The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Mencken describes the American language as having a "democratic enmity" to all what, in the beginning of Chapter 6.1? (from Chapter 6.1 | Chapter 6.2)


According to Mencken, democratic government is essentially government by whom? (from Chapter 6.1 | Chapter 6.2)


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


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)


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

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