Ling1010-exam 3

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These are practice questions for Exam 3.


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  • 1. 
    What operations are applied to create the S-structure of the question             Who did Santa Claus compliment?
    • A. 

      Wh-movement only

    • B. 

      I-to-C movement and do-support

    • C. 

      I-to-C movement, wh-movement and do-support

  • 2. 
    Which of the following sentences does NOT have a CP as its root node?
    • A. 

      Everyone knows who the good kids are.

    • B. 

      Is the snowman melting?

    • C. 

      Did Mary think that Peter bought her a Christmas gift?

  • 3. 
    Which of the following transformations applied in the sentence             Sue wonders what the fishes eat.
    • A. 

      I-to-C movement only

    • B. 

      I -to-C movement and Wh-movement

    • C. 

      Wh-movement only

  • 4. 
    Which of the following has identical  D-Structure and S-Structure?
    • A. 

      Does Josh like Christmas movies?

    • B. 

      Bill said that Amy will visit us.

    • C. 

      Who did Peter invited?

  • 5. 
    In which of the following sentences has the transformation of       I-to-C movement NOT applied?
    • A. 

      Did John ask who Sarah is dating?

    • B. 

      Who is Sarah dating?

    • C. 

      Helen wanted to know who Sarah is dating.

  • 6. 
    .  English-learning children sometimes pronounce a trace in the specifier of an embedded CP.   This fact supports the idea that:  
    • A. 

      Children’s errors are constrained by the parameters of UG.

    • B. 

      Children learn language by imitation and analogy.

    • C. 

      Children, as well as adult speakers of some languages, are illogical.

  • 7. 
    The operation of wh-movement involves the movement of:  
    • A. 

      A phrasal category (XP) to the Specifier of CP.

    • B. 

      The contents of I to the Head of CP.

    • C. 

      The contents of I to the Specifier of CP.

  • 8. 
    The deep structure (or "D-Structure"):
    • A. 

      Is the structure after all movement is complete.

    • B. 

      Is the structure generated purely by phrase-structure rules.

    • C. 

      Is a point in the derivation between wh-movement and I-to-C movement.

  • 9. 
    As demonstrated in experiments by Crain and Nakayama, children ____.
    • A. 

      Have a structure-independent rule for the formation of yes/no‑questions.

    • B. 

      Have a structure-dependent rule for the formation of yes/no‑questions.

    • C. 

      Have not yet set the parameter of structure-dependency in yes/no‑questions.

  • 10. 
    In English, wh-movement applies:
    • A. 

      Only in the matrix clause

    • B. 

      Only in the embedded clause

    • C. 

      Whenever there is an NP with the [+wh] feature

  • 11. 
    In the question Who do you think that Santa Claus will visit first?, what is the position of the wh-phrase at S-Structure?
    • A. 

      The Specifier of the embedded CP

    • B. 

      The Specifier of the matrix CP

    • C. 

      The complement of the embedded verb

  • 12. 
    English-learning children sometimes pronounce a trace in the     specifier of an embedded CP.   Interestingly, this option is     grammatical in some dialects of German.  This shows us that:  
    • A. 

      Children only use structures they have been exposed to.

    • B. 

      Children's mistakes sometimes reflect parametric options provided by UG.

    • C. 

      English and German have the same parametric settings.

  • 13. 
    In which of the following sentences have both wh-movement and I‑to-C movement applied?
    • A. 

      Did Mary ask what Sue will cook?

    • B. 

      Toni asked what Sue will cook.

    • C. 

      Does Mary think that Sue will make a gingerbread house?

  • 14. 
    Certain children acquiring English have not yet set the Medial-Wh Parameter correctly. Which of the following sentences would these children be likely to produce?
    • A. 

      What does Cookie Monster think what Maggie will eat?

    • B. 

      What does Cookie Monster what think Maggie will eat?

    • C. 

      What does Cookie Monster think Maggie what will eat?

  • 15. 
    In which of the following sentences is the root node a CP at D‑Structure?
    • A. 

      Everyone believes that Santa Claus exists.

    • B. 

      What do you think that Christmas is all about?

    • C. 

      Santa Claus wonders who is naughty among this kids.