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

  • 26. 
    Concentrating on one limited aspect of a stimulus and ignoring other aspects is called:
    • A. 

      Irreversibility

    • B. 

      Transformation

    • C. 

      Symbolic function

    • D. 

      Centration

  • 27. 
    Play that involves doing something for the sake of being active, rather than with the aim of creating some end product, is called:
    • A. 

      Functional

    • B. 

      Parallel

    • C. 

      Associative

    • D. 

      Constructive

  • 28. 
    A remarried couple that has at least one stepchild living with them defines a:
    • A. 

      Blended family

    • B. 

      Ambiguous family

    • C. 

      Neutral family

    • D. 

      Mixed family

  • 29. 
    The preschool years correspond with what stage of cognitive development?
    • A. 

      Formal operational stage

    • B. 

      Sensorimotor stage

    • C. 

      Concrete operational stage

    • D. 

      Preoperational stage

  • 30. 
    4-year-old Lindsey views everything in relation to herself. Her self-centered view is called:
    • A. 

      Centration

    • B. 

      Irreversibility

    • C. 

      Animism

    • D. 

      Egocentrism

  • 31. 
    Children who are independent, self-assertive, and socially competent have parents who have most likely adopted what parenting style?
    • A. 

      Authoritative

    • B. 

      Authoritarian

    • C. 

      Uninvolved

    • D. 

      Permissive

  • 32. 
    The period during which the sexual organs mature is called:
    • A. 

      Puberty

    • B. 

      Growth spurt

    • C. 

      Menstruation

    • D. 

      Menopause

  • 33. 
    In what type of play do children genuinely play with one another?
    • A. 

      Cooperative play

    • B. 

      Functional play

    • C. 

      Parallel play

    • D. 

      Associative play

  • 34. 
    In class your instructor read a letter from Dear Abbey. What was the name of the letter?
    • A. 

      Welcome to Holland

    • B. 

      Distress Mother

    • C. 

      Why me

    • D. 

      Problems in New Jersey

  • 35. 
    A state in which gender roles encompass characteristics thought typical of both sexes is called:
    • A. 

      Gender role orientation

    • B. 

      Androgynous

    • C. 

      Gender role adaptation

    • D. 

      Gender schema reversal

  • 36. 
    Parents who provide lax and inconsistent feedback are called:
    • A. 

      Disoriented

    • B. 

      Permissive

    • C. 

      Authoritative

    • D. 

      Authoritarian

  • 37. 
    Cutting with scissors is an example of a(n):
    • A. 

      Adaptive motor skills

    • B. 

      Fine motor skills

    • C. 

      Functional motor skills

    • D. 

      Gross motor skills

  • 38. 
    The visible signs of sexual maturity that do not involve the sex organs directly are called:
    • A. 

      A puberty

    • B. 

      Sexual traits

    • C. 

      Primary sex characteristics

    • D. 

      Secondary sex characteristics

  • 39. 
    What is the identity status of those adolescents who have made commitments without going through a crisis?
    • A. 

      Moratorium

    • B. 

      Achievement

    • C. 

      Foreclosure

    • D. 

      Diffusion

  • 40. 
    The evaluation of a role or person by other relevant members of a group called:
    • A. 

      Social comparison

    • B. 

      Status

    • C. 

      Self-fulfilling prophecy

    • D. 

      Expectancy effect

  • 41. 
    A child sings to himself about what he is doing. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Schizophrenia

    • B. 

      American Idol want a be

    • C. 

      Social speech

    • D. 

      Private speech

  • 42. 
    A parenting style in which parents are not interested in their role as parents or in their children is called:
    • A. 

      Permissive

    • B. 

      Authoritative

    • C. 

      Uninvolved

    • D. 

      Authoritarian

  • 43. 
    Angela is terribly anxious about weighing too much but has an uncontrollable need to eat, especially sweets.  She consumes huge quantities of food in an hour, and then feels despondent and out of control. To compensate for overeating, she vomits. What is her disorder?
    • A. 

      Pica

    • B. 

      Binge-eating

    • C. 

      Anorexia nervosa

    • D. 

      Bulimia

  • 44. 
    In Class, your instructor read a sad story at the end of class about a girl talking to her mother. What was the story about?
    • A. 

      Teenage depression

    • B. 

      Drunk Driving

    • C. 

      Abusive Relationships

    • D. 

      Marriage at a young age

  • 45. 
    On the average, girls experience the growth spurt about:
    • A. 

      Two years before boys do

    • B. 

      Two years after boys do

    • C. 

      The same time as boys do

    • D. 

      One year before boys do

  • 46. 
    A severe eating disorder in which individuals refuse to eat while denying that their behavior and  appearance, which may become skeleton-like, are out of the ordinary is called:
    • A. 

      Pica

    • B. 

      Anorexia nervosa

    • C. 

      Obesity

    • D. 

      Bulimia

  • 47. 
    What parenting style has been found to produce the best-adjusted children?
    • A. 

      Authoritative

    • B. 

      Permissive

    • C. 

      Authoritarian

    • D. 

      Indifferent

  • 48. 
    Adolescents' assumption that others are focusing a great deal of critical attention on them is called the:
    • A. 

      Personal fable

    • B. 

      Imaginary audience

    • C. 

      Adolescent myth

    • D. 

      Foundling fantasy

  • 49. 
    A period during which adolescents take time off from the  upcoming responsibilities of adulthood and explore various roles and possibilities is called the:
    • A. 

      Identity formation period

    • B. 

      Walkabout

    • C. 

      Discovery period

    • D. 

      Psychological moratorium

  • 50. 
    5-year-old Mario imitates his father's gestures and walk, and attempts to model all of the things his father does. According to Freud, this process of incorporating his father's attitudes into his own is called:
    • A. 

      Abstract modeling

    • B. 

      Androgyny

    • C. 

      Identification

    • D. 

      Dissonance

    • E. 

      Making a bad choice

  • 51. 
    The concrete operational stage is characterized by the use of:
    • A. 

      Logic

    • B. 

      Abstract thinking

    • C. 

      Egocentrism

    • D. 

      Hypothetical thinking

  • 52. 
    Organized, formal, and logical mental processes are called:
    • A. 

      Symbols

    • B. 

      Concepts

    • C. 

      Schemas

    • D. 

      Operations

  • 53. 
    In class you saw a movie about:
    • A. 

      Drug abuse

    • B. 

      ADHD

    • C. 

      Smoking

    • D. 

      Psychology

  • 54. 
    A period of identity development in which an adolescent consciously chooses among various alternatives and makes decisions is called a:
    • A. 

      Commitment

    • B. 

      Crisis

    • C. 

      Life course

    • D. 

      Decision point

  • 55. 
    Two preschoolers are sitting at a table side by side, each stacking a different set of blocks. They are engaged in:
    • A. 

      Parallel play

    • B. 

      Role play

    • C. 

      Team play

    • D. 

      Functional play

  • 56. 
    Middle childhood corresponds with what psychosocial stage?
    • A. 

      Initiative v guilt

    • B. 

      Autonomy v. shame and doubt

    • C. 

      Industry v. inferiority

    • D. 

      Trust v. mistrust

  • 57. 
    3-year-old Andrew is playing on a jungle gym at a park. When 3 other preschoolers approach and play on the gym too. Andrew watches them play but does not join in. This illustrates:
    • A. 

      Functional play

    • B. 

      Parallel play

    • C. 

      Constructive play

    • D. 

      Onlooker play

  • 58. 
    The process in which certain functions are located more in one hemisphere of the brain than the other is called:
    • A. 

      This the wrong answer

    • B. 

      Lateralization