What Do You Know About Cognition? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Cognition? Trivia Quiz

Take the following quiz over Ch. 7 & 8 Cognition. Please remember that you must put your name on the first page in order for me to give you credit. If you don't you need to print off your score or email it to me to get points.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The tendency for prior learning to inhibit recall of later learning is called
    • A. 

      Encoding failure

    • B. 

      Repression

    • C. 

      Retroactive interference

    • D. 

      Proactive interference

  • 2. 
    Things that are heard are held as brief __________________ in sensory register
    • A. 

      Echo

    • B. 

      Icon

    • C. 

      Image

    • D. 

      Engram

  • 3. 
    The image that persists for about one-hlaf second after being seen is a(n)
    • A. 

      Sensation

    • B. 

      Echo

    • C. 

      Icon

    • D. 

      Illusion

  • 4. 
    The fact that a bodily state that exists during learning can be a strong cue for later memory is known as
    • A. 

      Eidetic imagery

    • B. 

      Redintergration

    • C. 

      State-dependent learning

    • D. 

      The tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon

  • 5. 
    Memories of historical facts are to _________ memory, as memories of your breakfast this mornign are to _______ memory.
    • A. 

      Episodic; procedural

    • B. 

      Procedural; semantic

    • C. 

      Semantic; episodic

    • D. 

      Long-term ; short-term

  • 6. 
    The storage capacity of long-term memory is best described as
    • A. 

      A single item

    • B. 

      About seven items

    • C. 

      About seven volumes

    • D. 

      Limitless

  • 7. 
    Essay questions tend to be more difficult than multiple choice because with an essay question
    • A. 

      There are more cues to stimulate memory

    • B. 

      Recall is required rather than recognition

    • C. 

      There is more proactive inhibition

    • D. 

      There is more interference possible

  • 8. 
    An intelligence test for adults frequently has a general knoweldge section which tests for
    • A. 

      Episodic memory

    • B. 

      Echoic memory

    • C. 

      Procedural memory

    • D. 

      Semantic memory

  • 9. 
    The process of holding information in memory is referred to as
    • A. 

      Retrieval

    • B. 

      Encoding

    • C. 

      Storage

    • D. 

      Organization

  • 10. 
    Recoding, chunking, and rehearsal are especially important for the improvement of
    • A. 

      Short-term memory efficiency

    • B. 

      Eidetic imagery

    • C. 

      Sensory memory

    • D. 

      Long-term memory traces

  • 11. 
    Working memory is associated with which of the following?
    • A. 

      Sensory Memory

    • B. 

      Short-term Memory

    • C. 

      Long-term Memory

    • D. 

      Integrated Memory

  • 12. 
    ________ refers to the fading of memory traces from short-term memory
    • A. 

      Encoding Failure

    • B. 

      Decay

    • C. 

      Disuse

    • D. 

      Decoding Failure

  • 13. 
    When students who go to graduate school have to brush up on a foreign language they learned before, they find it easier the second time around.  This illustrates
    • A. 

      Rehearsal

    • B. 

      Recall

    • C. 

      Redintegration

    • D. 

      Relearning

  • 14. 
    Organizing information into larger units as a way of improving the efficiency of short-term memory is called
    • A. 

      Chunking

    • B. 

      Categorization

    • C. 

      Verbal Labeling

    • D. 

      Symbolization

  • 15. 
    State dependent learning is a term which refers to the fact that
    • A. 

      Bodily states can be a strong cue for later memory.

    • B. 

      Learning and memory can be increased with the use of drugs.

    • C. 

      Happy people have better memories.

    • D. 

      Adults lose any eidetic memory as they grow older.

  • 16. 
    Remembering the first and last items of a list better than items in the middle is due to
    • A. 

      the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon.

    • B. 

      Redintegration.

    • C. 

      The serial position effect.

    • D. 

      The pseudo-memory effect.

  • 17. 
    According to the interference theory of forgetting,
    • A. 

      Memory capacity is limited so that when new information is brought in, older memories must be removed. b. new learning can inhibit the retrieval of stored memory, and vice-versa.

    • B. 

      New learning can inhibit the retrieval of stored memory, and vice-versa.

    • C. 

      Forgetting is directly related to the complexity and meaningfulness of the incoming information

    • D. 

      Cues present at the time of learning interfere with memory retrieval.

  • 18. 
    The "magic number" __________ represents the average number of "bits" of information that short-term memory can usually handle.
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      six

    • C. 

      seven

    • D. 

      Nine

  • 19. 
    __________ memory is that part of long-term memory containing factual information.
    • A. 

      Episodic

    • B. 

      Semantic

    • C. 

      Declarative

    • D. 

      Procedural

  • 20. 
    The kind of memory that lasts for only a second or two is
    • A. 

      Long-term memory.

    • B. 

      Short-term memory.

    • C. 

      Eidetic memory.

    • D. 

      Sensory memory.

  • 21. 
    When new learning disrupts the ability to recall past, stored information, __________ has been said to occur.
    • A. 

      Proactive Interference

    • B. 

      Disinhibition

    • C. 

      Retrograde Amnesia

    • D. 

      Retroactove Amnesia

  • 22. 
    __________ is known for memorizing nonsense syllables and plotting a curve of forgetting.
    • A. 

      Luria

    • B. 

      Mnemonic

    • C. 

      Ebbinghaus

    • D. 

      Loftus

  • 23. 
    The correct order for the three stages of memory is
    • A. 

      Short-term memory, long-term memory, retrieval.

    • B. 

      Working memory, sensory memory, long-term memory.

    • C. 

      Sensory memory, short-term memory, long-term memory.

    • D. 

      Short-term memory, sensory memory, long-term memory.

  • 24. 
    The memory system used for relatively permanent storage of meaningful information is called __________ memory
    • A. 

      Sensory

    • B. 

      Short-term

    • C. 

      Long-term

    • D. 

      Tactile

  • 25. 
    The Ebbinghaus curve of forgetting shows that forgetting is most rapid
    • A. 

      Immediately after learning.

    • B. 

      One hour after learning.

    • C. 

      after one week.

    • D. 

      A few months after learning.

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