Interpretation Quiz

By Site Admin | Jul 15, 2020
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Interpretation is the act of explaining, reframing, or otherwise showing your own understanding of something. A person who translates one language into another is called an interpreter because they are explaining what a person is saying to someone who doesn't understand.

If you want to succeed in the business world, it is essential to use interpreting services. Interpreters and translators make it easier to interact with people from different cultures and give you a way to ensure that legal proceedings are properly conducted.

Although interpreters and translators typically need at least a bachelor's degree, the most important requirement is that they be fluent in at least two languages (English and at least one other language). We’ve discussed that more thoroughly in 3 simple yet important steps to become an interpreter.

We have compiled this quiz to test the interpreter's knowledge. Or, you can take our interactive quiz at .


Ever wondered how to gain more knowledge in the interpreter field?

Check off all of the questions below to find out now!


I.History of the interpretation industry


Question 1: This object is considered the earliest depiction of interpretation in human history. What period does it belong to?

A.  1540 BC

B.  1330 BC

C.  780 BC

D.  220 BC

E.  150 BC

Question 2: In the 3rd century, Jerome was considered the first known translator in the world. What was his main occupation?

A. Carpenter

B. Farmer

C. Warrior

D. Official

E. Priest


Question 3: When is the International Day of Interpretation (or International Day of Translation)?

A. Dec 22

B. Feb 21

C. Sep 30

D. Jul. 13

E. Jan 19


Question 4: What are the official languages of the United Nations (not the UN Secretariat)? (Can select more than 1 answer)

A. English

B. French

C. German

D. Chinese

E. Russian

F. Arabic

G. Spanish


II. Interpretation and entertainment


Question 5: In the first scene of the TV series “The interpreter”, the two main characters are translated from which language to Chinese?

A. German

B. English

C. Spanish

D. Italian

E. French

Question 6: Which Hollywood actors / actresses have played the role of an interpreter?

A. Nicole Kidman

B. Angelina Jolie

C. Morgan Freeman

D. Leonardo DiCarprio

E. Will Smith


Question 7: Thamsanqa Jantjie became famous when pretending to interpret to what language at the Nelson Mandela memorial ceremony?

A. English

B. French

C. Arabic

D. Swahili

E. Another language


III. Interpretation in Vietnam


Question 8: In Vietnam, how much do translation companies usually charge as commission when introducing interpreters to clients?

A. 10%

B. 20%

C. 30%

D. 40%

E. 50%


Question 9: Which of the following language pairs have the highest remuneration in Vietnam?

A. Vietnamese – English

B. Vietnamese – Chinese

C. Vietnamese – Korean

D. Vietnamese – Japanese

E. Vietnamese and another language


Question 10: Who have been the official interpreter for the head coaches of the Vietnamese national football team? (Can select more than 1 answer)

A. Pham Truong Minh

B. Pham Xuan Hoang An

C. Luong Xuan Truong

D. Le Hai Binh

E. Le Huy Khoa


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