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New Jersey Accent Quiz - Quiz

English is a universal language and the medium of instruction in school. In New Jersey, it's totally a different thing. One should practice or rehearse so that people there will listen to you and understand what you're saying.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    On what part of New Jersey is this accent strong and evident?

    • A.

      Northern part

    • B.

      Southern part

    • C.

      Eastern part

    • D.

      Western part

    Correct Answer
    B. Southern part
    Explanation
    The accent in New Jersey is strong and evident in the southern part. This could be due to various factors such as historical settlement patterns, cultural influences, and proximity to other regions with distinct accents. The southern part of New Jersey may have developed its own unique speech patterns and pronunciation, which contribute to the strong and evident accent in that area.

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  • 2. 

    People born in the 1950's pronounce the words "push" and "pull" as...?

    • A.

      "paash", "pall"

    • B.

      "peesh", "pell"

    • C.

      "poosh", "pool"

    • D.

      "piish", "piil"

    Correct Answer
    C. "poosh", "pool"
    Explanation
    People born in the 1950s pronounce the words "push" and "pull" as "poosh" and "pool" because this pronunciation is a regional dialect or accent that was common during that time period.

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  • 3. 

    How do they pronounce the word "water"?

    • A.

      "wadder"

    • B.

      "wood-er"

    • C.

      "wudder"

    • D.

      B & c

    Correct Answer
    D. B & c
    Explanation
    The word "water" can be pronounced as "wood-er" or "wudder" depending on the regional dialect or accent. "Wood-er" is a common pronunciation in some parts of the United States, while "wudder" is more commonly used in other regions. Therefore, both options b and c are correct pronunciations for the word "water" depending on the speaker's dialect.

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  • 4. 

    Which vowel is something unremarkable in the New Jersey accent?

    • A.

      Long A

    • B.

      Long E

    • C.

      Long U

    • D.

      B & c

    Correct Answer
    D. B & c
    Explanation
    In the New Jersey accent, both the long E sound and the long U sound are considered unremarkable. This means that these vowel sounds are not distinctive or notable in the way they are pronounced by individuals with a New Jersey accent.

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  • 5. 

    In Northern New Jersey, there may be a slight hiss after what letter?

    • A.

      S

    • B.

      T

    • C.

      U

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. T
    Explanation
    In Northern New Jersey, there may be a slight hiss after the letter "T". This is because the letter "T" is often pronounced with a slight hissing sound in certain accents or dialects, particularly in the New Jersey area. This hissing sound is not present after the letters "S", "U", or "D".

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  • 6. 

    How do they pronounce the letter "R"?

    • A.

      Hard

    • B.

      Normal

    • C.

      Soft

    • D.

      Moderate

    Correct Answer
    A. Hard
    Explanation
    The letter "R" is pronounced with a hard sound. This means that when pronouncing the letter, the tongue is rolled or tapped against the roof of the mouth or the back of the teeth. This is in contrast to a soft pronunciation, where the tongue is not rolled or tapped. A hard "R" sound is commonly found in languages like English, where it is pronounced with a strong, distinct sound.

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  • 7. 

    To emphasize the final "D" in consonants, what do they append?

    • A.

      A soft "ah".

    • B.

      A normal "oh"

    • C.

      A moderate "eh"

    • D.

      A quiet "uh"

    Correct Answer
    D. A quiet "uh"
    Explanation
    To emphasize the final "D" in consonants, a quiet "uh" is appended. This means that a soft and subtle "uh" sound is added to the end of the word to give extra emphasis to the final "D" sound.

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  • 8. 

    In what way is the accent pronounced?

    • A.

      Soft

    • B.

      Hard

    • C.

      Twisted

    • D.

      Twang

    Correct Answer
    D. Twang
    Explanation
    The accent is pronounced with a twang.

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