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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following nations does Mencken not list as having more interesting war slang than the Americans during the Great War?
(a) Russia.
(b) Germany.
(c) France.
(d) England.

3. According to Mencken, Italians often take the names of what nationality when they marry?
(a) German.
(b) English.
(c) Irish.
(d) French.

4. In what location does Mencken say both the American and English orthographies flourish side by side?
(a) Australia.
(b) Canada.
(c) New England.
(d) Hong Kong.

5. Who does Mencken state are the true makers of grammar in Chapter 9.1?
(a) The learned.
(b) The authors of fiction.
(c) The grammarians.
(d) The masses.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is frequently omitted in phrases indicated desire or intent, as indicated in Chapter 9.9?

2. What was the original name of Brooklyn?

3. To how many in number does the comparative adjective relate?

4. Which case of the noun in English yet has an inflection at the time of Mencken's writing?

5. What is the longest list of spelling changes from English to American that Mencken gives in Chapter 8.1?

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