Etymology/Quiz

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Etymology is an introductory lecture for the course on the elements of terminology.

You are free to take this quiz at any time.

Once you’ve read and studied these pages and the links contained within, listed under See also, External links and in the {{terminology resources}} template, you should have adequate background to take the quiz.

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Enjoy learning by doing!

Quiz[edit]







  

1

Etymology is the study of the history of the origin, change of form and meaning over time of

2

True or False, When a word enters a language of interest part of the knowledge gathered is in etymology.

TRUE
FALSE

3

A number of methods to study origins does not include which of the following?

philological research
dialectological data
the comparative method
the study of semantic change
witty wordplay

4

The study of place names, their origins, meanings, use and typology is called

5

True or False, An ethnonym created by another group of people is called an anonym.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Which of the following is not necessarily onomatopoeia?

tic tac
chirp
cuckoo
zip code
bleat
weero

7

A popularly held but false belief about the origins of specific words, often originating in "common-sense" assumptions is called

8

Yes or No, Knowledge in the field advances so rapidly that many of the etymologies in contemporary dictionaries are outdated.

Yes
No

9

Etymology is not to be confused with?

palaeography
semantics
word history
linguistics
word roots
entomology

10

A phrase constructed purposely such that an acronym can be formed to a specific desired word is called what.


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