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HISTORY OF ENGLISH I

Test

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I. Choose the correct alternative.

1. Where did Indo-European come from?


a) Central Europe
b) South Europe
c) Central America
d) North America

2. Why was the discovery of the wheel an important event?


a) It was important because after that, they were able to travel
b) It was important because after that, they were able to speak in English
c) It was important because after that, they were able to invade the Celts.
d) It was important because after that, they were attacked by the Vikings.

3. The Indo-Europeans who first settled in Britain were the…


a) Anglo
b) Saxons
c) Jutes
d) Celts

4. The Three Germanic tribes that invaded Britain after the Roman’s withdraw.
I. Anglo II. Saxons III. Jutes IV. Vikings V. Celts
VI. French people VII. American
a) I , II , III, IV
b) V, VI
c) I, II, III
d) All of them.

5. What happened when these tribes invaded the Celts?


a) They killed the Celts, so they disappeared.
b) The Celts killed them, so they disappeared.
c) They accepted each other, then they became friends and lived together
d) The Celts were pushed west and north by the invaders.
6. What is Englisc?
a) The language that Anglo-Saxons used to speak.
b) Old English.
c) A and B.
d) None of them.

7. Examples of Old English words.


a) Sheep, earth, dog, work
b) Dog, cat, uncle, crime.
c) Desire, doom, judgment.
d) All of them.

8. Old English language period:


a) 1100 - 1500
b) 597 - 1066
c) 450 - 1100
d) 750 - 1100

9. Who brought Christianity to Britain?


a) Pope Gregory
b) Saint Gregory
c) Pope Augustine
d) Saint Augustine

10. When was Christianity introduced to Britain? (Year)


a) 597
b) 450
c) 1066
d) 1500

11. Why was this event important in the English language?


a) Because it helps us to pray in English.
b) Because many Latin words entered the English language
c) Because many French words entered the English language.
d) Because many Spanish words entered the English language.

12. When did the Vikings attack Britain?


a) Between 750 - 1050
b) Between 450 - 1100
c) In 1066
d) None of them.

13. Vikings spoke in…


a) English
b) German
c) Latin
d) Norse
14. What’s the most important work of Old English literature?
a) The Canterbury Tales.
b) Macbeth
c) Beowulf
d) Shakespeare.

15. What’s the most important work of Middle English literature?


a) The Canterbury Tales.
b) Macbeth
c) Beowulf
d) Shakespeare.

16. Who invaded and conquered Britain in 1066?


a) The Anglo – Saxons
b) William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy.
c) William the Conqueror, the Duke of the Vikings
d) None of them

17. The official language in Britain during the Middle English period was…
a) English
b) Latin
c) French
d) None of them

18. How did French words enter the English language?


I. French words replaced English words.
II. French words and English words joined to form a new word.
III. French and English words with the same meaning survived as synonymous.

a) I y II
b) I y III
c) I, II, III
d) I y III

19. The first official document to include English Language since the Norman Conquest
in 1258.
a) Constitution of the United Kingdom.
b) Constitution of the United States of America.
c) Provisions of Oxford.
d) None of them.

20. Important events that helped the re-establishment of English.


I. Provisions of Oxford II. Hundred Years War III. The Black Death
IV. The attack by the Germanic tribes V. World War I VI. Printing press.
a) All of them
b) None of them
c) Only I and II
d) I, II, III, V, VI
e) I, II, III, VI
II. Match

1. Remember the trilingual composition of Britain in early 1200’s. Match the


language with the correct usage. / 1pt each

A. French _____ Literature and aristocracy language.


B. Latin _____ Language of communication among lower
classes.
C. English _____ Church and legal documents language.

2. People and facts. /2 pts. each

1. Celts ____They were skillful in iron and


2. Romans bronze-work.
3. Anglo-Saxons ____They were GREAT Germanic
Warriors.
____They built roads, ports and
walled cities.
____They’re sometimes called
Ancient Britons
____They spoke Latin.
____They left Britain about 400
A.D. because of barbarians.
____They were pagan People.

3. Old English dialects. /2pts each.

Northumbrian
Mercian
West-Saxon
W
Kentish