Psychology Ultimate Test Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Psychology Ultimate Test Questions! Trivia Quiz

Below are some psychology ultimate test questions. There is a lot that one gets to understand people when they get to know how the human brain functions. One understands how memories are arranged as well as why people behave a certain way. Do take up the trivia quiz below and see just how knowledgeable you are when it comes to all things psychology. All the best, and keep practicing!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following agrees most with humans as a whole?
    • A. 

      Behaviorism

    • B. 

      Psychoanalysis

    • C. 

      Structuralism

    • D. 

      Humanism

    • E. 

      Functionalism

  • 2. 
    The act of seeing one's group as superior to other groups of similar nature is?
    • A. 

      Humanism

    • B. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • C. 

      Structuralism

    • D. 

      Behaviorism

    • E. 

      Functionalism

  • 3. 
    Anecdotal evidence is...
    • A. 

      Concrete, vivid, and memorable

    • B. 

      Tends to influence people

    • C. 

      Fundamentally flawed and unreliable

    • D. 

      Very useful

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    A study on the effects of new teaching techniques on students' ability to do well on test scores would have to take into account.
    • A. 

      The students' hair color

    • B. 

      The students' athletic abilities

    • C. 

      The students' IQ scores

    • D. 

      The students' extracurricular activities

    • E. 

      The student's sociability

  • 5. 
    A inference about the relationship of two variables would be...
    • A. 

      A theory

    • B. 

      An operational definition

    • C. 

      A hypothesis

    • D. 

      A confounding of variables

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What systems make up the hindbrain?
    • A. 

      Reticular formation

    • B. 

      Cerebellum, medulla, and pons

    • C. 

      Thalamus, hypothalamus, and cerebrum

    • D. 

      Endocrine and limbic systems

    • E. 

      The CNS

  • 7. 
    If something is heard in the right ear then it is sent ______ hemisphere(s).
    • A. 

      Only to the right

    • B. 

      Only to the left

    • C. 

      Faster to the right

    • D. 

      Faster to the left

    • E. 

      Equally in both

  • 8. 
    The _______ is specific for hearing.
    • A. 

      Frontal lobe

    • B. 

      Temporal lobe

    • C. 

      Parietal lobe

    • D. 

      Cerebrum

    • E. 

      Pons

  • 9. 
    The occipital lobe is commonly connected to...
    • A. 

      Hearing

    • B. 

      Tasting

    • C. 

      Feeling

    • D. 

      Seeing

    • E. 

      Breathing

  • 10. 
    Your friend gets hit in the head and suddenly is unable to manifest spoken word. Suddenly you remember the words of your teacher O'Mohlly and realize he has damaged his...
    • A. 

      Pons

    • B. 

      Wernicke's area

    • C. 

      Amygdala

    • D. 

      Broca's area

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    If one is farsighted then _____.
    • A. 

      The can see close up but not far away

    • B. 

      Light focus from close objects hits behind the retina

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      Light focus from distant objects hits short of the retina

    • E. 

      A and D

  • 12. 
    Recognition of sound can be best described as _______.
    • A. 

      Place theory

    • B. 

      Frequency theory

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      Opponent process theory

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Which theory would most likely result in a green, black, and yellow after image?
    • A. 

      Subtractive color mixing

    • B. 

      Opponent process theory

    • C. 

      Trichromatic theory

    • D. 

      C and A

    • E. 

      Additive color mixing

  • 14. 
    An EEG scan would show which level of brain wave activity during Stage 4 sleep?
    • A. 

      Theta

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Gamma

    • D. 

      Beta

    • E. 

      Alpha

  • 15. 
    Which of these could be properly associated with REM sleep?
    • A. 

      Sleep apnea

    • B. 

      Night terrors

    • C. 

      Somnambulism

    • D. 

      Nightmares

    • E. 

      Narcolepsy

  • 16. 
    By repeating a tone and the adding of meat powder, Pavlov saw that produce salvia when the tone is present. This is production of saliva is a(n) ______.
    • A. 

      Conditioned stimulus

    • B. 

      Unconditioned response

    • C. 

      Conditioned response

    • D. 

      Unconditioned stimulus

    • E. 

      CR and UCR

  • 17. 
    A rapid and constant response by a person gambling is an example of someone responding to a _______ schedule.
    • A. 

      Fixed interval

    • B. 

      Variable interval

    • C. 

      Variable ratio

    • D. 

      Fixed ratio

    • E. 

      Interval fixed variable

  • 18. 
    A man is scared by a white rat, now when ever he sees anything white he is terrified. This is an example of _____.
    • A. 

      Generalization

    • B. 

      Higher-order conditioning

    • C. 

      Performance

    • D. 

      Avoidance

    • E. 

      Development

  • 19. 
    Positive reinforcement ______ the rate of responses, where as negative reinforcement ______ the rate of responses.
    • A. 

      Increase; decreases

    • B. 

      Increases; increases

    • C. 

      Decreases; increases

    • D. 

      Decreases; decreases

    • E. 

      Does nothing; increases

  • 20. 
    The process of getting information into the memory and recalling that information is ______, ______, and_______.
    • A. 

      Encoding, storage, retrieval

    • B. 

      Retrieval, encoding, storage

    • C. 

      Storage, learning, retrieval

    • D. 

      Learning, decay, retrieval

    • E. 

      Encoding, retrieval, storage

  • 21. 
    The ability to walk is in your ______ memory.
    • A. 

      Declarative

    • B. 

      Procedural

    • C. 

      Structural

    • D. 

      Episodic

    • E. 

      Implicit

  • 22. 
    You are told to memorize a list of numbers, but when it comes time to recite them you forget the middle numbers on the list. This is an example of ______.
    • A. 

      Inappropriate encoding

    • B. 

      Retrograde amnesia

    • C. 

      The serial-position effect

    • D. 

      Proactive interference

    • E. 

      Anterograde amnesia

  • 23. 
    A heuristic is a _____.
    • A. 

      Flash of insight

    • B. 

      "rule of thumb"

    • C. 

      Procedure for trying all possible solutions for a problem

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      Way of making a compensatory decision

  • 24. 
    A memory of 9/11 would be _______ memory.
    • A. 

      Flash bulb

    • B. 

      Heuristic

    • C. 

      Long term memory

    • D. 

      Short term memory

    • E. 

      None of the above