Trivia Quiz: Can You Pass This Toughest Psychopathology Test?

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Trivia Quiz: Can You Pass This Toughest Psychopathology Test?

Can you pass this toughest Psychopathology test? It is designed to see how much you know about the causes of psychiatric and psychosomatic conditions, the different types in existence and what a patient is prescribed to take under the circumstances. Give it a try, and if you fail, to go back to your notes and refresh your memory. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to biological theories of abnormality, mental illness is a type of physical disease or a breakdown in some system of the body. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Abnormality that involves eating, drinking, and sexual behaviors are the result of dysfunction of the 
    • A. 

      Right frontal lobe.

    • B. 

      Cerebrum

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

  • 3. 
    Dennis was recently diagnosed with dementia. According to the DSM-IV, dementia is an Axis ___ Disorder. 
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 4. 
    Jenna and Jermaine both have body dysmorphic disorder. Research indicates that Jenna is most likely to be concerned with her _______, while Jermaine is most likely to be concerned with his _______. 
    • A. 

      Ears; nose

    • B. 

      Breasts; small body build

    • C. 

      Thinning hair; excessive body hair

    • D. 

      Upper body; lower body

  • 5. 
    In dissociative identity disorder, the most common type of alter is a child. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Most of the interactions among the id, ego, and superego occur in the _____.
    • A. 

      Early adulthood years

    • B. 

      Preconscious

    • C. 

      Unconscious

    • D. 

      Conscious

  • 7. 
     _____ often leads to the onset of symptoms of schizophrenia and contributes to relapse. 
    • A. 

      Childbirth

    • B. 

      Stress

    • C. 

      Mixing psychotropic medications

    • D. 

      An episode of hypomania

  • 8. 
    In class we talked about akathisia, which is a rare but serious side effect associated with antipsychotic drugs, mood stabilizers, and antidepressants. Akathisia is sometimes referred to as 
    • A. 

      Restless leg syndrome.

    • B. 

      Catatonic depression.

    • C. 

      Neuropathy.

    • D. 

      Chronic fatigue syndrome.

  • 9. 
    Dr. Zettler has a client about his son’s age. He sometimes thinks of his client as his son, giving him advice and sharing stories with him. Dr. Zettler is engaging in 
    • A. 

      Free association.

    • B. 

      Transference.

    • C. 

      Countertransference.

    • D. 

      Self-actualization.

  • 10. 
    Sarah’s mother, Stephanie, was not at home much when Sarah was very young, so Sarah’s 12-year old brother took care of her most of the time. Now that Sarah is approaching adulthood, she chain-smokes and drinks alcohol excessively. She has a difficult time forming close relationships since she is very jealous and never believes anyone really loves her. Sarah probably had difficulty in which psychosexual stage of development according to Freudian theory?
    • A. 

      Oral

    • B. 

      Anal

    • C. 

      Phallic

    • D. 

      Latent

  • 11. 
    Individuals with somatoform disorders experience significant physical symptoms for which there is no apparent organic cause. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    By 1960, as part of the patients’ rights movement, patients’ rights advocates argued that mental patients can recover more fully or live more satisfying lives if they are integrated into the community, with the support of community-based treatment facilities—a process known as _____.
    • A. 

      Restoration

    • B. 

      The community mental health movement

    • C. 

      Deinstitutionalization

    • D. 

      Recuperation

  • 13. 
    Molly has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. She has lost the ability to feel emotion, her facial expression rarely changes, and she speaks in a monotone voice. These symptoms are called
    • A. 

      Neuroticism

    • B. 

      Avolition.

    • C. 

      Affective flattening

    • D. 

      Alogia.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a technique used in psychoanalysis? 
    • A. 

      Identifying resistance

    • B. 

      Focusing on strengths rather than deficits

    • C. 

      Identifying irrational thoughts

    • D. 

      Instillation of hope

  • 15. 
    Ricara believes she is pregnant but physical examination and laboratory tests show negative results.  Ricara has __________.
    • A. 

      Retrograde amnesia

    • B. 

      Psuedocyesis

    • C. 

      Dissociative fugue

    • D. 

      Psuedoexpectancy

  • 16. 
    An altruistic suicide is committed by people who believe that taking their own life will benefit society in some way. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is an example of a biological therapy? 
    • A. 

      Medication

    • B. 

      Psychoanalysis

    • C. 

      Classical conditioning

    • D. 

      Systematic desensitization

  • 18. 
    After breaking up with her boyfriend, Lin tells herself, “It’s all my fault. I just care more about people than they care about me.” Lin’s statements are an example of 
    • A. 

      Causal attributions

    • B. 

      Displacement

    • C. 

      Transference

    • D. 

      Catharsis

  • 19. 
    The majority of individuals—over 90 percent—diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder have a history of 
    • A. 

      Malingering.

    • B. 

      Schizophrenia.

    • C. 

      Adolescent-onset conduct disorder.

    • D. 

      Childhood sexual abuse.

  • 20. 
    The cognitive variable that most consistently predicts suicide is 
    • A. 

      Hopelessness

    • B. 

      Lack of insight into one’s problems

    • C. 

      Sensitivity to criticism

    • D. 

      Irrational beliefs

  • 21. 
    _____ reliability is a measurement of how consistent the results of a test are over time
    • A. 

      Alternate form

    • B. 

      Internal

    • C. 

      Interrater

    • D. 

      Test-retest

  • 22. 
    Genesis has an average IQ of 105. However, she exhibits significant deficits in reading and written expression. The school psychologist reports that although her cognitive ability falls within the average range, her achievement in these areas is much lower than expected—72 in reading and 80 in written expression. Genesis most likely has
    • A. 

      A learning disability

    • B. 

      Mild mental retardation.

    • C. 

      ADHD-inattentive type.

    • D. 

      A pervasive developmental disorder.

  • 23. 
    One criticism of family systems theory is that it focuses more on individual family members than on the family unit. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In humanistic therapy, the therapist’s goal is to help clients discover their greatest potential through self-exploration. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    A maladaptive upbringing and chronic stress are examples of _____. 
    • A. 

      A diathesis

    • B. 

      A biological trigger.

    • C. 

      Axis II disorders.

    • D. 

      Catharsis.

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