The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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


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


What term refers to African-American vernacular English? (from Epilogue, Next Year's Words)


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)


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

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