The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What word refers to a process of conversion of verbal or written elements of any other language into a more comprehensible English form for an English speaker or to become English in form or character? (from Chapter 5, The Irish Question)


Scots is one of the oldest and most interesting varieties of English dating back to which centuries? (from Chapter 4, The Guid Scots Tongue)


From what century onwards did England begin domination of Ireland? (from Chapter 5, The Irish Question)


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)


The denial of Afrikaans in South Africa sparked an explosive riot in what year? (from Chapter 8, The Echoes of an English Voice)

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