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How Much Ebonics Do You Really Know? - Part II

  • How Much Ebonics Do You Really Know? - Part II
    Ebonics, formerly called Black English, is the language of the inner city - the "hood", as it's called (short for "neighborhood"). As you know if you took the last quiz, many of its words and expressions are...

Find out if you're straight out the hood or straight out of prep school with this quick, fun quiz!

Ebonics, formerly called Black English, is the language of the inner city - the "hood", as it's called (short for "neighborhood"). Many of its words and expressions are quite different from those of standard English. How fluent are you in this dialect? Can you communicate in the vernacular of the locals? Take this hilarious quiz and find out! And if you still want more, click on the link below for the next quiz, "How Much Ebonics Do You Really Know?" - Part II.

Answer the following 10 questions to rate your playa potential:

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What does "dope" mean?
    • stupid
    • fantastic
    • short for dopamine
    • an utterance by Homer Simpson
  2. What are you if you're "fly"?
    • a small winged insect
    • a flight attendant
    • wearing zippered pants
    • very attractive
  3. If someone says, "I feel you", what are they saying?
    • I don't have my glasses on and this is the only way I can identify you
    • I'm not crazy about you
    • I understand you
    • Let's get it on!
  4. What does inserting the word "mad" before an adjective mean?
    • that you're saying this under protest
    • it intensifies the the adjective, like "very"
    • that you mean the opposite of the adjective
    • that you are really angry
  5. When would someone call you "stupid"?
    • After you tell them 1 plus 1 equals 3
    • After you tell a really funny, outrageous joke
    • After you insult their mama
    • After you started it
  6. Who is your "baby daddy"?
    • Your father, who is a little immature
    • Your father, who had you when he was very young
    • Your boss
    • Your child's biological father
  7. "Mmm Hmm" means:
    • I told you the bitch crazy
    • You know this white woman need to smack that chile
    • Just look how big she got
    • All of the above
  8. If someone is "ghetto", they are:
    • Extremely low class, most likely wearing large-sized jewelry and speaking loudly
    • Getting a toe ring
    • From a town in Italy
    • Subservient and meek
  9. The woman character Martin Lawrence portrayed on his sitcom "Martin" was named:
    • Sha Nay Nay
    • Sha Quandra
    • Sha Noo Noo
    • Sha Na Na
  10. You go skiing:
    • Every year, at your winter house in Aspen, Colorado
    • Once in a while with your white friends
    • But sit at the ski lodge bar the whole day
    • WHAT?! I'm gonna pay how much money to fly down some damn mountain and crack my head open? Girl, you must be trippin'.

Answer Key

  1. fantastic
  2. very attractive
  3. I understand you
  4. it intensifies the the adjective, like "very"
  5. After you tell a really funny, outrageous joke
  6. Your child's biological father
  7. All of the above
  8. Extremely low class, most likely wearing large-sized jewelry and speaking loudly
  9. Sha Nay Nay
  10. WHAT?! I'm gonna pay how much money to fly down some damn mountain and crack my head open? Girl, you must be trippin'.

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 3 correct answers: You're white. Or Asian. Either way, you are most definitely not from any neighborhood that has a check-cashing office. Try getting out more.

If you got between 4 and 6 correct answers: You've seen a few episodes of the Chapelle show, but you're basically a tourist of the streets, not a resident.

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If you got between 7 and 8 correct answers: You doin' a-ight...got potential...you can hold your head up reasonably high. And your head might even sport a weave.

If you got 9 correct answers: You're a player, fo' shizzle!

If you got 10 correct answers: You is da bomb, fo' REAL, sonnnn. Keep on keepin' it mad real, yo, and you know yo homies gotchoo. Peace!

Comments

rhondakim (author) from New York City on February 09, 2011:

That's too funny, ahostagesituation! I hope you got a laugh out of this quiz.

LaRoussou on February 05, 2011:

I am STRAIGHT outta prep school. But I had a patient of mine pronounce the "ch" in stomach the other day and it was all I could do not to wet my pants. I'm still laughing at that. She was actually serious.

Capt. Rob on January 28, 2011:

Straight up G! Peace out homes.

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