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NIC Prep Test

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From a cultural perspective, the core Deaf community is most appropriately thought of as a A. bilingual community B. disadvantaged and segregated group C. disabled group D. linguistic minority group D. linguistic minority group
The setting in which it is LEAST likely that a Deaf person would be working as an interpreter is A. at an international conference on sign language research B. in settings where there are Deal/Blind people in the audience C. in a mainstream classroom O. in a courtroom C. in a mainstream classroom
Most content adjustments that interpreters make are either linguistic or A. cultural B. spoken C. visual D. auditory A. cultural
Mainstreaming became widespread in the U.s. primarily because of the A. enactment of Civil Rights legislation B. passage of Public Law 94-142 C. 1973 Rehabilitation Act D. Americans with Disabilities Act B. passage of Public Law 94-142
Which of the following statements regarding Deaf culture and the Deaf community is NOT true? A. Terps=Deaf community but not nec members-Deaf cult.B. Member-core-Deaf cult considered part-Deaf comm.C. Deaf core cult/Deaf comm share sim goals not nec-sim values/experiences.D Hearing terps-not CODAs can become members-core Deaf cult~acculturation. D. Hearing interpreters who are not CODAs can become members of the core Deaf culture by the process of acculturation.
When people adjust their language and the way they talk based on whom they are speaking to, they are shifting A. register B. modality C. meaning D. intent A. register
One protection available to interpreters from malpractice suits resulting from misinterpretations that cause harm is A. liability insurance B. team interpreting C. RID certification D. legal training A. liability insurance
If an interpreter accepts an assignment in another state and a different region, it is NOT appropriate to A. ascertain from Deaf consumers their regional signs before. B. use only the accepted regional signs from the terp's area C. incorporate any regional signs fed to terp during process interpreting D. review regional signs w/local terps from that regio B. use only the accepted regional signs from the interpreter's area
The process of transmitting information from a form of English-like signing to spoken English is known as A. transliteration B. c~eing C. interpretation D. translation A. transliteration
Which of the following is the best cue that a Deaf audience has failed to comprehend a voice-to-sign interpretation? A. Head nodding B. Lack of facial expression C. Confused copying of a sign D. Yawning C. Confused copying of a sign
Public Law 94-142 mandates that, to the extent possible, Deaf children should be A. educated in residential schools B. educated in the least restrictive environment C. placed in classes with an interpreter D. placed in a mainstreamed environment B. educated in the least restrictive environment
Which of the following has been shown to correlate most highly with the rate of occurrence of interpretation miscues? A. Clozure skills B. Concentration C. Process time D. Attention span C. Process time
Deaf audience leave a lecture understand all facts given by lecturer. They think lecturer is ill-prepared/distant, but is highly prepared and genuinely warm. The interpreter erred in conveying which of the following elements of the presentation? A. Content B. Context C. Affect D. Meaning C. Affect
A major reason Deaf people value residential schools is that residential schools are where A. Deaf people experience the greatest academic challenge B. adult Deaf role models exist in abundance C. people fully accept Deaf culture D. social identity and language competence are developed D. social identity and language competence are developed
A terp is in hospital-child with injuries consistent with child abuse. On four other occasions, the interpreter has been in other hospitals while the same child was there for similar injuries but with different doctors. The interpreter should A. keep all info strictly confidential regardless-circumstances B. subtly and gently question the family about poss child abuse c. ask the admittance staff to hire a terp who has no prev experience with the family D. contact the appropriate authorities D. contact the appropriate authorities
Simultaneous interpretation or transliteration is most appropriate when A. there has been no time for rehearsal prior to the assignment B. the speaker has a prepared text C. the speaker talks at a very fast rate D. the interpreter and consumers are familiar with the subject D. the interpreter and consumers are familiar with the subject
Systems for manually representing English were developed primarily to A. substitute for the use of ASL B. better allow English speakers to converse with Deaf persons C. teach English to multi-handicapped children D. teach English to Deaf children D. teach English to Deaf children
One of the key differences between interpreters and translators is that A. translators do not make as many semantic errors as do terps B. translators can work for longer time periods than can terps C. the source language message is "permanently available" to translators D. conference translators are usually paid by the page C. the source language message is "permanently available" to translators
The most important way in which interpreting for people who are Deaf/Blind differs from interpreting for people who are Deaf is that with Deaf/Blind persons the interpreter A. does not need to limit choice of clothing B. needs to determine the consumer's preferred mode of communication C. n.eeds to de-emphasize facial expression D. needs to include actual visual information D. needs to include actual visual information
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 includes which of the following provisions? A. Employers in biz w/50 + employees can't discrim agnst disab.B. Qualifd disab individ can't be discrim agnst by fed fund prgms.C. Employers must provide rehab services to disab employees. D. State gov'ts must provide rehab services to disab jobseekers. B. Qualified disabled individuals cannot be discriminated against by programs receiving federal funding.
Which of the following is a type of signing that is similar to ASL? A. Linguistics of Visual English (L.O.V.E.) B. Gestural/Visual Vernacular C. Simultaneous Communication D. Pidgin Sign English B. Gestural/Visual Vernacular
During an interpretation for a large audience, the lighting should A. be directed at the interpreter's face B. come from directly above the interpreter C. come from more than one angle D. come from directly behind the interpreter C. come from more than one angle
When an interpreter is subpoenaed as an expert witness in court, the interpreter's area of expertise is A cultural and linguistic implications of deafness B. sociological aspects of the Deaf community C. political implications of deafness D. communication issues and cross-cultural mediation D. communication issues and cross-cultural mediation
Which of the following organizations has the greatest interest in phone relay services? A. National Association of the Deaf B. Alexander Graham Bell Association C. National Technical Institute for the Deaf D. Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. D. Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc.
The use of a Deaf relay interpreter is most likely when the Deaf consumer A. uses a foreign sign language B. belongs to an ethnic group different from that of the hearing interpreter c. is involved in a courtroom or other legal situation D. does not use ASL A. uses a foreign sign language
Which of the following is true of an effective transliteration? A. It must be an exact one-to-one encoding of source language material in the target language form. B. It requires little or no process time. c. It is predictable in form. D. It may incorporate features of ASL that enhance intelligibility. D. It may incorporate features of ASL that enhance intelligibility.
When interpreting for a live television program, the interpreter should A. sign slowly and fingerspell key words B. focus primarily on lighting and personal appearance c. offer to provide assistance regarding interpreter placement D. recommend that the program to be interpreted be prerecorded c. offer to provide assistance regarding interpreter placement
The most effective way for interpreters to present complex material is to A. ask the speaker to simplify the information B. refer to a written copy of the material while interpreting C. ask the Deaf person at intervals whether he or she understands the information D. interpret in a more consecutive mode D. interpret in a more consecutive mode
During a meeting attended by a Deaf person and several bearing persons, two of the hearing participants carryon a private conversation that interferes with the interpreter's ability to continue. The most appropriate action for the interpreter is to A. interpret content of private conversation B. inform Deaf person two hearing persons are talking-continue best as possible C. inform two hearing persons the interpreter can't hear speaker D. inform speaker the interpreter can't hear speaker is saying C. inform the two hearing persons that the interpreter cannot hear the speaker
Which of the following general statements about interpretation is the most accurate? A. Interpretation involves competence in at least two languages.B. Source languages are almost always the terp's weaker or 2nd languages.C. Target languages are almost always the terp's weaker or second languages.D. Target languages are spoken languages. A. Interpretation involves competence in at least two languages.
The primary reason that a Deaf/Blind consumer would use a combination of communication methods is to A. ensure accuracy B. ensure that all visual information is received c. avoid fatigue D. expand the interpreter's communication options c. avoid fatigue
A Deaf consumer who facilitates group discussions often finds it difficult to know when it is appropriate to intelject comments. The best way for the interpreter to address this concern is to A. establish ground rules-turn-taking & announce them to group B. tell Deaf consumer when it's their turn to speak C. consult with Deaf consumer to establish a plan to facilitate participation D. instruct group about process time involved in interpreting c. consult with the Deaf consumer to establish a plan to facilitate participation
The use of hand shapes to represent manner and place of articulation in order to reduce ambiguities in speechreading is known as which of the following? A. Seeing Essential English B. Visible Speech c. The Rochester Method D. Cued Speech D. Cued Speech
To sociolinguists, the intimate register of discourse is characterized by A. reliance on information that is stated explicitly B. reliance on information that is left implicit c. the use of furtive glances to see who might be eavesdropping D. cupping of the hand at the side of the mouth B. reliance on information that is left implicit
The process of rendering a message from one written language to another written language is known as A. interpretation B. translation c. trans codification D. transliteration B. translation
Consecutive interpretation can be successfully used only when A. the situation is casual B. the situation is formal c. all parties agree to use this method D. a lecture is well-planned and rehearsed c. all parties agree to use this method
Small staff meeting-one Deaf employee, he sign he not completed a work assigmt.Terp misses negation-voices assigmt completed. Upon realizing error, terp voices to hearing staff mistake made/corrects error. More approp way handling situation is A. inform Deaf & hearing participants terp error made/correct error B. sign to Deaf terp error made/let Deaf decide to correct it C. w/o drawing attn to error, revoice corrected form/continue D. explain to participants why negations sometime easy to miss A. inform both the Deaf and hearing participants that an interpreter error was made and correct the error
Which of the following is true regarding noun-verb pairs in ASL? A. The noun and verb are signed the same because the meaning is understood from the context of the message. B. The noun is signed using a smaller double movement. C. The noun is generally spelled and the verb is signed.D. Verbs are derived from gestures. B. The noun is signed using a smaller double movement.
When called upon to work with a Deaf person with limited language competence, the interpreter should A. begin with a simultaneous interpretation B. prepare a disclaimer in case misunderstandings occur C. advise the Deaf consumer that he or she should use a Deaf intermediary interpreter D. have available an array of visual aids D. have available an array of visual aids
One of the goals of conflict resolution is to 1 another reduce tendency 2 exploit others needs C.distract from conflict assigning tasks-keep occupied D. emphas expectns of 1 conflicting parties-min expectations of other A. increase sensitivity to similarity and common interests while minimizing differences
In interpreting complex concepts into ASL, which of the following is the most helpful? A. Visualization B. Clozure c. Predication D. Glossing A. Visualization
The focus of the cultural/humanistic view of Deaf people is on the A. disadvantaged person B. person rather than the deafness C. overall communication process D. effect of the disability B. person rather than the deafness
End of medical appt, a Latino Deaf patient is given a card w/date 9/10/98 next sched appt. Terp knows that Latin countries write date-day/month/year & this different notation may lead-confusion. Most approp way for terp to handle this situation is to A. say nothing B. tell the hearing doctor about Latin date notation C. tell the Deaf patient about American date notation D. sight interpret the written information D. sight interpret the written information
According to Title IV (Telecommunications) of the ADA, telephone companies must provide Deaf individuals with A. both local and long distance relay services 24 hours a day B. all telecommunication devices that are available C. relay services at a low monthly charge D. interstate, but not intrastate, relay services A. both local and long distance relay services 24 hours a day
The use of two languages or of two varieties of the same language in a community in which one has a higher status than the other is known as A. diglossia ii B. bilingualism C. lexical borrowing D. code switching A. diglossia
Which of the following is always true of an effective English-to-sign interpretation? A. It is a pure ASL rendition. B. It adapts to audience preference. C. It consists of conceptually accurate signing. D. It uses minimal fingerspelling. B. It adapts to audience preference.
An interpreter will be best prepared for interpreting a lecture by learning something about the A. goal of the speaker B. lecture environment C. audience language preference D. discourse structure A. goal of the speaker
Since Deaf people tend to share knowledge and experiences that may be unfamiliar to a hearing audience, the interpreter working from ASL to English should A.answer audience questns about cult-specific material B. present a meaningful interp of cult-spec material C. suggest Deaf presenters they explain cult-spec material D. encourage audience 2 ask questns to presenter about cult-spec material not understood B. present a meaningful interpretation of culture-specific material
To which of the following factors do sign language transliterators generally give LEAST consideration? A. Linguistic structure B. Regional dialects C. Variations in manual codes D. Register B. Regional dialects
Approximately what percentage of Deaf and hard-of hearing children have hearing parents? A. less that 25% B. 25-35% c. 50-60% D. 85-95% D. 85-95%
The scheduler at terp referral agency needs to book interpreters for 3 events: a fund raiser-Gay Men's Health Crisis, a conf on male sexual dysfunction, & Synod of Catholic Bishops. Which interpreter attributes does NOT need to be considered? A. Religion B. Gender c. Age D. Sexual orientation c. Age
An English word that approximates the most common meaning of an ASL sign is known as a A. root B. cognate C. gloss D. synonym C. gloss
Which of the following is LEAST indicative of register? A. Setting B. Subject matter C. Speaker's attire D. Speaker's accent D. Speaker's accent
While working, the interpreter is asked by one of the hearing participants how long it took to become an interpreter. Without responding, the interpreter directs this question to the Deaf person. The interpreter is functioning under the A. helper model B. conduit model C. communication facilitator model D. bicultural mediator model B. conduit model
Which of the following facts about a Deaf person would provide you with the LEAST information about how he or she is likely to sign? A. His or her educational experience B. Whether his or her parents are Deaf C. The hearing status of his or her children D. His or her level of involvement in the Deaf Community C. The hearing status of his or her children
When a message is rendered from English to ASL, the most accurate description of the communication process is A. consecutive interpreting B. simultaneous transliterating C. voice-to-sign transliterating D. voice-to-sign interpreting D. voice-to-sign interpreting
All of the following statements regarding Total Communication are correct EXCEPT A.Method of oralism used to teach language.B. Involves fingerspelling, sign language, lipreading, auditory training, and written expression. C. It is used in both mainstream and residential programs. D. It is a philosophy for teaching Deaf students. A. It is a method of oralism used to teach language.
Which of the following linguistic features is found in English but not in ASL? A. Relative clauses B. Subject-verb agreement C. Gender distinctions in the pronoun system D. Subject-verb-object word order C. Gender distinctions in the pronoun system
According to RID, a certified interpreter can lose certification for all of the following reasons EXCEPT A. failing to pay current national dues B. failing to complete the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) C. failing to join an affiliate chapter D. violating ethical standards C. failing to join an affiliate chapter
The insurance company formed by the Deaf community in 1901 is the A. National Fraternal Society of the Deaf B. Golden Hills Society C. National Association of the Deaf D. World Federation of the Deaf A. National Fraternal Society of the Deaf
All of the following are methods commonly used for communication with DeafjBlind people EXCEPT A. Tadoma Method B. palm writing C. tactile fingerspelJing and signing D. Cued Speech D. Cued Speech
At an (lEP) meeting, a Deaf student becomes upset with proposed goals and objectives that the team is suggesting for her. The Deaf student directs her anger at the interpreter. The psychological term for the student's behavior is A. regression B. avoidance C. transference D. code switching C. transference
Which of the following is a community-based, non-profit organization that works specifically with African-American Deaf persons to advocate their rights? A. BDA B. RJD-ITOC C. AARP D. AADB A. BDA
"Qualified interpreter means an interpreter who is able to interpret effectively, accurately, and impartially, both receptively and expressively, using any necessary specialized vocabulary." This statement is contained in A. the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) B. Public Law 94-142 (Education for All Handicapped Children) C. Public Law 95-539 (The Court Interpreters Act) D. the ADA (Regulations) D. the ADA (Regulations)
Which of the following linguistic features is found in ASL but not in English? A. possessive pronouns B. object-verb agreement C. rhetorical questions D. subject-verb-object word order B. object-verb agreement
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