Behavior Analysis: Behavior Exam Practice

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Human behavior can be predictable or unpredictable depending on the situation one is found in. It is possible for one to study human behavior and know what you can expect from someone how to explain such. Take up the behavioral analysis practice quiz below to help in your upcoming exam. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Context variable

    • B. 

      Antecedent variable

    • C. 

      Confounding variable

    • D. 

      Ecological variable

  • 2. 
     By altering a variable between a setting event and a behavior we are utilizing what dimension of behavior analysis?
    • A. 

      Applied

    • B. 

      Analytic

    • C. 

      General

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      More frequent reinforcement of a target behavior in the presence of the discriminative stimulus than in the presence of the S-delta

    • B. 

      Accidental reinforcement

    • C. 

      The Premack Principle.

    • D. 

      Extinction.

  • 4. 
    When altering variables based on the identification of functional relations, caution should be take to
    • A. 

      Avoid stengthening wanted behavior

    • B. 

      Avoiding confounding variable

    • C. 

      Avoid stenghtening unwanted behavior

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT  an example of an ecological strategy to evoke appropriate behaviors?
    • A. 

      Providing choice

    • B. 

      Task variation

    • C. 

      Teaching to ask for breaks

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Set up trials for hand washing

    • B. 

      Social story on hand washing

    • C. 

      Take student outside to play in mud and then call for lunch

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a procedure for determining a potential reinforcer for a student
    • A. 

      Send a list of reinforcers to parent and have them complete and cirlcle choices

    • B. 

      Have a set of reinforcers on a table and have student select

    • C. 

      Conduct an interview with the student and talk bout choices

  • 8. 
    By selecting candy as a reinforcer and deciding that the child can have 3 pieces for every correct response. The teacher has utilized which parameter of reinforcement:
    • A. 

      Timing

    • B. 

      Quantity

    • C. 

      Variety

  • 9. 
    The longer the latency of delivery of reinforcement the more likely
    • A. 

      Behavior will be reinforced

    • B. 

      Behavior will remain the same

    • C. 

      intervening response will be reinforced

  • 10. 
    Select the schedule of reinforcement being used in the example:Jamie gets a candy bar after every 10 questions answered
    • A. 

      Vr

    • B. 

      Fi

    • C. 

      Fr

    • D. 

      Vi

  • 11. 
    Select the schedule of reinforcement being used in the example:David gets to go to the play room after every 20 minutes that he works on his spelling.
    • A. 

      Vr

    • B. 

      Fi

    • C. 

      Fr

    • D. 

      Vi

  • 12. 
    Select the schedule of reinforcement being used in the example:Shawn wants a new car so he checks the ebay website all day hoping to find the car he wants.
    • A. 

      Vr

    • B. 

      Fi

    • C. 

      Fr

    • D. 

      Vi

  • 13. 
    Select the schedule of reinforcement being used in the example:Shawn wants a new car so he checks the paper once a day in the morning hoping to find the car he wants.
    • A. 

      Vr

    • B. 

      Fi

    • C. 

      Fr

    • D. 

      Vi

  • 14. 
    By placing a limited hold on an intervals of reinforcement the following is possible:
    • A. 

      Rate will increase

    • B. 

      Rate will decrease

    • C. 

      Rate will stay the same

  • 15. 
    By thinning a schedule of reinforecment gradually we actually avoid
    • A. 

      Satiation

    • B. 

      Decreased performance

    • C. 

      Increased aggression

  • 16. 
    We are using a crf-1 schedule we must be trying to do what to the behavior?
    • A. 

      Reduce strength

    • B. 

      Increase duration

    • C. 

      First strengthen a low rate behavior

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Reward him with edible every time he shares without hitting

    • B. 

      Suprise him with verbal praise when he shares

    • C. 

      Ignore the behavior of sharing when it is shown

  • 18. 
    Jerry has to climb 25 stairs to get one drop of water. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Satiation

    • B. 

      Ratio strain

    • C. 

      Great effort in responding with a low probability of the behavior occurring

  • 19. 
    Jerry at most can walk up 8 stairs, but if Jerry walks up 10 stairs or more then he will get a glass of water. This is an example
    • A. 

      DRL

    • B. 

      DRH

    • C. 

      DRO

  • 20. 
    Jerry at most can walk up 800 stairs, but if Jerry walks up 10 stairs or LESS then he will get a glass of water. This is an example
    • A. 

      DRL

    • B. 

      DRH

    • C. 

      DRO

  • 21. 
    Jerry sits in a chair and is reinforced.
    • A. 

      DRL

    • B. 

      DRH

    • C. 

      DRI

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is a guideline for the use of punsihment
    • A. 

      Low intensity and high frequency

    • B. 

      Reduce stimuli

    • C. 

      Deliver high intensity every time it is given

  • 23. 
    Billy states he did not know that he broke a rule because he could not see the rules. Upon your review you discover the rules were not clear in their writing. This demonstrates which variable affecting punsihment effectiveness:
    • A. 

      Quantity of rules

    • B. 

      Intensity of rule selection

    • C. 

      Clarity of rules

  • 24. 
    Billy receives the punishment and now is very angry with the school and attacks a teacher the following day. This exemplifies which of the followingnegative effects
    • A. 

      May serve as a model

    • B. 

      Increase use by teachers

    • C. 

      Result in undesired conditioned emotional responses

  • 25. 
    Teacher wants to use extinction to ignore a student's tantrums.  She has in the past gone iover and given attention and at other times ignore the behavior. This pattern has gone on for months. This pattern makes the behavior:
    • A. 

      More resistant to change

    • B. 

      Less resistant to change

    • C. 

      More likley to be reinforced

  • 26. 
    Tantruming was extinguished for months and then one day Jimmy decides to throw a tantrum to get candy. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Extinction burst

    • B. 

      Spontaneous recovery

    • C. 

      Satiation

  • 27. 
    Tantruming was extinguished for months and then one day Jimmy decides to throw a tantrum to get candy. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Extinction burst

    • B. 

      Spontaneous recovery

    • C. 

      Satiation

  • 28. 
    Variables influencing the effectiveness of instructions include whether the person's repertoire includes behavior under instructional control or whether rule governance needs to be developed; whether the verbal stimuli are prompts or the actual discriminative stimuli of concern; and....
    • A. 

      Interest of student

    • B. 

      the rates at which instructions are presented.

    • C. 

      Instructional control of teacher

  • 29. 
    Instructions may be more effective when combined with other procedures such as modeling,rehearsal and
    • A. 

      Pace

    • B. 

      Prompting

    • C. 

      Rate

  • 30. 
    Jerry is showing Shawn how to walk and carry a tray. Shawn really does not like Jerry and would like to work with someone else. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Model prestige

    • B. 

      The "difficulty" of the modeled behavior

    • C. 

      Whether or not the modeled behavior is reinforced

  • 31. 
    32. Jerry is showing Shawn how to walk and carry a tray. Shawn really does not like Jerry and would like to work with someone else. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Model prestige

    • B. 

      The "difficulty" of the modeled behavior

    • C. 

      Whether or not the modeled behavior is reinforced

  • 32. 
    Jerry is showing Shawn how to walk and carry a tray. Shawn has carried a tray in the school kitchen with Jerry several times but every time Jerry gets distracted. This is an example of
    • A. 

      Model prestige

    • B. 

      The "difficulty" of the modeled behavior

    • C. 

      Whether or not the modeled behavior is reinforced

  • 33. 
    33.  David touches Shawn onthe shoulder to let him know it is time to go. This is an example of ______prompt.
    • A. 

      Tactual or physical

    • B. 

      Gestural

    • C. 

      Positional

  • 34. 
    34. David gets prompted with a touch to the shoulder...then a light touch on back and then just a hand in front pointing where to go this is an example of
    • A. 

      Graduated guidance

    • B. 

      Most to least prompting( fading out0

    • C. 

      Least to most prompting ( fading in)

  • 35. 
    35.Mrs. Bones does not want to follow a curriculum to teacher her pre-school class. She thinks it is too rigid and structured...so her best choice would be
    • A. 

      Precision teaching

    • B. 

      Keller Plan (PSI)

    • C. 

      Discrete trials

  • 36. 
    36.  A task analysis involves breaking a chain into it's:
    • A. 

      Task responses

    • B. 

      Component responses

    • C. 

      Behavioral responses

  • 37. 
    37. Breaking down tasks into it's component responses is called
    • A. 

      Task analysis

    • B. 

      Component analysis

    • C. 

      Behavioral analysis

  • 38. 
    38. Forward chaining, backward chaining and concurrent chaining are commonly used to teach
    • A. 

      Complex behaviors

    • B. 

      Simple behaviors

    • C. 

      Individualized behaviors

  • 39. 
    39. When teaching self control strategies control ultimately comes from
    • A. 

      Environment

    • B. 

      Self

    • C. 

      Self and others

  • 40. 
    40. Teacher wants to implement a token economy for her student Mike. The first step for teacher is to
    • A. 

      Selection of tokens

    • B. 

      Identification of target behavior

    • C. 

      Creating menu of reinforcement

  • 41. 
    41. Token economy programs are not static, but evolve and are revised depending on
    • A. 

      Teacher discretion

    • B. 

      Student performance

    • C. 

      Time implemented