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Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 3

1 Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn on the basis of the above study ?
1 The researcher’s hypothesis has been accepted.
2 The researcher’s hypothesis has been rejected.
3 The researcher’s hypothesis has been partially accepted.
4 Inadequate hypothesis to verify the hypothesis.

Answer:The researcher’s hypothesis has been rejected.
2 In Vertebrates, myelin is produced in the brain and spinal cord by __________, and in rest of nervous system by __________.
1 Oligodendrocytes ; Schwann cells
2 Schwann cells ; Oligodendrocytes
3 Astrocytes ; Microglia
4 Microglia ; Astrocytes

Answer:Oligodendrocytes ; Schwann cells
3 The basic speech sounds are called __________ ; and the meaningful smallest units of speech are called __________.
1 Phonemes ; Fixation
2 Phonemes ; Lexigram
3 Morphemes ; Phonemes
4 Phonemes ; Morphemes

Answer:Phonemes ; Morphemes
4 Tests of declarative memory are termed as __________ tests, whereas tests of non-declarative memory are termed as __________ tests.
1 Long-term memory ; explicit memory
2 Short-term memory ; implicit memory
3 Implicit memory ; explicit memory
4 Explicit memory ; implicit memory

Answer:Explicit memory ; implicit memory
5 Which method is used for memorising a poem ?
1 Massed practice
2 Distributed practice
3 Serial memorising
4 Syntactic memorising

Answer:Distributed practice
6 __________ makes neurons stand out visibly depicting which neurons are active ; whereas __________ uses antibodies attached to a dye to identify cellular components such as receptors, neurotransmitters, or enzymes.
1 Immunocytochemistry ; Autoradiography
2 Autoradiography ; Immunocytochemistry
3 Myelin staining ; Nissl Staining
4 Nissl Staining ; Myelin Staining

Answer: Autoradiography ; Immunocytochemistry
7 The body’s response to danger is triggered by the release of __________ by the __________ glands.
1 Acetylcholine ; adrenal
2 Epinephrine and norepinephrine; adrenal
3 Acetylcholine ; pituitary
4 Epinephrine and norepinephrine; pituitary

Answer:Epinephrine and norepinephrine; adrenal
8 Which of the following is the characteristic of Mastery-Oriented Students ?
1 They see ability as improvable.
2 They feel competent when they succeed.
3 They feel worthless when they fail.
4 They set unrealistically high goals.

Answer:They see ability as improvable.
9 In case of visual stimulus “Where” pathways in the brain are mainly responsible for processing :

(a) Location

(b) Colour

(c) Motion

(d) Shape


1 (a) and (b) only
2 (b) and (c) only
3 (c) and (d) only
4 (a) and (c) only

Answer:(a) and (c) only
10 Which of the following sequences describes the Cranial Nerves in ascending order ?
1 Optic → Trochlear → Abducens → Auditory - Vestibular → Vagus
2 Trochlear → Optic → Auditory - Vestibular → Abducens → Vagus
3 Optic → Abducens → Trochlear → Vagus → Auditory - Vestibular
4 Abducens → Trochlear → Optic → Auditory - Vestibular → Vagus

Answer:Optic → Trochlear → Abducens → Auditory - Vestibular → Vagus
11 Many psychologists played pivotal role in the emergence of the field of Social Psychology. Arrange them in correct chronological sequence.
1 F. Allport; William McDougall; Kurt Lewin; Muzafer Sherif.
2 Kurt Lewin; William McDougall; Muzafer Sherif; F. Allport.
3 William McDougall; F. Allport; Kurt Lewin; Muzafer Sherif.
4 F. Allport; William McDougall; Muzafer Sherif; Kurt Lewin.

Answer:William McDougall; F. Allport; Kurt Lewin; Muzafer Sherif.
12 Kinship Selection Theory suggests that we help others who are related to us because this increases the likelihood that our __________ shall be __________ to future __________.
1 Character; transferred; population
2 Genes; transmitted; population.
3 Genes; transmitted; generation.
4 Genes; transferred; population.

Answer: Genes; transmitted; generation.
13 Which of the following are the basic forms of intelligence in Triarchic Theory ?

(a) Dimensional

(b) Componential

(c) Contextual

(d) Experiential


1 (a), (b) and (c) only
2 (a), (b) and (d) only
3 (b), (c) and (d) only
4 (a), (c) and (d) only

Answer: (b), (c) and (d) only
14 In a single factor repeated measures design, the F-ratio, evaluating the effect of independent variable (treatment) is evaluated as :
1 MStreatment/MSsubjects
2 MStreatment/MStreatment×subjects
3 MStreatment/(MSsubjects)+(MStreatment×subjects)
4 MStreatment/MStotal

15 Decentration and reversible thought processes are the characteristics of which of the following stage ?
1 Sensory - Motor
2 Pre - Operational
3 Concrete - Operational
4 Formal Operations

Answer:Concrete - Operational

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