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Understanding the Speech Mechanism Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How does the soft palate play an important role in the function of the pharynx?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of a parasympathetic nervous system function?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is the proper order of structures that food must pass through on its way to the stomach?

Question 4 4. The nasopharynx functions to:

Question 5 5. The ________ is located directly behind the mouth.

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Question 6 6. The throat is the common term for the:

Question 7 7. Which of the following cranial nerves is most responsible for your swallowing and gag reflexes?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT true regarding the facial nerve?

Question 9 9. Which of the facial nerves is responsible for innervating the majority of the muscles in the tongue?

Question 10 10. _____ is the inability to control the tongue, face, and other muscles needed to speak.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following conditions is NOT one that would likely cause speech or language problems?

Question 12 12. Which of the following can occur as a result of a stroke?

Question 13 13. The hypoglossal nerve originates in the _____.

Question 14 14. All of the following are potential treatments for hypoglossal nerve damage EXCEPT:

Question 15 15. The hypoglossal nerve controls all of the following EXCEPT:

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Question 16 16. If a person speaks fluently, is grammatically correct, but makes no sense (like: 'Last night I ate on the moon and drank a piano for lunch.'), which area of the brain is likely damaged?

Question 17 17. What technique can scientists use to study the role of AF in living people?

Question 18 18. What is the arcuate faciculus (AF) made of?

Question 19 19. Recent studies have shown that Broca's area of the brain plays a significant role in _____.

Question 20 20. Broca's area is named for the _____ credited with determining the significance and function of this part of the brain.

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Question 21 21. Broca's area of the brain controls _____ involved with speech production

Question 22 22. Wernicke's aphasia is ______.

Question 23 23. Wernicke's area is located in the ______.

Question 24 24. Wernicke's area is the part of the brain that helps us ______ spoken language.

Question 25 25. How does food move through the esophagus?

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Question 26 26. The voice box is the common name for the:

Question 27 27. What would you be unable to do without the proper functioning of your trigeminal nerve?

Question 28 28. Which of the following terms means difficulty swallowing?

Question 29 29. A common cause of damage to the hypoglossal nerve is _____.

Question 30 30. The right AF is thought to play a role in what kind of learning?

Understanding the Speech Mechanism Chapter Exam Instructions

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