Child Psychology Trivia Quiz! Hardest Test

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Child Psychology Trivia Quiz! Hardest Test

Children, unlike adults, have a hard time getting over a bad experience or expressing their feelings and views on a given subject, and therefore some of them have to see a therapist to help them heal. The quiz below is prepared for an aspiring child psychiatrist, and it covers some of the things they should know. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In what psychosocial stage of development would you find a two-year-old?
    • A. 

      Autonomy v shame and doubt

    • B. 

      Industry v. inferiority

    • C. 

      Trust v. mistrust

    • D. 

      Initiative v. guilt

  • 2. 
    In the second stage of friendship, what is the main criterion for friendship?
    • A. 

      Fun

    • B. 

      Shared activities

    • C. 

      Mutual trust

    • D. 

      Intimacy

  • 3. 
    The psychosocial stage during which teenagers seek to determine what is unique and distinctive about themselves is called:
    • A. 

      Intimacy v. isolation

    • B. 

      Generativity v. stagnation

    • C. 

      Initiative v. guilt

    • D. 

      Identity v. identity confusion

  • 4. 
    Memory of particular excerpts from one's own life is called:
    • A. 

      Reconstructive memory

    • B. 

      Schematic memory

    • C. 

      Autobiographical memory

    • D. 

      Flash bulb memory

  • 5. 
    Heather has gone through a crisis, and a result now pursues personally chosen goals.  Heather has reached the status of:
    • A. 

      Achievement

    • B. 

      Diffusion

    • C. 

      Foreclosure

    • D. 

      Moratorium

  • 6. 
    What is the effect of making downward social comparisons?
    • A. 

      Provides a realistic view of one's capabilities

    • B. 

      It attributes success or failure as an external cause

    • C. 

      It attributes success or failure as an internal cause

    • D. 

      It protects one's self image

  • 7. 
    Semsa sees herself as someone who does well playing the violin and does well in school.  This relates to the concept of:
    • A. 

      Self recognition

    • B. 

      Self reliance

    • C. 

      Self esteem

    • D. 

      Self awareness

  • 8. 
    The process in which one state is changed into another is called:
    • A. 

      Conservation

    • B. 

      Transformation

    • C. 

      Seriation

    • D. 

      Centration

  • 9. 
    Capabilities involving large body movement are called:
    • A. 

      Fine motor skills

    • B. 

      Adaptive motor skills

    • C. 

      Gross motor skills

    • D. 

      Functional motor skills

  • 10. 
    The identity statuses identified by James Marcia depend on what two characteristics:
    • A. 

      Crisis & resolution

    • B. 

      Goals & means

    • C. 

      Crisis and commitment

    • D. 

      Character and commitment

  • 11. 
    The level at which a child can almost, but not fully, perform a task on her own defines her:
    • A. 

      Developmental level

    • B. 

      Intelligence quotient

    • C. 

      Zone of cognitive development

    • D. 

      Zone of proximal development

  • 12. 
    According to the cycle-of-violence hypothesis, the abuse and neglect that Joe suffered predisposes him as an adult to:
    • A. 

      Abuse himself

    • B. 

      Continue to be abused

    • C. 

      Suffer from antisocial personality disorder

    • D. 

      Abuse and neglect his own children

  • 13. 
    The stage at which people develop the ability to think abstractly is the:
    • A. 

      Preoperations period

    • B. 

      Formal operations period

    • C. 

      Concrete operations period

    • D. 

      Sensorimotor period

  • 14. 
    When discussing the importance of gender identity in class, the instructor suggested Megan should:
    • A. 

      Talk her son and daughter about what a boy is and what a girl is.

    • B. 

      Put a dress on her son and take him to a family function.

    • C. 

      Have her son shadow husband at work and have her daughter shadow her at work

    • D. 

      Have her father-in-law talk to her son and explain to him what a real man is.

  • 15. 
    The developmental stage that lies between childhood and adulthood is:
    • A. 

      Puberty

    • B. 

      Latency

    • C. 

      Young adulthood

    • D. 

      Adolescence

  • 16. 
    The way in which an individual combines words and phrases to form sentences is called:
    • A. 

      Phonology

    • B. 

      Syntax

    • C. 

      Pragmatics

    • D. 

      Semantics

  • 17. 
    Acceleration and enrichment are two approaches used to educate:
    • A. 

      Metalinguistic awareness

    • B. 

      Gifted and talented students

    • C. 

      Mildly retarded students

    • D. 

      Bilingual students

  • 18. 
    Scott's friend lives next door and is a good playmate who goes to the same school and has fun toys that they play with together. This illustrates what stage of friendship?
    • A. 

      Third

    • B. 

      Fourth

    • C. 

      Second

    • D. 

      First

  • 19. 
    The name of the movie we saw in class was called:
    • A. 

      ADHD and the invisible fathers

    • B. 

      Hyper-lives: ADHD Stories

    • C. 

      ADHD: What is it?

    • D. 

      Life Span Psychology and the students who love the course.

    • E. 

      I don't know

  • 20. 
    The knowledge that quantity is unrelated to the arrangement and physical appearance of objects is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Reversibility

    • B. 

      Decentering

    • C. 

      Conservation

    • D. 

      Transformation

  • 21. 
    What is Jean Piaget's second stage of intellectual development?
    • A. 

      Preoperational period

    • B. 

      Formal operational period

    • C. 

      Sensorimotor period

    • D. 

      Concrete operational period

  • 22. 
    The development of pubic hair is an example of:
    • A. 

      Secondary sex characteristics

    • B. 

      Menarche

    • C. 

      Primary sex characteristics

    • D. 

      A sexual trait

  • 23. 
    Who proposed the zone proximal development?
    • A. 

      Lev Vygotsky

    • B. 

      Ashlin Ponte

    • C. 

      Heidi Meisner

    • D. 

      James Raske

  • 24. 
    Children who let themselves into their homes after school and wait alone until their caretakers return home from work are known as:
    • A. 

      Drop-off children

    • B. 

      Self-care children

    • C. 

      Empty nest children

    • D. 

      Workforce children

  • 25. 
    In class, the instructor believes there are three types of people. These types are:
    • A. 

      Active, non-active, and a combination of both

    • B. 

      Friendly, abusive, and emotionally sick

    • C. 

      Talkers, Listeners, and combination of both

    • D. 

      Those that are not afraid of commitment, those that are not afraid of intimacy, and men