Psychology Pretest

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

A quick quiz to establish what you don't know, and what I will be teaching you this year in class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The three major sections of the brain are 
    • A. 

      Medulla, Hippocampus, Amygdala

    • B. 

      Pons, Cerebellum, Hippocampus

    • C. 

      Hindbrain, Midbrain, Forebrain

    • D. 

      Cerebral Cortex, Thalamus, Spinal Cord

  • 2. 
    Psychologists study how the brain creates thoughts, feelings, actions, and how internal and external environments affect brain processes. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Psychology is a science rooted in philosophy. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Check all of the parts of a Neuron that are needed for receiving and transmitting nerve impulses: 
    • A. 

      Synapse

    • B. 

      Axon

    • C. 

      Dendrite

    • D. 

      Myelin Sheath

    • E. 

      Soma (cell body)

  • 6. 
    The Cornea, Lens, Retina, and Optic Nerve are all parts of the 
    • A. 

      Ear

    • B. 

      Eye

    • C. 

      Brain

    • D. 

      Occipital Lobe

  • 7. 
    Pinna, Tympanic membrane, cochlea, and hair cells are all parts of  
    • A. 

      The nose

    • B. 

      The eye

    • C. 

      The ear

    • D. 

      The brain

  • 8. 
    Vestibular and Kinesthetic senses are both related to 
    • A. 

      Sense of smell

    • B. 

      Sense of movement

    • C. 

      Sense of hearing

    • D. 

      Sense of touch

  • 9. 
    The Absolute threshold and Difference threshold are two types of measurements for 
    • A. 

      Vision

    • B. 

      Perception

    • C. 

      Hearing

    • D. 

      Touch

  • 10. 
    How many stages of sleep are there? 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 11. 
    How many levels of consciousness are there? 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 12. 
    How many kinds of memory do humans have? 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5