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Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 35

1 An oil painting itself can include all of the following cues to depth perception except :
1 Linear Perspective
2 Retinal Disparity
3 Texture Gradient
4 Relative Image Size

Answer:Retinal Disparity
2 Which of the following is/are example/s of continuous organismic variable ?

1. Gender

2. Heart beats per minute

3. Trials required to learn a list of CVC trigrams

4. Intelligence


1 1 only
2 4 only
3 2 & 4 only
4 2, 3 & 4 only

Answer:2 & 4 only


3 Arrange the following in correct sequence through which the sound waves reach the receptors :

I.Oval window



IV. Malleus

V.Tympanic membrane


1 V, IV, II, III, I
2 V, IV, III, II, I
3 V, IV, I, III, II
4 V, III, II, IV, I

Answer:V, IV, II, III, I
4 Arrange the following into correctsequence as per James-Lange theory :

I. Emotion producing situation

II. Feeling of emotion

III.Elicitation of emotional responses

IV. The brain receives sensory feedback from the muscles and other organs.


1 I, II, III, IV
2 I, IV, II, III
3 II, III, IV, I
4 I, III, IV, II

Answer:I, III, IV, II
5 Read each of the following two statements Assertion (A) and Reason(R) and indicate your answer using the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Ego defense mechanisms help to protect the person from overwhelming anxiety.

Reason (R) : Major psychody-namic functions of anxiety are to help the individual avoid conscious recognition of acceptable instinctual impulses and to allow impulse qualification only indirectly.


1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A).
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, but(R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false.
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true.

Answer:Both (A) and (R) are true, but(R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
6 Continuum of “Birth Weight” is thebasis of studying
1 the effect of biological on intellectual development
2 the effect of genetics on intellectual development
3 the effect of genetic and socio-cultural factors on intellectual development
4 the effect of biological and socio-cultural factors on intellectual development.

Answer:the effect of biological on intellectual development
7 Which of the following are methods of solving problems ?

1. Trial and error

2. Mental set

3. Algorithm

4. Heuristics

5. Functional Fixedness


1 1, 2 & 3
2 1, 4 & 5
3 1, 3 & 4
4 3, 4 & 5

Answer:1, 3 & 4
8 Put the steps involved in observational learning in sequence of its occurrence :

I. Reproduction

II. Attention

III. Motivation for later use

IV. Retention


1 IV, II, I, III
2 I, IV, III, II
3 II, IV, I, III
4 III, I, II, IV

Answer:II, IV, I, III
9 IWhich set of following conditions indicate failure of recognition ?

1. Associative agnosia

2. Constructional apraxia

3. Prosopagnosia

4. Pure Alexia

5. Ataxia


1 1, 2 and 5
2 2, 3 and 4
3 1, 3 and 4
4 2, 3 and 5

Answer: 2, 3 and 5
10 What would be the degrees of freedom for a chi-square based on 4 × 5 contingency table ?
1 5
2 9
3 12
4 20

11 Which one of the following events is critical for the development of internal sex organs in males during 3rd month of gestation ?
1 Activation of ‘sry gene’
2 Presence of antimullerian hormone
3 Presence of dihydrotestosterone
4 Development of testes

Answer:Presence of antimullerian hormone
12 Children of affluent and educated parents tend to score higher on tests of ability than children of parents living in poverty and who are not well educated. This relationship between socio-economic status and scores on ability tests is because of :

1. genetic differences in ability between different sociolclasses.

2. differences in the adequacy of the biological andenvironmental factors innutrition and health care.

3. differences in the cultural andlearning experiences providedfor children from different social classes.


1 1 and 3
2 2 and 3
3 1 and 2
4 1, 2 and 3

Answer:1, 2 and 3
13 In reasoning when the premises are true, ________ cannot be false.
1 Conclusion
2 Argument
3 Thoughts
4 Propositions

14 Arrange the following stages of memory in order of their occurrence :

I. Chunking

II. Sensory register

III. Consolidation

IV. Elaborative rehearsal

V. Selective attention


1 V, II, I, IV, III
2 III, II, V, I, IV
3 I, V, II, IV, III
4 II, I, V, III, IV

Answer:V, II, I, IV, III
15 Arjun gets annoyed when his mother nags him to do his homework. When he finally does it, his mother stops nagging. Now he does the homework without any nagging. Here ‘nagging’ has served as a
1 Punishment by application
2 Positive reinforcement
3 Negative reinforcement
4 Punishment by removal

Answer:Negative reinforcement

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