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Week Two Quiz

Multiple Choice: Read each question and select the correct answer.

1. A crisis interview would be appropriate to

a. assess how family of origin influences a person’s ability to handle a crisis
b. obtain a clearer understanding of a patient’s diagnosis
c. assess whether a depressed client with frequent suicidal thoughts has formulated a detailed plan
d. screen for a patient’s level of psychological functioning

2. ________ testing uses ambiguous or unstructured testing stimuli to which a person responds freely to the testing stimuli. ________ is an example of this type of testing.

a. Objective; MMPI
b. Projective; TAT
c. Functional; NEO-PI-R
d. Intelligence; Stanford-Binet

3. ________ testing is used to learn more about a person’s overall cognitive strengths and weaknesses. ________ is an example of this type of testing.

a. Objective; MMPI
b. Projective; TAT
c. Functional; NEO-PI-R
d. Intelligence; Stanford-Binet

4. Almost immediately after he developed it, ________ expressed concern about the misinterpretation, overgeneralization, and misuse of his IQ test.

a. J. P. Guilford
b. Alfred Binet
c. L. L. Thurstone
d. Charles Spearman

5. One of the common concerns associated with IQ testing is that

a. a wide variety of human behaviors is being measured
b. a person's performance is compared against others’ performances
c. testing is used to learn about cognitive strengths and weaknesses
d. there is a possibility of racial bias

6. An IQ test is given to a child on Tuesday. When given the test again on Thursday, the child’s scores differ significantly. This is an issue of

a. functionality
b. reliability
c. observation
d. reflection

7. Harry is a 7-year-old boy who is experiencing problems with receptive language. He seems to understand some but not all of what is said to him. His verbal and nonverbal responses are sometimes inappropriate. His parents and teachers want more information about Harry’s

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