The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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

2.

What island nation situated in the western area of the North Atlantic Ocean and east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea has an Irish community today? (from Chapter 5, The Irish Question)

3.

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

4.

What was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America? (from Chapter 3, A Muse of Fire)

5.

When did the British and East India Company establish outposts in India? (from Chapter 9, The New Englishes)

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