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Languages of Europe Quiz

Know anything about European languages? Have a go at this quiz and test your knowledge. Would you hazard a guess as to where they speak Polish? Russian? See – it’s not so hard! As always, do let us know in the comments how wonderfully brilliant (or otherwise) you did 😉

(Don’t worry, you don’t need to speak any other language; that’s not what this quiz is about ? )

  • Question of

    What is the English for the country that calls itself ‘Deutschland’?

    • Holland
    • Luxembourg
    • Austria
    • Germany
  • Question of

    English is most closely related to…

    • French
    • Dutch
    • Spanish
    • Russian
  • Question of

    The two languages spoken by the greatest number of people in Europe are…

    • German and Russian
    • English and German
    • Russian and English
    • English and French
  • Question of

    Which language is not a direct descendent of Latin?

    • Portuguese
    • Romanian
    • Maltese
    • Italian
  • Question of

    Modern Albanian is descended from Ancient Greek – true or false?

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Sardinian has over a million speakers in which country?

    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Greece
  • Question of

    Most European languages belong to the Indo-European language family. Which of these doesn’t?

    • Finnish
    • Icelandic
    • Irish
    • English
  • Question of

    Which is an official language of Switzerland?

    • Pomeranian
    • Romanian
    • Romany
    • Romansh
  • Question of

    Basque is most closely related to…

    • Catalan
    • Galician
    • Spanish
    • None of the above
  • Question of

    What are the two official languages of Cyprus?

    • English and Greek
    • Greek and Armenian
    • Turkish and Greek
    • Turkish and Arabic
  • Question of

    The two main languages of Belgium are Dutch and French. The variety of Dutch spoken there is known as…

    • Phlegmatic
    • Walloon
    • Flemish
    • Picard
  • Question of

    The European Union has how many official languages?

    • 3
    • 5–10
    • 11–20
    • 21–25
    • More than 25
  • Question of

    The European language most closely related to Arabic is…

    • Albanian
    • Bosnian
    • Turkish
    • Maltese
  • Question of

    Excluding the countries of the former Soviet Union, the national languages of Europe use how many different alphabets?

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Question of

    Which language refers to itself as ‘brezhoneg’?

    • Bashkir
    • Basque
    • Breton
    • Belarussian
  • Question of

    Yiddish is a Jewish language derived largely from German. Ladino is another Jewish language once common throughout the Ottoman Empire. It was largely derived from…

    • Sicilian
    • Old Italian
    • Armenian
    • Old Spanish
  • Question of

    Which European language refers to itself as ‘ellinika’?

    • Albanian
    • Irish
    • Lithuanian
    • Greek
  • Question of

    Ullans is a language or dialect spoken in…

    • England
    • Ireland
    • Scotland
    • Wales
  • Question of

    Estonian belongs to which branch of the Indo-European language family?

    • Baltic
    • Slavic
    • Germanic
    • It is not an Indo-European language
  • Question of

    Its two chief dialects are Gheg and Tosk, and it calls itself Shqip. What is it?

    • Georgian
    • Albanian
    • Breton
    • French
  • Question of

    The medieval ancestor of which modern language referred to itself as ‘Anglisc’?

    • Danish
    • Welsh
    • Russian
    • English

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