History of English Language and Civilization ‘’lan 447’’exam for sixth level students



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41.Who published the book Dissertations on the English Language (1789), which advocated an American standard of usage?
a. Noah Webster

b. John Webster

c. Daniel Webster

d. Samuel Johnson



42.Which country contains the largest English-speaking population in the world?


a. England

b. the United States

c. China

d. India


43. Which of the following is true:
a. The pronunciation of Modern English vowels is practically the same as pronunciation of Old English.

b. Old English relies on word order and prepositional phrases to determine meaning in a sentence.

c. There is a considerable difference in vocabulary and grammar between Old and Modern English

d. Although there were many Old English dialects, West Saxon became the literary language of England during the Middle English period


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