MOCK MID-TERM EXAM (LINA01H3)
- NOTE: For the bolded terms in some questions, I tried to give alternative words he may use for
that question instead. Try answering each question by subbing in the bolded term for the other
terms listed in the square brackets.
I True/False: Please indicate whether the following statements are “true” or “False” by circling
your response (10 pts)
1. When we speak, we don’t pronounce phonemes, rather we pronounce allophones
2. The “Wug test” examined children’s morphological skills
3. Affricates require a sealed constriction in the oral tract
4. Fricatives require a raised velum.
5. Schwas occur in stressed syllables
6. Canadian raising occurs only before voiceless stops
7. Whether any two particular segments contrast with each other is not universal to all
8. The word pumpkin ends with an inflectional suffix
9. Phonology is the study of the mental reality of speech sounds
10. Nasal stops are obstruents
II. Multiple Choice. Circle the correct answer. There is only one correct answer per question (10
11. Which sound can be produced with a lowered velum?
12. Which sound cannot be produced with abducted vocal folds?
13. Four of the following five sounds share a phonetic characteristic: [w], [l], [r], [z] and [j].
Identify the distinctive characteristic
d. Affricates e. Voiceless consonants
14. What is the most specific natural class from the below that can be used to describe
fricatives, affricates and oral stops?
15. If were were to apply the phonetic process of epenthesis to the imaginery word [ejtaj],
which one of the following would result?
16. Many vowels in Canadian English tend to be reduced when they are: