The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Tyndale translated the Bible from Greek in what year? (from Chapter 3, A Muse of Fire)


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


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)


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


What American accent refers to that which originated from young Californians in the 1980s? (from Epilogue, Next Year's Words)

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