Yiddish, when written, uses characters from which language?

Hebrew
🙂 You’re right! Yiddish is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews.
Greek
Oops — try again!
Latin
Nope, give it another shot!
Persian
Guess again!
Sanskrit
Sorry, want to pick another?

What port city in southeastern North Carolina was the birthplace of Michael Jordan, the great National Basketball Association (NBA) player?

Wilmington
🙂 Correct!
Charleston
Oops, wrong city and state!
Savannah
No, wrong city and state.
Raleigh
No..
Norfolk
Wrong city and state.

What is the most common surname in most US states?

Smith
🙂 Correct! Smith, Williams, and Johnson are common in many states.
Jones
Oops — try again!
Lee
No, but it is common in Hawaii.
Garcia
Garcia is one of the more common surnames in the southwestern US. In fact, California’s top 3 surnames are all Latino in origin.
Miller
Miller is common in several states, but not most states.

What is the name for the Finno-Ugric people who live in large parts of Norway and Sweden, northern parts of Finland, and the Murmansk Oblast of Russia?

Finland

Sami people
🙂 You’re right! The Sami people have historically been called “Lapps” or “Laplanders” in English, but the name “Sami” is preferred.
Finnic people
Oops — try again! Finnic peoples
Rus’ people
Nope, give it another shot! Rus’ people
Suomi
Guess again! “Suomi” refers to Finland or the Finnish language.
Danes
Sorry, want to pick another?

If a local asks you “wo bin ich?”, in which of the following countries would you most likely be?

Germany
🙂 Wunderbar! “Wo bin ich?” means “Where am I?” in German.
Spain
No, that’d be “¿Dónde estoy?”
France
Nope, they’d more likely say “Où suis-je?”
Netherlands
A Dutch person would more likely ask “Waar ben ik?”
Norway
Sorry, the local would more likely say “Hvor er jeg?”