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Half True, Half False: Languages

written by: thaibob
 
This is number 15 in this quiz series and is all about languages. Exactly half are true and half false.

Question 1:


According to a 2011 report a language in Mexico is in danger of dying out for what reason?
No one is left that speaks it preferring to speak other dialects.
It is forbidden to speak it because most of the words are offensive.
There are only 2 people who speak it and they won't speak to one another.
There are only 6 people who speak it and all are men.

Question 2:


The Native American Zuni tribe speaks a language that resembles what other language?
Russian
Mexican
Japanese
Aleut

Question 3:


Basque is the only European language not related to any other known language.
True
False

Question 4:


Which of these countries has the most official languages?
Brazil
Sudan
South Africa
Zimbabwe

Question 5:


In how many languages does Pope Francis tweet?
5
7
9
11

Question 6:


The most translated book is the Bible. Approximately, in how many known languages is it found?
1500
1000
2000
2500

Question 7:


Which of these books has been translated into more than 260 languages?
The Pilgrim's Progress
The Watchtower
Pinocchio
Andersen’s Fairy Tales

Question 8:


In Archi, a language spoken around the Caspian Sea, there are how many possible forms that can be derived from a single verb root?
1 million
5000
1.5 million
500,000

Question 9:


The Silbo language off the coast of Spain consists entirely of what?
snorts
hand signals
tongue clicking
whistles

Question 10:


Botswana has a language that consists of 5 primary click sounds?
True
False

Question 11:


Approximately how many languages are currently spoken worldwide?
1000
3000
5000
7000

Question 12:


Approximately how many languages are in danger of becoming extinct?
1800
2400
600
1200

Question 13:


According to 2013 estimates, how often does one language become extinct?
every two weeks
every three weeks
every week
every month

Question 14:


Where are 840 or 1/7th of all languages in the world spoken?
India
Papua New Guinea
Nigeria
Indonesia

Question 15:


In how many ways can you spell the 'O' sound in French?
10
13
5
7

Question 16:


The Frisian language is mostly spoken in the Netherlands.
True
False

Question 17:


Besides Wales, in what other country is Welsh spoken by a significant minority of people?
Scotland
India
Argentina
China

Question 18:


The Rotokas language has the least number of letters in its alphabet. How many?
17
14
20
11

Question 19:


The official language of what country has the most letters in its alphabet?
Cambodia
Vietnam
Laos
Thailand

Question 20:


The Chinese language (Mandarin/Cantonese) has about 50,000 characters. How many of these would you need to read a newspaper?
11000
2000
8000
5000

 


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