1. Practice Written Exam


The written portion of the Utah Interpreter Certification Evaluation will evaluate your knowledge of the culture, language, history, law and ethics as they apply to the profession of interpreting.

Read the question and choose the best answer.

* 1. Over the time sign language interpreters have been working, there have been four basic philosophical frames. They are:

* 2. Code switching is

* 3. The penalties for interpreting without certification in the State of Utah include all the following EXCEPT:

* 4. You are at a workshop where there happens to be an interpreter that you can see is not interpreting accurately what is being said. During one of the breaks, you go up and start talking to the Deaf person. They express to you their frustration with the interpreter. They asked for a certified interpreter, but this one is not. The interpreter comes up and tells you they are a friend of the presenter and have had only 3 sign language classes. The presenter is paying them very well for their time. What state law is this "interpreter" violating?

* 5. Which of the following sign systems uses a conceptually based reason for choosing
a sign?

* 6. An EIPA Certified interpreter is working in the local high school. One day, the police make a locker search and find weapons in the locker of one of the Deaf students for whom the interpreter works with. The principal calls the interpreter into the office and tells the interpreter to interpret for the police interrogation.
What illustrative behavior of the tenet, 3.0 Conduct, of the Code of Professional Conduct addresses the above conflict?

* 7. Which of the following is NOT a register style as defined by Joos in 1967?

* 8. A person using Cued language to communicate with a deaf person is using which process?

* 9. Which view of deaf people do many doctors and speech pathologists have?

* 10. What percentage of Deaf people have non-deaf parents?

* 11. Which form of interpretation is more accurate?

* 12. Which of the following would you use to interpret for a Deaf/Blind person who had no residual vision?

* 13. What is the main reason for team interpreting?

* 14. The fact that non-deaf people tend to think that Deaf people would like to be "hearing" is an example of:

* 15. The NAD was set up at least partially in reaction to what event?

* 16. An interpreter is interpreting a play. When the interpreter arrives at the theater there is not a designated place nor light set for the interpreter. Using the Demand-Control Schema which of the following is a control the interpreter can use?

* 17. In which decade did Sign Language Interpreters begin to organize?

* 18. Which of the following is a true statement?

* 19. In the Deaf Culture, what does the acronym “WFD” stand for?

* 20. Deaf culture has been classified as what kind of culture?

* 21. In ASL, which of the following occurs first in a sentence?

* 22. You are interpreting in a college philosophy course. After interpreting this course for about two weeks, you have become increasingly frustrated. You are tired of interpreting for someone who doesn't pay attention to you, but instead "listens" to the lecture and takes notes. They only look at you about 5% of the time. Since the Deaf person is taking notes, you believe they have enough residual hearing to get along without you; they are after all, not paying attention to you. What is the primary demand being placed on the interpreter?

* 23. What is an acceptable reason to violate the Code of Professional Conduct?

* 24. Of the following, who is exempt from the requirement to have certification in Utah?

* 25. If a Deaf person came to you with a letter in written English and asked you to sign it in American Sign Language, which process would you be doing?

* 26. Who was the person that brought French Sign Language to the United States?

* 27. What is the main function of having a team?

* 28. What is the most basic funtion of language?

* 29. Once you pass the Utah written exam it is valid for how many years?

* 30. When would it be best to use a Certified Deaf interpreter?