Could You Pass This Hardest Cognition Test? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which is NOT true of semantic memory
    • A. 

      General world knowledge

    • B. 

      A person's mental encyclopedia and dictionary

    • C. 

      Includes language

    • D. 

      Critically depends on pituitary functioning

  • 2. 
    "ROBIN is a BIRD" is NOT an example of:
    • A. 

      A proposition

    • B. 

      Perceptual categorization

    • C. 

      An "isa" statement

    • D. 

      Category membership

  • 3. 
    "The sheer quantity of information involved... argues strongly that both the human subject's memory and our model thereof contain as little redundancy as possible and that it [should] contain stored facts only when these cannot otherwise be generated or inferred.
    • A. 

      Cognitive economy

    • B. 

      Encoding specificity

    • C. 

      Dual-coding hypothesis

    • D. 

      Characteristic feature storage

  • 4. 
    In semantic memory research, the result that typical members of a category tend to be judged as members of the category more rapidly than atypical members
    • A. 

      Typicality effect

    • B. 

      Redundancy gain

    • C. 

      Feature effect

    • D. 

      Familiarity bias

  • 5. 
    Which is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Evidence supports the notion that multiple types of categorization are used.

    • B. 

      Typical members resemble the prototype of the category.

    • C. 

      Diffusion reduces the priming effects for central categorical membership.

    • D. 

      Real-world concepts and categories involve fuzzy boundaries.

  • 6. 
    Lexical means:
    • A. 

      Network

    • B. 

      Meaning

    • C. 

      Response time

    • D. 

      Dictionary

  • 7. 
    Anomia is a
    • A. 

      Deficit in memory due to brain injury

    • B. 

      Deficit in comprehension due to brain injury

    • C. 

      Deficit in reading due to brain injury

    • D. 

      Deficit in word finding due to brain injury

  • 8. 
    "A theoretical perspective in which different abilities, characteristics, type of cognitive processes, and so forth are theorized to be represented in separate components or modules in memory"
    • A. 

      Individual differences

    • B. 

      Modularity

    • C. 

      Hemispheric speciation

    • D. 

      Comprehensive function

  • 9. 
    The proper term for better-than-baseline response (generally a result of useful advance information):
    • A. 

      Facilitation

    • B. 

      Stroop

    • C. 

      Typicality

    • D. 

      Prototyping

  • 10. 
    Which is NOT a purported advantage of using connectionist modeling to study cognition?
    • A. 

      The yes/no of neural firing mirrors the on/off binary aspect of connectionist units.

    • B. 

      Individual units within connectionist models are "similar" to neurons.

    • C. 

      Massive parallel functions allow us to extrapolate beyond what computers can model.

    • D. 

      Structural similarity to neural connections

  • 11. 
    Which is NOT one of Schacter's "seven sins of memory"?
    • A. 

      Blocking

    • B. 

      Transience

    • C. 

      Suggestibility

    • D. 

      Transfer

  • 12. 
    Schemata
    • A. 

      A stored framework or body of knowledge about some topic

    • B. 

      An active organization of past reactions or past experiences

    • C. 

      A knowledge structure in memory prospective memory

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The most likely problem for the effective and fair use of eyewitness testimony in court proceedings is
    • A. 

      Semantic roles as pathway labels

    • B. 

      Recollection or recognition of exactly what was experienced

    • C. 

      Propositional encoding

    • D. 

      A "hit" despite a high proportion of "false alarms"

  • 14. 
    Large scale semantic and episodic knowledge structures that guide our interpretation and comprehension of daily experience
    • A. 

      Scripts

    • B. 

      Isolationistics

    • C. 

      Propositions

    • D. 

      Mnemonics

  • 15. 
    Which is NOT mentioned as a source of memory distortion?
    • A. 

      Source misattribution

    • B. 

      Misinformation acceptance

    • C. 

      Overconfidence in memory

    • D. 

      Encoding specificity

  • 16. 
    Refers to the ease with which something is processed or comes to mind
    • A. 

      Reconstruction

    • B. 

      Semanitc Processing

    • C. 

      Processing fluency

    • D. 

      Source effect

  • 17. 
    Bahrick, Bahrick, & Wittlinger report a study "Fifty years of names and faces." They report:
    • A. 

      Excellent preservation at a picture-matching task

    • B. 

      Poor levels of recognition for pictures

    • C. 

      Excellent preserved recall for names despite picture cues

    • D. 

      Excellent preserved recall for names

  • 18. 
    Attaching a title to a story can distort recall or recollection of the story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Memory can be described as an incredibly powerful system that is, nonetheless, quite prone to error.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In script picture stories:
    • A. 

      Atypical information is remembered better than typical information

    • B. 

      "Effects" produce fewer memory impairments than do "causes"

    • C. 

      After correcting for guessing, typical content is remembered better than atypical content

    • D. 

      People have good technical accuracy, even across a five day retention interval

  • 21. 
    Sign language is a true language
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Understanding productivity is argued to be the key to understanding language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Languages with more phonemes allow more complex ideas to be communicated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    With training, grammatical versus ungrammatical sentence structures do not impact shadowing performance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Any theory of speech recognition must account for both data-driven and conceptually driven processing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False