Vocal Function

Unit 2 Quiz

 

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Indicate whether the following statements are true or false.

1. The primary muscle for inhalation is the diaphragm.

True
False

               

2. When the diaphragm descends and flattens, this causes air to be expelled from the lungs.

True
False

                

3. The process of breathing is controlled by the lungs.

True
False

                

4. The diaphragm is the most important muscle for inhalation.

True 
False

             

5. Inhalation is the process of drawing air into the lungs.

True
False

             

6. The process of exhalation is controlled by the abdominals and the internal intercostals.

True
False

               

7. The abdominals are the most important muscles for inhalation.

True
False

               

8. Exhalation occurs when the lungs push air out through the trachea.

True
False

         

9. When the internal intercostals pull on the ribs, the ribs cage contracts.

True
False

            

10. During breathing, the rings of the trachea expand.

True
False

 

11. Phonation is the alteration of vocal sound.

True
False

               

12. The larynx is a muscle that controls inhalation.

True
False

                

13. The position of the tongue can alter the size and shape of the vocal tract.

True
False

                

14. The pitch of vocal sound is controlled by the palate.

True 
False

             

15. The reinforcement of vocal sound is called resonation.

True
False

         

16. The formation of consonant sounds is called phonation.

True
False

               

17. Vocal sound resonates in the throat.

True
False

               

18. The three processes of sound production are inhalation, phonation, and articulation.

True
False

         

19. Vocal sound originates in the larynx.

True
False

            

20. The size and shape of the vocal folds cannot be altered.

True
False

             

 

Choose the answer that best completes each statement.

21. Inhalation is controlled by the

abdominals and diaphragm.
lungs and intercostals.
diaphragm and external intercostals.
lungs and abdominals.

 

22. During inhalation, the ribs are pulled upward and outward by the

external intercostals.
internal intercostals.
abdominals.
diaphragm.

 

23. During breathing, air passes in and out of the lungs through the

sternum.
palate.
esophagus.
trachea.

 

24. Inhalation occurs when the

abdominals flatten, and the internal intercostals pull on the ribs.
diaphragm descends and flattens, and the external intercostals pull on the ribs.
abdominals thrust downward.
lungs suck in air through the trachea.

 

25. During breathing for singing, the lungs can contain up to

8 pints of air.
2 pints of air.
1 pint of air.
4 pints of air.

 

26. Exhalation occurs when

the diaphragm descends and flattens, and the external intercostals pull on the ribs.
the abdominals thrust upward, and the internal intercostals pull on the ribs.
the lungs push air out through the trachea.
the abdominals flatten, and the external intercostals pull on the ribs.

 

27. Contraction of the rib cage is controlled by the

abdominal muscles.
lungs.
external intercostals.
internal intercostals.

 

28. When the internal intercostals contract, they pull the ribs

out and down.
out and up.
in and down.
in and up.

 

29. The most important muscles for exhalation are the

abdominals.
internal intercostals.
external intercostals.
lungs.

 

30. The breathing process is controlled by the

abdominals, intercostals, and trachea.
diaphragm, intercostals, and lungs.
diaphragm, abdominals, and intercostals.
intercostals, lungs, and trachea.

 

31. Phonation occurs when

air is drawn into the lungs through the trachea.
sound vibrations resonate in the nasal cavities.
the teeth and lips work together to make consonant sounds.
air passes through the vocal folds, causing them to vibrate.

 

32. Phonation occurs in

the larynx.
the mouth.
the nasal cavities..
the trachea.

 

33. The pitch of vocal sound is determined by the position of the

epiglottis.
cricoid bone.
thyroid cartilage.
pharynx.

 

34. Resonation occurs in the

throat, trachea, and lungs.
throat, mouth, and nasal cavities.
larynx, palate, and lungs.
mouth, lungs, and trachea.

 

35. The most important body part for vowel formation is the

palate.
larynx.
trachea.
tongue.

 

36. The parts that work together in articulation are the

lips, tongue, and teeth.
mouth, palate, and tongue.
nasal cavities, tongue, and throat.
lips, teeth, and palate.

 

37. The resonation of vowel sounds n, m, and ng occurs in the

larynx.
nasal cavities.
mouth.
throat.

 

38. The altering of vocal sounds to form words is called

resonation.
phonation.
articulation.
exhalation.

 

39. The two processes involved in singing are

exhalation and resonation.
inhalation and exhalation.
breathing and articulation.
breathing and making sound.

 

40. The position of the soft palate affects

the pitch of vocal sound.
the resonation of vocal sound.
the volume of vocal sound.
the articulation of vocal sound.