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Multiple choice questions

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This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
Broca's area is located:

 
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Question 2.
Which of the following is not a characteristic of Broca's aphasia?

 
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Question 3.
Wernicke's area is located in the:

 
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Question 4.
Wernicke's aphasia is usually characterised by:

 
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Question 5.
Alexia and agraphia are often symptoms of damage to:

 
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Question 6.
According to the Wernicke-Geschwind model, the ______ acts as the comprehension centre and ______ acts as the articulation centre.

 
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Question 7.
Until the development of modern scanning techniques, most of the knowledge of brain areas involved in language has come from observations of people who have:

 
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Question 8.
Damage to the arcuate fasciculus has been shown to produce:

 
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Question 9.
What brain region, or pathway, has been severed in split brain subjects?

 
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Question 10.
Sperry and Gazzaniga have shown that the right hemisphere is generally unable to:

 
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Question 11.
If objects are placed in the left hand of a split brain patient who is blindfolded they:

 
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Question 12.
The Wada procedure involves:

 
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Question 13.
The Wada procedure has shown that about 70% of people who are left-handed have language:

 
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Question 14.
A five year old boy who had nearly all his left hemisphere removed to treat epilepsy (Smith and Sugar 1975), was found as an adult to have:

 
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Question 15.
Galaburda has shown that in some cases of dyslexia, the left ______ is more poorly developed than in the right hemisphere.

 
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Question 16.
Geschwind and Behan (1982) have shown that developmental forms of dyslexia tend to be more common in:

 
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Question 17.
Geschwind has proposed that developmental dyslexia may be linked to:

 
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Question 18.
Which of the following techniques can be used to measure (in vivo) the metabolic activity of the brain?

 
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Question 19.
Which of the following techniques uses radio frequency waves to generate pictures of the brain?

 
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Question 20.
The central fissure is located between the:

 
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