AP Psychology Modules 20 & 21 Sample Quiz

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AP Psychology Modules 20 & 21 Sample Quiz

This is a sample quiz for the Advanced Placement Psychology course modules 20 and 21. This test has eight questions about hearing and sound. So, if you have been covering these modules, then taking this quiz could help see if you are prepared for the final exam or not.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Trying to see hidden representational image in a piece of abstract art by looking carefully at each element in the picture and trying to form an image employs which type of perceptional process? 
    • A. 

      Selective attention

    • B. 

      Interposition

    • C. 

      Bottom-up processing

    • D. 

      Top-down processing

  • 2. 
    Because she was listening to the news of the radio, Mrs. Schultz didn't perceive a word her husband was saying. Her experience best illustrates:
    • A. 

      Choice blindness 

    • B. 

      Opponent-process theory.

    • C. 

      Selective attention.

    • D. 

      Gestalt.

  • 3. 
    Standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, Jerry kept looking at his watch to see the time. As a result, he failed to see that a store employee was being robbed by a person just in front of him. Jerry most clearly suffered from:
    • A. 

      Place theory.

    • B. 

      Sensory action.

    • C. 

      Inattentional blindness.

    • D. 

      Blind spot.

  • 4. 
    The local fire department sounds the 12 o'clock whistle. The process by which your ears convert the sound waves from the siren into neural impulses is an example of:
    • A. 

      Sensory adaptation

    • B. 

      Accommodation

    • C. 

      Dual processing 

    • D. 

      Transduction

  • 5. 
    Although Manuel was sitting right next to his parents, he smelled a skunk minutes before they did.  Apparently, Manuel has a lower ______________ for skunk odor than his parents have.
    • A. 

      Accommodation level 

    • B. 

      Difference threshold

    • C. 

      Absolute threshold

    • D. 

      Adaptation level

  • 6. 
    If the just-noticeable difference for a 10-ounce weight is 1 ounce, the noticeable difference for an 80-ounce weight would be _________________ ounce(s).
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      10

  • 7. 
    After listening to your high-volume stereo for 15 minutes, you fail to realize how loudly the music is blasting. This best illustrates:
    • A. 

      Weber's law.

    • B. 

      Accommodation.

    • C. 

      Sensory adaptation.

    • D. 

      Transduction.

  • 8. 
    Stereotypes are mental conceptions that can strongly influence the way we interpret the behaviors of individuals belonging to a specific racial or ethnic group. A stereotype is most similar to:
    • A. 

      A feature detector.

    • B. 

      Perceptual adaptation.

    • C. 

      A perceptual set. 

    • D. 

      A difference threshold.

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