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  • 1. 

    How many participants took part in the research? 

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    B. 40
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 40. This means that there were 40 participants who took part in the research.

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  • 2. 

    How many of these paticipants were male? 

    • A.

      50%

    • B.

      25%

    • C.

      65%

    • D.

      100%

    Correct Answer
    D. 100%
    Explanation
    The answer is 100% because it implies that all of the participants were male.

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  • 3. 

    Which area did the participants come from? 

    • A.

      New haven

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Yale

    • D.

      Brooklyn

    Correct Answer
    A. New haven
    Explanation
    The participants came from New haven.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the follow ethical guildelines did Milgram break? 

    • A.

      Right to withdraw

    • B.

      Debriefing

    • C.

      Informed consent

    • D.

      Observation

    Correct Answer
    A. Right to withdraw
    Explanation
    Milgram broke the ethical guideline of the right to withdraw. This guideline ensures that participants have the freedom to leave a study at any point without facing negative consequences. In Milgram's famous obedience experiments, participants were not explicitly informed of their right to withdraw, and they were pressured to continue administering electric shocks to the "learner" even when they expressed discomfort or wanted to stop. This lack of respect for participants' autonomy violated the right to withdraw.

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  • 5. 

    Which country were the participants from? 

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      USA

    • D.

      England

    Correct Answer
    C. USA
    Explanation
    The participants were from the USA.

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  • 6. 

    What percentage administered a 450 Volt shock?

    • A.

      50%

    • B.

      65%

    • C.

      100%

    • D.

      0%

    Correct Answer
    B. 65%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 65%. This means that out of the total participants, 65% of them administered a 450 Volt shock. It suggests that a majority of the participants were willing to administer a potentially harmful shock, indicating a high level of obedience to authority.

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  • 7. 

    How many administred a 300V shock? 

    • A.

      50%

    • B.

      90%

    • C.

      10%

    • D.

      100%

    Correct Answer
    D. 100%
    Explanation
    The answer "100%" suggests that all of the participants administered a 300V shock. This implies that every single person involved in the situation took part in administering the shock.

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  • 8. 

    How much were the participants paid? 

    • A.

      $5.00

    • B.

      $3.00

    • C.

      $3.50

    • D.

      $1.50

    Correct Answer
    C. $3.50
    Explanation
    The participants were paid $3.50.

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  • 9. 

    Which sampling method was used to select participants?

    • A.

      Random

    • B.

      Volunteer

    • C.

      Opportunity

    Correct Answer
    B. Volunteer
    Explanation
    The sampling method used to select participants in this scenario is the volunteer sampling method. This means that individuals voluntarily chose to participate in the study or research, rather than being randomly selected or selected based on specific criteria.

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  • 10. 

     What voltage was the 'sample' shock administered to the 'teacher' ?

    • A.

      50V

    • B.

      40V

    • C.

      25V

    • D.

      45V

    Correct Answer
    D. 45V
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 45V. This can be inferred from the question which asks about the voltage of the shock administered to the teacher. The other options (50V, 40V, and 25V) are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

     What was Milgram testing?

    • A.

      Obedience

    • B.

      German flaws

    • C.

      How many Volts a human can survive

    • D.

      Does pain assist learning

    Correct Answer
    A. Obedience
    Explanation
    Milgram was testing obedience. This can be inferred from the context of the question and the options provided. The other options, such as German flaws, how many volts a human can survive, and whether pain assists learning, are not mentioned in the question and are not relevant to Milgram's experiment.

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  • 12. 

    Where did Milgram repeat his test? 

    • A.

      Office block

    • B.

      Another University

    • C.

      Library

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    A. Office block
    Explanation
    Milgram repeated his test in an office block. This suggests that he conducted his experiment in a controlled environment, possibly using a simulated office setting to study human behavior and obedience to authority. The office block may have provided a suitable space for participants to carry out the tasks assigned to them, allowing Milgram to observe their responses and measure obedience levels.

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  • 13. 

    What did he conclude? 

    • A.

      Obedience is a result of the participant becoming an 'Agent' of the authority

    • B.

      Obedience is a result of the participant being paid

    • C.

      Obedience is purely dependent on the situation

    • D.

      All Germans are Sadistic.

    Correct Answer
    A. Obedience is a result of the participant becoming an 'Agent' of the authority
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Obedience is a result of the participant becoming an 'Agent' of the authority." This conclusion suggests that when individuals are given a sense of authority and responsibility, they are more likely to obey the commands given to them. This aligns with the findings of Stanley Milgram's famous obedience experiments, where participants were more likely to administer electric shocks to others when they were instructed by someone in a position of authority.

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  • 14. 

    What caused him to create the experiment? 

    • A.

      The Nazi trials after WW2

    • B.

      The excuse that Nazis had been "following orders"

    • C.

      The courts deemed the Nazis Obedient

    • D.

      He had thought of trying it for a while

    Correct Answer
    B. The excuse that Nazis had been "following orders"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The excuse that Nazis had been 'following orders'". This answer suggests that the reason he created the experiment was because he wanted to explore the concept of obedience and the extent to which individuals would follow orders, even if those orders were immoral or inhumane. The excuse used by the Nazis during the trials after WW2, that they were simply following orders, likely intrigued him and motivated him to conduct the experiment.

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  • 15. 

     What percentage did Milgrams colleagues estimate would deliver a 450V shock?

    • A.

      10%

    • B.

      23%

    • C.

      47%

    • D.

      3%

    Correct Answer
    D. 3%
    Explanation
    Milgram's colleagues estimated that only 3% of participants would deliver a 450V shock. This suggests that they believed only a small minority of people would be willing to administer such a high level of electric shock to another person, highlighting the surprising and disturbing nature of Milgram's findings that a much higher percentage of participants actually complied with the authority figure's instructions to deliver the shock.

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  • 16. 

    How many participants had siezures?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3 because the question asks for the number of participants who had seizures. Therefore, out of the given options, the correct answer is 3.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these was not a 'Prod'?

    • A.

      Please continue

    • B.

      The experiment requires you to continue

    • C.

      You have no other choice, continue

    • D.

      If you do not continue, your payment will be retracted

    Correct Answer
    D. If you do not continue, your payment will be retracted
    Explanation
    The given answer is not a 'Prod' because it does not match the options provided in the question. The question asks for something that was not a 'Prod', but the given answer is a statement about the consequences of not continuing the experiment.

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  • 18. 

    Why was it necessary to decieve the participants?

    • A.

      To create a more realistic experiment

    • B.

      To give the impression that he was trustworthy

    • C.

      To make his research more accurate

    • D.

      To make his research higher validity

    Correct Answer
    D. To make his research higher validity
    Explanation
    To make his research have higher validity, it was necessary for the researcher to deceive the participants. By deceiving the participants, the researcher could ensure that their responses and behaviors were genuine and not influenced by their knowledge of being observed or studied. This would help eliminate any potential biases or demand characteristics that could affect the validity of the research findings. Deceiving the participants would create a more realistic and authentic environment, allowing the researcher to draw more accurate conclusions from the study.

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  • 19. 

    The research could be biased because the university was...?

    • A.

      Expensive

    • B.

      Big

    • C.

      Prestigious

    • D.

      Full of scientists

    Correct Answer
    C. Prestigious
    Explanation
    The research could be biased because the university was prestigious. This suggests that the university may have a reputation for producing high-quality research, which could lead to a bias in favor of positive results or findings that align with the university's reputation. Additionally, prestigious universities often have more resources and funding, which could also lead to biased research outcomes.

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  • 20. 

    Which decade did the experiment take place? 

    • A.

      1950s

    • B.

      1970s

    • C.

      1990s

    • D.

      1960s

    Correct Answer
    D. 1960s
    Explanation
    The experiment took place in the 1960s.

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