Intelligence Fundamentals Unit 1 Test

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Intelligence has been defined in many different ways to include the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, and problem solving. How much do you know human intelligence levels covered in unit one? Take the quiz below and find out. Don’t forget to share tour results.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Critical thinking provides _________ and _________ to the reasoning process to identify key areas of thinking for analysts to know where they are likely to go astray.
    • A. 

      Understanding knowledge,

    • B. 

      Methods, structure

    • C. 

      Data, assumptions

    • D. 

      Security, prevention

  • 2. 
    Critical thinking, according to Field Manual 2-33.4, defines critical thinking as:
    • A. 

      A declarative statement that has yet to be established as true

    • B. 

      Involves ways to sanity check each element of reasoning as it is performed to ensure one hasn’t gone astray in the analysis process

    • C. 

      Clusters of ideas that are the result of abstract thinking

    • D. 

      A process by which the analyst improves the quality of their thinking by applying the scientific elements of reasoning and logic to gather, evaluate, and use information effectively.

  • 3. 
    True or False. An inference is an intellectual act by which we conclude something is true based on something else being true, or seeming to be true.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Clusters of ideas that are the result of abstract thinking are _________.
    • A. 

      Assumptions

    • B. 

      Accuracy

    • C. 

      Concepts

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Externally, we use critical thinking to analyze the _________ and answer _________ to solve a problem.
    • A. 

      Questions, conclusion

    • B. 

      Situation, questions

    • C. 

      Conditions, hypothesis

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    An unconscious belief that conditions, governs, and compels our behavior is known as what?
    • A. 

      Thought

    • B. 

      Prejudice

    • C. 

      Bias

    • D. 

      Not quite sure

  • 7. 
    As intelligence professionals, what are the four types of biases that currently exist?
    • A. 

      Cultural, situational, regional, and population

    • B. 

      General, local, military, civilian

    • C. 

      There aren’t four biases

    • D. 

      Cultural, organizational, personal, and cognitive

  • 8. 
    _________ _________ occurs when you attribute your intensions, actions, or reactions to another person or thing without considering their unique cultural background.
    • A. 

      Cultural bias

    • B. 

      General bias

    • C. 

      Regional bias

    • D. 

      Cognitive bias

  • 9. 
    Patterns of expectations that influence one to think a certain way is _________.
    • A. 

      Ideas

    • B. 

      Mindsets

    • C. 

      Patterns

    • D. 

      Advocacy

  • 10. 
    A form of patterning by perceiving a similarity between events or things because of superficial features is known as _________.
    • A. 

      Cognitive bias

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Stereotyping

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    This occurs when you let your personal experiences affect your analysis.
    • A. 

      Cognitive bias

    • B. 

      General bias

    • C. 

      Mindset

    • D. 

      Personal bias

  • 12. 
    An unconscious belief which influences the act of knowing or making a judgment call is known as _________ _________.
    • A. 

      Personal bias

    • B. 

      Cognitive bias

    • C. 

      General bias

    • D. 

      Contractor bias

  • 13. 
    _________ is taking a position on an issue, gathering supporting evidence, and _________ that position against the arguments of those holding opposing views.
    • A. 

      Stereotyping, explaining

    • B. 

      Advocacy, defending

    • C. 

      Thinking ,forcing

    • D. 

      Planning, defending

  • 14. 
    Occurs when analysis is affected by the specific goal or preconceived ideas of an organization.
    • A. 

      General bias

    • B. 

      Personal bias

    • C. 

      Organizational bias

    • D. 

      Unit bias

  • 15. 
    True or False. Organizational bias cannot influence personal bias.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    To _________ is to calculate or think by forming a new statement based on statements already known or discovered, or to infer based on evidence.
    • A. 

      Reason

    • B. 

      Acknowledge

    • C. 

      Comprehend

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    What are the three types of reasoning?
    • A. 

      Reasonable deducting, inducing, and solving

    • B. 

      Critically thinking, perceiving ,solving

    • C. 

      Brainstorming, perceiving, interpreting

    • D. 

      Deductive, inductive, abductive

  • 18. 
    _________ initiate reasoning. All reasoning is an attempt to _________ something out.
    • A. 

      Questions, break

    • B. 

      Interpretations, figure

    • C. 

      Questions, figure

    • D. 

      Answers, break

  • 19. 
    What are the three types of questions?
    • A. 

      Questions of fact, preference, and judgement

    • B. 

      Questions of reason, belief, and perception

    • C. 

      Questions of reason, belief, and perception

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    _________ is a mental point of view of a particular subject or its parts.
    • A. 

      Judgement

    • B. 

      Thought

    • C. 

      Perspective

    • D. 

      Preference

  • 21. 
    What is used to bridge the gap between what is known and unknown?
    • A. 

      Assumptions

    • B. 

      Questions

    • C. 

      Inference

    • D. 

      Purpose

  • 22. 
    True or False. Purpose is the goal in all reasoning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    _________ _________ are those pieces of information that, if revealed, would strengthen one’s conclusion or argument.
    • A. 

      Unknown sources

    • B. 

      Serious implications

    • C. 

      Critical information

    • D. 

      Intelligence gaps

  • 24. 
    True or False. Concepts are clusters of ideas that are the result of abstract thinking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    True or False. Typically, analysts should not need to consult outside reliable sources of information to answer intelligence questions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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