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1. Wave ______________ is to pitch as wave ______________ is to loudness.

  1. length, frequency

  2. peak, trough

  3. frequency, amplitude

  4. pressure, distinctiveness

Correct answer: (C)

frequency, amplitude

2. Damage to your olfactory membrane would most likely impair your ability to

  1. smell

  2. feel pain

  3. hear

  4. see

Correct answer: (A)


3. When detecting colour, hue depends on ______________ while brightness depends on ______________

  1. height, length

  2. length, height

  3. intensity, consistency

  4. consistency, intensity

Correct answer: (B)

length, height

4. That fact that you may notice a disgusting smell when you first walk into the room but stop noticing if you stay in the room for a while illustrates

  1. synaesthesia

  2. selective attention

  3. sensory attention

  4. sensory adaptation

Correct answer: (D)

sensory adaptation

5. Where in the brain is the medial geniculate nucleus found:

  1. midbrain

  2. pons

  3. thalamus

  4. brainstem

Correct answer: (C)


6. Which of these are actively involved to see in darkness:

  1. cones

  2. rods

  3. hair cells

  4. cochlear nuclei

Correct answer: (B)


7. The auditory nerve first reaches ______________ before reaching inferior colliculus.

  1. superior colliculus

  2. medial geniculate nucleus

  3. ventral cochlear nucleus

  4. lateral geniculate nucleus

Correct answer: (B)

medial geniculate nucleus

8. What is the precursor of steroid hormone:

  1. Protein

  2. Cholesterol

  3. Carbohydrate

  4. Lipid

Correct answer: (B)


9. All the following are true of posterior pituitary hormones except

  1. they include direct and tropic hormones

  2. they are released from the posterior pituitary

  3. nerve signal from the hypothalamus stimulates their release

  4. they include antidiuretic hormone and oxytocin

Correct answer: (A)

they include direct and tropic hormones

10. Which of the following hormones would bind to receptors located on the inside of the cell:

  1. testosterone

  2. LH

  3. prolactin

  4. growth hormone

Correct answer: (A)


11. Which of these is a symptom of acute stress:

  1. Heartburn

  2. Diarrhea

  3. Sweaty palms

  4. All the above

Correct answer: (D)

All the above

12. The hippocampus attaches to

  1. Emotions and memories

  2. Emotions and cortex

  3. Memories and cortex

  4. Cortex and emotions

Correct answer: (A)

Emotions and memories

13. The purity of light is called

  1. hue

  2. wavelength

  3. saturation

  4. brightness

Correct answer: (C)


14. A researcher interested in the relationship between physical stimuli and our psychological experience would be studying

  1. extrasensory perception

  2. proprioception

  3. transduction

  4. psychophysics

Correct answer: (D)


15. People are more likely to notice 5 rupees increase in the price of a candy bar than they are to notice 5 rupees increase in an iPhone. This illustrates

  1. the absolute threshold

  2. webers law

  3. signal detection

  4. opponent process

Correct answer: (C)

signal detection

16. What structure provides the boundary between outer and middle ear:

  1. tympanic membrane

  2. cochlea

  3. pinna

  4. oval window

Correct answer: (A)

tympanic membrane

17. ______________ is to vision as ______________ is to audition.

  1. superior colliculus, inferior colliculus

  2. inferior colliculus, superior colliculus

  3. organ of corti, inferior ovilary

  4. Superior ovilary, inferior ovilary

Correct answer: (A)

superior colliculus, inferior colliculus

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