Language Origins Quiz 2

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following trill consonants is not included in the International Phonetic Alphabet?
    • A. 

      Uvular Trill

    • B. 

      Bilabial Trill

    • C. 

      Coronal Trill

    • D. 

      Linguolabial Trill

  • 2. 
    Syllepsis, paronomasia, and antanaclasis are all types of what?
    • A. 

      Puns

    • B. 

      Tongue Positions

    • C. 

      Verbs

    • D. 

      Phonemes

  • 3. 
    What term is used for the diacritical mark that looks like a backwards accute accent?
    • A. 

      Macron

    • B. 

      Circumflex

    • C. 

      Cedilla

    • D. 

      Grave

  • 4. 
    The court of which Korean king created the Hangul alphabet in 1443?
    • A. 

      Taejong

    • B. 

      Sejong

    • C. 

      Munjong

    • D. 

      Danjong

  • 5. 
    Which mid-central vowel is the is the most common reduced vowel in English?
    • A. 

      Ash

    • B. 

      Schwa

    • C. 

      Barred U

    • D. 

      Open-o

  • 6. 
    As of 2012, the International Phonetic Alphabet has how many letters?
    • A. 

      107

    • B. 

      28

    • C. 

      77

    • D. 

      54

  • 7. 
    As of 2012, the International Phonetic Alphabet has how many diacritics?
    • A. 

      91

    • B. 

      52

    • C. 

      34

    • D. 

      18

  • 8. 
    As of 2012, the International Phonetic Alphabet has how many prosodic marks?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      27

    • C. 

      31

    • D. 

      4

  • 9. 
    The word "butler" comes from an Old French word for someone who worked with what?
    • A. 

      Chickens

    • B. 

      Horses

    • C. 

      Wine

    • D. 

      Bread

  • 10. 
    The word "alcohol" stems from an Arabic phrase meaning what?
    • A. 

      Outstretched Foot

    • B. 

      Burning Water

    • C. 

      Fine Black Powder

    • D. 

      Essence of Life

  • 11. 
    The word "alligator" can be traced back to the Latin word for what?
    • A. 

      Monster

    • B. 

      Teeth

    • C. 

      Lizard

    • D. 

      Devil

  • 12. 
    The word "mummy" originally comes from the Arabic word for what?
    • A. 

      Bandage

    • B. 

      King

    • C. 

      Death

    • D. 

      Wax

  • 13. 
    The word "lemur" comes from a Latin word for what?
    • A. 

      Rotten Fruit

    • B. 

      Precious Gems

    • C. 

      Spirits of the Dead

    • D. 

      Burrowing Insects

  • 14. 
    The name of the beverage "punch" comes from the Sanskrit word for which number?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

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