Linguistic Quiz

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 Linguistic Quiz
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  • 1. 
    What is the study of language and languages?
    • A. 

      Phonetics

    • B. 

      Syntax

    • C. 

      Linguistics

    • D. 

      Semantics


  • 2. 
    It is the study of the meaning of languages.
    • A. 

      Phonetics

    • B. 

      Syntax

    • C. 

      Linguistics

    • D. 

      Semantics


  • 3. 
    Phonetics is the study of the sounds of language. What do we call to this sounds?
    • A. 

      Morphemes

    • B. 

      Phonemes

    • C. 

      Syntax

    • D. 

      Lexicology


  • 4. 
    What is the study of language as it pertains to social classes, ethnic groups and genders?
    • A. 

      Psycholinguistics

    • B. 

      Comparative linguistics

    • C. 

      Sociolinguistics

    • D. 

      Linguistics


  • 5. 
    It is the study of language from a cognitive and developmental law.
    • A. 

      Psycholinguistics

    • B. 

      Sociolinguistics

    • C. 

      Comparative linguistics

    • D. 

      Linguistics


  • 6. 
    The English language begins with the Anglo-Saxons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    Julius Caesar, Duke of Normandy, invades and conquers England in 1066.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    In 1348, English replaces Latin as the language of instruction in most schools.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 

       Shakespeare is born on 1564 and died on 1660.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    French replaced English as the language of law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    In the vocal tract, speech starts with the _________ which push air out (carbon dioxide) and pull it in (oxygen).

  • 12. 
    Next, we have the latynx, or voice box. It sits at the juncture of the __________ or windpipe coming up from the lungs,and esophagus coming up from the stomach.

  • 13. 
    The vocal cords can be tightened and loosened and can vibrate when air is past them, creating sounds called ________. examples include the consonants b, d, g, v, z and r.

  • 14. 
    Other phonemes do not involved the vocal cords and there is no vibration, such as the consonants h, t, s, p, k, l, and f are called _________.

  • 15. 
    At the top of the throat is the opening to the nasal passages called the ___________.

  • 16. 
    This are sound made with air passing through the nose. examples include m, n, and ng sound of sing.
    • A. 

      Nasal

    • B. 

      Uvula

    • C. 

      Velum

    • D. 

      Bilabial


  • 17. 
    The sounds made by holding the lips together and then releasing the sound, such as p and b.
    • A. 

      Liquid

    • B. 

      Nasal

    • C. 

      Bilabial

    • D. 

      Bilabial nasal


  • 18. 
    We can also use the upper teeth with the lower lip, for _________ sounds. This is how we make an f sound.
    • A. 

      Uvular

    • B. 

      Labiodental

    • C. 

      Velar

    • D. 

      Nasal


  • 19. 
    We also have two names for the parts of the tongue used with these various parts of the mouth:  The front edge is called the _______, sounds like t, th, and s are made with this.
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Dorsum

    • C. 

      Labiodental

    • D. 

      Dental


  • 20. 
    And the back edge  is called the _________. Sounds k, g, and ng are made with this.
    • A. 

      Corona

    • B. 

      Dorsum

    • C. 

      Labiodental

    • D. 

      Dental


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