Quiz: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Mock Exam!

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Quiz: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Mock Exam!

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a certification of a graduate-level in behavior analysis. The BCBA certified professionals are the practitioners who work independently towards providing behavior-analytic services. But before reaching that level, you must clear the compulsory exam first. Here, this practice test has more than 150 questions of the same. So, you can practice hard.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A behavior analyst has implemented a behavior support plan that includes extinction, DRA, and a mild punisher (firmly saying "no"). The behavior support plan is effective in reducing the child's aggressive behavior. The behavior analyst is uncertain which intervention(s) is producing the behavior reduction. What could the behavior analyst do to determine which of the interventions is affecting the behavior?
    • A. 

      Conduct a parametric analysis

    • B. 

      Conduct a component analysis

    • C. 

      Conduct a functional analysis

    • D. 

      Ask the teacher's opinion

  • 2. 
    A behavior analyst attempts to determine the most effective amount of attention to use as a reinforcer for a school child. After a baseline with no praise contingent on completing a math problem, treatment is implemented, involving 10 seconds of praise, 20 seconds of praise, or 5 seconds of praise.  This type of analysis is called a __________________.
    • A. 

      Component analysis

    • B. 

      Parametric analysis

    • C. 

      Changing criterion

    • D. 

      Non-parametric analysis

  • 3. 
    A behavior that has sudden and dramatic consequences that extend well beyond the distinctive change itself because it exposes the person to new environments, reinforcers, contingencies, responses, and stimulus controls is called ________.
    • A. 

      Behavioral cusp

    • B. 

      Generalization

    • C. 

      Adjunctive behavior

    • D. 

      A and C

  • 4. 
    A behavior that is elicited by antecedent stimuli and is "brought about" by a stimulus that precedes it is:
    • A. 

      Operant

    • B. 

      Learned

    • C. 

      Respondent

    • D. 

      New

  • 5. 
    A consequence that, when given contingent on the occurrence of a behavior, decreases the likelihood of the behavior occurring in the future.  
    • A. 

      Positive punishment

    • B. 

      Negative punishment

    • C. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • D. 

      Escape behavior

  • 6. 
    A contingency contract:
    • A. 

      Is a verbal agreement among two individuals

    • B. 

      Specifies how two people will behave toward each other

    • C. 

      Often causes scapegoating among learners and peers

    • D. 

      Depends largely on the use of punishment for its effectiveness

  • 7. 
    A guiding principle for promoting generalized behavior change includes:
    • A. 

      Involving significant others whenever possible

    • B. 

      Promoting generalization with the least intrusive, least costly tactics possible

    • C. 

      Contriving intervention tactics as needed to achieve important generalized outcomes

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 8. 
    A limitation of descriptive assessment is:    
    • A. 

      It may be misleading in that it can identify environmental variables that occur in close proximity to the problem behavior but that are not causally related to the problem behavior.

    • B. 

      It may not be a very reliable measure of problem behavior and environmental events.

    • C. 

      It is extremely difficult and time-consuming to perform.

    • D. 

      The first two answer choices are correct.

  • 9. 
    A motivating operation that decreases the reinforcing effectiveness of a stimulus, object or event is called a(n) __________.
    • A. 

      Establishing operation

    • B. 

      Abolishing operation

    • C. 

      Punisher

    • D. 

      Conditioned stimulus

  • 10. 
    A motivating operation whose value-altering effect does not depend on a learning history is called a(n) __________.
    • A. 

      Establishing operation

    • B. 

      Unconditioned motivating operation

    • C. 

      Conditioned motivating operation

    • D. 

      Respondent behavior

  • 11. 
    A philosophical position that views behavioral events that cannot be publicly observed as outside of the realm of science is called _____.
    • A. 

      Free operant behavior

    • B. 

      Methodological behaviorism

    • C. 

      Adjunctive behaviors

    • D. 

      Operant behavior

  • 12. 
    A previously neutral stimulus that now functions as a punisher because of prior pairing with one or more punishers is called a ____________.
    • A. 

      Discriminative stimulus

    • B. 

      Unconditioned punisher

    • C. 

      Conditioned punisher

    • D. 

      Conditioned reinforcer

  • 13. 
    A relation between the stimulus and response or response product that occurs when the beginning, middle, and end of the verbal stimulus matches the beginning, middle, and end of the verbal response is called.
    • A. 

      Conditioned reinforcer

    • B. 

      Point-to-point correspondence

    • C. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • D. 

      Informed consent

  • 14. 
    A situation in which the frequency, latency, duration or amplitude of a behavior is altered by the presence or absence of an antecedent stimulus is called ___________.
    • A. 

      Stimulus control

    • B. 

      Stimulus equivalence

    • C. 

      Stimulus generalization

    • D. 

      Stimulus discrimination

  • 15. 
    A stimulus change that does not elicit respondent behavior is ____________.
    • A. 

      Discriminative stimulus

    • B. 

      S-delta

    • C. 

      Neutral stimulus

    • D. 

      Punishing stimulus

  • 16. 
    A stimulus that acquires its MO effect by being paired with another MO and has the same value-altering and behavior-altering effects as the MO with which it was paired is called a(n) _________.
    • A. 

      Transitive Conditioned MO

    • B. 

      Surrogate Conditioned MO

    • C. 

      Generalized Conditioned MO

    • D. 

      Symmetrical Conditioned MO

  • 17. 
    A _____ denotes a set or collection of knowledge and skills a person has learned that are relevant to particular settings or tasks.  
    • A. 

      Repertoire

    • B. 

      Behavior

    • C. 

      Skill

    • D. 

      Response

  • 18. 
    Ahmed had always been fascinated by psychology and took a special undergraduate track that prepared him to sit for the assistant's test offered by the BACB.  He earned good grades and excelled at doing descriptive functional assessments in his practicum.  When he got his first job, he discovered that one of his student clients in an elementary school was a Sunni Muslim.  Ahmed mentioned this to his parents, who were irate and insisted that he refuse to associate in any way with this student of a rival religious sect.  Ahmed is in a very sensitive situation.  How should he handle this?
    • A. 

      Refuse to provide treatment to the family based on religion

    • B. 

      Refer the family to another BCBA

    • C. 

      Continue to work with the family only if they agree to not express their religion in front of you

    • D. 

      Continue to work with the child but only without the family present

  • 19. 
    All of the following are competencies of a behavior analyst except:
    • A. 

      Knowledge of socially important behavior

    • B. 

      Technical skills

    • C. 

      Ability to conduct statistical analyses of data

    • D. 

      Ability to match assessment data with intervention strategies

  • 20. 
    All of the following are limitations of the multiple baseline design except:  
    • A. 

      It may not reveal the functional relationship, even if one exists

    • B. 

      Verification of predicted behavior change must be inferred from other behaviors

    • C. 

      The behavior under study must be within the subject's repertoire already

    • D. 

      It is weaker than the reversal design

  • 21. 
    An approach to explaining behavior that assumes that a mental, or "inner" dimension exists that differs from a behavioral dimension and that phenomena in this dimension exists that differs from a behavioral dimension and that phenomena in this dimension either directly cause or at least mediate some forms of behavior, if not all, is called ________.
    • A. 

      Empiricism

    • B. 

      Mentalism

    • C. 

      Behaviorism

    • D. 

      Psychology

  • 22. 
    An elementary verbal operant that is evoked by an MO and followed by specific reinforcement is called a ______
    • A. 

      Mand

    • B. 

      Tact

    • C. 

      Echoic

    • D. 

      Intraverbal

  • 23. 
    An example of a motivating operation is:  
    • A. 

      Hunger

    • B. 

      Hay fever

    • C. 

      Argument with significant other

    • D. 

      None of these

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 24. 
    An example of unconditioned reinforcer(s) is:    
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      Warmth

    • E. 

      Sexual stimulation

    • F. 

      All of these

  • 25. 
    Answering the door when you hear the doorbell and not when it is silent is an example of behavior being under:  
    • A. 

      Simultaneous prompting

    • B. 

      Equivalence

    • C. 

      Stimulus control

    • D. 

      Premack principle

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