Syllables GK Test: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    The rhyme of a syllable is optional.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "The rhyme of a syllable is optional" is false. In poetry and phonetics, the rhyme of a syllable is not optional but rather a crucial element. Rhyme refers to the similarity or correspondence of sound between the ending of words or syllables. It adds musicality, rhythm, and structure to poetry and helps create a pleasing and memorable effect. Without rhyme, poetry would lack its characteristic cadence and may lose its intended impact on the reader or listener.

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  • 2. 

    The onset of the second syllable in ‘somebody’ is /m/.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The onset of the second syllable in 'somebody' is not /m/. The correct answer is False.

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  • 3. 

    A final consonant cluster can consist of up to three consonants.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A final consonant cluster can consist of more than three consonants.

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  • 4. 

    The first syllable in ‘honest’ has a zero onset.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In phonetics, the onset refers to the initial consonant sound(s) in a syllable. A zero onset means that there is no consonant sound at the beginning of the syllable. In the word "honest," the first syllable is "ho," and it starts with the vowel sound /o/. Therefore, there is no consonant sound preceding the vowel, making the statement true.

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  • 5. 

    The onset and coda of ‘box’ have the same number of consonants.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The onset of the word "box" is the consonant sound /b/, while the coda is the consonant sound /ks/. Therefore, the onset and coda of "box" do not have the same number of consonants. Hence, the correct answer is False.

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  • 6. 

    Initial consonant cluster of /s/ plus /h/ is possible.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. The initial consonant cluster of /s/ plus /h/ is not possible in English. The /sh/ sound is a single phoneme and cannot be broken down into separate /s/ and /h/ sounds at the beginning of a word. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 7. 

    Five consonants can be post-initial.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Five consonants can be post-initial" is false. The term "post-initial" refers to the position of a consonant after the initial position. However, there is no rule or restriction that limits the number of consonants that can be in the post-initial position. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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  • 8. 

    ‘high’ has a zero termination.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the word "high" ends with the letter 'h', which is followed by a null character, indicating the end of the string. This null character serves as a termination point for the string, making it zero-terminated.

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  • 9. 

    ‘axe’ has a zero onset and a zero coda.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the word "axe" does not have a zero onset and zero coda. It has the /æ/ sound at the beginning (onset) and the /ks/ sound at the end (coda). Therefore, it has both an onset and a coda, making the statement incorrect.

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  • 10. 

    When the coda consists of one consonant, the consonant is called post final.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because when the coda consists of one consonant, it is called a final consonant, not a post final. The term "post final" is not used to describe a single consonant in the coda position.

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  • 11. 

    Which word has a zero coda in its syllables? 

    • A.

      Complex

    • B.

      Phonetics

    • C.

      Height

    • D.

      Language

    Correct Answer
    B. Phonetics
    Explanation
    the first syllable of /fəˈnet.ɪks/ has no coda.

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  • 12. 

    Which is the final consonant in ‘thanks’?  

    • A.

      N

    • B.

      ŋ

    • C.

      k

    • D.

      S

    Correct Answer
    C. k
    Explanation
    The final consonant in the word "thanks" is "k".

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  • 13. 

    Which is the correct syllabification of ‘apartment’?  

    • A.

      ə.pɑːt.mənt

    • B.

      əp.ɑːt.mənt

    • C.

      ə.pɑː.tmənt

    • D.

      əp.ɑː.tmənt

    Correct Answer
    A. ə.pɑːt.mənt
    Explanation
    The correct syllabification of 'apartment' is ə.pɑːt.mənt.

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  • 14. 

    Which is the correct syllabification of ‘necessary’?  

    • A.

      Ne.sə.ser.i

    • B.

      Nes.ə.ser.i

    • C.

      Ne.sə.se.ri

    • D.

      Ne.səs.er.i

    Correct Answer
    B. Nes.ə.ser.i
    Explanation
    The correct syllabification of "necessary" is "nes.ə.ser.i". In this word, the first syllable is "nes", the second syllable is "ə", the third syllable is "ser", and the fourth syllable is "i".

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  • 15. 

    Which is the correct syllabification of ‘extreme’?  

    • A.

      ɪ.kstriːm

    • B.

      ɪks.triːm

    • C.

      ɪkst.riːm

    • D.

      ɪk.striːm

    Correct Answer
    D. ɪk.striːm
    Explanation
    The correct syllabification of 'extreme' is "ɪk.striːm". The word is divided into two syllables: "ɪk" and "striːm".

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  • 16. 

    Which is the correct syllabification of ‘Canada’?  

    • A.

      Kæn·ə·də

    • B.

      Kæ.nə·də

    • C.

      Kæn·əd.ə

    • D.

      Kæ.nəd.ə

    Correct Answer
    A. Kæn·ə·də
    Explanation
    The correct syllabification of "Canada" is "kæn·ə·də".

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  • 17. 

    /k/ in ‘works’ is a …

    • A.

      Pre-final

    • B.

      Final

    • C.

      Post-final 1

    • D.

      Post final 2

    Correct Answer
    B. Final
    Explanation
    The letter "k" in the word "works" is the final sound in the word.

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  • 18. 

    Which word has an open syllable?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Setting

    • C.

      Feeling

    • D.

      Publish

    Correct Answer
    C. Feeling
    Explanation
    An open syllable is a syllable that ends with a vowel sound and does not have a consonant sound after it. In the word "feeling," the syllable "feel" ends with a vowel sound "ee" and does not have a consonant sound after it. Therefore, "feeling" has an open syllable.

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  • 19. 

    Which is the correct syllabification of ‘mandatory’?

    • A.

      Mæn.dət.ɔː.ri

    • B.

      Mæ.ndə.tɔː.ri

    • C.

      Mæn.də.tɔː.ri

    • D.

      Mæ.ndət.ɔː.ri

    Correct Answer
    C. Mæn.də.tɔː.ri
    Explanation
    The correct syllabification of 'mandatory' is mæn.də.tɔː.ri.

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  • 20. 

    Which is the initial consonant in ‘through’?

    • A.

      /t/

    • B.

      /h/

    • C.

      /θ/

    • D.

      /r/

    Correct Answer
    C. /θ/
    Explanation
    The initial consonant in 'through' is /θ/.

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