Sounds Of Language Knowledge Quiz

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Sounds Of Language Knowledge Quiz

This Sounds of Language quiz is about the linguistic study of speech sounds. It covers the topics of phonology and phonetics in a balanced manner. So, what do you know about it? Well, take this quiz and see for yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the phonetic notation system used to represent all of the phones in human speech?
    • A. 

      IPI

    • B. 

      API

    • C. 

      APA

    • D. 

      IPA

  • 2. 
    Phonetics is the study and classification of speech sounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Consonants sounds are all the letters of the alphabet that represents a basic speech sound produced by obstructing the breath in the vocal tract.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
     Place of Articulation...
    • A. 

      Describes how airflow is obstructed to make a sound

    • B. 

      It refers to the location of the mouth where the sound is produced

    • C. 

      Involves every sound that doesn't include voicing

    • D. 

      Is not part of phonology

  • 5. 
    Which one produces vibration?
    • A. 

      /p/ and /v/

    • B. 

      /k/ and /s/

    • C. 

      /r/ and /n/

    • D. 

       /θ/ and /m/

  • 6. 
     Which words start with a voiceless sound?
    • A. 

      Come

    • B. 

      Birthday

    • C. 

      Dance

  • 7. 
    Manner of articulation...
    • A. 

      Describes the place in which the sound is articulated. 

    • B. 

       are sounds that cause your vocal cords to vibrate when they are pronounced 

    • C. 

      Refers to how the air was shaped by articulators.

  • 8. 
    Vowel production...
    • A. 

      Is the same as consonant production

    • B. 

      Is produced with a relatively free flow of air

    • C. 

      Consist of a combination of two vowel sounds

  • 9. 
    An example of a fricative sound is /v/.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    An example of a palatal sound is /ʤ/.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    THINK...
    • A. 

      Labiodental

    • B. 

      Velar

    • C. 

      Bilabial

    • D. 

      Dental

  • 12. 
    "Mother"...
    • A. 

      Stop

    • B. 

      Nasal

    • C. 

      Glides

    • D. 

      Affricative

  • 13. 
    Is the word "Light" a diphthong?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Voiced-alveolar-nasal...
    • A. 

      Bed

    • B. 

      Knot

    • C. 

      Small

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