Ultimate Phonics Sounds Quiz! Trivia

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  • 1. 

    The "TH" in "then" is a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The "TH" sound in the word "then" is indeed a smooth sound. This sound is produced by placing the tip of the tongue between the upper and lower teeth and blowing air gently. It is a fricative sound that is commonly found in English words like "think," "thin," and "this." The smooth nature of the "TH" sound is due to the continuous airflow and lack of any abrupt stops or plosive sounds. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 2. 

    The "TH" in "theater" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The "TH" in "theater" actually has a fricative sound, not a smooth sound. The "TH" sound is produced by placing the tongue between the teeth and blowing air out, creating a hissing or buzzing sound. Therefore, the statement that the "TH" in "theater" has a smooth sound is incorrect.

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  • 3. 

    The "TH" in "them" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The "TH" sound in the word "them" is considered to have a smooth sound. This is because the "TH" sound is a fricative sound produced by air passing through a narrow gap between the teeth or tongue. It does not involve any vibration of the vocal cords, resulting in a smooth and continuous sound.

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  • 4. 

    The "TH" in "three" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The "TH" in "three" does not have a smooth sound. In fact, it is a voiceless dental fricative sound, which is produced by placing the tongue between the teeth and forcing air through the gap. This sound is not considered smooth as it has a slight hissing or buzzing quality. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 5. 

    The "TH" in "therapy" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The "TH" in "therapy" does not have a smooth sound. It is actually pronounced as a voiceless dental fricative, which is a sharp and hissing sound. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 6. 

    The "TH" in "thesis" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the "TH" in "thesis" does not have a smooth sound. In English, the "TH" sound can be either voiced (as in "this") or voiceless (as in "thin"), but in both cases, it is not considered smooth.

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  • 7. 

    The "TH" in "there" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The "TH" in "there" is pronounced with a smooth sound, as opposed to a harsh or sharp sound. This can be observed when saying the word out loud, where the tongue lightly touches the top of the front teeth to produce a soft "th" sound. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 8. 

    The "TH" in "thin" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The "TH" in "thin" does not have a smooth sound. In fact, it has a voiceless sound, similar to the "TH" in "thick" or "thumb".

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  • 9. 

    The "TH" in "third" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The "TH" in "third" does not have a smooth sound. In fact, it has a fricative sound, which is a harsh, hissing sound produced by forcing air through a narrow opening between the teeth or tongue. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    The "TH" in "though" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The "TH" in "though" is pronounced with a smooth sound, as in the word "the" or "this". This is because the "TH" sound is a voiced dental fricative, meaning that it is produced by placing the tongue between the teeth and allowing air to pass through smoothly.

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  • 11. 

    The "TH" in "thousand" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The "TH" in "thousand" actually has a voiced sound, not a smooth sound. It is pronounced as a combination of the voiced "th" sound and the "d" sound, creating a slightly harsher sound. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 12. 

    The "TH" in "thread" has a smooth sound.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The "TH" in "thread" does not have a smooth sound. In fact, it has a fricative sound, which is a combination of the "T" and "H" sounds. The "TH" in "thread" is pronounced as a voiceless dental fricative, which is a sharp and slightly hissing sound. Therefore, the statement is false.

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