What's Your Linguistic IQ?

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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. 
    What are the most basic units of meaning?
    • A. 

      Letters

    • B. 

      Words

    • C. 

      Phonemes

    • D. 

      Phones

    • E. 

      Sounds

  • 2. 
    Which one does not rhyme with ballet?
    • A. 

      Billet

    • B. 

      Chalet

    • C. 

      Bouquet

    • D. 

      Wallet

    • E. 

      A and D

  • 3. 
    Which of these is a daughter language?
    • A. 

      Spanish

    • B. 

      Germanic

    • C. 

      Latin

    • D. 

      Hellenic

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    What language is this?
    • A. 

      ASL

    • B. 

      SL

    • C. 

      Sign Language

    • D. 

      No Language

  • 6. 
    Which is a child's strategy of language acquisition?
    • A. 

      Bootstrapping

    • B. 

      Overextension

    • C. 

      Chunking

    • D. 

      B & C only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What is linguistics?
    • A. 

      Analysis of language form

    • B. 

      Analysis of language meaning

    • C. 

      Analysis of language context

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Ok, an easy one. What is the correct answer
    • A. 

      This one

    • B. 

      Not this one

    • C. 

      Nope

    • D. 

      Option 1

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