Clockwork OrangeAnthony Burgess

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