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Romance languages: Quiz


Question 1: Central Europe and the ________ were occupied by the Germanic and Slavic tribes, as well as by the Huns, which isolated the Vlachs from the rest of Latin Europe.
Southern EuropeWestern EuropeBalkansEastern Europe

Question 2: Most of these are thought to have been inherited from ________.
Vulgar LatinMedieval LatinOld LatinClassical Latin

Question 3: Spanish is an official language of Mexico, much of South America, Central America and the ________, and of Equatorial Guinea in Africa and is the most spoken Romance language in the world.
North AmericaAmericasLatin AmericaCaribbean

Question 4:
Which out of the following is a child of Romance languages?

Question 5: Note that some of the lexical divergence above comes from different Romance languages using the same root word with different meanings (________).
OnomasiologySemantic changeSemanticsEtymology

Question 6:

Question 7: Nouns have only two ________, masculine and feminine.
Noun classGrammatical genderInflectionGrammatical number

Question 8: An ________, for example, is used in Spanish to distinguish si ("if") from ("yes"), and in Catalan to distinguish os ("bone") from ós ("bear").
DiacriticGrave accentAcute accentCircumflex

Question 9: Less widespread diacritics in the Romance languages are the breve (in Romanian, ă) and the ring (in Wallon and the Bolognese dialect of ________, å).
Lombard languageEmilian languageEmiliano-RomagnoloRomagnol language

Question 10: Vulgar Latin borrowed many words, often from ________ that replaced words from Classical Latin during the Migration Period, including some basic vocabulary.
Germanic languagesOld NorseNorth Germanic languagesWest Germanic languages


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