Sociolinguistics And Gender: Quiz!

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Sociolinguistics And Gender: Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do women and men speak differently?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In what areas of language people reflect their age?
    • A. 

      Use of slang

    • B. 

      Dropping prepositions

    • C. 

       in grammar

    • D. 

      All the previous options

  • 3. 
    The following is an explanation of why women have different linguistic behaviors:
    • A. 

      Subordinate groups must be polite

    • B. 

      Women have a role as guardian of society’s values

    • C. 

      All the previous statements

  • 4. 
    One explanation offered for  variations is ‘dominance’ theory, is that  the main cause of discoursal variation is:
    • A. 

      Social  status 

    • B. 

      The Cultural and politics   differences 

    • C. 

      That men tend to have more power than women, physically, financially and in workplace hierarchies. 

    • D. 

      Women are weak

  • 5. 
    "Gender" could be defined as:
    • A. 

      Categories distinguished by biological characteristics

    • B. 

      The status of a conversation 

    • C. 

      Masculine and feminine behaviours in terms of scales

    • D. 

      The categories (male and female) into which humans and most other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions.

  • 6. 
    One example in gender speech is noticed in Western societies because: 
    • A. 

      Men generally use more standard grammatical forms than women

    • B. 

      Women generally use more standard grammatical forms than men

    • C. 

      Women and men use the same gramatical structures  in their speech

    • D. 

      Women use more vernacular forms than men

  • 7. 
    What of the following answers  is not correct:  The fact that women use more standard speech forms than men  is because:
    • A. 

       Women  must be more polite than men 

    • B. 

       Society tends to expect ‘better’ behaviour from women than from men. 

    • C. 

      Women are designated the role of modelling correct behaviour in the community.

    • D. 

      Women are cognitively  superior    than men 

  • 8. 
    Some  features of people’s speech which vary at different ages are:
    • A. 

      Pitch and grammar 

    • B. 

      Pronunciation and intonation 

    • C. 

      Pitch, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar

    • D. 

      Intonation and pitch 

  • 9. 
    Is the linguistic prerogative of young people and generally sounds odd in the mouth of an older person:
    • A. 

      Pitch 

    • B. 

      Slang 

    • C. 

      Dialect

    • D. 

      Intonation 

  • 10. 
    Three women and three men are chatting. Who is likely to talk more?
    • A. 

      They are likely to talk about the same amount

    • B. 

      The women

    • C. 

      The men 

  • 11. 
    Who is more likely to use language to bond, encourage, and balance power?
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women 

    • C. 

      Children 

    • D. 

      None of them 

  • 12. 
    It is important to consider gender within language as a power because people's gender is the main factor affecting their lexical choice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Women frequently use language and conversation to establish their dominance within a group
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is  typically true of male speech? 
    • A. 

      Talk more with one another

    • B. 

      They describe things more than women

    • C. 

      They gossip a  lot 

    • D. 

      They are more likely to interrupt than women

  • 15. 
    Women use tag questions more frequently than men.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In English all the personal pronouns  reflect the gender of the speaker. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    In some cultures, overlap is highly regarded as a token of engagement and interest
    • A. 

      Superiority 

    • B. 

      Respect 

    • C. 

      Engagement and interest

    • D. 

      Knowledge 

  • 18. 
    "Why are you so salty? I said I would share if I win the lottery" Its an example of 
    • A. 

      Dialect 

    • B. 

      Intonation 

    • C. 

      Slang 

  • 19. 
    A Northern American might say, “hello.” A Southern American might say, “howdy.”  These are examples of 
    • A. 

      Slang 

    • B. 

      Dialect 

    • C. 

      Accent 

    • D. 

      Intonation 

  • 20. 
    A word or a clause that is meant to  lessen the effect of an utterance.
    • A. 

      Arguments 

    • B. 

      Apologising

    • C. 

      Compliments 

    • D. 

      Hedges 

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