15 American English Vowel Sounds Quiz

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15 American English Vowel Sounds Quiz

This short quiz will test your knowledge of the 15 American English vowel sounds.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. How many vowel sounds are there in spoken American English?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      12

  • 2. 
    2. What is the most common vowel sound in spoken American English?
    • A. 

      /ǝ/ schwa

    • B. 

      /ae/ black

    • C. 

      /uw/ blue

    • D. 

      /er/ purple

  • 3. 
    3. Which vowel sound below is made low in your mouth?
    • A. 

      /iy/ green

    • B. 

      /a/ olive

    • C. 

      /I/ silver

    • D. 

      /ʊ/ wood

  • 4. 
    4. Which vowel sound below has an extra long sound?
    • A. 

      /ay/ white

    • B. 

      /ae/ black

    • C. 

      /e/ red

    • D. 

      /I/ silver

  • 5. 
    5. What key fact about vowels do you need to know for speaking American English more clearly?
    • A. 

      Schwa is the most common sound in spoken English

    • B. 

      There are 15 vowel sounds in American English

    • C. 

      Every English word has one vowel sound that is stressed or emphasized

    • D. 

      Many words have more than one vowel sound