The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Which adjectival prefix does Mencken state is confined to the more sophisticated classes? (from Chapter 9.6)


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


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


What word best describes the English attitude towards the adoption of foreign loan-words, in contrast to the American attitude? (from Chapter 6.3)


According to Mencken, which of the following does "one American professor of English" predict will become a spelling form of the future? (from Chapter 8.5)

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