Quiz: Chapter 9.2 | Chapter 9.3 to Chapter 9.10
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
Directions: Circle the correct answer.
1. Which Americanized foreign loan-word in the common speech means, in its vulgar loaned form, "to prance or to walk consciously"?
2. What leads most of the studies of the sounds of the American common speech astray, according to Mencken in Chapter 9.10?
a) A lack of scope.
b) English conventionalism.
c) Individualistic interpretation.
3. What does the movement towards the general vowel neutralization promise to do in the future, according to Mencken?
a) Dispose of many vowels.
b) Clarify the pronunciation of vowels.
c) Reduce the number of vowel sounds, but not the vowels themselves.
d) Create new vowels.
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