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. How is the "portmanteau-word" formed?
(a) By mixing parts of words with the same meaning in different languages.
(b) By blending two words.
(c) By onomatopoeic creativity.
(d) By finding the true root in the word.

2. How many pages in "The King's English" are dedicated to explaining the distinction between "will" and "shall"?
(a) 15.
(b) 0.
(c) 20.
(d) 30.

3. Which 1914 English dictionary made many important concessions to American spellings?
(a) The London Pocket Dictionary.
(b) The Concise Oxford Dictionary.
(c) The Cambridge Fleet Edition.
(d) The New English Dictionary.

4. In what language does Mencken state the double negative was once "quite respectable?"
(a) Spanish.
(b) Russian.
(c) Anglo-Saxon.
(d) French.

5. Which double negative word is primarily found in Shakespeare?
(a) Never.
(b) No.
(c) Not.
(d) Nor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What language did "ambassador," "ancestor," and "bachelor" come into English from?

2. In what location does Mencken say both the American and English orthographies flourish side by side?

3. What English word does the author of "Men and Manners" lament about the American re-signification?

4. In terms of politics, an American candidate "runs" for office. What does an English candidate do?

5. According to Mencken, which title is subject to the greatest divergence in usage?

(see the answer key)

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