Ch 10 Size and Depth
1. As Merrill watches his finger with both eyes open as he brings his finger closer to his nose, he feels his
eye muscles working. Which depth cue is associated with the feeling he is getting from his eye muscles?
c. both accommodation and convergence
d. atmospheric perspective
2. When your professor stands in back of a podium, you perceive your professor as being further away
than the podium because the podium blocks the vision of the professor's body. This is an example of the
a. relative height.
3. Bryce, a fan of the Houston Rockets basketball team, sees the player Yao Ming, who is 7'6" tall
standing next to his coach Jeff VanGundy, who is less than 6 feet tall. Bryce correctly perceives the two
men as being the same distance away from her. Which depth cue is most influencing here perception?
a. relative height
b. relative size
c. familiar size
4. Morgan is standing on a rooftop in a city. The buildings closer to him look sharper, and the buildings in
the distance look hazier. This is an example of the depth cue
a. atmospheric perspective.
c. relative size.
5. Epstein (1965) presented observers photographs of a quarter, dime, and half-dollar that were all equal
in physical size. His results showed that
a. familiar size is most effective when other information about depth is absent.
b. familiar size is most effective when the observer has both eyes open.
c. the quarter was judged to be closer than the dime, when viewed monocularly.
d. accommodation is a stronger cue than any pictorial depth cue.
6. The depth cue of ____ is the most important in the Ponzo (railroad track) illusion.
a. perspective convergence
d. motion parallax
7. The key to the Ames Room illusion is
a. the room is constructed of trapezoids, but looks rectangular to the observer.
b. the room is constructed of rectangular walls, but looks trapezoidal to the viewer.
c. people of a wide range of physical heights are put in the room.
d. all depth cues except binocular disparity are eliminated.