American Accent Quiz: Discover Which American Accent You Speak

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American Accent Quiz: Discover Which American Accent You Speak - Quiz

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American Accent Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Compare the sounds of the words aunt, ant, and and.

    • A.

      They all sound the same.

    • B.

      "Aunt" and "ant" are the same, but "and" is distinctly different.

    • C.

      "Aunt" is clearly different, but "ant" and "and" sound nearly identical.

  • 2. 

    Pronounce the word route.  With which of the following words does it rhyme most?

    • A.

      Root

    • B.

      Rut

    • C.

      Boot

    • D.

      Put

    • E.

      Clout

  • 3. 

    Which syllable do you stress when speaking the word advantage?

    • A.

      The first: ADvantage

    • B.

      The second: adVANtage

    • C.

      The third: advanTAGE

    • D.

      No syllable is stressed more than the others.

  • 4. 

    Pronounce fixing.  Which of the following best depicts your pronunciation?

    • A.

      "Ficks-eeng"

    • B.

      "Fick-sing"

    • C.

      "Fick-sin"

    • D.

      "Fisk-seen"

  • 5. 

    How many R sounds are there in your pronunciation of the word purpose?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Two

  • 6. 

    Compare the sounds of the words grin, green, and grain.

    • A.

      They all sound alike.

    • B.

      "Green" and "grain" sound exactly the same, but "grin" sounds different.

    • C.

      "Grin" and "green" sound very similar, but "grain" sounds different.

    • D.

      "Green" sounds like a blend of "grin" and "grain."

  • 7. 

    How many syllables are there in your pronunciation of the word Mississippi?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Two (but with a faint hint of a third)

    • C.

      Solidly three

    • D.

      Four, possibly five

  • 8. 

    The word entrance rhymes with:

    • A.

      Fence

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Ranch

  • 9. 

    Compare farther and father, paying special attention to the number of R sounds.

    • A.

      They sound the same with 1 R sound.

    • B.

      They sound the same with no R sounds.

    • C.

      They sound different with 1 R sound apiece.

    • D.

      They sound different with 2 R sounds apiece.

  • 10. 

    Consider the word fight.

    • A.

      One syllable and the vowel sound is the same as in "pie."

    • B.

      One syllable and the vowel sound is more similar to the sound in "toy."

    • C.

      Two syllables.

  • 11. 

    The second syllable in buffet rhymes with:

    • A.

      Pay.

    • B.

      Pet.

    • C.

      Pit.

    • D.

      Pat.

    • E.

      Pee.

  • 12. 

    The sound of the ending of the word respect is most similar to the ending of:

    • A.

      Elect.

    • B.

      Inspect.

    • C.

      Wreck.

    • D.

      Except.

  • 13. 

    The vowel sound in the word pig matches the vowel sound in:

    • A.

      Pet.

    • B.

      Pee.

    • C.

      Pick.

    • D.

      Pay.

  • 14. 

    The first half of salmon rhymes with:

    • A.

      Ham.

    • B.

      Pal.

    • C.

      Towel.

    • D.

      Fame.

  • 15. 

    On which syllable do you put the emphasis in the word produce?

    • A.

      The first: PROduce

    • B.

      The second: proDUCE

  • 16. 

    The pronunciation of the word onion is best represented by:

    • A.

      Un-ee-un.

    • B.

      Un-yun.

    • C.

      Owe-nye-un.

    • D.

      Own-yun.

    • E.

      Yun-yen.

  • 17. 

    Compare the words bare, bear, and beer.

    • A.

      All three sound exactly alike.

    • B.

      "Bare" sounds different, but "bear" and "beer" sound virtually identical.

    • C.

      They all sound similar, except "beer" has only one syllable.

    • D.

      The three sound nothing alike.

  • 18. 

    Compare grate and great.

    • A.

      They sound the same.

    • B.

      They sound different.

  • 19. 

    Describe the sounds of the two syllables of the word penis.

    • A.

      "Pee" and "Ness."

    • B.

      "Pin" and "Iss."

    • C.

      "Pen" and "Ess."

    • D.

      "Peen" and "Izz."

    • E.

      "Pay" and "Niss."

    • F.

      "Pin" and "Ezz."

  • 20. 

    Compare when, win, and wind.

    • A.

      All three sound exactly the same.

    • B.

      "When" and "win" sound exactly the same, but "wind" has a different vowel sound.

    • C.

      "Win" and "wind" sound the same, but "when" has the different vowel sound.

    • D.

      All three have different vowel sounds.

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Elizabeth is a creative and outgoing individual with excellent organizational skills and a strong proficiency in computer applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Internet usage. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Bowling Green State University, followed by a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the same university. She is a goal-oriented teacher who excels in working with both adults and children. Elizabeth's enthusiasm for gaining academic training and work experience is directed towards a career in Early Childhood Education.

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