Algorithms Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In the process of classifying objects, people are especially likely to make use of:
    • A. 

      Algorithms

    • B. 

      Phonemes

    • C. 

      Prototypes

    • D. 

      Mental Sets

  • 2. 
    The use of heuristics rather than algorithms is most likely to:
    • A. 

      Save time in arriving at solutions to problems

    • B. 

      Yield more accurate solutions to problems

    • C. 

      Minimize the overconfidence phenomenon

    • D. 

      Involve greater reliance on language skills

  • 3. 
    Because she believes that boys are naughtier than girls, Mrs. Zumpano, a second-grade teacher, watches boys more closely than she watches girls fro any signs of misbehavior. Mrs. Zumpano's surveillance strategy best illustrates:
    • A. 

      The availability heuristic

    • B. 

      Confirmation bias

    • C. 

      Functional fixedness

    • D. 

      The rep. heuristic

    • E. 

      Framing effect

  • 4. 
    A mental set is most likely to inhibit:
    • A. 

      Confirmation bias

    • B. 

      Overconfidence

    • C. 

      Creativity

    • D. 

      Belief perserverance

  • 5. 
    Marlene forgot to bring a pillow on the camping trip, so she spent a very uncomfotable and restless night. Unfortunately, she never thought of using her down-filled jacket as a pillow. Marlene's oversight best illustrates:
    • A. 

      Confirmation bias

    • B. 

      Belief perserverance

    • C. 

      Functional fixedness

    • D. 

      Avail. heuristic

    • E. 

      Overconfidence

  • 6. 
    Inability to take a new perspective on a problem is called a
    • A. 

      Confirmation bias

    • B. 

      Fixation

    • C. 

      Heuristic

    • D. 

      Framing effect

    • E. 

      Prototype