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Psychology Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Psychology Quiz Set 57

1 Which of the following tests are considered to be culture-fair tests of intelligence ?

1. Cattell’s Culture-Fair Test of Intelligence

2. Raven’s Progressive Matrices

3. Wechsler’s Intelligence Scale for Children

4. Goodenough-Harris Test

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

Answer:1, 2 and 4 only
2 The information in terms of sound is maintained in


1 Semantic code
2 Acoustic code
3 Iconic code
4 Information code

Answer:Iconic code
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3 Which of the following personality tests are considered to be the projective in nature ?

1. Thematic Apperception Test

2. Kent-Rosenoff Word Association Test

3. NEO Five-Factor Inventory

4. Rotter’s Incomplete Sentence Blank

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

Answer:1, 2 and 4 only
4 Taylor conceptualized anxiety as a drive and hypothesized that subjects scoring higher on her anxiety scale would be conditioned faster than the low-scoring subjects. The experimental studies confirmed this hypothesis for eyelid conditioning. The results provide evidence for the
1 predictive validity of the anxiety scale.
2 construct validity of the anxiety scale.
3 concurrent validity of the anxiety scale.
4 content validity of the anxiety scale.

Answer:construct validity of the anxiety scale.
5 Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Indicate your answer using the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : According to Flynn, performance on IQ tests has substantially increased around the world at all age levels.

Reason (R) : Performance on IQ tests is because of the interaction between genetics and environment.


1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the 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 Children learn to add new words through a process called


1 Fast mapping
2 New mapping
3 Extensions
4 Inspiration

Answer:Fast mapping
7 The perception of a stimulus that is below the threshold for conscious experience is termed as
1 Just noticeable difference
2 Differential threshold
3 Signal detection
4 Subliminal perception

Answer:Subliminal perception
8 Inspite of passing of many years you have little trouble in remembering where you were when you discovered the ‘Taj Tragedy’ of 26/11 in Mumbai. What this memory is called ?
1 Implicit memory
2 Flash bulb memory
3 Episodic memory
4 Non-declarative memory

Answer:Flash bulb memory
9 Which of the following explains the typical intelligence–creativity relationship ?
1 U-shaped relationship
2 Inverted U-shaped relationship
3 Linear negative relationship
4 None of the above

Answer:None of the above
10 Perceptive auditory receptors in the cochlea are identified as
1 Basilar cells
2 Hair cells
3 Malleus cells
4 Glial cells

Answer:Hair cells
11 A realistic understanding of death concept is based on the following ideas :

1. Permanence

2. Universality

3. Mortality

4. Non-functionality

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

Answer:1, 2 and 4 only
12 The neurotransmitters called as feel good hormones are known as
1 Dopamine
2 Endorphines
3 Acetylcholine

13 Which of the following is/are the content theories of work motivation ?

1. Alderfer’s ERG theory.

2. Hertzberg’s two- factor theory

3. Maslow’s theory of need hierarchy

4. Porter and Lawler’s performance satisfaction theory

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

Answer:1, 2 and 3 only
14 Each individual is different from every other because of which one of the following reason ?
1 Chromosomes from the two parents randomly pair up in each child.
2 The female germ cells and the male germ cell contain varying numbers of chromosomes.
3 The male body cells and female body cells have different numbers of chromosomes.
4 The fertilisation of the egg takes place at different times and days in different individuals.

Answer:Chromosomes from the two parents randomly pair up in each child.
15 Paradoxical Intention is based on which of the following ?
1 Negative practice
2 Logo therapy
3 Existential therapy
4 Reciprocal inhibition

Answer:Logo therapy

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