Practice Quiz Human Communication

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following would not be considered to be an example of aphasia?
    • A. 

      Speech production difficulty after brain damage

    • B. 

      A stroke involving the left hemisphere impairs speech production

    • C. 

      Impaired language comprehension after years of excessive alcohol consumption

    • D. 

      Impaired language comprehension in a college sophomore after a single night of drinking during spring weekend

    • E. 

      B and C are correct

  • 2. 
    The left hemisphere is better than the right hemisphere at
    • A. 

      Recognizing the emotional tone in a voice

    • B. 

      Analysis of events and object that occur at the same time

    • C. 

      Perceiving spatial relationships

    • D. 

      Production an analysis of speech

    • E. 

      All of the above are correct

  • 3. 
    People with Broca's aphasia have difficulty
    • A. 

      Writing words on paper.

    • B. 

      Spelling simple words.

    • C. 

      Understanding speech.

    • D. 

      Producing speech.

    • E. 

      Recognizing the emotional content of speech.

  • 4. 
    People with Broca's aphasia would have most difficulty
    • A. 

      Spelling content words

    • B. 

      Saying function words

    • C. 

      Reading a map

    • D. 

      Recognizing complex geometrical forms

    • E. 

      Saying content words

  • 5. 
    Which of the following brain regions is involved in Broca's aphasia?
    • A. 

      Portion of the Planum temporale

    • B. 

      Left posterior cerebral cortex

    • C. 

      The arcuate fasciculus

    • D. 

      Inferior right frontal lobe

    • E. 

      Inferior left frontal lobe

  • 6. 
    Which of the following speech deficits are a common feature of all forms of aphasia?
    • A. 

      Agrammatism

    • B. 

      Articulation difficulties

    • C. 

      Dysgraphia

    • D. 

      Anomia

    • E. 

      All but C are correct

  • 7. 
    A primary characteristic of Wernicke's aphasia is
    • A. 

      Effortless production of meaningless speech

    • B. 

      Fumbling for the right word

    • C. 

      Labored and nonfluent speech

    • D. 

      Speech that lacks rhythm and tone

    • E. 

      Mutism

  • 8. 
    Wernicke's aphasia is caused by damage to
    • A. 

      The frontal association cortex of the right hemisphere

    • B. 

      Broca's area and the caudate nucleus

    • C. 

      The superior temporal gyrus of the left hemisphere

    • D. 

      The inferior occipital gyrus of the right hemisphere

    • E. 

      The left parietal lobe

  • 9. 
    A person with pure alexia can write but not read.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Prosody in speech appears to be primarily a left hemisphere function.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Speech is lateralized in the right hemisphere in the majority of left-handed people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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