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Question 1: Some authors have written in invented vernacular; examples of such novels include the futuristic literary novels ________ by Anthony Burgess and Boxy an Star by Daren King.
Abba Abba1985 (Anthony Burgess novel)A Clockwork OrangeThe Wanting Seed

Question 2: In the ________, the term means any written literature in a language other than Filipino (or Tagalog) or English.
PhilippinesEast TimorPapua New GuineaUnited States

Question 3: During the ________ Colonisation, when Filipino was not yet existing as a national lingua franca, literature in this type flourished.
Latin AmericaHispanic and Latino AmericansSpainHispanic

Question 4: By extension, the term is also used to describe, for example, ________ not written in classical Chinese and Indian literature after Sanskrit.
ChinaReligion in ChinaChinese artChinese literature

Question 5: Vernacular literature is ________ written in the vernacular--the speech of the "common people".

Question 6: In this context, vernacular literature appeared during the Middle Ages at different periods in the various countries; the earliest European vernacular literatures are Irish literature, Welsh literature, ________ and Gothic literature.
Old English literatureSermonEnglandEpic poetry

Question 7: The Italian poet ________, in his De vulgari eloquentia, was possibly the first European writer to argue cogently for the promotion of literature in the vernacular.
Catholic ChurchPope John Paul IIPeter AbelardDante Alighieri

Question 8: For example, many authors in Scotland, such as James Kelman and Edwin Morgan have used Scots, even though English is now the prestige language of publishing in ________.
United KingdomScotlandWalesEngland

Question 9: Aside from religious literature, such as the Passiong Mahal (the Passion of Our Lord), ________ were also produced using the vernacular languages
ZarzuelaSemi-operaGénero chicoOpera

Question 10: In the European tradition, this effectively means literature not written in ________.
Old LatinRoman EmpireVulgar LatinLatin


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