Aba Supervisor Quiz Number 1: Dimensions & Science....

30 Questions | Total Attempts: 196

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Biology Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz aimed at refreshing some of information covered in the workshop. It will also challenge you with questions that weren't covered, but do illustrate the power of the scientific method.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does 'ABA' stand for?
    • A. 

      Applying Behavioural Analysis

    • B. 

      Applied Behavioural Analysis

    • C. 

      All Beware Alerts!

    • D. 

      Analysing Behaviour Assessment

    • E. 

      Applied Behaviour Analysis

  • 2. 
    What is one purpose of Science? 
    • A. 

      Notion

    • B. 

      Action

    • C. 

      Prediction

    • D. 

      Premonition

  • 3. 
    Which gene has been implicated in the ability for speech? 
    • A. 

      FOX2P gene

    • B. 

      FX3 gene

    • C. 

      GEO4 gene

    • D. 

      SPH3 gene

    • E. 

      La8S gene

  • 4. 
    Who said the following:  "Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors. I am going beyond my facts and I admit it, but so have the advocates of the contrary and they have been doing it for many thousands of years." 
    • A. 

      Skinner

    • B. 

      Pavlov

    • C. 

      Thorndike

    • D. 

      Bandura

    • E. 

      Watson

  • 5. 
    Which 2 of the following are branches of Behaviour Analysis? 
    • A. 

      Astrology

    • B. 

      Experimental Analysis of Behaviour

    • C. 

      Experiential Behaviour Therapy

    • D. 

      Applied Behaviour Analysis

    • E. 

      Psycho-Dynamic Person Centred therapy

  • 6. 
     What is distance from the Sun to the Earth? 
    • A. 

      14 million miles

    • B. 

      500 million miles

    • C. 

      1 million miles

    • D. 

      500,000 miles

    • E. 

      93 million miles

  • 7. 
    What kind of conditioning is Ivan Pavlov known for discovering? 
    • A. 

      Operant

    • B. 

      Physical

    • C. 

      Classical

    • D. 

      Emotional

  • 8. 
    Who, in 1938, published 'The Behaviour of Organisms'?
    • A. 

      Pavlov

    • B. 

      Thorndike

    • C. 

      Heward

    • D. 

      Watson

    • E. 

      Skinner

  • 9. 
    Operant behaviour refers to...
    • A. 

      Behaviour

    • B. 

      Behaviour determined by antecedents

    • C. 

      Behaviour selected & maintained by consequences

    • D. 

      Everything a person does...

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are dimensions of ABA as described in the seminal paper by Baer et al (1968)
    • A. 

      Effective

    • B. 

      Operant

    • C. 

      Reinforcement

    • D. 

      Conceptually Systematic

    • E. 

      Data

  • 11. 
    Cooper, Heward & Heron (2007) define ABA as "....the science in which tactics derived from the principles of behaviour are applied to improve_________________ behaviour."
  • 12. 
    Which is NOT a dimension of ABA (Baer et al 1968)
    • A. 

      Conceptually Systematic

    • B. 

      Generality

    • C. 

      Applied

    • D. 

      Technological

    • E. 

      Reinforcing

  • 13. 
    Which of the following areas in the brain are linked to the production of speech?
    • A. 

      Wernicke's

    • B. 

      Bernicke's

    • C. 

      Baroka's

    • D. 

      Broca's

    • E. 

      Isocortex

  • 14. 
    How many pairs of chromosones do most human beings have? 
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      49

    • D. 

      105,00

    • E. 

      Zero

  • 15. 
    The 'Three-Term-Contingency' is...
    • A. 

      One way we analyse behaviour (what happened before, what behaviour we see & what happens after)

    • B. 

      The function of behaviour

    • C. 

      Is contingency shaped

    • D. 

      Is what it is

  • 16. 
    Science, as a method for accumulating and assessing knowledege, is inherently
    • A. 

      Certain

    • B. 

      Uncertain

    • C. 

      Improbable

    • D. 

      Guess work

  • 17. 
    Science is...
    • A. 

      Evidence -based

    • B. 

      Faith-based

    • C. 

      Humour-based

    • D. 

      Illusion-based

  • 18. 
    Heward (2005) stated that everything about ABA is
    • A. 

      "mystical and meta-physical"

    • B. 

      "psycho-babble hoodle-flip"

    • C. 

      "hidden and magical"

    • D. 

      "visible, public and explicit..."

  • 19. 
    Who is usually attributed as being the pioneer of utilising ABA in the education of children with Autism? 
    • A. 

      Thorndike

    • B. 

      Lovaas

    • C. 

      Bandura

    • D. 

      Rogers

    • E. 

      Elgar

  • 20. 
    How many children were in the intensive, experimental group cited in Lovaas's 1987 paper?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      19

    • D. 

      23

    • E. 

      42

  • 21. 
    Science can de described as...
    • A. 

      Open, democratic and evolving

    • B. 

      Closed and elitist

    • C. 

      Arrogant

    • D. 

      Subjective

    • E. 

      Process driven methodologically

  • 22. 
    Three factors that determine succesful ABA interventions include being
    • A. 

      Consistent

    • B. 

      Intensive

    • C. 

      Quality

    • D. 

      Latitude

    • E. 

      Attitude

  • 23. 
    Approximately, how many stars are there in our galaxy? (not in the universe as a whole)
    • A. 

      Between 100-120

    • B. 

      Between 100,000-200,000

    • C. 

      Between 1 and 2 million

    • D. 

      Between 150-400 billion

    • E. 

      There is only one star, our 'Sun'... the rest are pretty lights that come out at night...

  • 24. 
    True or false: ABA is used only with children with Autism?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Maybe

  • 25. 
    The Royal Society chose 'Nullius In Verba' as their motto as it articulated which principle?
    • A. 

      Believe what you see

    • B. 

      Believe what you hear

    • C. 

      Trust your instinct

    • D. 

      Take data

    • E. 

      Take no-ones word for it

  • 26. 
    ABA is best when...
    • A. 

      Structured yet flexible...

    • B. 

      Rigid

    • C. 

      Chaotic

    • D. 

      Arrogant

    • E. 

      Prosaic

  • 27. 
    E.B.P. stands for
    • A. 

      Evidence beats practice

    • B. 

      Evidence begets principle

    • C. 

      Evidence based practice

    • D. 

      Evidenced biased principle

    • E. 

      Evidence by practice

  • 28. 
    Which of the following are the constituent particles of an atom?electron, the proton and the neutron
    • A. 

      Protein

    • B. 

      Proton

    • C. 

      Neutron

    • D. 

      Electron

    • E. 

      Cerns

  • 29. 
    In the 1940's, Autism as a distinct developmental disability, was first described by which two people? 
    • A. 

      Skinner

    • B. 

      Asperger

    • C. 

      Lovaas

    • D. 

      Bettleheim

    • E. 

      Kanner

  • 30. 
    Which famous behaviourist said that rather than learning by trial & error, we should seek to set up the learning environment to provide positive consequences for desirable behaviours?
    • A. 

      Skinner

    • B. 

      Thorndike

    • C. 

      Lovaas

    • D. 

      Watson

    • E. 

      Baer