The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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)

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

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