Test How Deep Your Knowledge Is On Hearing

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Hearing Quizzes & Trivia

Did you know that the middle ear contains the smallest bones in your entire body, with the stapes being the tiniest? These three little bones help transmit sounds to the inner ear. Test how deep your knowledge is on hearing by taking this exciting quiz. All the best as you learn more!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An adequate and an inadequate stimulus, such as light versus pressure on the eyeball, will produce similar experiences because
    • A. 

      They both activate visual receptors and the visual cortex

    • B. 

      The receptors for touch and vision are similar

    • C. 

      Touch and vison receoptors lie side by side in the eye

    • D. 

      Our ability to discriminate is poor

  • 2. 
    Frequency is to pitch as
    • A. 

      Loudness is to intensity

    • B. 

      Intensity is to loudness

    • C. 

      Stimulus is to response

    • D. 

      Response is to stimulus

  • 3. 
    The sequence of sound travel in the inner ear is
    • A. 

      Oval window, ossicles, basilar membrane, eardrum

    • B. 

      Eardrum, ossicles, oval window, basilar membrane

    • C. 

      Eardrum, ossicles, basilar membrane, oval window

    • D. 

      Ossicles, oval window, basilar membrane, eardrum

  • 4. 
    Place analysis depends most on the physical characteristics of the
    • A. 

      Hair cells

    • B. 

      Basilar membrane

    • C. 

      Tectorial membrane

    • D. 

      Cochlear canal

  • 5. 
    The fact that neurons are limited int heir rate of firing by the refractory period is most damaging to which theory?
    • A. 

      Telephone

    • B. 

      Volley

    • C. 

      Place

    • D. 

      Volley-place

  • 6. 
    The place theory's greatest problem is that
    • A. 

      Neurons cannot fire as frequently as the highest frequency sounds

    • B. 

      Neurons specific for frequencies above 5000 hz have not been found

    • C. 

      The whole basilar membrane vibrates about equally at low frequencies

    • D. 

      Volleying does not follow sound frequency above 5000 hz

  • 7. 
    An auditory neuron's tuning curve tells you
    • A. 

      Which frequency it responds to

    • B. 

      Which part of the basilar membran e the neuron comes from

    • C. 

      At what rate the neuron can fine

    • D. 

      How much the neuron responds to different frequencies

  • 8. 
    A cochlear implant works because
    • A. 

      The tympanic membrane is intact

    • B. 

      The hair cells are intact

    • C. 

      It stimulates the auditory cortex directly

    • D. 

      It stimulates the auditory neurons

  • 9. 
    An auditory object is
    • A. 

      A vibrating object in the environment

    • B. 

      A sound recognized as distinct from others

    • C. 

      The sounds source of individual is paying attention to

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    As a binaural sound location cue, difference in intensity works
    • A. 

      Poorly at low frequencies

    • B. 

      Poorly at medium frequencies

    • C. 

      Poorly at high frequencies

    • D. 

      About equally at all frequencies

  • 11. 
    On returning home from the hospital an elderly neighbor drags one foot when he walks and uses almost exclusively nouns and verbs in his brief sentences. You guess that he has had a mild stroke located in his
    • A. 

      Left temporal lobe

    • B. 

      Right temporal lobe

    • C. 

      Left frontal lobe

    • D. 

      Right frontal lobe

  • 12. 
    Mirror neurons' role in language development is supposedly in
    • A. 

      The repetition of word sounds

    • B. 

      Gestural aspects

    • C. 

      Development of grammar

    • D. 

      The use of prosody

  • 13. 
    Object Agnosia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwQpaHQ0hYw
  • 14. 
    Prosopagnosia •http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwCrxomPbtY
  • 15. 
    Blind Sight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuNDkcbq8PY
  • 16. 
    Neglect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADchGO-0kGo
  • 17. 
                       is definded as the acquisition of sensory information
    • A. 

      Perception

    • B. 

      Sensation

    • C. 

      Conversion

    • D. 

      Translation

  • 18. 
    The range of human hearing is about
    • A. 

      20-200,000 Hz

    • B. 

      2-20,000 Hz

    • C. 

      20-20,000Hz

    • D. 

      200-2,000Hz

  • 19. 
    Sound may be conducted through
    • A. 

      Air

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Bone

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      A, b and c

  • 20. 
    We experience the frequency of a sound as
    • A. 

      Pitch

    • B. 

      Loudness

    • C. 

      Amplitude

    • D. 

      Intensity

  • 21. 
    Humans are MOST sensitive to sounds with frequencies in the range of
    • A. 

      1000-3000 Hz

    • B. 

      200-400 HZ

    • C. 

      2000-4000Hz

    • D. 

      2000-20,000

  • 22. 
    Which of the following causes the eardrum to stretch or relax in response to difference levels of sound?
    • A. 

      Tensor tympani

    • B. 

      Incus

    • C. 

      Pinna

    • D. 

      Tympanic membrane

  • 23. 
    Which of the following does not contribute to amplification of sound waves in the ear?
    • A. 

      Outter ear

    • B. 

      Eardrum

    • C. 

      Stapes

    • D. 

      Malleus

  • 24. 
    Which of the following structures is NOT part of the auditory system?
    • A. 

      Cochlea

    • B. 

      Ossicles

    • C. 

      Pinna

    • D. 

      Semicircular canals

  • 25. 
    Vibrations are initiated in the cochlea by movement of the                 against the oval window
    • A. 

      Stapes

    • B. 

      Malleus

    • C. 

      Incus

    • D. 

      Helicotrema

  • 26. 
    Organ of Corti is located in the              canal
    • A. 

      Vestibular

    • B. 

      Tympanic

    • C. 

      Cochlear

    • D. 

      Audiory

  • 27. 
    Hair cells rest on top of the
    • A. 

      Helicotrema

    • B. 

      Tectorial membrane

    • C. 

      Basilar memebran

    • D. 

      Tympanic membrane

  • 28. 
    When hair cells bend,                        channels open, causing depolarization
    • A. 

      Sodium

    • B. 

      Potassium

    • C. 

      Calcium

    • D. 

      Chloride

  • 29. 
    The primary auditory cortex is located on the                    lobe
    • A. 

      Temporal

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Parietal

    • D. 

      Occipital

  • 30. 
    Neurons from the left ear project
    • A. 

      Exclusively to the right hemisphere

    • B. 

      Exclusively to the left hemisphere

    • C. 

      Mostly to the right hemisphere

    • D. 

      Mostely to the left hemisphere

  • 31. 
    At low frequencies sound intensity is coded by
    • A. 

      The number of receptors responding

    • B. 

      The volley pattern of receptors

    • C. 

      The point on the basilar memebrane responding

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    The volley theory was proposed by
    • A. 

      Rutherford

    • B. 

      Helmholtz

    • C. 

      Bekesy

    • D. 

      Waver

  • 33. 
    The outer hair cells may be involved in
    • A. 

      Suppressing response to background noise

    • B. 

      Processing high but not low frequency sounds

    • C. 

      Processing sounds related to language but not music

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 34. 
    Broca's area lies anterior and adjacent to the
    • A. 

      Motor cortex

    • B. 

      Auditory cortex

    • C. 

      Somatosensory cortex

    • D. 

      Visual cortex

  • 35. 
    In MOST people Wernicke's area is found on the                         lobe
    • A. 

      Left frontal

    • B. 

      Right frontal

    • C. 

      Left temporal

    • D. 

      Right temporal

  • 36. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of Broca's aphasia?
    • A. 

      Impairment in writing

    • B. 

      Word salad

    • C. 

      Agrammatic speech

    • D. 

      Difficulty with articulation

  • 37. 
    People with Wernick's Aphasia
    • A. 

      Have difficulty saying words

    • B. 

      Have difficulty understanding others

    • C. 

      Produce utterances that have no meaning

    • D. 

      A b c

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 38. 
    Someone with damage to the premotor cortex would most likely have difficulty
    • A. 

      Producing articulate speech

    • B. 

      Using verbs

    • C. 

      Using nouns

    • D. 

      Reading out loud

  • 39. 
    There is evidence that the right hemisphere may assume left hemisphere language functions
    • A. 

      In adults who have suffered strokes or other brain injuries

    • B. 

      In adults who learn a second language

    • C. 

      In children under 5 who suffer brain injuries

    • D. 

      In children who acquire two languages simultaneously

  • 40. 
    Mirror neurons
    • A. 

      Are found only in humans

    • B. 

      Are active only during language use

    • C. 

      Are found only in nonhuman animals

    • D. 

      Are active during observation and imitation.