Vocal Anatomy Test

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Vocal Anatomy Test

This is designed to test your understanding of basic phrases and terminology of voice production in the human adult.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    What is the term that describes the sucking of air INTO or the pushing OUT OF the lungs?
    • A. 

      Vacuuming

    • B. 

      A gulp

    • C. 

      Pressure differential

    • D. 

      Stamina

    • E. 

      Flex and groove

  • 3. 
    Which 2 structures are primarily responsible for creating the process which you described in the above question?
    • A. 

      Diaphragm and Lungs

    • B. 

      Diaphragm and Intercostal Muscles

    • C. 

      Intercostal Muscles and Lungs

    • D. 

      Vocal Tract and Lungs

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What are the 4 structures or organs involved in respiration?
  • 5. 
  • 6. 
    Where would you find the vocal cords?
    • A. 

      Glottis

    • B. 

      Vocal tract

    • C. 

      Larynx

    • D. 

      Lungs

    • E. 

      Mouth

  • 7. 
    What two things could you do to engage the diaphragm.
    • A. 

    • B. 

  • 8. 
    What could you do to increase your lung capacity
  • 9. 
    What is the benefit to an actor of increasing the capacity of their lungs?
  • 10. 
    On the diagram, write "vocal cords" next to the line that you think is the correct one.
  • 11. 
    Starting with air being pushed out of the lungs, explain how sound is produced in the larynx (there is no need to describe how this is formed into words).
  • 12. 
    Draw a simple cross section (birds eye) diagram of the vocal cords in a RELAXED  position and label the glottis.
  • 13. 
    In the diagram you have drawn, what type of tone will the sound be?
    • A. 

      High

    • B. 

      Low

    • C. 

      Middle C

    • D. 

      High E

  • 14. 
    Now draw a simple cross section (birds eye) diagram of the vocal cords in a CONTRACTED position and label the glottis.
  • 15. 
    Describe Chest and Head voice, making sure you the explain the difference in relation to the regions which vibrate in either case.
  • 16. 
    Describe some other sounds that can be produced that ARE NOT a product of phonation.
  • 17. 
    You have been asked to devise a vocal plan for 2 training actors; Person A has a droning low voice that can sound boring, with poor articulation and no dynamic range. Person B has a weak, reedy high voice and frequently yawns. In addition to this Person B suffers from a sore throat after rehearsing. Both of them suffer from a lack of confidence on stage. Using half a sheet of A4, draw up a simple vocal warm up plan for each that focuses on their individual needs, explaining your choices. You should also write how you can address their stage nerves.