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                                                               Examination Sheet


                                                                       Form A
PART 1 :
A : Information
 Student's Full name:                                                  Student's No. :
 Semester:                                                             Academic year :
 Tutor's Name:Dr. Khalil Nofal                                         Module Title:Syntax                                Module No:120325
 Time:                                                                 Date: /     /                                      Day:

 Examination
 √ First     Mark (                         )
   Second Mark (                        )
   Final    Mark (                      )


B -Guidelines
-The exam consists of four categories(knowledge and understanding, analytical, practical and
transferable skills– mixed) and the total mark is ( 20 ) .
- Each question has its own mark beside it.
-The answer must be written clearly.
- Student must not talk or cheat during the exam or he / she will be subject to penalty

C. Exam Questions, Grades and Time Allocated for Each Question:
      Question                Minutes                Total point                                                                  Points Earned
 1                              50                       20
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        Total                   50                       20

D- Student Comments on the Questions ( If any )

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                                            Syntax (1)
                                            First Exam
                                             Form A
Question ( 1 ):
Choose the most appropriate alternative and mark your choice on the attached ANSWER SHEET.
(20 pts)
    1. The study of the language system at a particular time in its history represents a …………….
       approach.
                a. synchronic                                 b. diachronic
                c. psycholinguistic                           d. sociolinguistic

   2. The mutually intelligible forms of a language that differ in systematic ways from each other
      refer to :
                a. dialects                                   b. styles
                c. idiolects                                  d. languages

   3. Phonetics is the study of :
              a. human speech sounds in general
              b. how sounds are produced
              c. the internal structure of words
              d. the internal structure of sentences

   4. An ambiguous sentence is one to which we can assign :
             a. more than one structure but only one meaning
             b. more than one meaning but only one structure
             c. more than one structure and more than one meaning
             d. only one tree diagram

   5. The immediate constituents of the sentence " The men are drilling a hole in the street." are:
             a. [The men are] [drilling a hole in the street]
             b. [The men are drilling] [a hole in the street]
             c. [The men are drilling a hole] [in the street]
             d. [The men] [are drilling a hole in the street]

   6. The regular past tense morpheme is phonetically realized as /id/ :
              a. after voiced sounds except /d/
              b. after voiceless sounds except /t/
              c. after /t/ and /d/
              d. in all phonological environments

   7. The term " rankshift " is a phenomenon in which :
              a. units are always composed of units of the next lowest rank:
              b. a unit of a given rank functions as a constituent of a unit at the same rank
              c. a unit of a given rank functions as a constituent of a unit which is one step lower
                 down the rank scale
              d. (b) and (c)

   8. Which of the following statement is true :
             a. There is a one –to- one correspondence between categories and functions .
             b. There is not necessarily a one –to- one correspondence between categories and
                 functions .
             c. The same category always realizes the same function .

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          d. The same function is always realized by the same category .
9. Which of the following suffixes does not characterize adjectives :
         a. – ive                                       b. ‫ ـ‬less
          c. ‫ ـ‬full                                     d. ‫ ـ‬ness

10. In the sentence " We fast almost thirty days in Ramadan." , the word "fast" is a/an :
           a. noun                                     b. verb
           c. adjective                                d. conjunction

11. The plural form of the noun " syllabus " is :
         a. syllabuses                                   b. syllabi
         c. (a) and (b)                                  d. none of the above

12. The class of nouns that cannot usually be preceded by an indefinite article are
    the………..nouns:
         a. count                                      b. mass
         c. proper                                     d. common

13. An adjective that functions as a sentence constituent is called :
        a. comparative                                   b. superlative
        c. predicative                                   d. attributive

14. Which of the following nouns involves mutation :
        a. sheep                                         b. mouse
        c. box                                           d. series

15. Which of the following adjectives is used predicatively only :
        a. alive                                         b. main
        c. real                                         d. right

16. In the sentence " He called him a liar." , the verb 'called' is :
         a. monotransitive                                 b. ditransitive
         c. complex transitive                            d. transitive PC

17. The verb "belongs" in the sentence "This car belongs to my wife." is a ………verb:
         a. copulative                                 b. complex transitive
         c. transitive PC                              d. non- transitive PC

18. In the sentence "They have called up all applicants for an interview ." the verb 'called up' is
         a. phrasal                                      b. prepositional
         c. phrasal – prepositional                      d. verb + noun + preposition idiom


19. In the sentence " Forty is an interesting age.", the word "Forty" functions as a :
         a. determiner                                    b. constituent of the phrase
         c. constituent of the sentence                   d. all of the above

20. In the sentence " She has been feeding the baby." The verb "been" is an auxiliary of:
         a. periphrasis                                 b. passive
         c. emphasis                                    d. aspect

21. In the sentence "That was what you had expected .", the word "that" functions as a :
         a. subject                                    b. subject attribute
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        c. direct object                                     d. predicator complement

22. In the sentence " This shirt fits me.", the pronoun "me" functions as a / an :
         a. predicator complement                         b. direct object
         c. indirect object                               d. subject attribute

23. In the sentence "She looks tired." , the adjective "tired" functions as a / an :
         a. direct object                                   b. indirect object
         c. subject attribute                               d. object attribute

24. In the sentence " Susan baked me a cake." , the pronoun "me" functions as a :
         a. direct object                                b. indirect object
         c. benefactive object                           d. predicator complement

25. In the sentence "That she is in love is obvious. ", the finite clause "that she is in love" is a:
         a. constituent of the sentence                     b. constituent of the phrase
         c. subject                                         d. (a) and (c)

26. The phrase " Fairly well " is
        a. an adverb phrase with head adverb "well" premodified by an adverb phrase
        "fairly"
        b. an adverb phrase with head adverb fairly postmodified by an adverb phrase "well"
        c. (a) and (b)
        d. none of the above

27. ………….I don't understand is that he refused .
      a. Which                                                b. That
      c. ¢                                                    d. What

28. I wrapped the blanket around………………
        a. my self                                            b. me
        c. I                                                  d. mine

29. The interrogative pronoun "who" in the sentence "Who has John been ringing up?"
    functions as :
         a. subject                                   b. direct object
         c. prepositional complement                  d. predicator complement

30. Any unit whatsoever to which affixes of any kind (inflectional or derivational) can be added
    refers to :
         a. root                                         b. stem
         c. base                                         d. allomorph

31. The different realizations of the same morpheme refer to :
        a. allophones                                   b. roots
        c. bases                                        d. allomorphs

32. Do stop! You know it annoys me, don't you? The word "do" is used:
        a. as lexical verb                             b. emphatically
        c. periphrastically                           d. as pro-verb

33. The word "amoral" has
        a. one morpheme                                       b. three morphemes
        c. two morphemes                                      d. no morphemes
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34. The word " encouragement " can be analyzed as
       a. "encourage" is the root and "ment: is a suffix
       b. "courage" is the root and "en" is a prefix and "ment" is a suffix
       c. "encouragement" is the root and no prefixes or suffixes
       d. all of the above

35. The coordination in the sentence " The man is waving a black and white flag." is
       a. word coordination                              b. phrasal coordination
       c. sentential coordination                       d. all of the above

36. The word "this" in the sentence " I saw this lovely girl." is a/an
       a. demonstrative pronoun functioning as premodifier
       b. possessive pronoun
       c. all of the above
       d. none of the above

37. This bag is hers. The word "hers" is a/an
        a. immediate constituent of the sentence
        b. subject complement
        c. possessive pronoun
        d. all of the above

38. Each student should have a medical examination. The word "each" is a/an
       a. quantifier
       b. immediate constituent of the NP
       c. determiner
       d. all of the above

39. Which of the following sentences is correct?
       a. John came early and so did his brother .
       b. John came early and so his brother did .
       c. John came early and so his bother .
       d. John came early and so does his brother .

40. He behaved as unfriendly as he used to be. The underline subordinate clause is
       a. a constituent of the sentence
       b. a constituent of the phrase
       c. all of the above
       d. none of the above




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