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  • 1. 
    If Pete the Angry Fisherman wants to say the sentence "I LOVE my UGLY, UPSET BANANA!" to please Edith, he'll use the "cup" vowel in ______ and _____, but a schwa in _____ and ______.
    • A. 

      "Cup" in LOVE and UGLY, "schwa" in UPSET and BANANA

    • B. 

      "Cup" in UGLY and UPSET, "schwa" in LOVE and BANANA

    • C. 

      "Cup" in BANANA and UPSET, "schwa" in LOVE and UGLY

    • D. 

      "Cup" in LOVE and UPSET, "schwa" in UGLY and BANANA

    • E. 

      All would be schwa

  • 2. 
    Rather than using the "stir" vowel [3:] in the word "courage", Skinner asks that we use ____ followed by the consonant [r].
    • A. 

      I:

    • B. 

      A

    • C. 

      æ

    • D. 

      O

    • E. 

      ʌ

  • 3. 
    One of the elements of achieving a "clean s" is:
    • A. 

      Imagining a thick column of air.

    • B. 

      To create the sound using the friction between the teeth.

    • C. 

      Say it with greasy noodles on your head.

    • D. 

      To just speed through the entire word.

    • E. 

      To use breath to get on to the sound following the "s" as quickly as possible.

  • 4. 
    Wen pi·t sez pi·t hi juzIz _______ i
    • A. 

      A short

    • B. 

      A half long

    • C. 

      A long

    • D. 

      Purple

    • E. 

      Cognates

  • 5. 
    In Standard American Stage Speech, medial "t"s followed by a vowel or diphthong sound:
    • A. 

      Are never aspirated.

    • B. 

      Are lightly aspirated.

    • C. 

      Should sound like "d"s.

    • D. 

      Are made with the tip of the tongue firmly placed on the scapula.

    • E. 

      Become voiced.