Basic Trivia Quiz On Psychology

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Basic Trivia Quiz On Psychology

The human brain can be very interesting at the time, we all have brains, but what people choose to do in a given situation might be completely different from what others choose to go with. One of the ways through which we try to understand human behavior is through psychology. The quiz below is designed to help you see what you have understood so far.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Which of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is primarily met when a neighborhood watch group forms to deter crime in the community?
    • A. 

      A. safety

    • B. 

      B. self-actualization

    • C. 

      C. esteem

    • D. 

      D. belongingness

    • E. 

      E. physiological

  • 2. 
    Which of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is primarily met when someone joins an exclusive club or is elected as leader of a prestigious group?
    • A. 

      A. safety

    • B. 

      B. self-actualization

    • C. 

      C. esteem

    • D. 

      D. belongingness

    • E. 

      E. physiological

  • 3. 
    According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, in what order do we satisfy the following needs?
    • A. 

      A. safety, self-actualization, esteem, belongingness, physiological

    • B. 

      B. self-actualization, esteem, safety, physiological, belongingness

    • C. 

      C. esteem, physiological, belongingness, self-actualization, safety

    • D. 

      D. belongingness, physiological, safety, self-actualization, esteem

    • E. 

      E. physiological, safety, belongingness, esteem, self-actualization

  • 4. 
    According to Schutz's FIRO Theory, a group member who feels accepted by the group is an
    • A. 

      A. ideal social member.

    • B. 

      B. undersocial member.

    • C. 

      C. ideal personal member.

    • D. 

      D. overpersonal member.

    • E. 

      E. underpersonal member.

  • 5. 
    According to Schutz's FIRO Theory, if group members' affection needs are not met, they may become
    • A. 

      A. undersocial or oversocial members.

    • B. 

      B. abdicrats or autocratics.

    • C. 

      C. ideal personal or ideal social members.

    • D. 

      D. overpersonal or underpersonal members.

    • E. 

      E. undersocial or underpersonal members.

  • 6. 
    Control in a group refers to the
    • A. 

      A. individual holding an official leadership position.

    • B. 

      B. individual holding an unofficial leadership position.

    • C. 

      C. extent to which members behave as though they know more than everyone else.

    • D. 

      D. extent to which members feel competent, confident, and free to make their own decisions.

    • E. 

      E. extent to which meetings stay on the agenda.

  • 7. 
    When a group member exhibits a unique set of skills or behavioral patterns that serve specific functions within the group, that member has assumed a(n) ___________.
    • A. 

      A. norm

    • B. 

      B. role

    • C. 

      C. autocratic function

    • D. 

      d. abdicatic function

    • E. 

      E. leadership function

  • 8. 
    . _______________ functions describe group members who strive to get along and satisfy one another's needs while pursuing a shared goal.
    • A. 

      A. Self-centered

    • B. 

      B. Task

    • C. 

      C. Maintenance

    • D. 

      D. Participation

    • E. 

      E. All of the above

  • 9. 
    _______________ functions describe negative roles in which individual needs are put ahead of both the group's goal and other members' needs.
    • A. 

      A. Self-centered

    • B. 

      B. Task

    • C. 

      C. Maintenance

    • D. 

      D. Participation

    • E. 

      E. All of the above

  • 10. 
    "I will check our Affirmative Action Policy and see what it says about. . . ." This statement would most likely be made by a group member functioning in which of the following task roles?
    • A. 

      A. information seeker

    • B. 

      B. information giver

    • C. 

      C. opinion seeker

    • D. 

      D. opinion giver

    • E. 

      E. clarifier-summarizer

  • 11. 
    All of the following functions are group task roles EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. initiator.

    • B. 

      B. compromiser.

    • C. 

      C. clarifier-summarizer.

    • D. 

      D. opinion seeker.

    • E. 

      E. evaluator-critic.

  • 12. 
    All of the following functions are group maintenance roles EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. harmonizer.

    • B. 

      B. tension releaser.

    • C. 

      C. gatekeeper.

    • D. 

      D. observer-interpreter.

    • E. 

      E. information giver.

  • 13. 
    R. Meredith Belvin's Team-Role Theory differs from the older Benne and Sheats's role classifications in that Belvin's roles
    • A. 

      A. apply to most groups regardless of their goal.

    • B. 

      B. focus on how members interact with one another in a variety of roles.

    • C. 

      C. recognize that group members seek out and perform roles that are most natural to them.

    • D. 

      D. apply to most groups regardless of their context.

    • E. 

      E. include gatekeeper and harmonizer.

  • 14. 
    According to Belvin's Team-Role Theory, which of the following roles describes a conscientious, methodical person who transforms group decisions into practical actions?
    • A. 

      A. harmonizer

    • B. 

      B. implementer

    • C. 

      C. shaper

    • D. 

      D. gatekeeper

    • E. 

      E. resource investigator

  • 15. 
    "Maria, we haven't heard from you yet and want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to weigh in on this issue. " This statement would most likely be made by a group member functioning in which of the following roles?
    • A. 

      A. harmonizer

    • B. 

      B. standard monitor

    • C. 

      C. observer-interpreter

    • D. 

      D. gatekeeper

    • E. 

      E. procedural technician

  • 16. 
    "That's fine with me. Just tell me what to do." This statement would most likely be made by a group member functioning in which of the following roles?
    • A. 

      A. teamworker-follower

    • B. 

      B. deserter

    • C. 

      C. harmonizer

    • D. 

      D. blocker

    • E. 

      E. tension releaser

  • 17. 
    . If a group member says "That's a stupid idea. Think you could come up with anything better?" as a way of intimidating others, asserting authority, and monopolizing discussion, which role is this person demonstrating?
    • A. 

      A. clown

    • B. 

      B. tension releaser

    • C. 

      C. dominator

    • D. 

      D. recognition seeker

    • E. 

      E. deserter

  • 18. 
    . _____________ refers to the level of fear or anxiety associated with either real or anticipated communication with another person or persons.
    • A. 

      A. Self-concept

    • B. 

      B. Feedback

    • C. 

      C. Communication apprehension

    • D. 

      D. Assertiveness

    • E. 

      E. Confidence

  • 19. 
    According to McCroskey's research, what percent of the general population experiences very high levels of communication apprehension?
    • A. 

      A. 10%

    • B. 

      B. 20%

    • C. 

      C. 30%

    • D. 

      D. 40%

    • E. 

      E. 50%

  • 20. 
    . Which of the following descriptions is likely to be true of highly apprehensive group members compared to low apprehensive members?
    • A. 

      A. Highly apprehensive members talk more in group discussions.

    • B. 

      B. Highly apprehensive members are more likely to become group leaders.

    • C. 

      C. Highly apprehensive members appear more confident.

    • D. 

      D. Highly apprehensive members assert themselves and their beliefs.

    • E. 

      E. Highly apprehensive members agree with others rather than voice disagreement

  • 21. 
    Your textbook suggests all of the following strategies for reducing communication apprehension in groups EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. Realize that everyone experiences communication apprehension.

    • B. 

      B. Be well prepared.

    • C. 

      C. Force yourself to speak as much and as often as you can to a variety of large and small audiences.

    • D. 

      D. Substitute worrisome, irrational thoughts about communicating with more positive thoughts.

    • E. 

      E. Take time to visualize yourself communicating effectively

  • 22. 
    All of the following are means of providing constructive feedback EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. Focus on the behaviors rather than the person.

    • B. 

      B. Describe the behavior rather than judging it.

    • C. 

      C. Provide observations rather than assumptions.

    • D. 

      D. Choose an appropriate time and place.

    • E. 

      E. Give feedback to advance your own goals.

  • 23. 
    Cognitive restructuring is an anxiety reduction technique that involves
    • A. 

      A. learning communication skills such as following an agenda, speaking clearly, and becoming more sensitive to feedback.

    • B. 

      B. taking time to visualize yourself communicating effectively.

    • C. 

      C. substituting worrisome, irrational thoughts about communicating with more positive thoughts.

    • D. 

      D. relaxing physically in order to relax your mind.

    • E. 

      E. realizing that you are not the only person who gets nervous when called upon to speak in front of others.

  • 24. 
    Walther's theory of hyperpersonal communication in virtual groups indicates that some members
    • A. 

      A. ask more personal questions of other group members.

    • B. 

      B. ask less personal questions of other group members.

    • C. 

      C. are less confident in mediated settings than in face-to-face settings.

    • D. 

      D. are more confident in mediated settings than face-to-face meetings.

    • E. 

      E. none of the above

  • 25. 
    . Group members with low levels of communication apprehension can help members with high apprehension reduce their level of fear and anxieties about communicating by using all of the following strategies EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. openly discuss a member's apprehension with the entire group.

    • B. 

      B. provide supportive and constructive feedback.

    • C. 

      C. actively encourage and include anxious members in group discussions.

    • D. 

      D. stop talking.

    • E. 

      E. ask questions that the apprehensive members know how to answer.