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Question 1: Long vowels are either marked with a ________ (à, è, ì, ò, ù) or are indicated through digraphs (e.g.
Grave accentCircumflexAcute accentDiacritic

Question 2: Of these Galwegian Gaelic was spoken in Galloway and seems to have been the last dialect of Gaelic to have been spoken in Lowland Scotland, surviving until the ________.
High Middle AgesEarly modern periodAncient historyModern history

Question 3: In the Western Isles, the isles of Lewis, Harris and North Uist have a Presbyterian majority (largely Church of ScotlandEaglais na h-Alba in Gaelic, Free Church of Scotland and Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland.) The isles of South Uist and ________ have a Catholic majority.

Question 4: [5] 669 in ________ in 2006.
NauruAustraliaNew ZealandUnited Kingdom

Question 5: The ________ offer two streams of Gaelic examination across all levels of the syllabus: Gaelic for learners (equivalent to the modern foreign languages syllabus) and Gaelic for native speakers (equivalent to the English syllabus).
Scottish Qualifications AuthorityScottish GovernmentLearning and Teaching ScotlandScottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

Question 6:
What region does Scottish Gaelic belong to?
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
South East England
West Midlands

Question 7: Loanwords include: whisky, slogan, brogue, jilt, clan, strontium (from Strontian), ________, as well as familiar elements of Scottish geography like ben (beinn), glen (gleann) and loch.
TrousersSkirtCottonWomen wearing pants

Question 8: In ________, there are somewhere between 500 and 1,000 native speakers, most of them now elderly.
Nova ScotiaBritish ColumbiaCanadaNewfoundland and Labrador

Question 9:
What family does Scottish Gaelic belong to?

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  One interpretation of the linguistic divide in 1400, here based on place-name evidence.
  Coronation of King Alexander III on Moot Hill, Scone on 13 July 1249. He is being greeted by the ollamh rìgh, the royal poet, who is addressing him with the proclamation "Benach De Re Albanne" (= Beannachd Dè Rìgh Alban, "God's Blessing on the King of Scotland"); the poet goes on to recite Alexander's genealogy.
  Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu


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