Multiple-Choice Questions

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1. Field, mode and tenor are part of the context of situation.
   a) Correct
   b) Incorrect

2. To which metafunction is field related?
   a) Ideational
   b) Interpersonal
   c) Textual

3. To which metafunction is tenor related?
   a) Ideational
   b) Interpersonal
   c) Textual

4. The logical metafunction is part of the ideational metafunction.
   a) Correct
   b) Incorrect

5. The interpersonal metafunction has a connection with the following:
   a) Theme and rheme
   b) Mood and modality
   c) Experiential meaning
   d) Transitivity

6. The following is a definition of genre:
   a) Texts which vary according to use.
   b) Texts with meanings in common.
   c) Texts with obligatory structural elements in common.
   d) The content of the text.

7. Which of the following is a functional label?
   a) Noun phrase
   b) Subject
   c) Verb phrase
   d) Adjective

8. In this half of the module, the sentence is regarded as:
   a) a strictly grammatical category
   b) a logical category
   c) an orthographic category
   d) a category which can only be realised in speech

9. When one wants to view the sentence as a grammatical entity, it is called:
   a) a sentence; it does not have another name: a sentence is a sentence.
   b) a morphotactic unit.
   c) a lexicogrammatical configuration.
   d) a clause complex

10. The clause complex is another term for the complex sentence.
   a) Correct.
   b) Incorrect.
   c) Yes, but the clause complex is also another term for clause units.

11. Which of the following is both a clause complex and a sentence?
   a) What?
   b) Martha, the car!
   c) Go to the other end of the room.
   d) Whatever for?

12. In the clause complex, which of the following is the highest unit in the rank scale?
   a) morpheme 
   b) group or phrase 
   c) clause 
   d) word 

13. If a sentence has subordinate clauses, and no other type of clauses, it is called:
   a) a compound sentence.
   b) a mixed sentence.
   c) a coordinate sentence.
   d) a complex sentence.

14. One of the ways by which you can isolate a non-restrictive relative clause, is to see whether the grammatical unit forms itself into a:
   a) sentence (as it is defined in this half of the module)
   b) comma unit
   c) colon unit
   d) clause without the wh-relative word

15. The complement in the SFPCA framework consists of:
   a) The subject and predicator.
   b) The direct object, the direct object complement or the subject complement.
   c) The subject and the finite element.
   d) The direct object complement and the adjunct.

16. Look at the following sentence:
       He gave the boy a present.
The phrase 'a present' is:
   a) the Subject.
   b) the Predicator.
   c) an Adjunct.
   d) a Complement 

17. Look at the following sentence: 
       Please go through the papers as soon as possible.  
The phrase 'as soon as possible' is a/an
   a) Subject
   b) Complement
   c) Adjunct
   d) Indirect Object Complement

18. In the SFPCA framework, the Verb is divided into
   a) Subject and Predicator.
   b) Subject and Object.
   c) Predicator and Modal Auxiliary.
   d) Finite and Predicator.

19. In a Polar Interrogative, the Subject is sandwiched between 
   a) the Predicator and the Complement.
   b) the Complement and the Adjunct.
   c) the Finite and the Adjunct.
   d) the Finite and the Predicator.

20. In an Imperative,
   a) only the infinitive can be found.
   b) the vocative, where present, should be abalysed as the Subject
   c) both the Subject and Finite element are not visibly present.
   d) the Predicator cannot be found.