Child Language Acquisition Quiz

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Take this child language acquisition quiz and assess how well you're aware of this new terminology. Basically, the term refers to how children acquire language and why do they need to interact with others (including their parents and other children) to learn any language. The following quiz contains some of the interesting questions related to the language development that takes place in children. So, it's a good opportunity for you to take command of this topic. Should we proceed then? All the best, my friend!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements supports the Imitation theory of language acquisition?
    • A. 

      Babies are a blank slate

    • B. 

      They listen to the language around them and form language based on what they hear

    • C. 

      Imitation and practice are key to language acquisition

    • D. 

      We have some knowledge about language rules that are pre-wired in our brains

  • 2. 
    Which of the following examples relate to imitation language acquisition?
    • A. 

      Alfie can repeat 5 new words based on what he learned from his caregiver this week

    • B. 

      Jenny combined traction and grip to create the word "gription"

    • C. 

      Leonardo said the word "goed" yesterday

    • D. 

      Lucy can now sing her ABCs

  • 3. 
    Which of the following examples relate to nativist language acquisition?
    • A. 

      Alfie can repeat 5 new words based on what he learned from his caregiver this week

    • B. 

      Jenny combined traction and grip to create the word "gription"

    • C. 

      Leonardo said the word "goed" yesterday

    • D. 

      Lucy can now sing her ABCs

  • 4. 
    What are the current thinking statements about language acquisition?
    • A. 

      Children only imitate the language they hear

    • B. 

      Children have an innate ability to develop language rules, but those rules are based on the speech they hear around them.

    • C. 

      Children continuously update and refine their language rules as they hear more.

    • D. 

      There is a critical period of language acquisition during childhood.

  • 5. 
    Language development starts in the womb.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Babies don't understand language before they can speak.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Once children grasp two word phrases, there is a clear cut 3 word phase.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The amount of language a child is exposed to affects their later vocabulary size.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Children's language errors are systematic, not random.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Children impose regularity during their language development, sometimes more than what is in their input.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are included in Canale & Swain's model of communicative competence?
    • A. 

      Grammatical competence

    • B. 

      Sociolinguistic competence

    • C. 

      Strategic competence

    • D. 

      Discourse competence

    • E. 

      Organizational competence

    • F. 

      Pragmatic competence

  • 12. 
    Which of the following are included in Bachman's model of communicative competence?
    • A. 

      Grammatical competence

    • B. 

      Sociolinguistic competence

    • C. 

      Strategic competence

    • D. 

      Discourse competence

    • E. 

      Organizational competence

    • F. 

      Pragmatic competence

  • 13. 
    Which of the following languages takes the most time for a native English speaker to learn?
    • A. 

      Italian

    • B. 

      Polish

    • C. 

      Greek

    • D. 

      Korean

  • 14. 
    At what age do you need to learn a second language to master the sounds "perfectly"?
    • A. 

      Pre-puberty

    • B. 

      High school age

    • C. 

      College age

    • D. 

      Adult

  • 15. 
    About how many words do 18 month old children know?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      65

  • 16. 
    What is an estimate of how many words an average educated English speaking adult knows?
    • A. 

      About 50,000

    • B. 

      About 60,000

    • C. 

      About 65,000

    • D. 

      More than 70,000

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