The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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


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)


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


The Scots of the Lowlands first spoke a form of English brought by the Angles of Northumbria mixed with four ethnic groups that invaded during what period? (from Chapter 4, The Guid Scots Tongue)


Who initiated the English Reformation? (from Chapter 3, A Muse of Fire)

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