The Story of English Multiple Choice Test Questions

Robert McCrum
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Introduction, Speaking of English

1. The Story of English was created alongside a nine-part television series for what network?
(a) CBS.
(b) PBS.
(c) ABC.
(d) NBC.

2. Robert McCrum was Editor-in-Chief of what publishing house from 1979-1996?
(a) Faber and Faber.
(b) Penguin.
(c) Simon and Schuster.
(d) Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald.

3. For what newspaper is Robert McCrum listed as Literary Editor in the Introduction?
(a) The London Times.
(b) The New York Times.
(c) The Observer.
(d) The San Francisco Chronicle.

4. When did Robert MacNeil retire, according to his bio in the Introduction?
(a) 1998.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1995.
(d) 1992.

5. How many novels has Robert MacNeil written, according to the Introduction?
(a) 1.
(b) 2.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

6. Who is listed as the Executive Producer of the television series The Story of English?
(a) Robert MacNeil.
(b) William Cran.
(c) Anderson Williams.
(d) Robert McCrum.

7. Who is quoted from his Preface to A Dictionary of the English Language in the Introduction?
(a) William Cran.
(b) Dr. Samuel Johnson.
(c) Daniel Webster.
(d) Anderson Williams.

8. Who wrote The American Language?
(a) Daniel Webster.
(b) William Cran.
(c) Dr. Samuel Johnson.
(d) H.L. Mencken.

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