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Colloquialism: Quiz


Question 1: (See: ________ for more regional examples of colloquial names given to soft drinks.)
FrancePortugalUnited StatesNames for soft drinks

Question 2: In ________, the same standards of eligibility apply to colloquialisms as to other terms.
IdoInterlinguaLingua Franca NovaEsperanto

Question 3: ________ are sometimes assumed to be lacking in colloquialisms, but this varies from one language to another.
International auxiliary languageEsperantoConstructed languageInterlingua

Question 4: Colloquialisms are often used primarily within a limited geographical area, known by ________ to spread through normal conversational interaction of a language, though more often now through informal online interaction.
SemanticsPragmaticsLinguisticsNoam Chomsky

Question 5: In the ________, it is commonly called "Coke" regardless of brand.
Northeastern United StatesSouthern United StatesMidwestern United StatesNew England

Question 6: Some ________ make a distinction between colloquialisms and slangisms (slang words).

Question 7: A common example given is the regional term used by people when describing a carbonated ________.
Soft drinkUnited StatesUnited KingdomMilk

Question 8: In the Upper Midwestern United States, in common with ________, it is commonly called "pop", while in other areas, notably the Northeastern and extreme Western United States, it is referred to as "soda".
BarbadosUnited StatesUnited KingdomCanada


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