Vocal Health

Unit 3 Quiz

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Please answer all of the following questions. When you are finished, click the button at the bottom of the page to submit this quiz to your instructor. You will receive a corrected copy of your answers at the student email address entered above.

 

Indicate whether the following statements are true or false.

 

1. Drinking coffee can help to keep the voice hydrated.

True
False

               

2. The vocal folds need to be well-hydrated in order to function properly.

True
False

                

3. Local anesthetics such as Chloraseptic should be used when singing to prevent vocal strain.

True
False

                

4. Antihistamines have no effect on the voice.

True 
False

             

5. Marijuana smoke is not as harmful to the body as cigarette smoke.

True
False

               

6. Smoking causes glottal irritation and dryness of the throat.

True
False

               

7. Physical exercise has a negative effect on the voice.

True
False

               

8. A high school singer should not sing for more than an hour per day.

True
False

         

9. The voice should be warmed up before strenuous use.

True
False

            

10. Shouting, screaming, and yelling can be harmful to the voice.

True
False

              

11. The throat should be cleared regularly to keep it free of mucous.

True
False

               

12. Caffeine, alcohol, and smoking have no effect on the voice.

True
False

                

13. Vocal nodules are caused by vocal abuse.

True
False

                

14. A singer with a sinus infection should clear their throat often.

True 
False

             

15. Laryngitis cannot be caused by acid reflux.

True
False

               

16. A sharp pain in the throat could indicate muscle fatigue.

True
False

               

17. Vocal polyps are harder than vocal nodules and usually form in pairs.

True
False

               

18. Tension in the arms, legs, and neck can cause tension in the larynx.

True
False

         

19. When singing, the jaw should be pushed forward at the temporal-mandibular joint.

True
False

            

20. Smoking is the leading cause of laryngeal cancer.

True
False

 

 

Choose the answer that best completes each statement.

21. In order to stay well hydrated, a person should drink

7-9 glasses of water per day.
7-9 gallons of water per day.
2-4 glasses of water per day.
10-12 glasses of water per day.

 

22. Which of the following does NOT dehydrate the body?

artificial interior climates
coffee
alcohol
tylenol

 

23. A singer with a cold should

take antihistamines.
use a local anesthetic for sore throat.
inhale steam and gargle with salt water to clear mucous.
take ibuprofen or aspirin.

 

24. Birth control pills containing progesterone can

cause platelet dysfunction and bleeding.
numb sensations in the throat
cause swelling in the larynx
have a negative effect on the voice register.

 

25. Smoking is the leading cause of

heart disease.
laryngeal cancer.
asthma.
platelet dysfunction.

 

26. Smoking does NOT cause

glottal irritation.
emphysema.
hydration.
vocal polyps.

 

27. A high school or college age singer should be able to sing for

6-8 hours per day without vocal strain.
3-4 hours per day without vocal strain.
20-30 minutes per day without vocal strain.
1-2 hours per day without vocal strain.

 

28. A singer with laryngitis due to a cold or sinus infection should

limit strenuous voice use.
take antihistamines.
get lots of exercise.
drink coffee to reduce headaches.

 

29. Abusing the voice by shouting and screaming can cause

acid reflux.
sinus infection.
vocal nodules.
hydration.

 

30. When singing, you should NOT

relax the jaw.
lock the knees.
hold the head upright.
keep air flowing steadily.