The Mother Tongue Quiz

Bill Bryson
This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Mother Tongue.

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


According to the author, what do most academies hand down about English grammar? (from Chapter 9 Good English and Bad)


It is an interesting ____________ that Americans attempt to imitate the British by using words and pronunciations that are not British at all or are no longer used. (from Chapter 7 Varieties of English)


British pronunciation and vocabulary is generally viewed to have high ________________ in North America. (from Chapter 11 Old World New World)


Who were two champions for the simplification of English spelling? (from Chapter 8 Spelling)


Many English speakers promote the particular variety of English that they speak while ____________________ the dialects of speakers from other regions. (from Chapter 6 Pronunciation)

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