Mad Tight Quiz, Aight?

This is basically a quiz on African American Vernacular English, or AAVE, for a web page module I created for one of my college courses. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for trying it!

Do you got some rocksteady lexicon? If you think you do, then take this quiz on African American Vernacular English, and see how well you do. Be sure to visit my blog page to familiarize yourself with AAVE before you take the quize, and try to have fun!

Created by: Marcos
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. Translate: I be workin' Reminder: Use the information provided in the blog section of the main page
I am working right now
I work frequently
I have been working
I have worked
4. What does 'phat' mean?
fat
excellent
stupid
fake
5. Which word would be omitted from this sentence? "John is trippin', son."
John
is
trippin'
son
6. Where did AAVE come from?
From African slaves erroneously learning English from plantation owners
From elements of English combining with elements of West African languages
From African slaves having to learn English second-hand from each other
As a result of extreme social divisions in US society
7. Which of these is not a reason why AAVE is considered a legitimate language system?
AAVE is made up of a definitive system of rules and structure
AAVE has a common origin with West African and Caribbean languages
AAVE is basically the emergence of a language system out of a peasant form of 19th century English.
AAVE is generally the same language despite factors of age, gender, education, socioeconomic status, and social history.
8. how would 'mouth' be pronounced in AAVE?
[mowt]
[mowf]
[mow]
[mouth]
9. Which of these letters is not usually dropped at the beginning of auxiliary verbs (don't, gonna)?
b
c
g
d
10. What does the slang expression'mad' mean?
much, numerous in quantity
angry
crazy, insane
nasty
11. Which does not fit into the rules of negation in AAVE?
Ain't is used, rather than isn't or aren't
Double negatives are allowed, but not triple
Double and triple negatives are allowed
If a sentence is negative, then all forms that can be made negative are done so
12. Last question! Who is your favorite hip-hop star?
B-Rad from Malibu's Most Wanted
A Tribe Called Quest
Sir Mix-a-lot
P. Diddy

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