The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published in what year? (from Chapter 6, Black on White)


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)


Which name prefix did the Scots originate? (from Chapter 4, The Guid Scots Tongue)


What is the British spelling of the word "color"? (from Chapter 7, Pioneers! O Pioneers!)


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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