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1. The primary focus of forensic phonetics:

  1. Analysis of spoken language
  2. Analysis of written language
  3. Analysis of human hearing
  4. Both (1) and (3)

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2. The main areas of focus in forensic phonetics:

(a) Analysis of speech signals for speaker identification and emotional states
(b) Decoding written messages for content and intent
(c) Authentication of audio recordings and enhancement of speech intelligibility
(d) Analyzing the effects of sound on human perception and behavior
(e) Interaction with forensic linguists and audio engineers for comprehensive analysis

Choose the correct option from the list:

  1. (a) and (c)
  2. (b) and (d)
  3. (a), (b), and (d)
  4. (a), (b), and (c)

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3. Which discipline analyzes written or spoken language to determine authorship and intent?

  1. Forensic phonetics
  2. Forensic linguistics
  3. Forensic psychoacoustics
  4. Questioned Document

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4. What does forensic psychoacoustics relate to?

  1. Human hearing and its effects on behavior
  2. Identification of chemical substances
  3. Analysis of visual evidence
  4. Decoding encrypted messages

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5. Which system provides the power necessary for speech production?

  1. Respiratory system
  2. Nervous system
  3. Laryngeal system
  4. Vocal tract

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6. The first step in the process of speech production:

  1. Organizing the message to be spoken
  2. Generating the sound source
  3. Providing the power for speech
  4. Articulating speech sounds

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7. What system is primarily responsible for generating the sound necessary for speech?

  1. Respiratory system
  2. Nervous system
  3. Laryngeal system
  4. Vocal tract

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8. Which neural components are essential for orchestrating the entire speech production process?

  1. Autonomic and central nervous systems
  2. Peripheral nervous system and brainstem
  3. Motor cortex and cerebellum
  4. Limbic system and hypothalamus

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9. Given below are two statements:

Statement I: The nervous system is responsible for the generation, organization, and instruction of speech mechanisms to produce speech.
Statement II: The autonomic nervous system directly controls the speech production process.

In the light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below:

  1. Both Statement I and Statement II are true
  2. Both Statement I and Statement II are false
  3. Statement I is true but Statement II is false
  4. Statement I is false but Statement II is true

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10. How does the motor cortex contribute to the speech production process?

  1. It organizes semantic content
  2. It enhances auditory feedback
  3. It regulates respiratory function
  4. It controls the movement of speech muscles

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11. Which physiological mechanism is primarily responsible for altering the pitch of the human voice?

  1. Lung capacity
  2. Vocal fold tension
  3. Tongue position
  4. Nasal cavity resonance

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12. What role does the vocal tract play in the formation of distinctive phonetic elements?

  1. It controls the airflow from the lungs
  2. It modulates the pitch of the sound
  3. It shapes the acoustic signal into speech sounds
  4. Both (2) and (3)

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13. Assertion (A): The respiratory mechanism’s sole function in speech production is to generate the power needed for speaking.
Reason (R):
The larynx, activated by muscle activity and subglottic air pressures, is responsible for creating most of the sound necessary for speech.

Choose the correct option from the list:

  1. Both (A) and (R) are correct
  2. (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
  3. (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
  4. Both (A) and (R) are wrong

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14. How does subglottic pressure influence the laryngeal system during speech production?

  1. It modulates the pitch of the sound
  2. It drives the oscillation of the vocal folds
  3. It enhances the resonance of the vocal tract
  4. It stabilizes the vocal cords during phonation

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15. Role of vocal tract play in the production of speech:

  1. It generates the sound source
  2. It provides airflow for phonation
  3. It shapes the acoustic signal into speech sounds
  4. All of the above

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  1. In Q1 it’s mentioned that role of forensic phonetics is analysis of spoken language but in Q3 it’s forensic linguistics..which is the right one?

    1. Forensic Phonetics: Focuses solely on the sounds of spoken language. However, Forensic Linguistics encompasses the analysis of both written and spoken language to understand various elements like authorship and intent.