Quiz: Myths Of Vocal Health

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Quiz: Myths Of Vocal Health

The purpose of this quiz is to test the young vocal professional’s knowledge regarding common vocal health myths. Upon completion of this quiz, the actor will be able to debunk common myths regarding the voice and its care but instead, learn how to take special care of their vocal health in order to have more consistent voices and much longer careers. So, even if you are not a vocal actor, then still take this exciting quiz to learn a few things about the topic.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Vocal folds are “chords.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Emotional and physical stress does not contribute significantly to vocal problems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Excessive use of mouthwash can be detrimental to the vocal structures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following activities, substances, and/or environments are abusive to the vocal mechanism? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Talking in loud settings

    • B. 

      Yawning

    • C. 

      Talking in a low-pitched voice

    • D. 

      Coffee

    • E. 

      Humming

    • F. 

      Throat Clearing

    • G. 

      Air Conditioning

  • 5. 
    It is better to drink cold water than warm water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Vocal nodules are small, fibrous bumps, usually located on the middle of the vocal fold and are typically acquired over time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What are the symptoms reported by actors with small, early-stage vocal nodules (nodes)?
    • A. 

      Don't know

    • B. 

      Pain, hoarseness, reduced range

    • C. 

      Hoarseness, difficulty with register transitions, and difficulty projecting the voice

    • D. 

      Difficulty with soft speech/stage whisper, slight breathiness/sound prior to transitions

    • E. 

      Pain, difficulty with soft speech, and hoarseness

  • 8. 
    The treatment for early-stage vocal nodules is:
    • A. 

      Don't know

    • B. 

      Voice therapy focusing on changes in vocal behavior

    • C. 

      Surgical removal

    • D. 

      Complete voice rest until symptoms subside

    • E. 

      Using a whispered voice until the vocal folds are healthy

  • 9. 
    When my voice sounds bad, I should push harder to get it out.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The treatment of choice for early-stage laryngitis is: 
    • A. 

      Don't know

    • B. 

      Cortisone

    • C. 

      Voice therapy focusing on changes in vocal behavior

    • D. 

      Using a whispered voice until the vocal cords are healthy

    • E. 

      Complete voice rest until symptoms subside

  • 11. 
    Frequent throat clearing is detrimental to the voice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Yawning lowers the voice box (larynx) and relaxes the muscles that surround the throat. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    When experiencing vocal difficulties, it is acceptable to whisper to be heard as whispering causes less abuse on the already damaged vocal system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    If you experience chronic heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux), you are at risk for developing contact ulcers on the vocal folds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The use of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) such as aspirin and Advil can be detrimental to an actor’s voice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False