A Quiz On Speech Test! Trivia

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A Quiz On Speech Test! Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Language is a system consisting of
    • A. 

      Sounds and writing

    • B. 

      Sounds and symbols

    • C. 

      Subsystems and syntax

    • D. 

      Subsystems and sounds

  • 2. 
    Words are _____ for the ideas they represent.
    • A. 

      Characteristics

    • B. 

      Objects

    • C. 

      Subsystems

    • D. 

      Symbols

  • 3. 
    The subsystem of language dealing with sounds is...
    • A. 

      Morphology

    • B. 

      Phonology

    • C. 

      Syntax

    • D. 

      Vocalization

  • 4. 
    Children learn and use specific words before they learn and use
    • A. 

      Abstract words

    • B. 

      Conventional words

    • C. 

      Symbolic words

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The connotation of a word refers to  ______.
    • A. 

      Feelings and associations aroused by the word

    • B. 

      Only the negative feelings aroused by the word

    • C. 

      Only the positive feelings associated with the word

    • D. 

      The phonology or syntax of the word

  • 6. 
    Written and oral communication differ in both the length of a typical sentence and in the use of slang.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Because words reflect the society's communication needs at that time, language is rigid.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    To say that language is conventional means that the meanings of words...
    • A. 

      Are abstract and not specific

    • B. 

      Are always symbolic

    • C. 

      Do not change very much or very often

    • D. 

      Have been accepted by a large number of people

  • 9. 
    Most people have a speaking vocabulary that is ______  their reading vocabulary.
    • A. 

      About the same as

    • B. 

      Greater than

    • C. 

      Less than

  • 10. 
    Written words are formed with letters of the alphabet; spoken words are formed with _____.
    • A. 

      Controls over speech

    • B. 

      Sounds of speech

    • C. 

      Subsystems of speech

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The denotation of a word refers to _______.
    • A. 

      Only the emotional meaning of the word

    • B. 

      Only the dictionary definition of the word

    • C. 

      The combined emotional and dictionary meanings

    • D. 

      The phonology of the word

  • 12. 
    In our culture, language that follows established rules is called ______.
    • A. 

      Dialect

    • B. 

      Jargon

    • C. 

      Nonstandard English

    • D. 

      Standard English

  • 13. 
    Slang is generally appropriate in both formal and informal communication situations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A specialized sublanguage understood by members of a particular field is ____.
    • A. 

      Dialect

    • B. 

      Jargon

    • C. 

      Nonstandard English

    • D. 

      Standard English

  • 15. 
    The connotation of a word communicates feelings more than facts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False