The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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

2.

Which of the following is often used in England to designate a thoroughfare? (from Chapter 10.4)

3.

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

4.

What word best describes the English attitude towards the adoption of foreign loan-words, in contrast to the American attitude? (from Chapter 6.3)

5.

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

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