The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What purpose does Miss Wittmann say is served by the shortening of word forms? (from Chapter 6.3 | Chapter 6.4)

2.

Which of the following was not used as a substitute for the once indecent term, for highly refined ears, "bull"? (from Chapter 4.4 | Chapter 4.5)

3.

What word best describes the English attitude towards the adoption of foreign loan-words, in contrast to the American attitude? (from Chapter 6.3 | Chapter 6.4)

4.

Which Founding Father coined the term "to belittle"? (from Chapter 5.1 | Chapter 5.2)

5.

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 | Chapter 9.3)

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