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History of the English Language




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THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE - ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND
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Video Worksheet: Where did English come from? � Claire Bowern (by TED Ed)
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History of the English Language
 
1. When was the English language  started?
a) during the 1st century,
b) during the 5th century,
c) during the 10th century
 
2. The Jutes, Saxons and Angles were Germanic tribes?
a) True,
b) False
 
3. What is the meaning of the word "England"?
a) "the land of the Irish",
b) "the land of the British",
c) "the land of the Angles"
 
4. Choose the name for the Old English period dated from 10th to 11th century:
a) Prehistoric or Primitive,
b) Early Old English,
c) Late Old English
 
5. What was the main focus on during Early Middle English?
a) pronunciation,
b) syntax,
c) spelling
 
6.  Who was identified as the Father of English Literature?
a) Geoffrey Chaucer,
b) Beowulf,
c) William Shakespeare 
 
7. What was William Caxton's innovation?
a) fountain pen,
b) scrabble.
c) the printing press 
 
8. Who was the most famous playwright between the end of the16th and start of the 17th century?
a) T.S. Eliot,
b) William Shakespeare,
c) George Bernard Shaw 
 
9.  At what age was John Milton's Paradise Lost published?
a) Georgian,
b) Restoration,
c) Edwardian
 
10. Bacteria, histology, nuclear, biology have:
a) German and African roots,
b) Greek and Latin roots,
c) Latin and Swedish roots.