The Toughest Psychology Test: Can You Pass IT? Trivia Quiz

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The Toughest Psychology Test: Can You Pass IT? Trivia Quiz

This is the Toughest Psychology Test, Can You Pass It? The human body can be very complicated to understand as there are a lot of disorders that can be solved by one seeing a psychiatrist early in time. Test out your skills when it comes to carrying out your function as a psychiatrist. Be sure to give it a shot and see if you might need a refresher course.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As symbol systems of communication , most languages are ______________
    • A. 

      Based on biological capabilities.

    • B. 

      Known to have a direct relationship between words and meaning

    • C. 

      Known to have a partially direct relationship between words and meaning.

    • D. 

      Arbitrary in the relationship between words and meaning.

  • 2. 
    Language is a __________ of communication.
    • A. 

      Simple system

    • B. 

      Symbol system

    • C. 

      Novel system

    • D. 

      Antiquated form

  • 3. 
    The smallest units of speech that are meaningful are referred to as ________.
    • A. 

      Morphemes

    • B. 

      Phonemes

    • C. 

      Context

    • D. 

      Syntax

  • 4. 
    What is missing from the following sentence? Eggs the ham and green delicious are.
    • A. 

      Morphemes

    • B. 

      Syntax

    • C. 

      Phonemes

    • D. 

      Context

  • 5. 
    Successful communication depends on the ______________.
    • A. 

      Quantitative abilities of the speaker.

    • B. 

      Quantitative abilities of the listener.

    • C. 

      Reasoning abilities of the speaker.

    • D. 

      Reasoning abilities of the listener.

  • 6. 
    Extralinguistic information allows us to determine meaning by analyzing ___________.
    • A. 

      Syntax

    • B. 

      Context

    • C. 

      Morphemes

    • D. 

      Phonemes

  • 7. 
    Babies can hear inside the womb by the ____________.
    • A. 

      Fifth day

    • B. 

      Fifth week

    • C. 

      Fifth month

    • D. 

      Fifth year

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is true about learning language?
    • A. 

      Children learn to comprehend new words before they say them.

    • B. 

      Children cannot learn to comprehend new words before they say them.

    • C. 

      Deaf people cannot learn language.

    • D. 

      Any chimpanzee can be taught to spell its name with its tail.

  • 9. 
    Babies engage in intentional vocalizations that sound meaningful, but are not. This is referred to as ________.
    • A. 

      Cooing

    • B. 

      Burping

    • C. 

      Babbling

    • D. 

      Snoring

  • 10. 
    By the end of the first year of life, an infant will generally use only ______________.
    • A. 

      Hand-signaling to communicate.

    • B. 

      Infrequent grunting sounds and finger-pointing to communicate.

    • C. 

      The phonemes of the native language of his or her mother.

    • D. 

      The phonemes of the native language of his or her caregiver.

  • 11. 
    In non-human animals, the most common circumstances under which communication occurs are _________.
    • A. 

      Regression and meaning

    • B. 

      Aggression and mating

    • C. 

      Aggression and meaning

    • D. 

      Regression and mating

  • 12. 
    Behaviorists attempted to explain thinking in the narrow terms of ______________.
    • A. 

      Stimulus and response

    • B. 

      Introversion and extroversion

    • C. 

      Acquisition and recall

    • D. 

      Thinking and communication

  • 13. 
    If I am given 10 math problems, and I can and do solve the first 9 in the same way, I may struggle with the last problem if it requires a different method to solve it. This best illustrates the concept of _______.
    • A. 

      Myopia

    • B. 

      Stubbornness

    • C. 

      Regression

    • D. 

      Mental sets

  • 14. 
    The original purpose of the first intelligence test was to identify which children were __________.
    • A. 

      Of exceptional intelligence to be specially trained for important careers

    • B. 

      Most likely to develop anti-social behaviors

    • C. 

      In need of special educational assistance

    • D. 

      Exactly average so that all tests could be benchmarked from them

  • 15. 
    Which researcher studied the effects of sensory abilities on intelligence?
    • A. 

      Sir Francis Galton

    • B. 

      Walter Mischel

    • C. 

      Sigmund Freud

    • D. 

      Jean Piaget

  • 16. 
    Which of the following statements is true concerning the relationship between the brain size and intelligence?
    • A. 

      The less the brain volume is, the higher the intelligence test scores.

    • B. 

      The higher the brain volume is, the higher the intelligence test scores.

    • C. 

      There is no correlation between brain size and intelligence.

  • 17. 
    Of the following, which one has the strongest correlation with intelligence?
    • A. 

      Ability to memorize

    • B. 

      Amount of knowledge

    • C. 

      Speed of information processing

    • D. 

      Amount of information processing

  • 18. 
    Which lobes of the cerebral cortex are most active on tasks involving reasoning, planning, and judgment?
    • A. 

      Parietal

    • B. 

      Temporal

    • C. 

      Occipital

    • D. 

      Frontal

  • 19. 
    Identical twins tend to have IQ correlations at 0.7, whereas fraternal twins tend to have IQ correlations of about 0.3. What do these correlations suggest?
    • A. 

      Identical twins, nor fraternal twins, have similar IQ’s.

    • B. 

      Identical twins have very similar IQ’s while fraternal twins do not.

    • C. 

      Fraternal twins have very similar IQ’s while identical twins do not.

    • D. 

      Identical twins and fraternal twins have very similar IQ’s.

  • 20. 
    General findings concerning gender differences and IQ scores reveal that compared to men, women tend to score higher on _________.
    • A. 

      Spatial reasoning

    • B. 

      Fractal patterning

    • C. 

      Verbal tasks

    • D. 

      Directional orientation

  • 21. 
    Research on stereotype threat suggests __________.
    • A. 

      That you will do poorly in a test if you believe you will do poorly

    • B. 

      Racial differences in IQ likely reflect societal disadvantages between groups

    • C. 

      Is a fear that we may confirm a negative stereotype

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Psychologists believe that personality is largely the result of _______.
    • A. 

      Multiple factors

    • B. 

      Genetic influences

    • C. 

      Culture of upbringing

    • D. 

      Chance

  • 23. 
    Which theory of personality is most concerned with understanding people’s unconscious narratives?
    • A. 

      Cognitive

    • B. 

      Psychoanalytic

    • C. 

      Behavioral

    • D. 

      Structural

  • 24. 
    The idea that all psychological events have an underlying cause is better known as ___________.
    • A. 

      Mental structuralism

    • B. 

      Cognitive primacy

    • C. 

      Manifest destiny

    • D. 

      Psychic determinism

  • 25. 
    Which motto would best fit the id?
    • A. 

      I can’t do that because it’s against the rules.

    • B. 

      I would like to do that, but I can wait for later.

    • C. 

      If it feels good, then do it.

    • D. 

      If she did it, I can too.

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