The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Which country does Mencken state has a fondness for using surnames as given names? (from Chapter 10.2)


In what sort of languages are double negatives "perfectly allowable"? (from Chapter 9.8)


Mencken describes the American language as having a "democratic enmity" to all what, in the beginning of Chapter 6.1? (from Chapter 6.1)


Which Founding Father coined the term "to belittle"? (from Chapter 5.1)


According to Mencken, democratic government is essentially government by whom? (from Chapter 6.1)

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