Cognitive Skills And Abilities! Trivia Quiz

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Cognitive Skills And Abilities! Trivia Quiz

Can you answer all these questions about cognitive skills and abilities? Test your knowledge on this mental action quiz to see how you do and compare your score too.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    Attaching a title to a story can distort recall or recollection of the story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    Sign language is a true language
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Understanding productivity is argued to be the key to understanding language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Languages with more phonemes allow more complex ideas to be communicated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    With training, grammatical versus ungrammatical sentence structures do not impact shadowing performance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Any theory of speech recognition must account for both data-driven and conceptually driven processing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Exposure to a syntactic structure can prime future use of that structure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    We begin our utterances before the syntax and semantics of the final portion of the sentence have been worked out.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False