With Which American Accent Do You Speak?

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With Which American Accent Do You Speak? - Quiz

This quiz will determine which American accent is most embodied by your speech patterns and pronunciations.


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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