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West Germanic languages: Quiz


Question 1: During the ________, the West Germanic languages were separated by the insular development of Middle English on one hand, and by the second Germanic sound shift on the continent on the other.
Early Middle AgesHigh Middle AgesMiddle AgesLate Middle Ages

Question 2:
Which out of the following is a child of West Germanic languages?

Question 3:
What family does West Germanic languages belong to?

Question 4:
What region does West Germanic languages belong to?
the Alps
Mediterranean Sea
Originally between the Rhine, Alps, Elbe, and North Sea; today worldwide
southwest coast of the Caspian Sea

Question 5: The West Germanic languages constitute the largest of the three traditional branches of the Germanic family of languages and include languages such as English, Dutch and ________, German, the Frisian languages, and Yiddish.
Zulu languageSotho languageTswana languageAfrikaans

Question 6: Of modern German varieties, ________ is the one that most resembles modern English.
Low GermanEnglish languageGerman languageDutch language

Question 7: [1] Their exact relation is difficult to determine from the sparse evidence of runic inscriptions, and they remained mutually intelligible throughout the ________, so that some individual varieties are difficult to classify.
Early Middle AgesGermanic peoplesMigration periodByzantine Empire

Question 8: The ________, two Germanic tribes, were a combination of a number of peoples from northern Germany and the Jutland Peninsula.
FrisiansAnglesGermanic peoplesAnglo-Saxons

Question 9: The district of ________ (or Anglia), from which the name English derives, is in the extreme northern part of Germany between the Danish border and the Baltic coast.
AnglesGermanic peoplesAngelnDenmark

Question 10: The ________ distinguished the High German languages from the other West Germanic languages.
Middle High GermanProto-GermanicOld High GermanHigh German consonant shift


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