The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


The culture of Ireland rose to a high point in what century? (from Chapter 5, The Irish Question)


When did the British and East India Company establish outposts in India? (from Chapter 9, The New Englishes)


What is the capital of New Zealand? (from Chapter 8, The Echoes of an English Voice)


The Puritans were most highly concentrated where? (from Chapter 3, A Muse of Fire)


What refers to language that is characterized by uncommon or pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax and is often vague in meaning? (from Epilogue, Next Year's Words)

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