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Word Stress Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests your understanding of the word stress pages. For each question, the correct choice is the one in which the stressed syllable is capitalized, as in voCABulary.

1. Can you pass me a plastic knife?

PLAS-tic
plas-TIC
a) PLAS-tic b) plas-TIC

2. I want to be a photographer.

PHO-to-graph-er
pho-TO-graph-er
a) PHO-to-graph-er b) pho-TO-graph-er

3. Which photograph do you like best?

PHO-to-graph
pho-TO-graph
a) PHO-to-graph b) pho-TO-graph

4. He was born in China.

CHI-na
Chi-NA
a) CHI-na b) Chi-NA

5. Whose computer is this?

com-PU-ter
com-pu-TER
a) com-PU-ter b) com-pu-TER

6. I can't decide which book to borrow.

DE-cide
de-CIDE
a) DE-cide b) de-CIDE

7. Couldn't you understand what she was saying?

un-DER-stand
un-der-STAND
a) un-DER-stand b) un-der-STAND

8. Voting in elections is your most important duty.

im-POR-tant
im-por-TANT
a) im-POR-tant b) im-por-TANT

9. We had a really interesting conversation.

con-VER-sa-tion
con-ver-SA-tion
a) con-VER-sa-tion b) con-ver-SA-tion

10. How do you pronounce this word?

PRO-nounce
pro-NOUNCE
a) PRO-nounce b) pro-NOUNCE

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