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You Talk Too Much!
"Language is part of every culture on earth. Languages grow and decline and even go extinct. Here are 10 questions about a variety of topics dealing with world languages. "
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which well-known language has the most words?
If someone were to call you a polyglot, what would they be saying about you?
That you speak several languages
That you speak backwards
That you are unable to understand spoken language
That you can hear and understand multiple things at the same time
Which of the following languages was used in the Pacific War for coded radio transmissions?
One of the most unusual languages in the world is Piraha. Which of the following statements about this language are true?
It is the language spoken by Klingons from the TV show "Star Trek"
It can be whistled, hummed, spoken or encoded in music
It was invented in 2008 by Stephen Hawking
It is only spoken by women on Easter Island
The Yiddish language is a mixture of what other two languages?
Greek and Austian
German and Hebrew
Polish and Romany
Turkish and Hindi
What world language has the most native speakers?
Most European languages belong to three broad groups. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
For which of the following things is the German sinologist Emil Krebs (1867-1930) most well-known?
He deciphered the Rosetta Stone
He wrote the first English thesorous
He invented Esperanto
He was proficient in 68 languages
You can learn to read Japanese but be unable to speak it and vice versa. True or false?
The Chinese ideogram for the word 'trouble' depicts two women living under one roof. True or false?
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