Operant Conditioning/Punishment And Reinforcement Quiz

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Operant Conditioning/Punishment And Reinforcement Quiz

When someone does something according to the rules of nature, they are bound to get punished one way or another. As an educator, one of the things you should have a good understanding of is the concept of operational conditioning, punishment, and reinforcement. Take this assessment test on the basis of these principles and see how well you understand them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In Operant Conditioning, the specific object or event that influences a behavior is the:
    • A. 

      Response

    • B. 

      Stimulus

    • C. 

      Consequence

    • D. 

      Dikembe Mutombo

  • 2. 
    On the first day of class, Derek draws an obnoxious picture on the blackboard and the entire class laughs.  As a result of the attention from the other students, Derek draws an obnoxious picture on the blackboard for the rest of the week.  His behavior is the result of:
    • A. 

      Presentation punishment

    • B. 

      Removal punishment

    • C. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • D. 

      Negative reinforcement

  • 3. 
    Bill began running track and field because it kept him healthy.  After winning a few medals, he noticed that his friends looked up to him more and he became more popular.  Because the medal is associated with winning and praise from his friends, Bill begins to focus all his attention on winning medals.  The "medal" is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Secondary reinforcer

    • B. 

      Primary reinforcer

    • C. 

      Fourth reinforcer

    • D. 

      Vlade Divac

  • 4. 
    This type of learning occurs when an already existing stimulus is removed to decrease the likelihood of a behavior.
    • A. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • B. 

      Removal punishment

    • C. 

      Postive reinforcement

  • 5. 
    Student "A" sees Student "B" get a gold star on his name tag for picking up trash in the hallway.  As a result, Student "A" starts picking up trash in the hallway in hopes of also recieving a gold star.  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Psychoanalysis

    • B. 

      Vicarious reinforcement

    • C. 

      Vicarious punishment