The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


How many copies of Webster's Dictionary sold during the author's lifetime? (from Chapter 7, Pioneers! O Pioneers!)


What American-originated word means an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance? (from Chapter 7, Pioneers! O Pioneers!)


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


The culture of Ireland rose to a high point in what century? (from Chapter 5, The Irish Question)

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