Elf Test 1 - Reading

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Reading test based on the article "Delayed Gratification"


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The initial goal of the experiment with the marshmallows was to:
    • A. 

      Find out which kids would be able to delay gratification

    • B. 

      Identify the mental processes that allowed for delayed gratification

    • C. 

      Identify the personalities of kids who could delay gratification

    • D. 

      Identify which kids would do better in later life

  • 2. 
    Mischel compared his model of personality with the metaphor of a car making a screeching noise because: 
    • A. 

      Of interactionism

    • B. 

      Car mechanics work with cars as psychologists work with people

    • C. 

      Specific conditions create the screeching noise just as people's responses depend on particular conditions

    • D. 

      Unless the mechanic can give the screech a context, he’ll never find the broken part

  • 3. 
    Mischel believes that the importance of the marshmallow experiment is that it:
    • A. 

      Focuses on raw intelligence as a predictor on how well kids will do later in life

    • B. 

      Measures will-power or self-control

    • C. 

      Forces kids to focus on how to get the second marshmallow

    • D. 

      Allows kids to focus on controlling part of their world

  • 4. 
    According to the article why are some kids better able to delay eating the marshmallows? Because (choose the answer that is most applicable)
    • A. 

      They have better self-control

    • B. 

      They know they can get more marshmallows if they wait

    • C. 

      They know that this is a test and they want to do better

    • D. 

      They are smarter than the other kids

    • E. 

      They badly wanted the marshmallow

  • 5. 
    Mischel believes the personality traits (choose the answer that is most applicable)
    • A. 

      Are fixed and cannot be changed

    • B. 

      Are independent and can be modified

    • C. 

      Can be determined by Rorschach tests

    • D. 

      Depend on the context, on circumstances

    • E. 

      Determine how well a kid will do later in life