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Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 38

1 Fill in the blanks :

Gardner’s theory of multiple intellgence refers to an individual’s eight separate abilities, logical mathematical, verbal, _________, spatial, _________, interpersonal, _________ and naturalistic.


1 Bodily-kinesthetic, mechanical, intrapersonal
2 Mechanical, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal
3 Mental, bodily-kinesthetic, cognitive
4 Musical, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal

Answer:Musical, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal
2 A parent deliberately ignores a child’s temper tantrums in an attempt to discourage them. The parent’s strategy is in accordance with
1 Negative reinforcement
2 Extinction
3 Operant escape
4 Operant avoidance

3 A social worker, with a training of Master of Social Work (MSW) who was appointed as an assistant to a psychiatrist, use to administer and interpret Rorschach test. This is an
1 ethically incorrect practice
2 ethically correct practice
3 ethically correct practice provided the results are kept confidential
4 ethically correct practice provided the results are used only for diagnostic purpose

Answer:ethically incorrect practice
4 Fill up the blanks :

________arises when one is simultaneously having two inconsistent ________.

1 Stress ; thoughts
2 Stress ; approaches
3 Anxiety ; cognitions
4 Tension ; cognitions

Answer:Tension ; cognitions
5 Arrange the following events in the order of their occurrence in Panic circle :

I. Apprehension or worry

II. Body sensations

III.Perceived threat

IV. Interpretation of sensations as catastrophic

V. Trigger stimulus


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

Answer:V, III, I, II, IV
6 Which of the following characterizes slow-wave sleep ?
1 State 1 to 4 and REM sleep
2 Stage 3 and 4
3 NREM and REM sleep
4 Stage 1 to 4

Answer:Stage 3 and 4
7 Which of the following are not the function of working memory ?

1. Storing declarative memories

2. Executive functions

3. Sensory register

4. Constructive processes

5. Chunking


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

Answer:1, 3 and 4
8 Cattell’s culture fair test for intelligence (CFIT) is presumed to measure :
1 Crystallized intelligence
2 Fluid intelligence
3 Verbal fluency
4 Convergent thinking

Answer:Fluid intelligence
9 Read eachof the following twostatements Assertion (A) and Reason(R) and indicate your answer usingthe codes given below :

Assertion (A) : Lesions of theamyqdala decrease people’semotional responses.

Reason (R) : Memory offrightening event is poor inpeople with damaged amyqdala


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).
10 Which one of the following is incorrect regarding the causes of origin of prejudice ?
1 Perception of threat to self esteem or/and group interest
2 Competition for scarce resources
3 Categorizing ourselves as a member of a group and others as members of a different group.
4 Unfavourable or negative actions directed towards members of other group.

Answer:Unfavourable or negative actions directed towards members of other group.
11 Making “riskier” decision during adolescence may be correlated with
1 Lack of peer contact
2 Protective parenting
3 Slower frontal lobe development
4 Delays in reaching puberty

Answer:Slower frontal lobe development
12 In which case the sensitivity “d” shall be high in a signal detectiontask ?
1 When proportion of hit responses exceeds the proportion of false alarm responses a lot.
2 When proportion of false alarm responses exceeds the proportion of hit responses a lot.
3 When proportion of hit responses and the proportion of false alarm responses are equal.
4 When proportion of hit responses exceeds the proportion of false alarm responses a little.

Answer:When proportion of hit responses exceeds the proportion of false alarm responses a lot.
13 Understanding about one’s own use of language systematically is referred as
1 Metalinguistic awareness
2 Pragmatics
3 Pronunciation
4 Syntax

Answer:Metalinguistic awareness
14 Bandura’s social learning theory had the main focus on
1 Moral Emotion
2 Moral Reasoning
3 Moral Behaviour
4 Moral Emotion and Reasoning

Answer:Moral Behaviour
15 The visible spectrum wavelength ranges from
1 380 to 760 nanometres
2 200 to 700 nanometres
3 400 to 1000 nanometres
4 100 to 1000 nanometres

Answer:380 to 760 nanometres

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