Practice Exam for Phonetics Final

Question 1 of 14

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The soft palate is typically raised during production of vowels

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 14

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Most back vowels are unrounded

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 14

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Which of the following are examples of unrounded front vowels

Select one or more of the following:

  • /i/

  • /ɪ/

  • /e/

  • /ɛ/

  • /æ/

  • All the above

Question 4 of 14

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Which of the following is considered the only unrounded back vowel in Standard American English

Select one of the following:

  • /e/

  • /ɑ/

  • /ʌ/

  • /ə/

  • None of the above

Question 5 of 14

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Vowels are produced with constriction/airflow blockage in the vocal tract

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 14

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The vowel quadrilateral is the name given to the shape when all of the US vowels are plotted in a diagram for height and advancement

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 14

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Which set of words contain ALL unrounded vowels.

Select one or more of the following:

  • lean, mint, throw, should, wait

  • hook, road, chew, throw, should

  • lean, mint, back, then, wait

  • all the above

  • none of the above

Question 8 of 14

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The soft palate is typically raised during phonation of vowels, thereby restricting airflow in the NASAL CAVITY

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 14

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Tense vowels are never found in word final positions

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 14

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Which of the following words is not considered a tense vowel?

Select one of the following:

  • seek

  • hot

  • clerk

  • map

  • All of the following are considered tense vowels

Question 11 of 14

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Most English vowels are diphthongs

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 12 of 14

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Which of the following is not considered a lax vowel?

Select one or more of the following:

  • /ɪ/

  • /ɛ/

  • /æ/

  • /ʊ/

  • /ə/

  • /ʌ/

  • /ɚ/

  • /ɝ/

Question 13 of 14

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Which of the following is not true about the vowel phoneme /æ/?

Select one or more of the following:

  • It is the only vowel to be greatly affected by dialects and phonetic environment

  • It is one of the most frequent vowels in American English

  • It is rarely found in the word final position

  • It is referred to as the "short a" sound

  • It is a low front tense vowel

Question 14 of 14

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Which of the following is true about vowels?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The soft palate is typically raised

  • The tongue is the primary articulator for vowels

  • The jaw has major influence on vowel production

  • The pharynx changes size and shape based on tongue position

  • All of the above

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