Psychology Beginning Of The Year Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Choose a human characteristic or behavior we've discussed in class and do the following:
    • A. Identify the characteristic or behavior
    • B.  Explain how an evolutionary psychologist would explain why we developed that characteristic or behavior.
     
  • 2. 
    Which perspective of psychology would be most likely to answer the following question: "How does the body and brain enable emotions?"
    • A. 

      Neuroscience

    • B. 

      Psychodynamic

    • C. 

      Behavioral

    • D. 

      Cognitive

  • 3. 
    Which perspective of psychology deals with how humans think?
    • A. 

      Behavioral

    • B. 

      Cognitive

    • C. 

      Behavior genetics

    • D. 

      Social-cultural

  • 4. 
    According to evolutionary psychologists, women are more likely than men to be choosier about who they mate with for all of the following reasons EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      They need protection and stability

    • B. 

      They want good genes in their children

    • C. 

      They can only make a limited number of babies

    • D. 

      They can easily raise a child on their own

  • 5. 
    Why are people prone to fear spiders more than guns?
    • A. 

      Spiders are more deadly

    • B. 

      Our ancestors who were cautious about spiders were more likely to pass their genes to future generations

    • C. 

      Guns look like toys

    • D. 

      Everyone who was scared by guns was killed off because people killed them

  • 6. 
    In the psychological debate bature vs. nurture, nature is:
    • A. 

      How we are born (our genes)

    • B. 

      What we are exposed to (our environment)

    • C. 

      Trees and insects and such

    • D. 

      Our brain's way of processing information

  • 7. 
    __________________________________ is an evolutionary process through which adaptive traits are passed on to ongoing generations because these traits help animals survive and reproduce.
    • A. 

      Social Darwinism

    • B. 

      Natural selection

    • C. 

      Genetic mutation

    • D. 

      Cognitive psychology

  • 8. 
    A ______________________________ is the set of complete instructions for making an organism, containing all the genes in that organism. 
    • A. 

      Chromosome

    • B. 

      DNA

    • C. 

      Nucleus

    • D. 

      Genome

  • 9. 
    A ____________________________ twin is when there is one egg fertilized by one sperm and the cell splits.
    • A. 

      Siamese

    • B. 

      Fraternal

    • C. 

      Identical

    • D. 

      Conjoined

  • 10. 
    A _____________________________________ twin is when there are two eggs and two sperm that develop together in the same womb.
    • A. 

      Siamese

    • B. 

      Fraternal

    • C. 

      Identical

    • D. 

      Conjoined

  • 11. 
    Based on the video we viewed in class, boys are more likely to be homosexual if they have:
    • A. 

      Older brothers and are left-handed

    • B. 

      Older sisters and are right-handed

    • C. 

      Older brothers and are right-handed

    • D. 

      Older sisters and are left-handed

  • 12. 
    How did the scientists get the female rats to behave as the opposite sex in the video we viewed in class?
    • A. 

      Injected the girls with testosterone after birth

    • B. 

      Fed the mother certain food while they were in the womb

    • C. 

      Raised them with all boys

    • D. 

      Raised them with all girls

  • 13. 
    What percent of fraternal twins' DNA is shared?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 14. 
    ____________________________containing ___________________________________________ are situated in the nucleus of a cell.
    • A. 

      Genome; chromosomes

    • B. 

      DNA; chromosomes

    • C. 

      Chromosomes; genome

    • D. 

      Chromosomes; DNA

  • 15. 
    _____________________________________________ study our differences and weigh the relative effects of heredity and environment.
    • A. 

      Natural geneticists

    • B. 

      Behavior geneticists

    • C. 

      Clinical psychologists

    • D. 

      Humanistic psychologists

  • 16. 
    An evolutionary psychologist would say that in most cases the grandparent we would be closest to would be:
    • A. 

      Father's mother

    • B. 

      Father's father

    • C. 

      Mother's mother

    • D. 

      Mother's father

  • 17. 
    An evolutionary psychologist would say we would be more likely to save our one year old child or our five year old child and why?
    • A. 

      Five year old because they are less likely to die before reproducing

    • B. 

      Five year old because we know them better

    • C. 

      One year old because they are more defenseless

    • D. 

      One year old because they are cuter

  • 18. 
    Which of the following children would an evolutionary psychologist say we would be most upset by if they died?
    • A. 

      Healthy female child

    • B. 

      Healthy male child

    • C. 

      Sick male child

    • D. 

      Sick female child

  • 19. 
    At most women can have about _______ children while men can have _______________.
    • A. 

      10; 20

    • B. 

      30; hundreds (or more)

    • C. 

      Hundreds (or more); hundreds (or more)

    • D. 

      8; 10

  • 20. 
    Which of the following would an evolutionary psychologist think was the most unlikely reason for a child to protest going to bed at night:
    • A. 

      They want to stay up to see what's going on

    • B. 

      They might get left behind in the dark

    • C. 

      They might get eaten by an animal in the dark

    • D. 

      They can't protect themselves

  • 21. 
    Which psychological perspective looks at how behavior springs from unconscious drives and conflicts?
    • A. 

      Psychodynamic

    • B. 

      Humanistic

    • C. 

      Behavioral

    • D. 

      Neuroscience

  • 22. 
     Males hit puberty:
    • A. 

      2 years before females

    • B. 

      At the same time as females

    • C. 

      2 years after females

    • D. 

      At the age of 10

  • 23. 
    One think we learned about size and stature is that: 
    • A. 

      People who were taller had advantages

    • B. 

      People who walked on four limbs had advantages

    • C. 

      People who were shorter had advantages

    • D. 

      People who were bent over had advantages

  • 24. 
     At the beginning of pregnancy how many pregnancies are twins?
    • A. 

      1 out of 1000

    • B. 

      1 out of 8

    • C. 

      1 out of 65

    • D. 

      All of them

  • 25. 
     In studying the brains of males and females, it has been found that females have more _____________________ while males have more _____________________.
    • A. 

      Data gathering; white matter

    • B. 

      Cortexes; neurons

    • C. 

      Neurons; cortexes

    • D. 

      White matter; data gathering

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