The American Language Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The prudish reluctance to name what sort of diseases hindered proper preventative information?
(a) Psychological.
(b) Cancerous.
(c) Gastro-intestinal.
(d) Venereal.

2. Which of the following did the African slaves NOT introduce to American English?
(a) Voodoo.
(b) Goober.
(c) Banjo.
(d) Gumbo.

3. How many dialects dominate American English, according to Chapter 1.5?
(a) None.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Ten.

4. Who protested the adoption of the broad "a" in an 1857 work entitled "The Autocrat at the Breakfast Table"?
(a) Frank H. Vizetelly.
(b) Noah Webster.
(c) Richard Meade Bache.
(d) Oliver Wendell Holmes.

5. What is the principal reason Mencken states that the English language has not greatly diverged since the foundation of the United States of America?
(a) Transatlantic travel.
(b) Transatlantic communication.
(c) Solidarity of higher education.
(d) American neo-classical tastes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the movement towards the general vowel neutralization promise to do in the future, according to Mencken?

2. What sound did Webster object to inserting in words such as "gradual" and "nature," before the "u"?

3. What "great humorist" does Mencken cite in Chapter 1.3 as "celebrating 'the vigorous new vernacular of the occidental plains and mountains'"?

4. According to Mencken, democratic government is essentially government by whom?

5. What word in common honorifics did Edwin S. Gould protest against omitting in 1867?

(see the answer key)

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