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The Latin Language: Origin, History & Influence

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Why do we call Latin a dead language?

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1. To what language family does Latin belong?

2. Latin was the primary language of which ancient civilization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps you find out what you know about the Latin language. You will be quizzed on the history of Latin and how it has affected other languages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this set of questions to make sure you know:

  • The language family Latin is a part of
  • Who originally spoke Latin
  • What it means to say a language is dead

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what variant of Latin was used in the creation of the Romance languages
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Latin in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as a dead language
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what ancient culture Latin was originally spoken in

Additional Learning

For more information about this ancient language, read the lesson titled The Latin Language: Origin, History & Influence. You will be exposed to topics like:

  • The oldest version of true Latin
  • Other languages in the language family Latin is a part of
  • The literary and intellectual importance of Classical Latin
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