American Accent Knowledge Quiz

6 Questions | Total Attempts: 84

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American Accent Knowledge Quiz - Quiz

Answer these 6 questions to test your knowledge about the American accent.


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

      6

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      14-15

    • D. 

      5

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

      The schwa vowel sound

    • B. 

      The /ae/ vowel sound

    • C. 

      The /uw/ vowel sound

    • D. 

      The /a/ vowel sound

  • 3. 
    In American English every vowel in a word is stressed or emphasized the same way.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    In spoken American English only one vowel in each word is stressed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which consonant sound below is usually problematic for people trying to learn an American accent?
    • A. 

      /m/

    • B. 

      /r/

    • C. 

      /th/

    • D. 

      Both /r/ & /th/

  • 6. 
    What type of intonation do American English speakers use when asking information questions?
    • A. 

      Falling intonation

    • B. 

      Rising intonation

    • C. 

      Neutral intonation

    • D. 

      Continuation rise intonation

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