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This will test your knowledge on chapter 9.

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  • 1. 
     After suffering a brain injury in a motorcycle accident, Adam cannot form new memories. He can, however, remember his life experiences before the accident. Adam’s memory difficulty most clearly illustrates:
    • A. 

      Repression

    • B. 

      Retroactive interference

    • C. 

      Encoding failure

    • D. 

      Source amnesia

  • 2. 
    The extensive rehearsal necessary to encode nonsense syllables best illustrates: 
    • A. 

      The spacing effect.

    • B. 

      Implicit memory.

    • C. 

      The serial position effect

    • D. 

      Effortful processing

  • 3. 
    At a block party, Cyndi is introduced to eight new neighbors. Moments later, she can only remember the names of the first three and last two neighbors. Her experience illustrates: 
    • A. 

      Source amnesia

    • B. 

      The next-in-line effect

    • C. 

      Implicit memory

    • D. 

      The serial position effect

  • 4. 
    Although Jordan could not recall the exact words of a poem he had recently heard, he clearly remembered the meaning of the poem. This best illustrates the importance of: 
    • A. 

      Semantic encoding

    • B. 

      Mood-congruent memory

    • C. 

      The serial position effect

    • D. 

      The method of loci

  • 5. 
    It is easier to remember “what sobriety conceals, alcohol reveals” than to recall “what sobriety conceals, alcohol unmasks.” This best illustrates the value of: 
    • A. 

      The serial position effect

    • B. 

      Acoustic encoding

    • C. 

      The spacing effect

    • D. 

      Implicit memory

  • 6. 
    Employing the single word “HOMES” to remember the names of North America’s five Great Lakes best illustrates the use of: 
    • A. 

      The method of loci

    • B. 

      The serial position effect

    • C. 

      A mnemonic device

    • D. 

      Implicit memory

  • 7. 
     Which of the following is believed to be the synaptic basis for learning and memory? 
    • A. 

      Priming

    • B. 

      Semantic encoding

    • C. 

      Proactive interference

    • D. 

      Long-term potentiation

  • 8. 
    Memories of emotional events are especially likely to be facilitated by activation of the: 
    • A. 

      Amygdala

    • B. 

      Hypothalamus

    • C. 

      Sensory cortex

    • D. 

      Motor cortex

  • 9. 
    Mr. Nydam suffers amnesia and is unable to remember playing golf on a particular course. Yet the more he plays the course, the more his game improves. His experience illustrates the need to distinguish between: 
    • A. 

      Shotr-term and long-term memory

    • B. 

      Proactive and retroactive interference

    • C. 

      Explicit and implicit memory

    • D. 

      Recognition and recall

  • 10. 
    A measure of your memory in which you need to pick the correctly learned answer from a displayed list of options is known as a measure of: 
    • A. 

      Recall

    • B. 

      Recognition

    • C. 

      Reconstruction

    • D. 

      Relearning

  • 11. 
    The happier Judie is, the more readily she recalls experiences with former teachers who were warm and generous. This best illustrates that emotional states can be: 
    • A. 

      Retrieval cues

    • B. 

      Short-term memory

    • C. 

      Long-term memory

    • D. 

      Recognition

  • 12. 
    During her evening Spanish language exam, Janica so easily remembers the French vocabulary she studied that morning that she finds it difficult to recall the Spanish vocabulary she rehearsed that afternoon. Her difficulty best illustrates: 
    • A. 

      The spacing effect

    • B. 

      Proactive interference

    • C. 

      Cource amnesia

    • D. 

      Retroactive interference

  • 13. 
    Mrs. McBride can’t consciously recall how frequently she criticizes her children because it would be too anxiety-arousing to do so. Sigmund Freud would have suggested that her poor memory illustrates: 
    • A. 

      Source amnesia

    • B. 

      Proactive interference

    • C. 

      Automatic procesisng

    • D. 

      Repression

  • 14. 
    After Teresa was verbally threatened by someone in a passing car, she was questioned as to whether she recognized the man who was driving the car. Several hours later, Teresa mistakenly recalled that the driver was a male rather than a female. Teresa’s experience best illustrates: a. implicit memory. b. proactive interference. c. the misinformation effect. d. the serial position effect.
    • A. 

      Implicit memory

    • B. 

      Proactive interference

    • C. 

      The misinformation effect

    • D. 

      The serial position effect

  • 15. 
    Recalling something that you had once merely imagined happening as something you had directly experienced best illustrates: 
    • A. 

      The self-reference effect

    • B. 

      Mood-congruent memory.

    • C. 

      Proactive interference

    • D. 

      Source amnesia.

  • 16. 
    Many people can easily recall exactly what they were doing when they heard the news of the 9/11 terrorist tragedy. This best illustrates ________ memory.
    • A. 

      Echoic

    • B. 

      Flashbulb

    • C. 

      Implicit

    • D. 

      iconic

  • 17. 
    When you hear familiar words in your native language, it is virtually impossible not to register the meanings of the words. This best illustrates the importance of: 
    • A. 

      Flashbulb memory

    • B. 

      Automatic processing.

    • C. 

      Iconic memory.

    • D. 

      The spacing effect.

  • 18. 
    An understanding of the spacing effect provides insight into effective strategies for: 
    • A. 

      Rehersal

    • B. 

      Chunking.

    • C. 

      Retrieval.

    • D. 

      Automatic processing.

  • 19. 
    Ebbinghaus observed that it is much easier to learn meaningful material than to learn nonsense material. This best illustrates the advantage of: 
    • A. 

      The “peg-word” system.

    • B. 

      The spacing effect.

    • C. 

      Semantic encoding.

    • D. 

      Implicit memory.

  • 20. 
    The method of loci relies heavily on the use of: 
    • A. 

      Visual encoding.

    • B. 

      Implicit memory.

    • C. 

      The spacing effect.

    • D. 

      Mood-congruent memory.