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Question 1: Most Indian languages (except Urdu variety) lack the ________ /z/.
Voiceless labiodental fricativeVoiceless alveolar fricativeVoiced alveolar fricativeBilabial nasal

Question 2:
Which of the following titles did Indian English have?
Bad Scene and a Basement Show
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Question 3: In unstressed syllables, native English varieties will mostly use the ________ while Indian English would use the spelling vowel, making <sanity> sound as [sæ.ni.ti] instead of [sæ.nə.ti].
Vowel lengthInternational Phonetic AlphabetPortuguese languageSchwa

Question 4: Syllable nuclei in words with the spelling er (a ________ in RP and an r-colored schwa in GA) are also replaced VC clusters.
VowelVowel lengthInternational Phonetic AlphabetSchwa

Question 5: "specs" means spectacles or ________ (as in colloquial UK English).
GlassesOpticsSunglassesLens (optics)

Question 6: 'metros such as Delhi and Chennai') This is a shortening of the term ________.
MetropolisCityMetropolitan areaLondon

Question 7: This is similar to the ________ usage of the phrase, "different than", a form that would be considered erroneous, in Britain.
United StatesAmerican EnglishEnglish languageAlaska

Question 8: Some Indians speak English with an accent very close to a Standard British (________) accent; others lean toward a more 'vernacular', native-tinted, accent for their English speech.
West/Central Canadian EnglishGeneral AmericanEnglish languageReceived Pronunciation

Question 9: Standard Hindi and most other vernaculars (except, at least, Bengali) do not differentiate between /v/ (________) and /w/ (voiced labiovelar approximant).
Voiceless labiodental fricativeVoiceless velar plosiveBilabial nasalVoiced labiodental fricative

Question 10: This construction is also found in ________ and also among Arab speakers of English etc.
CanadaEnglish languageQuebec EnglishCanadian English

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