The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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)

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

Which of the following was not used as a substitute for the once indecent term, for highly refined ears, "bull"? (from Chapter 4.4 | Chapter 4.5)

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