Do You Know Brown Eyes Blue Eyes?

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Do You Know Brown Eyes Blue Eyes? - Quiz

This quiz is aimed to teach GCSE psychology students about the brown eyes blue eyes experiment. Made by Roshini, Anjali and Miranda. You have 4 minutes to complete this quiz. WE ARE SO COOL LIKE.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the name of the experimenter?

    • A.

      Sherif

    • B.

      Elliott

    • C.

      Levine

    Correct Answer
    B. Elliott
    Explanation
    Jane Elliott, a elementary school teacher, carried out the experiment 1970, the morning after Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated.

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  • 2. 

    How old was the researcher's class?

    • A.

      5 years

    • B.

      7 years

    • C.

      9 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 9 years
    Explanation
    Her class was made of a class of white, nine year olds from Iowa.

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  • 3. 

    The experimenter told the class, firstly, that blue-eyed children were smarter than those with brown eyes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the experimenter conveyed the belief that blue-eyed children are more intelligent than those with brown eyes. The answer "True" indicates that the statement is correct.

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  • 4. 

    On the first day of the experiment, the rules were:

    • A.

      Brown eyed children are smarter, better, and not allowed to play with blue eyed children because they are bad.

    • B.

      Blue eyed children are equal with brown-eyed children

    • C.

      Blue eyed children are smarter, better, and not allowed to play with brown eyed children because they are bad. Brown-eyed children are not allowed to use the drinking fountain.

    Correct Answer
    C. Blue eyed children are smarter, better, and not allowed to play with brown eyed children because they are bad. Brown-eyed children are not allowed to use the drinking fountain.
  • 5. 

    The children who were "inferior" got worse grades than children who were told they were superior.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that when children were told they were "inferior," they performed worse academically compared to children who were told they were "superior." This implies that the children's belief about their abilities influenced their academic performance. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 6. 

    Inferior children became arrogant and vicious.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Superior children became arrogant, vicious and delighted.

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  • 7. 

    What was the aim of the study?

    • A.

      To see the effect of superiority

    • B.

      To teach her class what discrimination feels like

    • C.

      To see the effect of artificially made groups

    Correct Answer
    B. To teach her class what discrimination feels like
    Explanation
    The aim of the study was to teach the class what discrimination feels like. This suggests that the study was designed to create an experience for the students that would help them understand and empathize with the feeling of being discriminated against. The study likely involved creating different groups or scenarios in which some students were treated unfairly or differently based on certain characteristics, in order to simulate the experience of discrimination.

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  • 8. 

    The results replicated themself when the brown-eyed children were told that they were now superior.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that when the brown-eyed children were informed that they were superior, the results of the experiment were replicated. This implies that the perception of superiority influenced the outcomes of the experiment. Therefore, the answer is true, indicating that the results did indeed replicate when the brown-eyed children were told they were superior.

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  • 9. 

    Inferior children became angry, sad, confused, and withdrawn.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that when children feel inferior, they tend to experience negative emotions such as anger, sadness, confusion, and withdrawal. This implies that feeling inferior can have a detrimental impact on a child's emotional well-being and social interactions.

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  • 10. 

    The children got on very well, even with the groups that the experimenter had created.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Fights broke out between children who had been best friends the day before.

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  • 11. 

    In conclusion, the experimenter believed that, by getting the children to experience first hand what it felt like to be victims of prejudice and discrimination, these children would grow up being more tolerant towards others.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the experimenter believed that if children experience firsthand what it feels like to be victims of prejudice and discrimination, they would become more tolerant towards others as they grow up. This implies that the experimenter expects the children to learn empathy and develop a greater understanding of the negative impacts of prejudice and discrimination. Therefore, the statement supports the idea that the children would become more tolerant, making the answer true.

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  • 12. 

    What were the positives of the experiment? You can choose as many options as you like.

    • A.

      It was ethical.

    • B.

      Students showed empathy and tolerance towards other afterwards.

    • C.

      Shows how easily prejudice and discrimination can happen with children.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Students showed empathy and tolerance towards other afterwards.
    C. Shows how easily prejudice and discrimination can happen with children.
    Explanation
    The positives of the experiment were that students showed empathy and tolerance towards others afterwards, which indicates that the experiment had a positive impact on their attitudes and behavior. Additionally, the experiment highlighted how easily prejudice and discrimination can occur among children, raising awareness about the need for interventions to promote inclusivity and equality.

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  • 13. 

    What criticisms did the study have? You can choose as many options as you like.

    • A.

      It was unethical.

    • B.

      Lacks ecological validity.

    • C.

      It was in an experimental setting

    Correct Answer
    A. It was unethical.
    Explanation
    The study was criticized for being unethical.

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  • 14. 

    What is a pratical implication of the researcher's study?

    • A.

      The method of creating empathy worked, but you need children to experience this at an early age.

    • B.

      The researcher is a bad teacher.

    • C.

      Young children will know how to make discrimination less damaging towards victims.

    Correct Answer
    A. The method of creating empathy worked, but you need children to experience this at an early age.
    Explanation
    The practical implication of the researcher's study is that in order for the method of creating empathy to be effective, it is necessary for children to experience it at an early age. This suggests that interventions aimed at promoting empathy and reducing discrimination should be implemented during the formative years of a child's development. By doing so, it is more likely that children will develop a greater understanding and empathy towards others, potentially leading to a reduction in the harm caused by discrimination.

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