Consonant Stops Quiz

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Which of the following statements is true about stops in English?

Stops are characterized by a complete obstruction of airflow in the vocal tract.

What is the purpose of raising the velum in oral stops?

To allow air to flow out only through the mouth.

Which of the following sounds is an example of a nasal stop in English?

[m]

What happens when a nasal stop is released?

Air flows out through both the mouth and the nose.

Which of the following statements is true about the bold sounds in the examples 'cab' vs. 'cam'?

The bold sounds have the same place of articulation.

What distinguishes the bold sounds in the examples 'raid' vs. 'rain'?

The bold sounds have different places of articulation.

What distinguishes the bold sounds in the examples 'rug' vs. 'rung'?

The bold sounds are produced with the velum lowered.

Which of the following sounds is an example of an oral stop in English?

[k]

What is the purpose of lowering the velum in nasal stops?

To allow air to flow out through both the mouth and the nose.

Test your knowledge of consonants and their manner of articulation with this quiz focusing on two kinds of stops. Explore the different places of articulation for closures and discover the stops used in English, such as bilabial, alveolar, velar, and glottal stops. Challenge yourself and enhance your understanding of stops in the vocal tract.

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