Cognition, Sixth Edition: Midterm Covering Chapter 1–6

Instructions: The midterm covers chapters 1–6. There are 5 questions from each chapter (a mixture of multiple-choice, true-or-false, and fill-in-the-blank questions). For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.



Chapter 1:

Question 1:



Question 2:


a) filter; channel
b) attenuation; unlimited
c) late selection; limited
d) channel; unlimited

Question 3:


a) True
b) False

Question 4:


a) The dual task
b) The Brown-Peterson task
c) The exogenous cuing task
d) The Roediger-McDermott task

Question 5:


a) Human experimental psychology
b) The metacognitive approach
c) Cognitive ethology
d) Folk psychology



Chapter 2:

Question 6:


a) True
b) False

Question 7:


a) Rats showed huge deficits in maze learning.
b) Rats showed improvements in maze learning.
c) The brain is highly modular.
d) Rats showed very few or no deficits in later performance in maze learning.

Question 8:



Question 9:


a) Animal models
b) Behavioural studies
c) The study of brain injuries
d) All of the above

Question 10:


a) fMRI has better temporal resolution.
b) MEG has better temporal resolution.
c) MEG has better spatial resolution.
d) fMRI can directly measure neural activity.

Question 11:


a) fMRI has better temporal resolution.
b) MEG has better temporal resolution.
c) MEG has better spatial resolution.
d) fMRI can directly measure neural activity.

Question 12:


a) fMRI has better temporal resolution.
b) MEG has better temporal resolution.
c) MEG has better spatial resolution.
d) fMRI can directly measure neural activity.



Chapter 3:

Question 13:


a) Blindsight
b) Wernicke’s aphasia
c) Visual agnosia
d) Hemispatial neglect

Question 14:


a) The Hofstadter function
b) The Hintzman function
c) The Höffding function
d) The Hubel function

Question 15:



Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:





Chapter 4

Question 18:


a) Wernicke’s test
b) The Flanker task
c) The Stroop task
d) A dichotic listening task

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False

Question 21:



Question 22:


a) Attentional blink
b) Inattentional blindness
c) The Flanker effect
d) The switch cost



Chapter 5:

Question 23:


a) Semantic memory
b) Episodic memory
c) Both a and b
d) Working memory

Question 24:


a) A primacy bias
b) Retrograde amnesia
c) Korsakoff’s syndrome
d) A recency bias

Question 25:



Question 26:


a) True
b) False

Question 27:


a) Central executive
b) Episodic buffer
c) Visuo-spatial sketchpad
d) Phonological loop



Chapter 6:

Question 28:


a) Semantic memory
b) Flashbulb memory
c) Autobiographical memory
d) Episodic memory

Question 29:


a) True
b) False

Question 30:



Question 31:


a) Loci reproduction and reconsolidation reproduction
b) Consolidation reproduction and consistent reproduction
c) Repeated reproduction and serial reproduction
d) Implicit reproduction and explicit reproduction

Question 32:


a) The forgetting curve
b) Retroactive interference
c) Jost’s law of forgetting
d) Proactive interference