Memory And Forgetting.

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Memory Quizzes & Trivia

Basically, this is helping me the most. This is based on the Grivas, Down and Carter Psychology VCE units 3&4, in Australia.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      An active information-processing system that recieves, stores and recovers information.

    • B. 

      Thoughts experienced previously in ones life.

    • C. 

      The mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience.

    • D. 

      The act or an instance of remembering; recollection.

  • 2. 
    Incoming sensory information must go through this sequence in order to be remembered:
    • A. 

      Storage, encoding, retrieval.

    • B. 

      Retrieval, encoding, storage.

    • C. 

      Encoding, storage, retrieval.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Free recall, cued recall and serial recall.

    • B. 

      Relearning, recall and recognition.

    • C. 

      Method of savings, free recall and recognition.

  • 4. 
    Which of the measures of retention is concidered the most senstive?
    • A. 

      Recognition

    • B. 

      Free recall

    • C. 

      Recall

    • D. 

      Relearning

    • E. 

      Cued recall

  • 5. 
    The Atkinson-Shiffrin model describes:
    • A. 

      Human memory as consisting of three distinguishable kinds of memory, with each one representing a stage through which information passes in a sequential way.

    • B. 

      The memory span of each individual human being.

  • 6. 
    The entry point of memory - the initial stage of the memory system in which all of the stimuli that bombard our senses are retained in their original sensory form for a very brief time:
  • 7. 
    A memory system with a limited storage capacity in which information is stored for a relatively short period of time:
  • 8. 
    Working memory consists of three storage systems, two of which are verbal working memory (phonological loop) and Visual working memory (visuospatial sketchpad) and the third one is?
  • 9. 
    The duration of short-tern memory is approximately:
    • A. 

      18-20 seconds

    • B. 

      One to two minutes

    • C. 

      Three to four hours

    • D. 

      30 to 40 seconds

    • E. 

      2-4 seconds

  • 10. 
    Rehearsal is the process of actively manipulating information so that it can be retained in memory. there are two main types of rehearsal, they are:
    • A. 

      Sustenance and maintenance rehearsal.

    • B. 

      Specific and non-specific rehearsal.

    • C. 

      Maintenance and elaborative rehearsal.

    • D. 

      Elaborative and specific rehearsal.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Maintenance rehearsal

    • B. 

      Elaborative rehearsal

    • C. 

      Non-specific rehearsal

    • D. 

      Sustenance rehearsal

  • 12. 
    The relatively permanent memory system that holds vast amounts of information for a long period of time.
  • 13. 
    Psychologists have distinguished between two types of LTM storage. they are called:
    • A. 

      Assertive and procedural memory

    • B. 

      Declaritive and assertive memory

    • C. 

      Assertive and interrogatory memory

    • D. 

      Procedural and declarative memory

  • 14. 
    The declaritive memory system that holds information about specific events or personal experiences ; The declarative memory system that stores the information we have about the world.
    • A. 

      Episodic ; Semantic

    • B. 

      Semantic ; Episodic

  • 15. 
    This theory proposes that information in LTM is organised systematically in the form of overlapping networks (or 'grids') of concepts that are interconnected and interrelated by meaningful links:
  • 16. 
    Recall is better for items at the end and beginningof the list than for items in the middle of the list, this is called:
    • A. 

      Primacy effect

    • B. 

      Recency effect

    • C. 

      Serial position effect

  • 17. 
    The serial postion effect used to describe superior recall of items at the end of a list is called the :
    • A. 

      Recency effect

    • B. 

      Primacy effect

    • C. 

      Serial effect

    • D. 

      Semantic network effect