The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Which adjectival prefix does Mencken state is confined to the more sophisticated classes? (from Chapter 9.6)


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


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


What sort of distinction frequently occurs between an adverb and its primary adjective? (from Chapter 9.4)


Which phrase did Oliver Wendell Holmes use to describe the state of the person who makes use of slang? (from Chapter 11.1)

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