Language Origins Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which sub-discipline of linguistics focuses on how words work grammatically within sentences?
    • A. 

      Pragmatics

    • B. 

      Discourse Analysis

    • C. 

      Syntax

    • D. 

      Semantics

  • 2. 
    Which sub-discipline of linguistics focuses on the meaning of words and word combinations?
    • A. 

      Semantics

    • B. 

      Synoptics

    • C. 

      Syntax

    • D. 

      Stylistics

  • 3. 
    The word "karaoke" is a portmanteau of the two Japanese words for what?
    • A. 

      Hollow and Wind

    • B. 

      Scream and Symphony

    • C. 

      Empty and Orchestra

    • D. 

      Lonely and Noise

  • 4. 
    Which type of linguistic construction is intermediate between a phrase and a sentence?
    • A. 

      Block

    • B. 

      Word

    • C. 

      Paragraph

    • D. 

      Clause

  • 5. 
    What type of main clause is used when asking a question?
    • A. 

      Reactive

    • B. 

      Interrogative

    • C. 

      Imperative

    • D. 

      Declarative

  • 6. 
    What type of main clause is used when making a statement?
    • A. 

      Interrogative

    • B. 

      Recitative

    • C. 

      Declarative

    • D. 

      Imperative

  • 7. 
    What type of main clause is used when making a request or demand?
    • A. 

      Declarative

    • B. 

      Recursive

    • C. 

      Imperative

    • D. 

      Interrogative

  • 8. 
    What is the term for two words which sound the same but have different meanings?
    • A. 

      Antonyms

    • B. 

      Homophones

    • C. 

      Heteronyms

    • D. 

      Synonyms

  • 9. 
    What is the term for two words that have the same sound and spelling, but different meanings?
    • A. 

      Synonyms

    • B. 

      Heteronyms

    • C. 

      Antonyms

    • D. 

      Homonyms

  • 10. 
    What kind of sentence or pair of sentences cannot logically be true?
    • A. 

      Contradiction

    • B. 

      Comparator

    • C. 

      Contrapuntal

    • D. 

      Commensurate

  • 11. 
    What is the term for two words that have opposite meanings?
    • A. 

      Versunyms

    • B. 

      Synonyms

    • C. 

      Contranyms

    • D. 

      Antonyms

  • 12. 
    What is the term for the time frame in which a verb takes place?
    • A. 

      Inflection

    • B. 

      Tense

    • C. 

      Scope

    • D. 

      Frame

  • 13. 
    What kind of word adds contexts of time, place, or manner to a verb?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Reverb

    • C. 

      Proverb

    • D. 

      Anverb

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is an example of a constructed language?
    • A. 

      Esperanto

    • B. 

      Mandarin

    • C. 

      Portuguese

    • D. 

      Turkish

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