The Sound System And Morphology

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Morphology Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will help you review what you've learned in Chapter 11 of Teaching Pronunciation, "The Sound System and Morphology. "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the word “morphology” mean?
    • A. 

      The study of the sound systems of languages.

    • B. 

      The study of the grammar of languages.

    • C. 

      The study of how word parts are put together to make whole words.

    • D. 

      The study of how students learn about sounds and words.

  • 2. 
    Grammar and pronunciation have no effect on each other. They’re totally separate systems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    How is the past-tense ending pronounced in this word:   repeated
    • A. 

      /d/

    • B. 

      /t/

    • C. 

      /əd/

  • 4. 
    How is the past-tense ending pronounced in this word:   approached
    • A. 

      /d/

    • B. 

      /t/

    • C. 

      /əd/

  • 5. 
    How is the past-tense ending pronounced in this word: appeared
    • A. 

      /d/

    • B. 

      /t/

    • C. 

      /əd/

  • 6. 
    How is the plural ending pronounced in this word: rabbits
    • A. 

      /z/

    • B. 

      /s/

    • C. 

      /əz/

  • 7. 
    How is the plural ending pronounced in this word: alligators
    • A. 

      /z/

    • B. 

      /s/

    • C. 

      /əz/

  • 8. 
    How is the plural ending pronounced in this word: sandwiches
    • A. 

      /z/

    • B. 

      /s/

    • C. 

      /əz/

  • 9. 
    If the word “learned” is pronounced with two syllables (/lərnəd/), it is being used as  _____.
    • A. 

      An adjective (We are learned scholars.)

    • B. 

      A verb (We learned about pronunciation.)

  • 10. 
    If the word “use” is pronounced with the last sound voiced (/yuwz/), it is being used as _____. 
    • A. 

      A verb (You may not use cameras here.)

    • B. 

      A noun (The use of cameras is not allowed here.)