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Question 1: Unlike Proto-Norse, which was written with the ________, runic Old Norse was originally written with the Younger Futhark, which only had 16 letters.
Anglo-Saxon runesYngviRunic alphabetElder Futhark

Question 2: Norwegian is descended from Old West Norse, but over the centuries it has been heavily influenced by East Norse, particularly during the ________ union.
Denmark–NorwayUnion between Sweden and NorwaySwedenScandinavia

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Question 4: The ________ Gray Goose Laws state that Swedes, Norwegians, Icelanders and Danes spoke the same language, dǫnsk tunga.
IcelandPolandGermanyNorway

Question 5: The following text is from Alexanders saga, an ________.
Roman d'AlexandreAlexander romanceMiddle EastAlexander the Great

Question 6: Another language which derives from Old Norse is ________, spoken in the Älvdalen municipality of Sweden, by about 1,000–5,000 speakers (various sources).
Swedish languageDalecarlianElfdalianEnglish language

Question 7: Krause and Jonathan Slocum from the Linguistics Research Center, ________, Austin.
University of Texas at AustinUniversity of FloridaTexas Tech UniversityTexas A&M University

Question 8: [5] The Old East Norse dialect was spoken in ________, Sweden, settlements in Russia,[6] England, and Danish settlements in Normandy.
LithuaniaDenmarkSpainLuxembourg

Question 9: Old Norse is a ________ that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until about 1300.
West Germanic languagesNorth Germanic languagesDanish languageSwedish language

Question 10: Old Norse was a moderately ________ language with high levels of nominal and verbal inflection.
Grammatical genderBulgarian languagePolish languageInflection
















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