How Much Do You Know About Psychological Testing?

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How Much Do You Know About Psychological Testing? - Quiz

Play this informative quiz to see how much do you know about Psychological testing. It is the methodical application of tests to measure psychophysical behavior, abilities, and issues and provide results. The quiz contains a varied range of question gauging not only theoretical knowledge but also practical knowledge about the topic. The quiz will also be beneficial for those who have upcoming exams and need a quick revision. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Standardization means:

    • A.

      Objectivity of scoring

    • B.

      The use of standard scores

    • C.

      Experimental control over extraneous variables

    • D.

      Uniformity of procedure

    Correct Answer
    D. Uniformity of procedure
    Explanation
    Standardization refers to the practice of ensuring uniformity and consistency in procedures. In this context, it means that the process or procedure followed is the same for all individuals or cases involved. This helps to eliminate any potential bias or variation that could affect the results. By maintaining uniformity of procedure, researchers can compare and analyze data accurately, allowing for reliable and valid findings.

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  • 2. 

    A battery consists of:

    • A.

      Tests used only for clinical assessment

    • B.

       tests that are not standardized

    • C.

      Standardized tests like the Stanford-Binet

    • D.

      A group of test

    Correct Answer
    D. A group of test
    Explanation
    A battery refers to a collection or group of tests. In the context of the given options, the other choices do not accurately define what a battery is. The first option mentions tests used only for clinical assessment, which does not encompass the full scope of a battery. The second option states that the tests are not standardized, which is not necessarily true as batteries can include standardized tests. The third option mentions the Stanford-Binet test, which is just one example of a standardized test that can be included in a battery. Therefore, the correct answer is a group of test.

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  • 3. 

    The Mental Measurements Yearbook:

    • A.

      Is published yearly as its name indicates

    • B.

      Provides reviews and other information for many commercially available tests

    • C.

      Gives specimen questions for most intelligence tests

    • D.

      Covers only tests published in a particular year

    Correct Answer
    B. Provides reviews and other information for many commercially available tests
    Explanation
    The Mental Measurements Yearbook is a publication that provides reviews and other information for many commercially available tests. This means that it offers detailed evaluations and additional information about various tests that are available for use. It does not solely focus on intelligence tests, but covers a wide range of tests across different domains. The Yearbook is not limited to a specific year, as it is published yearly and provides updated information on new tests as they become available.

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  • 4. 

    By definition, a group test:

    • A.

      Cannot be an individual test

    • B.

      Can sometimes be administered to small groups

    • C.

      Can usually if not always be administered to one person

    • D.

      Is longer and more standardized than an individual test

    Correct Answer
    C. Can usually if not always be administered to one person
    Explanation
    A group test can usually, if not always, be administered to one person because it is designed to assess an individual's abilities or characteristics within a group setting. While it is possible for a group test to be administered to small groups, it is not necessary and can be done with just one person. The purpose of a group test is to measure an individual's performance or behavior in relation to others, making it suitable for individual administration.

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  • 5. 

    As far as medium is concerned, most tests are tests.  

    • A.

       Performance 

    • B.

      Invasive

    • C.

      Power

    • D.

      Paper-and-pencil

    Correct Answer
    D. Paper-and-pencil
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that when it comes to the medium used for tests, most tests are conducted using paper-and-pencil. This means that test takers are given a physical test booklet and are required to write their answers on paper using a pencil. This traditional method of testing is widely used in various educational and professional settings.

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  • 6. 

    The term “screening” usually refers to:

    • A.

      Tests used for placement purposes

    • B.

      Tests related to a legal standard

    • C.

      A rapid and somewhat rough procedure

    • D.

       the issue of certification

    Correct Answer
    C. A rapid and somewhat rough procedure
    Explanation
    The term "screening" usually refers to a rapid and somewhat rough procedure. Screening typically involves quickly assessing or evaluating a large number of individuals or items to identify potential candidates or eliminate those that do not meet certain criteria. It is often used to filter or narrow down a larger pool of options or to identify potential issues or problems.

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  • 7. 

    A personality test would ordinarily be considered:

    • A.

      A typical performance test

    • B.

      A screening procedure

    • C.

      A proprietary test

    • D.

      A scale of measurement

    Correct Answer
    A. A typical performance test
    Explanation
    A personality test would ordinarily be considered a typical performance test because it assesses an individual's characteristics, traits, and behaviors in order to evaluate their performance in various situations. It is used to measure how well a person fits into a specific role or job, and it provides insights into their strengths, weaknesses, and potential for success in that particular setting. Unlike screening procedures or proprietary tests that may focus on specific criteria or outcomes, a personality test provides a broader evaluation of an individual's overall performance and suitability for a given role or task.

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  • 8. 

    Allan made a psych test that aims to measure the results or impact of the training a specific group has. What kind of psychological test did he make?

    • A.

      Aptitude Test    

    • B.

      Career Test

    • C.

      Achievement Test

    • D.

      Mental Ability Test

    Correct Answer
    C. Achievement Test
    Explanation
    Allan made an achievement test. This type of psychological test is designed to measure the knowledge, skills, or abilities that an individual has acquired or achieved through training or education. In this case, Allan's test aims to measure the results or impact of the training that a specific group has undergone, indicating that it is assessing their achievements in relation to the training they received.

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  • 9. 

    1. Psychological tests may differ with respect to:

    • A.

      Administration

    • B.

      Administration

    • C.

       content

    • D.

       all are correct

    Correct Answer
    D.  all are correct
    Explanation
    Psychological tests can vary in terms of their administration methods, such as whether they are administered individually or in a group setting. They can also differ in terms of their content, as different tests may focus on different aspects of psychological functioning or measure different constructs. Therefore, it is accurate to say that psychological tests may differ in terms of administration and content. Additionally, it is possible for both administration and content to vary across different tests, so the statement "all are correct" is also accurate.

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  • 10. 

    1. During which decade did public concern regarding psychological testing reach its height, resulting in formal investigations of the psychological testing enterprise?

    • A.

      1960s

    • B.

      1990s

    • C.

      1980s

    • D.

      1970s

    Correct Answer
    A. 1960s
    Explanation
    During the 1960s, public concern regarding psychological testing reached its height, leading to formal investigations of the psychological testing enterprise. This decade saw a significant increase in awareness and scrutiny of the ethical and validity issues surrounding psychological testing, prompting investigations to ensure the proper use and regulation of these tests.

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  • 11. 

    1. The most significant growth of psychological testing occurred in the:

    • A.

       1930s and 1940s

    • B.

      1920s and 1930s

    • C.

      1910s and 1920s

    • D.

      1950s and 1960s

    Correct Answer
    D. 1950s and 1960s
  • 12. 

    In personnel assessment, psychological tests are used primarily for the benefit of the:

    • A.

      Consumer

    • B.

      Examiner

    • C.

      Employee

    • D.

      Employer

    Correct Answer
    D. Employer
    Explanation
    Psychological tests in personnel assessment are primarily used for the benefit of the employer. These tests help employers evaluate the psychological traits, abilities, and skills of potential candidates, allowing them to make informed decisions about hiring and placement. By using these tests, employers can assess the suitability of candidates for specific roles, identify potential strengths and weaknesses, and make more effective hiring decisions. Ultimately, the use of psychological tests benefits the employer by improving the quality and fit of their workforce.

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  • 13. 

    1. Which of the following needs served as a major movement for the growth of psychological testing in the U.S.?

    • A.

        the expansion of agriculture and business to international markets

    • B.

       the identification of children who were performing poorly in school

    • C.

      The identification of competent recruits for the military during WW I

    • D.

      All are correct

    Correct Answer
    C. The identification of competent recruits for the military during WW I
    Explanation
    During World War I, there was a need to identify competent recruits for the military. This led to the growth of psychological testing in the U.S. as psychologists were called upon to assess the mental and emotional capabilities of potential soldiers. The demand for efficient and effective testing methods increased, leading to advancements in the field of psychological testing.

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  • 14. 

    1. Which of the following describes a "good" test? A good test __________.

    • A.

      Is valid

    • B.

      Has norms

    • C.

        is reliable

    • D.

      All are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. All are correct
    Explanation
    A "good" test is one that is valid, meaning it accurately measures what it is intended to measure. It also has norms, which are established standards or benchmarks for comparison. Additionally, a good test is reliable, meaning it consistently produces similar results when administered multiple times. Therefore, all of the given options - validity, norms, and reliability - are correct descriptions of a "good" test.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following is true of tests used in clinical settings? They are:

    • A.

      Used to measure consumer attitudes

    • B.

      Used with one individual at a time

    • C.

       used to choose the best person for the job

    • D.

      Used as a measure of corporate culture

    Correct Answer
    B. Used with one individual at a time
    Explanation
    Tests used in clinical settings are used with one individual at a time. In clinical settings, tests are typically administered to assess an individual's health, mental state, or cognitive abilities. These tests are designed to provide specific and personalized information about the individual being tested. They are not used to measure consumer attitudes, choose the best person for a job, or measure corporate culture.

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  • 16. 

     A psychological test can measure overt and covert behavior.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A psychological test can measure both overt and covert behavior. Overt behavior refers to actions that are observable and can be directly measured, such as speaking, writing, or physical movements. Covert behavior, on the other hand, refers to internal mental processes that cannot be directly observed, such as thoughts, emotions, or attitudes. Psychological tests are designed to assess both types of behavior, providing valuable information about an individual's thoughts, feelings, and actions. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 17. 

    The psychological testing movement originated in the U.S.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The psychological testing movement did not originate in the U.S.

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  • 18. 

    Tests can measure differences between the reactions of the same individual on different occasions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tests can measure differences between the reactions of the same individual on different occasions because they provide a standardized and controlled environment to assess and compare the individual's responses. By administering the test multiple times, any variations in the individual's reactions can be observed and analyzed, allowing for the identification of patterns or changes over time. This helps in understanding how the individual's reactions may vary in different situations or circumstances, and can be useful for assessing their consistency or adaptability.

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  • 19. 

    The foremost consideration in the selection of a test is its validity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Validity is a crucial factor when selecting a test because it determines if the test accurately measures what it is intended to measure. A valid test ensures that the results obtained from it are reliable and meaningful. Without validity, the test may produce inaccurate or misleading results, rendering it ineffective in assessing the desired construct or trait. Therefore, the statement that the foremost consideration in the selection of a test is its validity is true.

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  • 20. 

    Anybody can reproduce a test or parts of it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that anybody can reproduce a test or parts of it. However, this is not necessarily true. Test reproduction may require certain resources, permissions, or expertise that not everybody possesses. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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