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Sunday Challenge #34 – Quiz on Languages

Team StoryWeavers|August 01, 2022, 12:08 IST| 968

Hello, namaste, privet and konnichiwa! Welcome to the latest edition of Sunday Challenge, the weekly quiz. Answer these five questions and stand a chance to win exciting goodies. The topic for this week is languages from around the world. 


You can take a shot at the questions and field your guesses in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays in the comment section. The fastest entries to get all questions right win a pair of Bluetooth headphones. 

Ready? Here are your questions:

Question 1

With over 1 million words and growing, which language has the largest vocabulary in the world?

Question 2

Singapore has four official languages. If English, Mandarin and Malay are three of them, which is the fourth?

Question 3

Which language can be written in three scripts – kanji, hiragana and katakana?

Question 4

There are 17 languages that appear on the reverse side of any Indian currency note. If Assamese is the first language that appears on top, which language features at the bottom of the list? What is this order determined by? 

Question 5

The first time we heard this language was in December 2009. Created by linguist Paul Frommer, this language was designed to sound alien. Initially, the language had only around 1,000 words but Frommer has since expanded it to include over 2,600 words and detailed its grammar, making it a fully functional language. We will be able to hear this language again in December 2022. Which language is this and where will we hear it?

Take your guesses in the comments section below. Winners of this edition, along with the answers will be revealed next Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled!

To view other editions of the Sunday Challenge, click here.

Answers to Sunday Challenge 33:

1. Matter

2. Kangaroo

3. Russia

4. Angela Merkel

5. Achilles’ Heel

Update: Winners of Sunday Challenge 34:

Manjula Kumari Garg
Agamya Goel
Tanishka Raj
Aniket Mangal
Yamini Guduru

About the Author

Suraj is a self-proclaimed audiophile and a jack-of-all-trades writer with a diverse set of interests. An amateur quizzer on the side, he claims that the first object he fell in love with was a book on flags at age 3. His favourite punctuation mark is the Oxford Comma, which coincidentally happens to be one of his favourite songs too!

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