Multiple Choice Practice--quiz 1

14 Questions  I  By Missweilnau
Questions 1-14.  Read the passage carefully before you choose your answers.  The passage is from a contemporary British book about the English language.  There is only one right answer.

  
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1.  In the passage as a whole, a major shift in the development of the argument occurs at which of the following points?
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2.  The author presents John Wallis (line 6), Samuel Johnson (lines 7-8), and Johnathan Swift (line 55) as hostile to
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3.  The chief effect of the word "hygienists" (line 16) is to
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4.  What the author refers to as "weeds" (line 34) are 
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5.  The word "chopsticked" (line 38)is used as an examples of
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6.  Paragraph three (lines 40-53) implies that those who would strictly follow rules of the English language feel 
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7.  In paragraphs three and four (lines 40-74), the author's discussion of reaction to changes in language developes by
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8.  Examples in paragarph 4 (lines 54-74) provide evidence that
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9.  The example of Alfred the Great (lines 75-80) serves to
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10.  The author indicates that international reactions to Americanized spellings of words can reflect
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11.  The attitude of the author toward the English language is one of
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12.  The tone of the passage is best described as
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13.  The author employs which of the following in developing the arguments in the passage? I. Rhetorical Questions II. References to grammatical terms III. Quotations from famous writers IV. Examples from diverse eras
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14.  The author's relation to the reader is best described as that of
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