History of English Language and Civilization ‘’lan 447’’exam for sixth level students


Which of the following is not a modern descendant of the Italic branch of the Indo-European family



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44. Which of the following is not a modern descendant of the Italic branch of the Indo-European family:
a. Romanian

b. Portuguese

c. Romany

d. Spanish
45. Which of the following does not represent a branch of the Germanic family of Indo-European:
a. Western Germanic

b. Southern Germanic

c. Eastern Germanic

d. Northern Germanic

46. Although lacking the lexicon of acquired Latin and French words, in particular, Old English is considered a resourceful language but NOT for which one of the following reasons:
a. Its tendency to create new words out of the blue where none existed previously.

b. Its tendency to create new words by adding prefixes and suffixes to a root word already being used.

c. Its tendency to create new words by combining words that already existed in a process known as "compounding."
47. Which late-19th century novel introduced a colloquial prose style that significantly influenced the writing of fiction in the U.S.?
a. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

b. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

c. Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave by Aphra Behn
d. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
48. By the time of Shakespeare's writings(1592-1916) ,the language had become clearly recognizable as
a. Late Middle English

b. Middle English

c. Modern English

d. Old English


49.The main difference between Early Modern English and Late Modern English is

a. grammar

b. vocabulary

c. spelling

d. pronunciation
50. ………………….establishes the first English Printing Press.
a. Samuel Johnson

b. Jonathan Swift

c. Thomas Jefferson

d. William Caxton


51. The Vikings, being Scandinavians ,spoke
a. Old Norse

b. Frisian

c. Gothic

d. Swedish



52. When is the first British Broadcasting Corporation founded?
a. 1916

b. 1922


c. 1928

d. 1936

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