Psyc. Defense Mechanisms

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Test yourself now and know how much knowledge you haveabout human beings and their different defense mechanisms. You might discover you have one or several of them! It is a fun discovery quiz, all the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tim is a shop owner and a thief. He automatically accuses anyone who looks suspicious in his store of stealing. This is an example of what defense mechanism?
    • A. 

      Repression

    • B. 

      Reaction Formation

    • C. 

      Denial

    • D. 

      Projection

    • E. 

      Sublimation

  • 2. 
    Karen decides to go out and party the whole week before her midterm instead of study. She fails her midterm, and tells her parents that she failed it due to being sick and not getting enough sleep. This is an example of what defense mechanism?
    • A. 

      Rationalization

    • B. 

      Sublimation

    • C. 

      Denial

    • D. 

      Repression

    • E. 

      Reaction Formation

  • 3. 
    Instead of taking out his anger on others, Nathan, when he gets really angry, plays the saxophone. This is an example of what defense mechanism?
    • A. 

      Repression

    • B. 

      Sublimation

    • C. 

      Denial

    • D. 

      Reaction Formation

    • E. 

      Projection

  • 4. 
    Jenny blocks her bad memories of high school bullies from her mind. This is an example of what defense mechanism?
    • A. 

      Denial

    • B. 

      Reaction Formation

    • C. 

      Projection

    • D. 

      Repression

    • E. 

      Sublimation

  • 5. 
    James's favorite uncle passes away from a long battle with illness, but he refuses to believe that it happened. This is an example of what defense mechanism?
    • A. 

      Denial

    • B. 

      Reaction Formation

    • C. 

      Sublimation

    • D. 

      Repression

    • E. 

      Projection

  • 6. 
    Betty is angry with Matt, but eventually she becomes friends and is nice to him. This is an example of what defense mechanism?
    • A. 

      Reaction Formation

    • B. 

      Denial

    • C. 

      Rationalization

    • D. 

      Sublimation

    • E. 

      Projection

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