The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What refers to a construction or expression of one language whose parts correspond to elements in another language but whose total structure or meaning is not matched in the same way in the second language? (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)


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


What is the first of the five points of Calvinism? (from Chapter 4, The Guid Scots Tongue)


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

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