The Story of English Quiz

Robert McCrum
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Tyndale translated the Bible from Greek in what year? (from Chapter 3, A Muse of Fire)


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)


Who initiated the English Reformation? (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)


What refers to language that is characterized by uncommon or pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax and is often vague in meaning? (from Epilogue, Next Year's Words)

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