Stress

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Stress


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  • 1. 
    A strong unstressed syllable and a weak unstressed syllable are equally prominent
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The first part of all compound nouns carries the stress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    All weak syllables are unstressed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Trisyllabic nouns never have stress on the ultimate syllable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The second syllable of the verb ‘desert’ is stressed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The four factors of prominence are equally important.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Primary stress and secondary stress are also called tonic and non-tonic stress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The morphological category of a word does not affect its stress placement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The second part of ‘software’ is stressed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The primary stress goes on the second part of most compound adjectives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is true? 
    • A. 

      All strong syllables are stressed.

    • B. 

      All stressed syllables are strong

    • C. 

      All unstressed syllables are strong

    • D. 

      All unstressed syllables are weak

  • 12. 
    Which syllable is stressed in ‘geography’? 
    • A. 

      Preantepenult

    • B. 

      Antepenult

    • C. 

      Penult

    • D. 

      Ult

  • 13. 
    Which syllable in ‘modernisation’ carries secondary stress? 
    • A. 

      First syllable

    • B. 

      Preantepenult

    • C. 

      Antepenult

    • D. 

      penult

  • 14. 
    Which word has a different stress pattern? 
    • A. 

      Illustrate

    • B. 

      Customise

    • C. 

      Advertise

    • D. 

      Interfere

  • 15. 
    In which word does the second part receive primary stress? 
    • A. 

      Swimming pool

    • B. 

      Bus stop

    • C. 

      Global warming

    • D. 

      Sunrise

  • 16. 
    In which word does the second part receive primary stress? 
    • A. 

      Well-known

    • B. 

      Underworld

    • C. 

      Night shift

    • D. 

      Changing room

  • 17. 
    Which word has a different stress pattern? 
    • A. 

      Outweigh

    • B. 

      Daydream

    • C. 

      Brainwash

    • D. 

      Stirfry

  • 18. 
    The antepenult is stressed in the following words. 
    • A. 

      University, differentiate, immediate

    • B. 

      Underestimate, characteristic, curiosity

    • C. 

      Communicative, capitalism, qualification

    • D. 

      Contaminate, industrialise, enthusiastic

  • 19. 
    Which word has a stress-neutral suffix? 
    • A. 

      courageous

    • B. 

      Poisonous

    • C. 

      Kitchenette

    • D. 

      Luxurious

  • 20. 
    Which word has a stress-shifting suffix? 
    • A. 

      Portuguese

    • B. 

      Solidify

    • C. 

      Encouragement

    • D. 

      Questionnaire

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