The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Which two letters did the American ethnologist McGee insist were his first name and should not be followed by periods? (from Chapter 10.2)

2.

What principle of spelling was behind much of Webster's theory concerning the simplification of spelling? (from Chapter 8.1 | Chapter 8.2)

3.

Who was responsible for the endowment to the Simplified Spelling Board? (from Chapter 8.5 | Chapter 8.6)

4.

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)

5.

According to the study of E.J. Hills, how many descriptive adjectives are possessed by the average child of two? (from Chapter 9.6 | Chapter 9.7)

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