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 is often used in England to designate a thoroughfare? (from Chapter 10.4)

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

5.

In what sort of languages are double negatives "perfectly allowable"? (from Chapter 9.8 | Chapter 9.9)

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