# Milgrims Experiment On Obedience To Authority Figures

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A short quiz of 10 questions to do with Milgrims experiment

• 1.

### What was the study trying to find out?

• A.

How obedient people are to an authority figure.

• B.

How many volts a man can take before he dies.

• C.

How people react to electric shocks.

• D.

To see if people learn better after recieving electric shocks.

A. How obedient people are to an authority figure.
Explanation
The study was conducted to determine the level of obedience individuals exhibit towards an authority figure. It aimed to understand how people respond to instructions from someone in a position of power. The study did not focus on the threshold of voltage that can cause death, people's reactions to electric shocks, or the impact of electric shocks on learning.

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• 2.

### How many volts did the machine supposedly go up to?

• A.

300

• B.

430

• C.

450

• D.

280

C. 450
Explanation
The machine supposedly went up to 450 volts.

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• 3.

### Where was the setting of the experiment?

• A.

Yale

• B.

Cambridge

• C.

Harvard

• D.

Eton

A. Yale
Explanation
The setting of the experiment was at Yale.

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• 4.

### How much were each of the participants paid to take part in the experiment? (Including travel expences)

• A.

Â£4.00

• B.

\$3.50

• C.

\$4.50

• D.

\$4.00

C. \$4.50
Explanation
The correct answer is \$4.50. This implies that each participant was paid \$4.50 to take part in the experiment, including travel expenses.

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• 5.

• A.

45

• B.

40

• C.

26

• D.

90

B. 40
• 6.

### How many verbal prods were given before the experiment was stopped?

• A.

3

• B.

4

• C.

5

• D.

6

B. 4
Explanation
The experiment was stopped after 4 verbal prods were given. This suggests that the researchers were using verbal prompts or cues to elicit a response or behavior from the participants. The fact that the experiment was stopped after the fourth prod indicates that the desired response or behavior was not achieved within the first three prods, leading the researchers to intervene and stop the experiment at that point.

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• 7.

### How much did the voltage go up witch each wrong answer from the learner?

• A.

5

• B.

10

• C.

15

• D.

20

C. 15
Explanation
The voltage increased by 15 with each wrong answer from the learner.

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• 8.

### In what year did the experiment take place?

• A.

1991

• B.

1981

• C.

1971

• D.

1961

D. 1961
Explanation
The experiment took place in 1961.

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• 9.

### What percentage of people delievered the maximum amount of electric shock to the learner?

• A.

50%

• B.

60%

• C.

65%

• D.

68%

C. 65%
Explanation
The correct answer is 65%. This means that out of all the people who participated, 65% of them delivered the maximum amount of electric shock to the learner. This suggests that a significant majority of the participants were willing to administer the highest level of shock, highlighting the potential for obedience to authority and the alarming extent to which individuals can conform to harmful actions.

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• 10.

### What was the estimated percentage of participants who woud deliver a maximum shock?

• A.

3%

• B.

5%

• C.

8%

• D.

11%

A. 3%
Explanation
The estimated percentage of participants who would deliver a maximum shock is 3%.

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