The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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

2.

Lounsbury is reported as saying that, "The history of language, when looked at from the purely grammatical point of view, is little else than the history of" what? (from Chapter 9.2 | Chapter 9.3)

3.

According to Mencken, which of the following does "one American professor of English" predict will become a spelling form of the future? (from Chapter 8.5 | Chapter 8.6)

4.

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

5.

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

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