Mandarin Chinese -- Lesson 1 -- Review (Open Book)

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Quiz -- Review L. 1


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  • 1. 
    The initial "s" is pronounced
    • A. 

      Same as English s

    • B. 

      Same as "sh" in sheep

    • C. 

      Same as "ds" in "beds

    • D. 

      Same as "ts" in cats

    • E. 

      It sounds like the English word "suh"

  • 2. 
    The initial "zh" is pronounced
    • A. 

      This initial does not exist in the Chinese language

    • B. 

      Same as "ds" in "beds

    • C. 

      Same as "sh" in sheep

    • D. 

      Similar to "j" in adjure

    • E. 

      Same as "ts" in cats

  • 3. 
    Which tone is the word jà? (Use numerical digits as your answer. Do NOT include the word "tone.")
  • 4. 
    Tone 1 is best described as a tone that is
    • A. 

      Flat/steady

    • B. 

      Jumps all over the place

    • C. 

      Rises

    • D. 

      Falls

    • E. 

      Light and short

  • 5. 
    The initial "x" is pronounced
    • A. 

      The English letter x

    • B. 

      The "ts" in cats

    • C. 

      The "sh" in sheeps

    • D. 

      The "ta" in "tap"

    • E. 

      The "c" in cease

  • 6. 
    Sarah is writing pin-yin. She wants to put the Tone 3 marks on the word (syllable) hen. If she writes the word hěn, is she right or wrong? (Answer either right or wrong)
  • 7. 
    Sierra wants to write the word (syllable) "men" with tone 5 marks. How should she write it? (Think carefully for this question...it is not necessary to use special characters).
  • 8. 
    The initial "ai" is pronounced
    • A. 

      "aya"

    • B. 

      "ao"

    • C. 

      "aye"

    • D. 

      "ee"

    • E. 

      "awe"

  • 9. 
    In the Chinese language, finals never come before initials. True or False?
  • 10. 
    The initial "ian" sounds like the word
    • A. 

      Yen

    • B. 

      The name Ian

    • C. 

      Yuan

    • D. 

      Yun

    • E. 

      Yawn

  • 11. 
    The initial "ueng"
    • A. 

      Begins like "won" and ends like "stag"

    • B. 

      Sounds like the word "young"

    • C. 

      Sounds like the word "won"

    • D. 

      Begins like “won” and ends like “rung”

    • E. 

      Begins like "wind" and ends like "salvation"