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Question 1: German served as a lingua franca in large portions of Europe for centuries, mainly the Holy Roman Empire and later the ________.
Austria–HungaryOttoman EmpireRussian EmpireGerman Empire

Question 2: Koine Greek was the "world language" of the ________, but its distribution is not reflected in the distribution of Modern Greek due to the linguistic impact of the Slavic, Arabic and Turkic expansions.
Hellenistic periodSeleucid EmpireAlexander the GreatDiadochi

Question 3: The distribution of the ________, in turn, are a legacy of the Turkic Khaganate.
Uralic languagesAltaic languagesTurkic languagesMongolic languages

Question 4: A world language is a language spoken internationally, which is learned by many people as a ________.
MultilingualismSecond languageFrench languageGerman language

Question 5: a substantial fraction of non-native speakers (function as ________)
TurkeyAzerbaijanLingua francaMalaysia

Question 6: a linguistic community not defined strictly along ________ lines (multiethnic, pluricentric language)
Ethnic groupIndigenous peoplesMoresSouth Asian ethnic groups

Question 7: The Romance languages bear testimony to the role of ________ as the lingua franca of the Roman Empire.
Vulgar LatinLatinAncient RomeOld Latin

Question 8: Historical world languages include Babylonian Akkadian, Old Aramaic, Koine Greek, Latin, ________, Sanskrit, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, Russian.
Egyptian ArabicModern Standard ArabicAncient North ArabianArabic language

Question 9: It remains an important second language in much of Central and ________, and in the international scientific community.
Southern EuropeWestern EuropeEastern EuropeBalkans

Question 10: The historical reason for this is the period of European ________.
British EmpireSpanish EmpireColonialismPortuguese Empire


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