Quiz: Could You Pass The AP Psychology Exam?

Are you prepared?

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 May 08, 2018
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Question: 1/12Pick One:


What is the only form of psychological research that can determine cause and effect?
Experiment
Comparative study
Survey

Question: 2/12Pick One:


What brain structure provides the major link between the nervous system and the endocrine system?
Corpus callosum
Hypothalamus
Cerebellum

Question: 3/12Pick One:


What is the process by which we recognize, interpret, and organize our sensations?
Threshold
Perception
Sensation

Question: 4/12Pick One:


What will most likely be influenced by staying up especially late on weekends?
Lucid dreaming
Circadian rhythm
REM rebound

Question: 5/12Pick One:


Blinking in response to a puff of air directed to your eye is a(n):
Conditioned Response
Unconditioned Stimulus
Unconditioned Response

Question: 6/12Pick One:


The Ebbinghaus forgetting curve shows:
A steady, gradual decrease of memory over time
A bell-shaped curve
A steep initial drop in retention followed by a gradual decline

Question: 7/12Pick One:


What is the highest need on Maslow’s hierarchy?
Physiological needs
Self-actualization
Safety and security

Question: 8/12Pick One:


The universally understandable language of human emotion consists of:
Body postures
Facial expressions
Hand gestures

Question: 9/12Pick One:


The process of developing a sense of identity during adolescence was highlighted by what developmental theory?
Erikson’s psychosocial development theory
Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief
Piaget’s cognitive development theory

Question: 10/12Pick One:


Humanistic psychology has been most closely associated with an emphasis on the importance of what?
Reciprocal determinism
Projective tests
Positive self-concept

Question: 11/12Pick One:


During the manic phase of a bipolar disorder, individuals are most likely to experience:
Lethargy
Delusions of persecution
High self-esteem

Question: 12/12Pick One:


Compared with individualistic cultures, people in collectivist cultures:
Opt to be more unique when given the opportunity to do so
Are more likely to conform to group pressure in any group
Are less likely to conform among a group of strangers
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School may be ending for summer break, but before it does, some of you will have to endure one, two, or more AP exams. If you're taking the AP Psychology exam this semester, take our practice exam to see how prepared you actually are.