The failures of sensory perception can be unusual and debilitating. A particular sensory deficit that inhibits an important social function of humans is prosopagnosia, or face blindness. The word comes from the Greek words prosopa, that means “faces,” and agnosia, that means “not knowing.” Some people may feel that they cannot recognize people easily by their faces. However, a person with prosopagnosia cannot recognize the most recognizable people in their respective cultures. They would not recognize the face of a celebrity, an important historical figure, or even a family member like their mother. They may not even recognize their own face.

Q. Which of the following best expresses the essential information in the bold sentence in paragraph 1? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information.

Select the Correct Answer:
Prosopagnosia is when one cannot recognize familiar faces, which can hurt social interactions
This specific sensory deficiency affects important social structures
Prosopagnosia is also called face blindness
Humans can suffer from sensory deficits like face blindness


30 Reading Questions for TOEFL Prep - Group 2

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