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Esperanto for Beginners

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Esperanto for Beginners game quiz
"With several million speakers worldwide, Esperanto is the most successful artifical language to date. Here are 10 beginner questions about the language invented in 1887 by occulist L. L. Zamenhof."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Encountering a fellow Esperantist ("samideano"), you might greet him or her by saying "Bonan tagon!" What does "bonan tagon" mean in Esperanto?
    Do you speak Esperanto?
    It's nice to meet you!
    Good day! Hello!
    Where have you been?


2. In Esperanto, what are "unu", "du", and "tri"?
    "mother", "father", and "son"
    The three basic variations of Esperanto
    "the father", "the son", and "the holy ghost"
    "one", "two", and "three"


3. An Esperanto speaker ("Esperantisto") who has never seen a gummy bear in his life before might point to it and say "Kio estas tio?" What is he asking?
    What is that?
    That is unusual.
    Where did that come from?
    What is that for?


4. What is true of the following Esperanto words: "tablo", "sofo", "televidilo", and "lampo"?
    They are all things you are likely to find in your kitchen (dining room)
    They are all things you are likely to find in your living room (family room)
    They are all things you are likely to find in your bathroom
    They are all things you are likely to find in your garage


5. If something is described in Esperanto as "blua", "verda", and "granda", what is true about it?
    It is blue and green and very showy
    It is shallow, hoarse, and wet
    It is long and very complicated
    It is blue and green and large


6. What do the following Esperanto words represent: "viro", "studento", "laboristo", and "policisto"? (Look at the words carefully.)
    ideas
    places
    people
    things


7. What kind of things do the following Esperanto words represent: "muso", "hundo", "insekto", and "kato"? (Say them to yourself as you think they are pronounced. It might be easier.)
    Cars
    Famous Landmarks
    Buildings
    Animals


8. In Esperanto, to make a word mean the opposite of the root word, you just need to add the prefix "mal--". "Bela" is "pretty" while "malbela" is "ugly". Which of the following adjectives means "old"?
    None of these
    Both of these
    maljuna (mal + juna)
    malnova (mal + nova)


9. Here are some basic Esperanto words: "blua", "telefono", "ne", "granda", "insekto", "libera",
"fakto", "alta". What letter do all Esperanto nouns end in?
    I
    E
    A
    O


10. Here are some basic Esperanto words: "blua", "telefono", "ne", "granda", "insekto", "libera",
"fakto", "alta". What letter do all Esperanto adjectives end in?
    I
    A
    E
    O


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Compiled Jun 28 12