English Morphology Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not one of the required word properties?
    • A. 

      Being used to convey meaning

    • B. 

      Having a written form

    • C. 

      Having speech sounds

  • 2. 
    What is morphology?
    • A. 

      The study of the rules governing the sounds that form words

    • B. 

      The study of the rules governing sentence formation

    • C. 

      The study of the rules governing word formation

    • D. 

      The study of the rules governing the relationship between word and social aspects

  • 3. 
    Which is not an example of "allomorph"?
    • A. 

      The plural morpheme in English (-s, -es, en)

    • B. 

      The negative morphemes in English (un-, im-, il-, in-)

    • C. 

      Some derivational morphemes in English (-ment, ly, -able)

  • 4. 
    What is a morpheme?
    • A. 

      The smallest unit of a particular language

    • B. 

      The minimal pair of a chosen phrase

    • C. 

      The smallest meaningful unit of a word

    • D. 

      The minimal item of a linguistic unit

  • 5. 
    How many morphemes does the word "antiestablishment" have?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 6. 
    What is the main difference between free and bound morphemes?
    • A. 

      Free morphemes are dependent and must be attached to another morpheme where as bound morphemes are independent.

    • B. 

      Free morphemes belong in the open class and all bound morphemes belong in the closed class.

    • C. 

      Free morphemes can stand alone, but bound morphemes have to be attached to a base morpheme/root.

  • 7. 
    The closed class is the functional categories which are not derivable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which is not an example of derivational morphemes?
    • A. 

      Walk --> walked

    • B. 

      Entertain --> entertainment

    • C. 

      Move --> remove

    • D. 

      Paint --> painter

  • 9. 
    Which choice shows an example of an inflectional morpheme?
    • A. 

      Replace --> replacement

    • B. 

      Reform --> reformation

    • C. 

      Regret --> regrets

  • 10. 
    Which choice describes the basic properties of derivational morphemes?
    • A. 

      Derivational morphemes are affixes which can change the meaning or parts of speech of words.

    • B. 

      Derivational morphemes are affixes which change numbers or tenses.

  • 11. 
    Which is an example of using affixation to form new words?
    • A. 

      Disappear

    • B. 

      Storeroom

    • C. 

      Blanket (v.) --> blanket (n.) --> blanket (adj.)

  • 12. 
    ______________ is a word formation process which you put existing words together to create new words.
    • A. 

      Compounding

    • B. 

      Conversion

    • C. 

      Affixation

    • D. 

      Clipping

  • 13. 
    Derivation rules can be applied only once to a stem to produce new lexical items (e.g. friend --> friendly).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is an example of an inflectional morpheme in English?
    • A. 

      Tall --> taller

    • B. 

      Create --> creator

    • C. 

      Write --> writer

    • D. 

      Generate --> generator

  • 15. 
    Which choice shows the correct representation of the hierarchical structure of words?
    • A. 

      ..

    • B. 

      ..

    • C. 

      ..

    • D. 

      ..

    • E. 

      ..

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