The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

Which country does Mencken state has a fondness for using surnames as given names? (from Chapter 10.2)

2.

What principle of spelling was behind much of Webster's theory concerning the simplification of spelling? (from Chapter 8.1 | Chapter 8.2)

3.

Which 1914 English dictionary made many important concessions to American spellings? (from Chapter 8.3 | Chapter 8.4)

4.

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)

5.

What was the common, popular American slang word used for Germans during the First World War, according to Mencken? (from Chapter 11.2)

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