Linguistics Practice Quiz

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Question 1

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The consonants /p/ in pea, /t/ in tea, /f/ in fat are examples of:
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  • Voiced consonants
  • Unvoiced consonants

Question 2

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The letters a, e, i, o, and u are examples of:
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  • Consonants
  • Vowels

Question 3

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Linguistics consists of which of the following concepts:
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  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Phonetics
  • Semantics

Question 4

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Syntax is the study of rules whereby words or other elements are used to form grammatical sentences.
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  • True
  • False

Question 5

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People speaking Creole in New Orleans is an example of
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  • Dialect
  • Sociolinguistics

Question 6

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Mr. Jones tells his students that phonology is the organization of sounds in a language. This is correct.
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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The word pit is an example of a liquid consonant.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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An editor who lays out rules for for the correct and incorrect use of the English language is an example of
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  • Prescriptive Grammar
  • Descriptive Grammar

Question 9

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Slang is considered an aspect of Standard English.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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Which of the following are examples of communication?
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  • Letters
  • Telephone Calls
  • Sign Language
  • Text Messaging

Question 11

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Morphology is the study of the development of language particularly of individual words.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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AAVE is also known as:
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  • Creole
  • Ebonics
  • Patois
  • Cajun

Question 13

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The following term is defined as the meaning of words:
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  • Pragmatics
  • Semantics
  • Lingusitics
  • Phonemics

Question 14

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When spending time with her friends and family, Jessica uses a different type of language than she does at work with her boss. This is an example of register.
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  • True
  • False

Question 15

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If someone writes an essay without proper syntax, it would be difficult to understand.
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  • True
  • False

Question 16

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The following letters are examples of approximants:
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  • l
  • r
  • u
  • y

Question 17

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Analyzing the way a tribe communicates in a remote area in Africa is most closely related to:
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  • Applied Linguistics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociocultural Linguistics

Question 18

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Loan words are added to a language as part of its:
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  • Morphemes
  • Grammar
  • Lexicons
  • Syntax

Question 19

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"Ch" in chair is an example of:
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  • Nasal
  • Glide
  • Fricative
  • Affricative

Question 20

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When a teacher has students practice saying the word "sing" to define the location of the word in the vocal system, it will be an example of a/an:
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  • Affricative
  • Nasal
  • Glide
  • Fricative
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