The Story of English Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?
(a) Harriet Beecher Stowe.
(b) Mark Twain.
(c) Samuel Johnson.
(d) James McDougal.

2. The denial of Afrikaans in South Africa sparked an explosive riot in what year?
(a) 1976.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1982.
(d) 1990.

3. What author noted that Southern women often sounded like their black slaves?
(a) Samuel Clemens.
(b) Mark Twain.
(c) Charles Dickens.
(d) Andrew Johnson.

4. What language is associated with the Irish people?
(a) Welsh.
(b) Norse.
(c) Latin.
(d) Gaelic.

5. Abraham Lincoln was America's ___ President.
(a) 17th.
(b) 15th.
(c) 16th.
(d) 18th.

6. What term is also known as Irish English and is the dialect of English spoken in Ireland?
(a) Gaelic-English.
(b) Irish-English.
(c) Hiberno-English.
(d) Anglo-English.

7. What is the British spelling of the word "color"?
(a) Colour.
(b) Culor.
(c) Collor.
(d) Corlor.

8. Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania speak what primary language?
(a) Tulu.
(b) Ki-Swahili.
(c) Nigerian.
(d) Afrikaans.

9. What ship did James Cook sail to Queensland?
(a) The East India Company.
(b) The Endeavor.
(c) The Queen Mary.
(d) The British General.

10. How many Irish emigrated to the United States in the nineteenth century?
(a) 3.5 million.
(b) 6.1 million.
(c) 4.7 million.
(d) 2 million.

11. Irish culture is a mixture of Celtic and what?
(a) East Indian.
(b) New World.
(c) Germanic.
(d) Anglo-Saxon.

12. What term refers to a member of the dark-skinned people who were the earliest inhabitants of Australia?
(a) Indians.
(b) Acatuna.
(c) Nintoona.
(d) Aborigine.

13. What British author of Gulliver's Travels is known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles?
(a) Jonathan Swift.
(b) Mark Twain.
(c) Samuel Johnson.
(d) Daniel Webster.

14. In what decade did a rebellious side of black liberation come together in New Orleans?
(a) 1870s.
(b) 1780s.
(c) 1850s.
(d) 1950s.

15. What term refers to African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands?
(a) Haitian.
(b) Zulu.
(c) Gullah.
(d) Indican.

Short Answer Questions

1. The English conquered and warred with the Irish for over how many years?

2. When did Jamaica regain complete independence?

3. What is the capital of New Zealand?

4. What is the capital of Jamaica?

5. In Cockney, the "w" is often exchanged for what sound?

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