What's Your Linguistic IQ?

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Whats Your Linguistic IQ? - Quiz

A simple quiz to test your basic knowledge of linguistics which involves, morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics, grammar, vocabulary, dialects and more!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which one does not rhyme with ballet?

    • A.

      Billet

    • B.

      Chalet

    • C.

      Bouquet

    • D.

      Wallet

    • E.

      A and D

    Correct Answer
    E. A and D
    Explanation
    Compare alien with Italian,
    Dandelion and battalion.
    Sally with ally, yea, ye,
    Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
    Say aver, but ever, fever,
    Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
    Heron, granary, canary.
    Crevice and device and aerie.

    Finally, which rhymes with enough --
    Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
    Hiccough has the sound of cup.
    My advice is to give up!!!

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  • 2. 

    Slang is most often created to

    • A.

      Exclude outsiders

    • B.

      Hide from people in positions of power

    • C.

      Disguise and disfigure a language

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Slang is most often created to exclude outsiders by using language that is unfamiliar to them. It is also used to hide from people in positions of power, as they may not understand or approve of the slang terms being used. Additionally, slang can serve to disguise and disfigure a language by altering or distorting its traditional forms. Therefore, all of the given options are valid explanations for why slang is created.

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  • 3. 

    What language is this?

    • A.

      ASL

    • B.

      SL

    • C.

      Sign Language

    • D.

      No Language

    Correct Answer
    A. ASL
    Explanation
    ASL stands for American Sign Language. It is a visual-gestural language used primarily by the Deaf community in the United States and parts of Canada. ASL has its own grammar and syntax, and it is a complete and distinct language with its own cultural and linguistic nuances. Therefore, the correct answer is ASL because it specifically refers to a particular sign language used in America.

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  • 4. 

    Which is a child's strategy of language acquisition?

    • A.

      Bootstrapping

    • B.

      Overextension

    • C.

      Chunking

    • D.

      B & C only

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all three options - bootstrapping, overextension, and chunking - are strategies that children use to acquire language. Bootstrapping refers to the process of using known information to learn new words and grammatical structures. Overextension is when a child uses a word in a broader context than its actual meaning. Chunking is the process of breaking down language into smaller units to understand and remember it better. Therefore, all three strategies are part of a child's language acquisition process.

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  • 5. 

    What are the most basic units of meaning?

    • A.

      Letters

    • B.

      Words

    • C.

      Phonemes

    • D.

      Morphemes

    • E.

      Sounds

    Correct Answer
    D. Morphemes
    Explanation
    The most basic units of meaning in language are called "morphemes." Morphemes are the smallest meaningful units of language. Morphemes that can stand alone as words with meaning called free morphemes. For example, in English, words like "book," "run," and "happy" are free morphemes. Prefixes like "un-" in "undo" or suffixes like "-ed" in "walked" are common examples of bound morphemes. By combining free and bound morphemes, we create more complex words and convey nuanced meanings in language. Understanding morphemes is fundamental in linguistics and the study of language structure.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these is a daughter language of Latin?

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      Germanic

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      Hellenic

    Correct Answer
    A. Spanish
    Explanation
    Spanish is a daughter language because it evolved from Latin, which was spoken in the Iberian Peninsula during the Roman Empire. As the Roman Empire declined, the Latin language underwent changes and developed into various Romance languages, including Spanish. Therefore, Spanish can be considered a daughter language of Latin.

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  • 7. 

    What is linguistics?

    • A.

      Analysis of language form

    • B.

      Analysis of language meaning

    • C.

      Analysis of language context

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Linguistics is the study of language, encompassing various aspects such as form, meaning, and context. The analysis of language form involves examining the structure and grammar of languages. The analysis of language meaning focuses on understanding the semantics and interpretation of words and sentences. The analysis of language context involves studying how language is used in different social and cultural contexts. Therefore, all of the options mentioned - analysis of language form, meaning, and context - are correct explanations of what linguistics encompasses.

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  • 8. 

    Ok, an easy one. What is the correct answer

    • A.

      This one

    • B.

      Not this one

    • C.

      Nope

    • D.

      Option 1

    Correct Answer
    A. This one
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "this one" because it is the only option that matches the statement "What is the correct answer". The other options are "not this one", "nope", and "Option 1" which do not correspond to the question being asked.

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