The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Lounsbury is reported as saying that, "The history of language, when looked at from the purely grammatical point of view, is little else than the history of" what? (from Chapter 9.2)

2.

Which of the following does Mencken not list as a once-slang word turned into one commonly accepted? (from Chapter 11.1)

3.

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

4.

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

5.

Which of the following was not used as a substitute for the once indecent term, for highly refined ears, "bull"? (from Chapter 4.4)

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