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English Language Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the English language?
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Quiz by TheNatureThread
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Last updated: April 26, 2023
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First submittedApril 25, 2023
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Language family
Indo-European
Branch thereof
Germanic
Script
Latin
The Germanic people English is named after
Angles
Country where the above originated
Denmark
Island where their language originated
Great Britain
The main Indo-European branch spoken on the above before this
Celtic
The three forms of the language that evolved over time
Old English
Middle English
Modern English
The largest vowel shift in English, influencing all dialects
Great Vowel Shift
Poet regarded as the greatest writer in the English language
William Shakespeare
Poet called the father of English literature
Geoffrey Chaucer
Dialects of English most commonly considered "standard"
General American
Recieved Pronunciation
The only other extant language descended from Middle English, sometimes considered a dialect
Scots
The majority of English's vocabulary comes from this other Indo-European branch, including French and Latin
Italic
French dialect which most influenced the vocabulary of English
Anglo-Norman
Countries where English is the native language of the majority (excluding creoles)
Australia
Canada
Ireland
New Zealand
United Kingdom
United States
Any country with more than 100 million non-native speakers of English
India | Nigeria | Pakistan
Country with the best non-native speakers of English according to the EF English Proficiency index
Netherlands
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Level 58
Apr 25, 2023
What is Gen American and Receive Pronounce?
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Level 65
Apr 25, 2023
General American is the variety considered standard in North America, apparently from somewhere in the Midwest. Received Pronunciation AKA the Queen's English is standard in the UK.
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Level 58
Apr 25, 2023
Accept American and Norman?
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Level 65
Apr 25, 2023
Sure.
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Level 58
Apr 25, 2023
And British?
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Level 56
Apr 26, 2023
Is it called the King's English now, do you think? That somehow sounds wrong to me :-S

'General American' sounds like some character from a superhero comic

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Level 65
Apr 26, 2023
I think both are correct lol
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Level 58
Apr 25, 2023
Language Quiz 2 when?
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Level 69
Apr 26, 2023
Nice