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John C. Wells: Quiz


Question 1: After a childhood in poverty, he studied languages and he taught himself ________.
Pitman shorthandGregg shorthandWriting systemAlphabet

Question 2: He is currently the president of the Esperanto Association of Britain and since ________ has been president of the Esperanto Academy.

Question 3: He was criticised in a speech by ________ for advocating tolerance of text spelling and omitted apostrophes.
Conservative Party (UK)John MajorWilliam HagueDavid Cameron

Question 4: He is the author of the most widely used English-Esperanto dictionary, and is also the inventor of the ________ ASCII phonetic alphabet.
International Phonetic AlphabetX-sampa chartsAlveolar consonantX-SAMPA

Question 5: His father was originally from ________, and his mother was English; he has two younger brothers.
Sierra LeoneMauritiusSouth AfricaCanada


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