Carl’s Quiz 9-4

Mandarin and Cantonese, two of the most widely spoken languages in China, are also considered some of the most difficult for native English speakers to learn. About how long does it take an English speaker to attain proficiency in Mandarin and Cantonese, according to the U.S. Foreign Service Institute.

The answer to last week’s quiz is: Although the Labor Movement called for 8-hour work days as early as 1836, the 8-hour day did not become law until September 1916 with the passage of the Adamson Act. This was the first federal law regulating hours of workers in private companies.


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