Communication Challenge

Communication Challenge

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Helen Keller was blind, deaf and mute until Annie Sullivan opened the door to communication. Which of the following words, spelt into her hand, did Helen first connect with the object?

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Which of the following was NOT one of Helen Keller's accomplishments?

She was the first deaf-blind person to graduate from college.
She helped invent Braille.
She won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
She wrote 13 books, including her own biography.
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Where did Alexander Graham Bell have the first telephone exchange?

Boston, Massachusetts
Mississauga, Canada
Portland, Maine
New Haven, Connecticut
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Where does the expression "to have a frog in your throat" come from?

Medieval physicians believed that the secretions of a frog could cure a cough if they were coated on the throat of the patient.
It's a translation from French - the word "grenouille" means both frog and lump.
From a German legend about a drunken old man accidentally swallowing a frog.
From the similarity of the sound frogs make to a person clearing their throat.
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What is "prosody"?

The process of learning a second language.
The mocking of adult speech sounds infants use to learn to speak.
The patterns of melody, timing, and stress in speech.
The acquisition of a language through only listening.
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Who said the famous line "the medium is the message" in the 1960's?

Marshall McLuhan
Noam Chomsky
John Lennon
Andy Warhol
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What is the fourth most common language in the United States?

ASL- American Sign Language
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Which famous man developed a code with his wife to communicate with her after death? (During numerous séances, she never did receive any sign from him.)

Harry Houdini
John Lennon
George Burns
Orson Wells
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Which of the following is not true about chimpanzees learning Sign Language?

They can teach other chimps to use the signs.
They invent new signs.
They can form sentences of up to seven "words" (signs).
They sometimes reproduce a human's vocal sounds (speech) that go with a sign.
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Which word in the English language possesses the most synonyms?

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