ComDis Test 2 - CD110: Exam #2 Speech 1. The idea that one...

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CD110: Exam #2 Speech 1. The idea that one should ultimately treat the causes of a disease, not its symptoms is referred to as a. the Hypocratic oath b. the source model c. the medical model d. none of the above 2. The fundamental frequency of a speaker’s voice is often related to or associated with a. the size of the speaker b. the gender of the speaker c. the pitch of the speaker’s voice d. all of the above 3. Different vowel sounds are distinguished acoustically by a. the frequency of their occurrence in different languages b. different formant frequencies c. different fundamental frequencies d. different harmonic frequencies 4. What did the epilepsy scientists Penfield and Roberts do to shed light on brain function? a. they cut out regions of the brain and then observed people’s behavior following the operation b. they stimulated a region of the exposed brain with an electrode, during surgery, and observed the patient’s response c. they used PET scans to see which parts of the brain ‘lit up’ when people were shown different pictures d. they conducted post-mortem (after death) studies of brain tissue in patients who had strokes to see which parts were damaged, and correlated that damage with their speech and language symptoms 5. Coarticulation refers to a. the synchronous movement of the vocal folds to produce glottal pulses b. the coordination of the movements of the speech articulators when producing connected speech c. the various physical connections among the speech articulators d. the tendency to mouth people’s speech when they talk 6. Current technology has advanced to the point that machine recognition of speech a. is better than that of an adult human b. is no better, but no worse than that of an adult human c. is no better than that of the average 2-year old d. is just slightly better than a disobedient puppy 7. During the production of speech, the purpose of the respiratory system is a. to take air into the lungs after each word b. remain as quiet as possible c. maintain the same rate of inhalation and exhalation d. to provide the power source for sound by creating airflow through the larynx and vocal tract 8. Which of the following demonstrates the importance of formant transitions for understanding speech? a. Speech can be understood when short segments are played backwards b. Understandable speech can be produced by varying the frequencies of a few tones over time c. Speech can be understood when low-pass filtered d. Speech can be understood in highly reverberant environments 9. Which of the following can result in the speech disorder known as dysarthria? a. Parkinson's disease
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b. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) c. Traumatic brain injury that results in paralyzed muscles of the head and neck d. All of the above 10. Which of the following demonstrates the immutability speech? a.
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course COM 110 taught by Professor Weismer during the Spring '06 term at University of Wisconsin.

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ComDis Test 2 - CD110: Exam #2 Speech 1. The idea that one...

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