Review Questions Activity Time: 33 min If you had asked Tina to tell you the meaning of the proverb “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” what would you have been assessing? Correct: Abstract reasoning can be assessed by asking the patient to interpret a common proverb or to identify similarities between two objects. Impaired judgment Memory Abstract reasoning (Correct Response) Cognition Suppose that Tina had been unable to identify the pen you were holding. What is the name of this symptom? Correct: Agnosia is characterized by the inability to identify objects or people. This condition may be limited to only one sense (such as vision or hearing), and is usually caused by a neurological condition or brain injury. Apraxia Discrimination loss Memory loss Agnosia (Correct Response) Which of the following is a component of assessing cognition? Correct: Cognitive assessments may include an analysis of a patient’s orientation, attention, memory, new learning ability, vocabulary, information knowledge, and calculating ability.