The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Which 1914 English dictionary made many important concessions to American spellings? (from Chapter 8.3)

2.

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

3.

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

4.

What class of Americans is most influenced by Briticisms, according to Mencken in Chapter 5.2? (from Chapter 5.1)

5.

From what newspaper does Mencken derive the story with which he opens Chapter 11.2? (from Chapter 11.2)

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