Quiz: American English Short Vowel Sounds

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 5393

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Quiz: American English Short Vowel Sounds

This quiz checks existing knowledge of short vowels sounds (including their pronunciation and common spellings) in English.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Short a

    • B. 

      Short e

    • C. 

      Short i

    • D. 

      I don't know.

  • 2. 
    What vowel sound is the word "said?"
    • A. 

      Long a

    • B. 

      Long e

    • C. 

      Short i

    • D. 

      Short a

    • E. 

      Short e

  • 3. 
    What vowel sound is the word "friend?"
    • A. 

      Short a

    • B. 

      Short e

    • C. 

      Short i

    • D. 

      Short o

    • E. 

      Short u

  • 4. 
    What vowel sound is the word "bread?"
    • A. 

      Short a

    • B. 

      Short e

    • C. 

      Short i

    • D. 

      Short o

    • E. 

      Short u

  • 5. 
    True or False The consonant-vowel-consonant will produce a short vowel sound?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or False Open syllable will produce a short vowel sound?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or False. Short vowel sounds "say their name".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The vowel sound in: plunge
    • A. 

      Short a

    • B. 

      Short e

    • C. 

      Short i

    • D. 

      Short o

    • E. 

      Short u

  • 9. 
    The vowel sound in: gram
    • A. 

      Short e

    • B. 

      Short u

    • C. 

      Short i

    • D. 

      Short a

    • E. 

      Short o

  • 10. 
    The vowel sound in: breath
    • A. 

      Short a

    • B. 

      Short u

    • C. 

      Short o

    • D. 

      Short i

    • E. 

      Short e

  • 11. 
    Choose the word below that has a short a sound.
    • A. 

      Tread

    • B. 

      Last

    • C. 

      Bead

    • D. 

      Read

  • 12. 
    Choose the word that has a short e sound.
    • A. 

      Elliott

    • B. 

      Eat

    • C. 

      Shot

    • D. 

      Errange

  • 13. 
    Which word below has the short I sound?
    • A. 

      Kite

    • B. 

      Right

    • C. 

      Hike

    • D. 

      Fish