The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Which country does Mencken state has a fondness for using surnames as given names? (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)

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)

4.

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

5.

What is the English meaning of the phrase "to carry on"? (from Chapter 5.1)

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