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Lingua e traduzione inglese 2

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13/07/2022

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Number of questions: 114
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In Modern English, grammatical relations are signaled by word order and prepositions. This means that this language is Analogical None of the above Analytic Synthetic.
In Old English, grammatical relations were predominantly signaled by endings on nouns and verbs. This means that this language was: Synthetic Analytic Analogical none of the above.
During the Middle English period, from which two languages were many words borrowed? Urdu and Iroquoian none of the above Celtic and Old Norse Latin and French.
Which one of the following texts was composed during the Old English period? Othello The Canterbury Tales none of the above Beowulf.
What is another name for Old English? none of the above Celtic Middle English Anglo-Saxon.
Which of the following Old English works documents the early history of England? Boethius none of the above Boewulf The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
Varieties typical for social groups are called: none of the above Jargons Sociolects Dialects .
When, according to most scholars, did English start to become a global Language? During the reign of Henry VIII mmediately after the Norman Conquest At the end of the 16th century, with the start of the colonisation of the West Indian and North American Colonies In 1858, when Britain took over formal rule of India.
Which of the below is NOT a subvariety of US English spoken by a distinct ethnic/social Group? Cockney African American Vernacular English Tex Mex Pennsylvania Dutch.
What does the acronym ESL stand for? English as a Spoken Language English as a Second Language English as a Scientific Language English for Students of Literature.
Which of the below is NOT generally considered to be a danger of having a global language? The death of lesser spoken languages A growth of Bilingualism Cultural and linguistic imperialism Complacency about learning other languages.
Who were the original speakers of English? The Angles, Saxons and Vikings The Angles, Saxons and Celts The Angles, Celts and Jutes The Angles, Saxons and Jutes.
In which language family do the ultimate origins of the English language lie? North American Indo-European Latin none of the above.
The change from synthetic to analytic is a major development in the history of English. What is one of its main manifestations? Grammatical functions are expressed by word order and prepositions rather than endings Grammaticalization has become dominant The expression of thought is now more analytical Many forms are always used to express a single form .
Which of the varieties of English below is the oldest? US English Australian English West Indian English Hiberno-English.
What is meant by the abbreviation RP? Rest in Peace Received Pronunciation Receive a Prize none of the above.
Over one billion people worldwide are currently learning English: We cannot state such specific data False It depends on context True.
When is the first attended usage of the phrase “inkhorn term” dated? 1543 1700 1925 1850.
Did the printing press also serve to standardize English? none of the above It depends on the historical period we investigate YES NO.
The Great Vowel Shift only affected vowels of the following kind: Long High Short Low.
It is often maintained that English is used as a lingua franca? What does that mean? A lingua franca is a language that is used as a means of communication between people who are not familiar with each other’s native language. A lingua franca is NOT a language that is used as a means of communication between people who are not familiar with each other’s native language. none of the above A lingua franca is a language that is used as a means of communication between people who are native speakers of that language.
Standard English emerged in this century: 17th 20th 16th 15th.
The Norman Invasion happened in this year(AD): 1010 1066 1262 874.
According to you, which of the following words does NOT derive from French/Latin: Ghost Consideration Spirit Reflection.
One of the following statements about Early Modern English morphology is false: Agreement on verbs almost disappears Pronominal forms change none of the above Prepositions are inflected.
bed/bad is a dipthong a minimal pair none of the above a rounded sound.
A position slightly further back than alveolar, with the tip of the tongue bent or ‘curled’ backwards, is called retroflex none of the above uvular glottal.
If the change is brought about by pressures which are internal to the linguistic system, the change is exogenous endogenous introgenous none of the above.
In the USA, the compound washcloth corresponds to the British flannel fennel channel none of the above.
The UK is part of the outer circle none of the above expanding circle inner circle.
The understanding of linguistic differentiation is studied by phonetics sociolinguistics pragmatics morphology.
People need English for secondary education, politics, law, business. This is true for countries belonging to none of the above outer circle expanding circle inner circle.
The varieties of English, especially those with official status, are often referred to as: Middle Englishes None of the above Old Englishes New Englishes.
How is Kachru’s model defined? mouse model square model none of the above circle model.
The various allophones constitute the phonemic inventory phonetic output none of the above phonemic output.
India is part of the expanding circle outer circle none of the above inner circle.
According to you, Italy is part of the outer circle expanding circle inner circle none of the above.
ELF stands for none of the above English as a Lingua Franca English as a Foreign Language English as a First Language.
Who proposed an American Standard in 1789? Webster Halliday Wordsworth Austin.
SLA stands for English as a Lingua Franca none of the above English as a Foreign Language second language acquisition .
According to Graddol (1997), first-language speakers are 375 million 500 million 750 million none of the above.
EFL stands for none of the above Second Language Acquisition English as a Lingua Franca English as a Foreign Language.
Most people have English as first language. This is true for the countries of outer circle inner circle none of the above expanding circle.
TRAVELED is the BE spelling AE spelling none of the above IrE spelling.
People need English for communication in business, politics, education. This is true for countries belonging to none of the above outer circle expanding circle inner circle .
An intralingual process where a new word is created by adding affixes to an old one is named derivation clipping hypocorism acronym.
"The man as was driving the car" is a typical ......... feature of BE nonstandard grammar extrastandard grammar none of the above standard grammar.
Double or multiple negation (I couldn’t find none nowhere) is a .......... feature of BE none of the above nonstandard standard extrastandard.
Scots as a spoken language was used by the rural population and the working classes True False it depends on context None of the above.
Borrowings such as clan, galore ‘in abundance’ have been introduced by None of the above Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Walter Scott Sir Winston Churchill.
The voiceless ending is a historically based Scots feature. "selt" stands for bent sent None of the above sold.
The distinctiveness of Scottish English derived from the influence of other languages, especially Gaelic, Norwegian and Spanish Gaelic, Norwegian, and French German, Japanese, and Italian None of the above.
British "courgette" comes from Spanish German French Italian.
‘A pile of stones that marks the top of a mountain or some other special place’ is in Gaelic book none of the above cairn sporran.
‘A small furry bag that hangs in front of a man’s kilt as part of traditional Scottish dress’ is in Gaelic cairn sporran boko none of the above.
Blogs and online games become typical lingua-franca situations. it depends on context None of the above false true.
Welsh and Gaelic speakers, Native Americans, Australian Aborigines have switched to Gaelic. It depends on the historical moment none of the above TRUE FALSE.
The model is above all the teacher’s usage None of the above True It depends on the countries involved false.
Exposure is what the English learners listen to or read. False it depends on the countries involved None of the above True.
Seidlhofer (2010) recommends adopting English as an official lingua franca, but making it clear that this is exclusively British English. none of the above False True It depends on the countries involved.
The Commonwealth of Nations uses English. true It depends on the occasions None of the above false.
Italian is increasingly used as a corporate or company language in multinational corporations. it depends on context false None of the above true.
The most obvious effect of English on other languages is borrowed lexis. false true None of the above It depends on the languages involved.
English affects the code of other languages, above all their ...... phonetics pragmatics syntax vocabulary.
What factors led to the use of English as a sort of lingua franca? This was made possible first of all by cultural events. This was made possible first of all by historical events. This was made possible first of all by religious events. none of the above.
What do African-English literatures have in common? none of the above All the new African-English literatures are less interested in introspection and psychological analysis or in elaborate experiments in language and structure. All the new African-English literatures have have arisen around the globe throughout human history. All the new African-English literatures have shared similar styles and approaches, have dealt with the same basic themes, and gone through the same phases of development.
The term ‘apartheid’ came from an African word meaning change. It came from a Japanese word meaning change FALSE TRUE None of the above.
Chinua Achebe was born in 1930 in a small ........ vilage. Australian Nigerian Canadian none of the above.
A lingua franca is a language systematically used to make communication possible between people not sharing a mother tongue, in particular when it is a third language, distinct from both mother tongues. True False It depends on the countries involved. None of the above.
What is the name of the protagonist of Thigs Fall Apart? Okonkwo Okorowo Okinawa Okinowo.
Midnight's Children covers the years from 1915 to 1977 from 1930 to 1978 from 1920 to 1980 from 1940 to 1985.
In Runaway, when Carla started to live with Clark, she only looked at pile dwellings mansions villas mobile homes.
What is the central idea of Midnight's Children? The central idea of the book is that nothing has to be taken for granted. The central idea of the book is not just that public life affects private life, but that, thanks to the act of writing, any historical event or person may flow into people’s lives and thoughts. The central idea of the book is that private lives of Indian people show somewhat selfishness and lack of consideration of other people's feelings none of the above.
The Remains of the Day was published in 1986 1980 1982 1989.
Ishiguro uses an informal language a semiformal language none of the above a formal language.
In Runaway, Carla didn't use to.. none of the above live in a big house consider mobile homes as real homes like mobile homes.
According to the text you've read, what did Article 5 of the Constitution in Iran establish? none of the above Article 5 stated that the highest authority in the Islamic Republic was the Leader, who exercised the supreme political and religious powers and was a manifestation of the integration of politics with religion. Article 5 established that the government had the responsibility to confiscate all wealth accumulated through usury, usurpation, and bribery. Article 5 stated that the Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.
The peoples of the Islamic countries, according to Naipaul, are none of the above poor, fragmented, backward and confused rich, supportive, forefront and sterne poor, supportive, backward and sterne.
V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 1952 1922 1942.
What is the main theme of Beyond Beliefs by V.S. Naipaul? none of the above The main theme is political philosophy which cannot and should not be combined with religious faith. The main theme is religious enslavement which cannot be subverted. The main theme is the clash between love and death.
In Midnight's Children, what are the children a metaphor for? none of the above For hope and opportunities betrayed For guilt and selfishness for slavery and corruption.
In Midnight's Children, what colours are in the flag of the new nation? Black, white, and red Saffron, white, and green Black, grey, and blue Orange, white, and green.
Shalimar the Clown was published in 2004 2005 2006 2010.
In Midnight's Children, what happens at midnight? The two babies were born and India awakens to life and freedom Vanita and Amina get married and fly away from India There was a bombing in New Delhi which destroys entirely the city Vanita killed Amina and then flies away from India.
In 15th August 1947, who is Miss Mary Pereira? an actress a secretary a midwife an English teacher.
The system of apartheid brought about none of the above the granting of citizenship to all racial groups. a long international arms and trade. black political representation.
Writers living in the ex-colonies and the Commonwealth who write in English judge England as saviours. reject the popular tradition of their countries find themselves torn between their two cultures. judge England as outsiders.
Things Fall Apart was published ...... years before Nigerian independence. 10 8 5 2.
How did the clansmen react to the Ibo interpreter? At first everybody laughed at him, then all joined to slaughter him At first everybody beat him, then all joined to kill him. At first everybody celebrated him, then all prepared a birthday cake for him At first everybody laughed at him, then all listened to him.
Where does the title of Things Fall Apart come from? The title of the novel comes from W.B. Yeats’s poem The Second Coming The title of the novel comes from S.T. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner The title of the novel comes from Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist The title of the novel comes from W. Shakespeare's Macbeth .
The aims of Things Fall Apart is to show Nigerian people how the strength of their own culture could help them build a nation. False No, they are people from Cuba, and not Nigeria Apart from Nigerian people, there are references to Gods True.
The Satanic Verses was published in 1983 1987 1988 1989.
The Remains of the Day is written in first person narrative none of the above second person narrative third person narrative.
When did India gain its independence from British rule? 15th August 1947 10th May 1945 2nd June 1946 1st December 1944.
Do you think Stevens' behaviour is the sign of ......? a true professional someone who is slave to his work none of the above guilt.
In Runaway, Flora appeared .... in James's dreams. none of the above in Carla's dreams. in Fiona's dreams.
In the second part of the passage from Runaway you've read, the narrator writes about Lizzie. Lizzie is a woman a horse a goat a cat.
in Runaway, Clara helps her husband with his work none of the above helps his husband stealing money from the rich doesn't help his husband with his work.
In Runaway, the couple is really rich none of the above quite poor quite wealthy.
From the first lines of the excerpt you have read from Runaway, the couple lives in New York in the city in the countryside in the Philippines.
In Things Fall Apart, Achebe describes the gradual decay of the Ibo traditional society from colonial times to independence and neo-colonisation. TRUE FALSE There are hints of this decay just in the last chapter There are hints of this decay just in the first chapter.
Which theme is amongst the most salient ones in The Remains of the Day? guilt spontaneity prejudice none of the above.
Which of the following themes can you find in The Remains of the Day? prejudice none of the above love and lost opportunities guilt.
All the new African-English literatures have created revolutionary techniques recorded the disillusionment with the outcome of independence dealth with memories of the past. dealt with different themes. .
What is Miss Kenton like? She understands Mr Stevens and wants to help none of the above She is not very sensitive She is interfering in Mr Stevens' private affairs.
The only consolation for the protagonist of Runaway is a dog a squirrel a sheep a goat.
he protagonists of Munro's works are mostly European young men none of the above American girls Canadian women.
Alice Munro has become famous for her poems her novels her short stories none of the above.
Midnight's Children is set in India, Pakistan and ...... Bangladesh Japan Indonesia China.
Saleem Sinai sees hinself as a metaphor for the nation mankind women the body.
In Midnight's Children the children become a metaphor of guilt. true false only in the second part of the work only in the first part of the work.
Alice Munro is .......... writer. a British a Canadian an American a Jamaican.
How does the reader learn of Stevens's true feeling about his father? from the other characters from Miss Kenton none of the above from Mrs Mortimer.
Alice Munro was awarded the Booker Prize the Nobel Prize for Literature none of the above the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction.
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